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Police Logs

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Richard S. Lafey, 39, of Pottsville, was charged with harassment for an incident that occurred about 8:52 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 244 Millcreek Ave., in East Norwegian Township.

Troopers said Lafey was involved in a verbal argument with a 42-year-old female when he allegedly pushed her against a wall and caused her to fall to the floor.

Troopers said Lafey was charged with harassment.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Nearly $40,000 worth of dirt bikes and ATVs were stolen in a burglary that was reported at 3:07 a.m. Jan. 8 at Matto Cycle, 634 Port Carbon/St. Clair Highway in East Norweigan Township.

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said someone gained entry to the business by prying open the front door. Once inside, the intruder(s) stole the following:

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

State Police at Frackville reported that a car was traveling eastbound on Route 54 when it had its turn signal on to make a left turn onto Morea Road. A second car, a 2008 Saturn Vue was traveling westbound on Route 54. The first car did not turn and kept going straight and then struck the second car. After striking the car, the driver did not stop. The fleeing car was described as a red sports car and should have driver side damage. Anyone with information is asked to contact SP Frackville.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Barnesville man has been cited by Ryan Township Police following a vehicle stop on Dec. 29.

Patrolman Adam Sinton was on patrol at 11:28 p.m., along SR54, when he stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation.

While speaking with the driver, Officer Sinton noticed several signs of possible intoxication.

The driver, identified as John Grutza, 35, was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center South for blood tests. The results indicated a blood-alcohol content of .139 percent, almost twice the legal limit of .08.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Two persons were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 6:50 a.m. Jan. 7 at the intersection of Route 100 and Penn Drive in Lehigh County.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said Matthew Golligler of Little Rock, Ark., the driver of one of the vehicles, and an unnamed passenger, were transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for treatment of injuries they sustained in the crash.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Lansford woman has been cited by Tamaqua Police following a shop lifting incident on Saturday.

Patrolman Matthew Houser was dispatched to the Family Dollar Store on Pine Street at 3:03 p.m. and cited Lauren Bugge, 19, of 209 E. Patterson St., Lansford, for retail theft.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Schuylkill County driver is facing charges following an incident that occurred about 8:25 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, along Labenberg Road, and SR339, in North Union Township.

State police at Frackville said troopers attempted to stop Joseph Mulkusky, of Zion Grove, for a traffic violation. He did not stop and troopers activated their siren and emergency lights. Mulkusky traveled southbound on 339 for about a mile before turning onto a private lane. He then stopped his vehicle when it could not make it up a snowy hill.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Four students at the Blue Mountain High School were arrested by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks for possession and/or consumption of alcohol after police found they had alcohol on a school bus and in school.

Police responded at 7:45 a.m. Jan. 7 to the area of the school in Manheim Township.

They said three juveniles, two being 17 and the other, 16, all from New Ringgold, possessed and consumed Arbor Mist on a school bus on the way to school while the fourth juvenile, a 16-year-old from Auburn, possessed and consumed the alcohol in a bathroom in the school.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Schuylkill County man, and two juvenile males, are facing theft charges.

State police at Frackville said Stephen Earl Bendell, of Ringtown, and the two males, have been charged with removing a portable deer stand from a wooded area near 469 Green Mountain Road, in East Union Township. The theft was reported at 9 p.m. on Jan. 4.

Troopers said several misdemeanor charges were filed against Bendell, including corruption of minors. Both juveniles were charged through the county juvenile probation office.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating an aggravated assault incident that happened at 8:55 p.m. Jan. 5 on the jug handle of Route 61 southbound in North Manhein Township.

Police said the victim, Robert C. Lutsey of Pottsville, sustained a cut in the face after a man retrieved a knife during the incident and assaulted him.