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Police Logs

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Lehighton man is facing charges following an incident in the borough that occurred on Sept. 6.

Borough police said Edwin Mertz, 53, of 131 Mauch Chunk St., has been charged with two counts of theft and receiving stolen property, and one count of defiant trespass.

Police allege that on Sept. 6 he entered a property in the 400 block of Mahoning St., and removed bicycles and a riding lawn mower from the backyard area without authorization of the property owner. Prior to the incident Mertz had been warned by the property owner not to go onto the property, police added.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Rush Township Police are preparing retail theft charges against a 17 year old male, who allegedly removed merchandise valued at $10.97 from the Hometown Commons Wal Mart.

The incident reportedly took place at 8:21 p.m. on Sept. 28.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A theft incident at a Schuylkill County coal company site is being probed.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at the Michael's Coal Company site in Tremont Township. Unknown criminals entered the property sometime between Saturday, Sept. 29, and Monday, Oct. 1.

Removed was a 15-inch Hensley bucket teeth-blue in color, 10-inch Komatsu bucket teeth-yellow, Komatsu corners-yellow, nine-inch Hensley repair links-green, and six-inch Hensley repair links-green. The items are for a bulldozer.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Rush Township Police are charging Kelly L. Hausma, 45, of Tamaqua with retail theft after she reportedly stole $172.97 worth of merchandise from the Hometown Wal-Mart on Sept. 30.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 12:30 and 5:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at a residence in Deer Lake.

The victims are Joseph and Gretchen Sterns of Orwigsburg.

Police said they reported someone entered the residence at 203 Chestnut Ridge Road and removed two laptop computers before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Two persons were taken to a Lehigh Valley area hospital following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 10:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, along Pine Valley Road, in East Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Tyler Ryan McNulty, 20, of Schuylkill Haven, was driving westbound when he failed to negotiate a right hand curve in the road. The vehicle went onto the south berm and struck a tree head-on.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Carbon County driver was the victim of a hit and run accident in Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said the incident occurred about 5:25 p.m. on Sept. 27 along Interstate 78 in Upper Macungie Township.

Troopers said Jacob M. Peake, 24, of Lansford, was driving a 2012 Ford Focus eastbound in the left lane when his vehicle was struck on the right rear side by a motorcycle.

After impact the other driver fled the scene last seen exiting I78 and going south on SR100. The hit and run vehicle was described as being a red crotch rocket style motorcycle.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Jim Thorpe police are investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins that occurred on the east side of the borough and in the Leisureland area.

The entries and resulting thefts occurred sometime between Monday, Oct. 1, and Tuesday, in the early morning hours.

Items taken included cash, coins, credit/debit cards, purses, compact discs, cell phones, satellite radios, and other valuables.

All the vehicles entered were unlocked. A suspect has been taken into custody and charges are pending, police said.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Tamaqua woman has been cited by Tamaqua police following an incident on Sept. 25.

Patrolman Brent Getz was dispatched to 344 Arlington St., at 12:30 p.m. where he spoke with Maggie Magrini, who reportedly was struck while at the home of Angelina Patton, 21, of 29 Center St., Tamaqua.

Patton was cited for harassment.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Lehighton woman has been charged with defiant trespass for an incident in the borough.

Police said Crystal Dorward, 48, of 226 S. Sixth St., was cited for an incident on Sunday, Aug. 26, at about 2 p.m. Police alleged she repeatedly returned to a borough residence after being warned not to do so.

On the last return, police said, she entered the residence and locked herself in the bathroom, which resulted in her being physically removed from the home.

A preliminary hearing on the charge is scheduled for Oct. 17 at 1:45 p.m., police added.