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Police Logs

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Tamaqua man was cited by police on Feb. 4 after he failed to pay for a meal he ate at the Tamaqua Diner, 39 Center St.

According to the report, a Hispanic male entered the diner in the early morning hours, ordered and ate a meal, then left without making payment. He was unknown to diner personnel, but was kind enough to leave behind his cell phone.

Patrolman Peter Wysochansky was then able to identify the alleged thief as Marcello Russo, 35, of 111 Washington St., Tamaqua.

Russo was cited for theft of services.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Schuylkill County driver was cited following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 10:10 a..m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, along SR61, north of Darkwater Road, in New Castle Township.

State police at Frackville said Robert Lutz II, 30, of Shenandoah, was driving a 1998 Ford Taurus southbound in the left lane when he lost control while negotiating a curve. The car left the road and struck the guard rail along the east berm. The car then traveled across the lanes of travel and struck an embankment along the west berm where it came to rest.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

State police at Lehighton reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers.

A crash occurred on Jan. 29 about 7:45 a.m. along Meixell Valley Road, in Ross Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Susan M. Defeo, 50, of Effort, was driving a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 truck eastbound when she lost control while trying to negotiate a left hand curve due to snow and ice on the road.

The truck spun slightly counter-clockwise, crossing into the westbound lane and continued to slide off the road and onto the berm where it struck a tree.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A vehicle stop for motor vehicle code violations has led to charges pending against a Carbon County driver.

State police at Lehighton said Jonathan Creveling, 41, of Lehighton, was stopped about 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Bridge St. and Summit Ave., in Lehighton.

As a result troopers said Creveling submitted to a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results. Troopers also noted Creveling was driving while his license was suspended – DUI related.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Tamaqua man has been charged with violating a protection from abuse order issued by Schuylkill County Judge James Goodman.

The judge issued to PFA on Feb. 4, prohibiting Nicholas B. Hazlett, 31, from the residence of Crystal Hazlett, 118 Schuylkill Ave., Tamaqua.

Hazlett was charged with indirect criminal contempt of court after he was reported to be on the porch at the residence on Feb. 5.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

State police at Fogelsville reported on two crashes probed by troopers on Lehigh County roads, and both occurring on Monday, Feb. 4.

A crash occurred about 7:09 a.m. along Interstate 78 in Upper Macungie Township. Troopers said Shannon J. Mauro, 41, of New Tripoli, was eastbound in the right lane when Leonard L. Scheetz, 46, of Walnutport, driving a 2012 Peterbilt truck, attempted to pass in the left lane. As Scheetz attempted to pass his truck traveled into the right lane and struck Mauro's 2013 Mazda CX-5 on the driver's side door.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Bad checks

Criminal charges were filed against Lisa Durando, 46, of 1064 Pine Ridge, Bushkill, for 3 counts of bad checks. The incident occurred on Jan. 3 at 11:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Delaware Avenue.

Possessionof controlled

substance

Criminal charges were filed against Andrew Hanna, 26, of 1 Courtney Court, Palmer Township, for acquisition or obtaining of possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation. The incident occurred on Jan. 29 at 10:03 p.m. in the 100 block of Lafayette Avenue.

Traffic violation

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Tamaqua Police are investigating a series of vehicle break ins reported to the department on Tuesday.

Owners of three vehicles contacted police to report that someone had been in their vehicles.

Jacob Bumberger of 131 Schuylkill Ave. reported that someone took change and a pack of cigarettes from his vehicle, which had been parked near his home.

A second vehicle parked on Schuylkill Avenue, owned by Robert Francis, was entered, but nothing was taken.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Carbon County teen is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance.

State police at Lehighton said Matthew Joseph McFarland, 19, of Palmerton, appeared at the barracks in Towamensing Twonship, about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, under the influence. He was placed under arrest.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary at a Carbon County residence in which over $27,000 in items were taken.

Troopers said the home of John W. Herrring, 41, of 75 Buttercup Way, Kunkletown, was entered sometime between Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Entry was made through a side door attached to a two car garage.

Once inside the criminals removed several items including a John Deere LX280 lawn tractor, various garage tools, electronic devices, fishing equipment, and personal items. Total estimated value of the missing items was set at $27,070.