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Police Logs

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Whitehall man faces numerous charges stemming from a traffic stop in McAdoo on May 5.

Patrolman Steven Homanko was on patrol at 2:22 a.m. when he observed a red Acura illegally passing another vehicle on North Kennedy Drive. The Acura had heavily tinted windows and the driver also failed to use a turn signal. Homanko pursued the vehicle and instituted a vehicle stop.

The four occupants, three males and a female, were uncooperative and Homanko called for back up. All four occupants eventually complied with Homanko's directions and exited the car.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

State police at Lehighton reported on the following driving under the influence (DUI) arrests.

Troopers said Gerard Robert Nicholas, 21, of Kunkletown, was stopped about 8:04 p.m. on May 15 along Dorshimer Road, at the Middle Creek Cemetery, in Polk Township, Monroe County, for a vehicle code violation. He was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A New Ringgold man will cited by Tamaqua police following an incident on May 19.

Patrolman Thomas Duarte was on patrol, traveling north on Berwick Street, when he observed a blue Nissan being operated in an erratic manner. At one point the officer had to back up his cruiser to avoid being struck by the Nissan.

Duarte conducted a traffic stop in the area behind the Wells Fargo Bank, Berwick and West Rowe sts.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

State police at Frackville are investigating a shooting incident that occurred at a residence in East Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Jay Linard, 175 River Road, New Ringgold, discovered five small caliber bullet holes in the wooden siding and the wooden hand rail of a deck on his residence. Troopers did not list a time or date when the bullets holes were found.

Monday, May 20, 2013

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported a customer at the Weis Market, located in the Pottsville Park Plaza, off SR61 in Norwegian Township, found money in the women's restroom of the store.

The money was found about 5:40 p.m. on Thursday, May 16. Anyone who can identify the missing money is asked to call troopers at (570) 739-1330.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Criminal charges were filed against Amy Fatzinger, 32, of 29 Weaver Lane, Lehighton, for retail theft and disorderly conduct. The incident occurred on April 24 at 10:20 a.m. in the 500 block of Delaware Avenue.

Disorderly conduct

Cheyenne Rhodes, 18, of PO Box 14, Parryville, and a 16-year-old Allentown female were cited for disorderly conduct. The violations occurred on May 9 at 12:15 p.m. in the 400 block of Delaware Avenue.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Two Schuylkill County residents were cited following an incident that occurred about 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at Weston Place, in West Mahanoy Township.

State police at Frackville said Anthony J. Petritsch, 37, and James Lawrence Sorensen, 54, both of Shenandoah, were cited for harassment after each accused the other of physical contact during an argument.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

A large amount of cash was taken in a Carbon County burglary. It was one of two investigated by state police at Lehighton.

The residence of Robert Rice, 54, of 305 Hill Rd., Palmerton, Towamensing Township, was entered sometime between 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, and 6:15 a.m. on Monday.

Removed was $2,000 in U..S. currency, troopers said.

The second burglary was reported at the residence of Betty Ann Sterner, 71, of 106 Lower Middle Creek Rd., Kunkletown, Polk Township, Monroe County.

Friday, May 17, 2013

A Carbon County man was jailed this week on charges he failed to register as a sexual offender as required under Megan's Law.

Nesquehoning police identified the suspect as Brian Karlick, 26, of 134 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning.

According to police they first became aware of Karlick being a sexual offender when they received a complaint from a borough resident that his daughter had been the victim of an attempted sexual assault. That complaint was received on Wednesday, May 15, by Chief Sean Smith and Officer Steven Homanko.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Slatington police reported the arrest of a Walnutport resident for an incident that occurred on Monday, May 13, about 4:18 p.m. at 5 N. Seventh St., Apt. A6.

Police said Ty-Sean Lamar Bruce, 22, of 40 Cherry St., Apt. 5, was cited for defiant trespass, criminal mischief, and possession of a small amount of marijuana.