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Police Logs

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jim Thorpe police have charged a Carbon County man with a bad check count.

Police said on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, they received a complaint form Joseph Marzen, who is co-owner of Marzen Hardware, located at 315 Center St., regarding a bad check.

According to Marzen the store received a check for $328.60 on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, from Scott J. Young, 25, of 106 Byron Lane, Albrightsville, for copper piping. Marzen further stated that the check was returned for insufficient funds.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The two drivers involved in a collision about 1:08 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, along Lower Smith Gap Road, in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, were injured.

State police at Lehighton said Tom E. Costenbader, 43, of Palmerton, operating a 1994 Ford Crown Victoria, was attempting to make a left turn into a driveway when his car was struck in the rear by a 2007 Hyundai Sonata driven by Barbara B. Huber, 61, of Kunkletown.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A 16-year-old male from Albrightsville is facing charges, including selling medication to a 14-year-old male.

Jim Thorpe police said the suspect is charged with stealing his father's medication and selling it to the other teen. The sale occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, about 7:45 a.m. in a bathroom at the Jim Thorpe High School.

The suspect has been charged with one misdemeanor two count of recklessly endangering another person, misdemeanor three count of receiving stolen property, and a summary count of disorderly conduct.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jim Thorpe police said they have charged Dirk A. Pompa, 24, of 91 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, with seven misdemeanor one counts of forgery, and one misdemeanor one count of receiving stolen property.

Police said they were contacted by Pompa's aunt, Jean O'Donnell, who informed them that he had been taking checks from her home, forging her and her mother's name, and having them cashed by various people without their consent.

The alleged offenses occurred between Oct. 2, and Nov. 6, 2012.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Two drivers are facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges in separate incidents reported by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said Michael George Molnar, 24, of Weatherly, was stopped about 10:06 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, along Bridge St., in Weissport, for a vehicle code violation.

He was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Two persons were cited for harassment when state police at the Lehighton barracks responded to an incident at 5 p.m. Jan. 20 at 136 Daisy Lane, Polk Township.

Charged were a 60-year-old person and a 19-year-old person, both from Kresgeville. Police did not reveal the names nor sexes of the individuals.

Police said it is alleged the 60-year-old struck the 19-year-old in the face as a result of verbal threats made by the 19-year-old.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Schuylkill County driver was involved in a crash in Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said the accident occurred about 11 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the intersection of Mountain Road and SR309 in Lynn Township.

Troopers said Tina M. Muffley, 56, of New Tripoli, was driving a 1998 Ford Expedition southwest on Mountain Road, while Helmut Mueller, 67, of New Ringgold, was traveling northwest on 309 driving a 2013 Hyundai Elantra.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hillary Kathryn James, 20, of Brodheadsville, has been cited for retail theft by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said the incident happened at 3:40 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Kresgeville Deli in Polk Township.

Police said she was observed on the store's surveillance video as she concealed a bracelet and left the store without paying for it.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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

A crash occurred about 2 p.m. on Jan. 13 along Blue Mountain Drive, in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County. Troopers said Andrew W. Rider, 19, of Bethlehem, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Prizm northbound when he struck the rear of a 2003 Subaru Outback. Rider was not injured.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Lehigh County motor inn was the victim of an attempted robbery on Wednesday afternoon by two males who are currently being sought by police.

The incident occurred at the Lehigh Motor Inn, located at 5828 Memorial Road, in Upper Macungie Township.

Township police were dispatched to the inn about 5:37 p.m. for a report of a male with a gun. Upon arrival officers were told by staff that two males entered the office area with one displaying a black handgun.