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Police Logs

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Schuylkill County man is facing a theft count in Mahoning Township.

Township police said Kevin Machay Jr., 24, of Tuscarora, has been charged with retail theft (misdemeanor).

On May 2, at 7:20 p.m. Walmart employees observed Machay flee the store with a Blu-ray DVD player valued at $158.99. A vehicle description was provided to police.

Machay was later spotted at the intersection of Route 443 and Ninth Street. When officers attempted to stop him he fled at a high rate of speed and eluded police. Officers later arrested him at a residence in Weissport.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A 17-year-old Palmerton resident is facing drug charges following an incident that occurred at 11:36 a.m. on Tuesday in the area of 16 Cornell Ave., in Lower Towamensing Township.

State police at Lehighton said troopers responded to the above location to assist Carbon County Juvenile Probation Office personnel. Upon arrival troopers said a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia was discovered.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

State police at Lehighton reported they are investigating a harassment incident.

The incident occurred at 7:50 p.m. on Monday at the Sunoco service station located along Kunkletown Road in Ross Township, Monroe County.

The two people involved in the altercation were identified as Sandra T. Mireles, 45, and David Aaron Paolillo, 50, both of Saylorsburg.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Monroe County driver sustained a minor injury in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 6:05 a.m. Monday along Interstate 80 in Kidder Township, Carbon County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Lyvio Deri, 20, of Long Pond, was driving a 2011 Nissan Versa eastbound in the right lane when his vehicle went onto the berm, down a small embankment, and struck a tree.

Deri did not require any medical attention. The Nissan had to be towed from the scene. Deri was cited for the crash.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Northampton County driver is facing two counts of driving under the influence following an incident in Mahoning Township.

Township police said Kelly Washburn, 45 of Walnutport, has also been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended-DUI related, all misdemeanors; and summary charges of two counts of turning movements and required signals.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lansford police have released a log of recent activity:

Nelson Taylor, 20, of 334 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, faces charges ofpossession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernaliafrom an incident which took place at that address.

Salvatore Lopiccolo, 38, of 210 W. Phillips St., Coaldale, faces charges ofpossession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernaliafrom an incident which took place at the police station.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Monroe County man has been charged with simple assault following an incident that occurred at 10:37 p.m. on Sunday.

State police at Lehighton said Thomas Howell, 50, of Kresgeville, was charged after he physically struck a 49-year-old female in the face at 102 Trach Road, in Kresgeville. Charges were filed, troopers said.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Coaldale woman was cited after police received a call from her husband on July 6.

Coaldale police were dispatched to 220 Fisher Ave. at 12:38 a.m. and met with Andrew Girard, who said he found drugs in his wife's purse. He found a cigarette pack with a straw, a small blue bag with six needles, a spoon and aluminum foil.

The wife, Tonia Girard, 29, admitted to police that all of the items were in her purse, but not all of them belonged to her.

She was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

An elderly Monroe County woman is the apparent victim of a phone fraud scam.

State police at Lehighton said a 92-year-old woman from Saylorsburg, was contacted by phone and convinced to send money to an address supplied. Troopers did not indicate how much money was involved but said the incident occurred between July 10 and Monday.

The investigation is continuing.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

State police at Lehighton are investigating two theft incidents one involving the theft of a trailer and the other construction equipment.

Troopers said a 46-year-old man, living on Blackberry Lane, Jim Thorpe, reported a construction tool and ladder were stolen from that location sometime between Sunday at 8 p.m. and Tuesday at 6 a.m.