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Police Logs

Friday, November 25, 2011

State police at the Lehighton barracks arrested Robert M. Zaun, 32, of Saylorsburg, and Amanda R. DeHaven, 26, of Kresgeville, for theft by unlawful taking following an incident on Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. at Cherry's Sunset Diner, Route 209, Polk Township.

Police said they were apprehended after they staged a theft to remove a bottle of Jack Daniels Whiskey from behind the bar at the diner.

Friday, November 25, 2011

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating the theft of a motor vehicle which was later found about a block and a half from its original location in Girardville Borough.

The incident was reported at 8:55 p.m. Nov. 23 by Michelle Balsavage of Ashland, the victim.

She told police someone took her 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier from its parked position on Preston Avenue. It was recovered a short time later.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A former Panther Valley High School student was charged for institutional vandalism after he drove through a field at the high school.

According to Summit Hill police, on Sept. 15, officers received a report of an individual who drove through the field at the high school. An investigation revealed that the person involved was Karl Wagner, 19, of 63 E. Railroad St., Nesquehoning.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Slatington man is facing charges following an incident that occurred in the borough on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 11:43 a.m.

Police said Adam Detweiler, 22, of 344 Main St., Apt. 2E, has been charged with burglary, theft, criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

Police said he is charged in connection with an incident that occurred at 1000 Airport Lane.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Summit Hill man was charged after he allegedly stole money from a family member.

According to Summit Hill police, on Sept. 15, officers received a report from a family member of Daniel Joseph O'Donnell, 40, of 444 W. Ludlow St., who said that their check cards, as well as checks were missing; and money had been taken out of their account without their permission.

Over the course of the next few weeks, an investigation was conducted and revealed that O'Donnell stole the items and forged the name of the family member on the checks.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating two criminal mischief incidents at Schuylkill County locations.

Ronald C. Donton, 68, of 550 Deturksville Rd., Pine Grove, Washington Township, reported someone damaged the driver's side windshield on his 2000 Peterbilt dump truck. The incident occurred sometime between noon on Nov. 16 and 6 a.m. on Nov. 17. Damages were estimated at $250.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a criminal mischief incident at a Carbon County location.

Troopers said unknown criminals threw a piece of concrete through the window of the residence of Susan Mae Wagner, 54, of 707 Pine St., Weissport. The incident occurred sometime between 6 a.m. and noon on Friday, Nov. 18.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Two 20-year-olds were charged with underage drinking after police conducted a traffic stop in Summit Hill on Oct. 16.

According to Summit Hill police, officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Boat Launch B, Mauch Chunk Lake, around 12:03 a.m. During the stop, police believed that two passengers were thought to be drinking.

An investigation revealed that the two in question, Jonathan Moran of 263 E. Bertsch St., Lansford; and Joseph Chambers of 335 W. Berstch St., Lansford, were both under 21.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Summit Hill police are looking for the person involved in the theft of a canoe.

According to borough police, on Oct. 8, officers received a report of a canoe that was stolen from Boat Launch B at Mauch Chunk Lake. The canoe is described as a Solo 13 Mohawk canoe, green in color, 1987 model.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Summit Hill police at (570) 645-7429.

Police said, a reward has also been issued for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the theft.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A 17-year-old from Coaldale was charged after Summit Hill police performed a traffic stop on Oct. 9.

According to borough police, officers initiated a traffic stop at 12:55 p.m., on a vehicle who committed a traffic violation. As officers conducted the stop, they discovered that a 17-year-old, who was a passenger in the vehicle, had been drinking alcohol.

He was charged with underage drinking.