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Police Logs

Friday, January 11, 2013

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a burglary that was reported to them at 6;30 p.m. Jan. 7 in Ross Township, Monroe County.

The victim is Johnathan E. Nikodem, 33, of Bethlehem.

He told police someone broke into his garage at 4155 Upper Smith Gap Road in the township and stole a fish finder, generator and tools.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Four persons were cited following an incident that occurred as the result of a child custody dispute. State police at Lehighton said the incident occurred at the Stone Ridge Apartments in Bowmanstown, Carbon County, about 10:35 a.m. on Dec. 31.

Troopers said at that location a physical and verbal altercation occurred. Troopers listed the victims/ accused as Taylor Nicole Deloatch, 18, Anthony Lee Ritton, 22, both of Bowmanstown; Napoleon Villalta, 49, and Steven Carl Villalta, 20, both of Albrightsville.

All four were cited for harassment, troopers said.

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Carbon County driver was involved in a one-vehicle crash in Lehigh County that was caused by drifted snow on the road. State police at Fogelsville said the accident occurred about 5:27 a.m. on Jan. 5 along Golden Key Road (SR863), in Weisenburg Township.

Troopers said Nicholas M. Rasavage, 25, of Palmerton, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo northbound when he encountered snow on the road. He lost control of the car which went onto the berm and struck a snow embankment on the east side.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ian Patrick Becker, 27, of the 4100 block of Heritage Lane, Lehigh Township, was allegedly under the influence of 10 different chemicals when he was pulled over for a November traffic stop in Walnutport while a child was in the vehicle.

Becker, 27, was pulled over at 5:55 p.m. Nov. 28 in the 300 block of South Best Avenue in Walnutport.

A police officer recognized Becker's vehicle and license plate and knew Becker's license was under suspension.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Six poker machines and cash were seized from the American Legion in Lansford last Friday, Jan. 4, according to the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

The seizure occurred following an investigation, according to authorities. About $1,600 was taken by agents of the bureau, which is under the direction of the state police.

No charges have been filed against the Legion to date.

If charges are filed they would be heard by an administrative law judge who has the authority to impose a fine or revocation of license, or both.

Friday, January 11, 2013

A criminal mischief incident that happened between 3 p.m. Dec. 28 and 3 p.m. Dec. 29 at a residence in Saylorsburg is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

The victim is Brendan Kearns of Saylorsburg.

He reported someone broke off the front door handle of his rental residence at 256 Blue Ridge Road, Saylorsburg.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Three teens are facing charges in Monroe County stemming from the theft of a van.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Monday, Jan. 7, about 4:34 p.m. they were called to the intersection of Pine Hill and Winona Road, in Mt. Pocono, after a construction worker spotted three black males driving away in a 1995 Plymouth Voyager van. The owner of the van quickly dialed 9-1-1 to report the theft and police saturated the area.

While searching for the van a second call was received about the same vehicle being abandoned on Belmont Ave., with three black males running from it.

Friday, January 11, 2013

A theft incident that happened between 2-4 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Lower Towamensing Township is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said Joshua Strohl, 27, pf Palmerton, will be charged for stealing numerous unattended bags from the resort. The victims in the theft have yet to be determined, police said.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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

On Saturday, Jan. 5, troopers said a crash occurred along Chestnut Ridge Road, in Eldred Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Alfred Hadley, 26, of Kunkletown, was traveling northbound when he lost control of his vehicle which went off the right side. The vehicle continued down an embankment before coming to rest.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Luzerne County man is facing charges stemming from a vehicle stop in Hometown on Jan. 6.

John Paulino, 26, of Hazleton, was traveling on Claremont Avenue (SR309) at 2:47 p.m. when he was stopped for traffic violations. Officers discovered 20 bags of suspected marijuana in the vehicle.

Charges are pending the results of drug testing.