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Police Logs

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Paul Myers, 22, of Lehighton, has been arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.

Police said they stopped him for traffic violations at 2:10 a.m. Nov. 22 at Third and Bridge streets in Lehighton, after which time police observed signs of intoxication.

Myers was transported to Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton, for a blood test.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Jerome M. Yanchick Jr., 27, of Kunkletown, was arrested by state police at Lehighton for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs on Nov. 23 at 12:15 a.m.

Police said he was stopped for a vehicle code violation along Burger Hollow Road in Polk Township, Monroe County, after which time police said the stop yielded he was under the influence.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Tamaqua man was arrested by Rush Township police after allegedly burglarizing the Beacon Diner.

Ronald W. Musselman, 29, allegedly entered the restaurant, located at the intersection of state routes 309 and 54, at 9:24 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21. A total of $221 was reportedly removed from the diner.

Musselman will be charged with felony counts of burglary and criminal trespass, as well as misdemeanor counts of theft and receiving stolen property.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Michael L. Anthony, 43, of Palmerton, is facing driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol charges after he was stopped by state police at Lehighton at 12:10 a.m. Nov. 25.

The incident happened along Fireline Road, near Snyder Road, in Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Police said they observed Anthony driving a Subaru Outback in an erratic manner and learned he was under the influence of alcohol after making the stop.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks arrested Stephen J. Steigerwalt, 34, of Lehighton, for harassment and public drunkenness following an incident at 12:35 a.m. Nov. 24.

The incident happened in the area outside Beer Goggles Bar in Lehighton.

Police said it is alleged Steigerwalt struck Frank T. Miller Jr., 31, of Albrightsville, and was also in an intoxicated state, yelling and causing a disturbance.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tamaqua police have cited Megan Hill, 22, of 219 N. Lehigh St., Tamaqua, following an incident at the Family Dollar Store on Nov. 13.

Hill allegedly entered the store, at 137 N. Railroad St., at 6:37 p.m. and began placing items in her purse. She was observed by store personnel, who alerted police. When the clerk approached Hill, she fled into the parking lot where she was apprehended by police Sgt. Richard Weaver.

The stolen items, valued at $72.57, were recovered and returned to the store.

Hill was cited for retail theft.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tamaqua police arrested three men following a vehicle stop in the borough on Sunday.

Patrolman Matt Houser was on patrol when he stopped a vehicle in the area of Boyer's Market on Cedar Street at 10:05 p.m. The three men inside were identified as Derek Krapf, 24, of MaryD; Eric Scott Ebling, 25, of Reading; and Kevin Warmkessle, 23, of Nesquehoning. Also in the vehicle were seven bundles, each containing 10 packages, of a substance that field tested positive for heroin.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Brockton man has been cited by Tamaqua police after apparently celebrating a little too much on Thanksgiving Day.

Officers were dispatched to the area of the Turkey Hill Minute Mart at 11:20 p.m. for multiple reports of an extremely intoxicated male. The man was reportedly causing a nuisance, swearing at people, weaving around and falling. Officers found Christopher Serina Jr., 32, of 44 Valley St., covered with dirt and visibly intoxicated. Serina was cited for public drunkenness and transported to his home.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Tamaqua man was arrested by Rush Township police after allegedly burglarizing a home at 11 South St., Hometown, on multiple occasions.

Daniel H. Donovan, 38, allegedly removed approximately $8,000 worth of jewelry from the home. He was arraigned before District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua, on charges of felony burglary, criminal trespass, theft, and receiving stolen property.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Two Schuylkill County women are facing retail theft charges following an incident at a county department store.

State police at Schuylkill Haven identified the two as Catherine Schrantz, 34, and Christina Covach, 41, both of Girardville.

Troopers said the two women entered Kohl's Department store in the Fairlane Village Mall, East Norwegian Township, about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, with two large purses that they previously emptied before entering the store.