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Police Logs

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of money from a nursing home resident in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Wanda Dixon, 87, of Pottsville, a resident at the Schuylkill Manor Nursing Home, 1000 Manor Rd., in Norwegian Township, reported $140 was taken from a night stand in her room.

The theft occurred sometime between 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, and 1 p.m. on Monday.

Monday, October 31, 2011

A Tamaqua teen has been cited after creating a hazardous situation at the Tamaqua Area Senior High School on Oct. 6.

At approximately 11 a.m. a group of students finished an outdoor archery lesson and were returning to the school.

One of the students, Damon Lee Cluff, 18, of 245 Cedar St., reportedly shot an arrow across Penn Street into the football stadium. The arrow landed on the south hillside near the bleachers.

Several maintenance personnel were in the stadium at the time, marking the lines on the football field.

Monday, October 31, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a theft incident in Monroe County.

Troopers said the theft occurred at the Apenzell PPL substation along SR715 in Jackson Township. Troopers said unknown crminals entered the substation and removed about 100 feet of copper ground wire. Troopers said there were safety grounds for the transmission lines that carry 138,000 volts that were ground for the linemen to work on.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Bonnie Vosburgh, 21, of 371 W. Ridge St., and Jordan Bachert, 27, of 304 E. Bertsch St., both of Lansford, face charges from an incident which took place at 3:47 p.m. Sept. 22 at Vosburgh's residence. Charges of simple assault, persistent disorderly conduct, and harassment against Vosburgh were filed Officer Robert Shubeck. Bachert was charged with simple assault and harassment.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Monday, October 31, 2011

A Carbon County woman was cited for retail theft at a business in Luzerne County and later jailed.

State police at Hazleton said Dianne Lynn Lutz, 42, of Lehighton, was arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 26, about 3 p.m. at Boscov's Department Store in the Laurel Mall in Hazle Township.

Troopers allege that Lutz was observed placing various merchandise totaling $494 in two separate bags and walking out of the store without paying for the items. She was stopped by store security and held until troopers arrived.

Monday, October 31, 2011

A vendor at the Tamaqua Halloween Parade was cited by police after he was observed urinating in public.

Police received a call at 5 p.m. Tuesday from Dr. Todd Banning, who reported that fair vendors were parked in the private lot and that he observed one man urinate on the lot. He also noted the vendors were using his private dumpster.

The officer was able to locate the man in question and cited John Caramanica, 42, of 34 Ailing St., West Haven, CT.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Saturday's snowy weather has been blamed for at least four crashes on Schuylkill County roadways, three along Interstate 81. State police at Frackville reported on the accidents.

Monday, October 31, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two burglaries and a theft incident occurring in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said a residence and two detached garages at 205-207 Dietrich Ave., Porter Township, were entered and removed was about 100 feet of half-inch and one-inch copper pipe, about 75 gallons of home heating oil, and a 10,000 BTU Emerson air conditioner from inside the home. Also removed was a Green Thumb string trimmer, a Homelite leaf-blower and six by three-foot wooden workbench from the garages.

Monday, October 31, 2011

State police at Fogelsville reported investigating a two vehicle crash about 5:09 p.m. on Oct. 27 in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County.

Troopers said John W. Breneman, 38, of Slatington, was driving a 1999 Ford F250 truck eastbound on East Texas Road and approaching a sharp right curve, while Karen E. Jost, 54, of Alburtis, was westbound driving a 2009 Dodge Journey. Troopers said Breneman's truck entered the westbound lane and struck the front of the Dodge.

Monday, October 31, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a one vehicle crash in Carbon County.

Troopers said Karen Ann Amendolta, 39, no address given, was operating a 2005 Dodge Caravan along Towamensing Trails, Penn Forest Township, about 8:31 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree.

Amendolta and a five-year-old male in a restraint seat, were not injured, another passenger, a 10-year-old female sustained a minor injury.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by Lehighton and Palmerton ambulances and Penn Forest Fire Company volunteers.