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Police Logs

Thursday, December 27, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks were summoned at 8:48 p.m. Dec. 23 to the Walgreen's department store on Hamilton Boulevard, Allentown, after a cashier was robbed at gunpoint.

Police said an 18-year-old female was approached by a man displaying a semi-automatic handgun and ordered to give him the money from the cash drawer. After receiving the money, the actor fled out of the store and appeared to head alongside the Mill Creek Road of the store, which is located in Lower Macungie Township.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks have reported the results of roving DUI patrols that were conducted Dec. 21 into Dec. 22.

Police said the patrols resulted in eight motorists being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. In addition, eight motorists were found to have been drinking but were released after successfully passing standardized field sobriety tests.

Police issued 57 citations during that period and one other motorist was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a hit-and-run accident that happened at 4:05 p.m. Dec. 21 along Route 248 in Lower Towamensing Township.

Police said a vehicle believed to be a Ford SUV was westbound on the highway when it passed a car operated by Trudyann Bonser, 47, of Lehighton, at which time the unknown driver failed to allow clearance space and, as a result, the left rear of the vehicle struck the right front of Bonser's 2008 Jeep Laredo. After impact, the SUV fled the scene.

Bonser was uninjured.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating a hit-and-run accident that happened at 8:40 p.m. Dec. 21 on Rt. 61 in Blythe Township.

Police said John A. Carestia Jr., 42, of Schuylkill Haven, was driving a 2005 Ford Explorer north on the highway when an unknown vehicle, also traveling north, entered the left lane of traffic and struck the Explorer in the passenger's side. After the impact, the unknown vehicle fled the scene.

Carestia was uninjured as his vehicle came to rest a short distance after the initial impact.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A one-vehicle crash at 7:55 p.m. Dec. 21 on State Route 895 in East Penn Township has resulted in the arrest of a Lehighton man. State police at the lehighton barracks said David Griffith, 63, of Lehighton, showed signs of intoxication after the crash at the intersection of Laurhnor Road. Police said he sustsined minor injuries.

Police said Griffith was traveling on Rt. 895 when he attempted to turn onto Lauchnor Road, at which time his 2003 Jeep struck a ditch. The vehicle received moderate damages.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

injuries were averted in a one- vehicle crash at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 18 on highridge Park Road in Cass Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at the Frackville barracks said Donald Corby, 74, of Saint Clair, was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt east when he told police another vehicle "cut him off." Police said the vehicle exited the right side of the road and struck a cement curb and traffic sign.

Police said the car was moderately damaged and was not driveable.

In addition to the driver, passenger Mary Corby, 75, also of Saint Clair, was uninjured.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Two persons, including a 3-year-old boy, were injured in a one-vehicle crash at 1:30 a.m., Dec. 25 on Interchange Road in Towamensing Township.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said the driver, Limara J. Romansky, 30, of Kresgeville, and the three-year-old sustained injuries of unknown severity. A second passenger, a 5-year-old boy, was uninjured. Police said the child safety seats were used on both children.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Scott Topping, 33, of Tobyhanna, who police identified as an EMS manager, has been arraigned on charges of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, credit card fraud and forgery.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police said he was arrested on Dec. 18 and released on $2,500 unsecured bail following his arraignment.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christian David Didra, 26, of Macungie, is facing a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of a traffic stop at 10:56 p.m. Dec. 21 at the intersection of Ruppsville Road and Iriquois Trail in Upper Macungie Township.

Police said he was stopped after police observed him committing multiple traffic violations.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Joshua Robert McArdle, 21, of Tamaqua, has been arrested by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks on charges of indecent assault.

The incident happened at 2 p.m. Dec. 24 in the parking lot of the Boscov's Department Store at the Fairlane Village Mall, Norweigan Township. Police said he was seen masturbating in a blue minivan in the parking lot.