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Police Logs

Monday, April 9, 2012

State police at Fogelsville charged Kurt Ryan Kowalski, 26, of Ocean Grove, N.J., with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of controlled substance/drug paraphernalia as the result of a traffic stop. He was contacted on Bake Oven Road at Railroad Road, Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County as the operator of an equipment violation.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Angelique Lavariega, 38, of Hazleton, sustained numerous injuries as a result of a one-vehicle crash at 3:40 a.m. April 7 at the intersection of routes 924 and 4033 in West Mahanoy Township, according to state police at the Frackville barracks.

Police said she was treated at the scene by the Shenandoah EMS unit and flown by helicopter to the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Raymond G. Anderson, 34, of Mahanoy City, is facing numerous charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol, for his role in a head-on accident that happened at 2:30 p.m. April 8 on Route 54 in Mahanoy Township.

State police at the Frackville barracks said he was driving a 1992 Geo Prizm westbound on Rt. 54 when it traveled into the opposite lane and struck a 2004 Ford Expedition head-on. The latter was driven by Benedetto Carbonetto, 40, of Bethlehem. Police said both units required towing from the scene.

Monday, April 9, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a burglary, theft and criminal mischief incidents.

The break-in occurred at a residence at 8627 Kingsway, Robinhood Lakes development, in Polk Township, Monroe County.

Entry was gained by prying open a side door. Once inside the criminals removed a 32-inch Vizio flat screen television. The incident occurred sometime between March 11 and 31. The property is owned by Patricia Mueller, 73, of Bath, troopers said.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Criminal mischief charges are pending against a Lansford woman as a result of an incident at 2 p.m. April 6 in Lower Towamensing Township.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said the charges are pending against Paula Marie Gryzik, 44.

Police said it is alleged she kicked a storm door at the residence of Jody Ann Milkovitz, 44, of 41 Avenue B, Lower Towamensing Township, Palmerton, as she was leaving the residence.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Slatington driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Eric Jon Gross, 46, was stopped about 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at Delaware Avenue and Foruth St., in Palmerton, for a traffic violation.

He was found to be under the influence, taken into custody and transported to the barracks for a breath test. The DUI charge is pending, troopers said.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Nesquehoning police reported on citations issued by officers recently.

Officer Timothy Wuttke issued a citation on March 25 for a stop sign violation at Oak and Catawissa sts.

Officer Brian White issued two speeding citations, on March 29 and April 4, both along SR54. Speeds were 57 and 62 miles-per-hour in a 40 zone.

Office Dane O'Brien issued two red light citations on April 4 at Mermon and Catawissa streets; and a driving without a license citation at the same location.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Jim Thorpe man was jailed on Thursday for allegedly assaulting his mother.

Borough police were dispatched at about 9:07 p.m. to the rear of 103 Broadway for a fight in progress. Upon arrival officers were told by Robin Bierman that her son, Joshua David Bierman, 28, of 244 Center Ave., had assaulted her by punching her in the mouth.

Police observed Ms. Bierman bleeding from the mouth and her jaw was beginning to swell. Joshua Bierman had left the scene before the arrival of police.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Jim Thorpe male juvenile is facing charges in connection with the theft of a motor vehicle.

Nesquehoning Police Chief Sean Smith reported Officer Brian White received a dispatch on Wednesday, April 4, from a resident at 210 Yard St., that her 2005 Chrysler Sebring had been stolen along with her purse, cash and cell phone.

Smith and Detective Lee Marzen, of the Jim Thorpe police, began investigating into the incident and learned that the vehicle was in York County.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lehighton police reported that Joan L. Rossman, 48, of 670 Lans Way, Albrightsville, has been charged with one count of bad check.

Police said she passed the check at PDC Spa & Pool, 701 Bridge St., on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.