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Police Logs

Monday, March 14, 2011

Jennifer Lee Smith, 38, of Schnecksville, has been cited by Slatington police on charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

Police said she was arrested after an incident at 7:53 p.m. March 13 at 315 Fourth St. in the borough.

Monday, March 14, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on two theft incidents.

Benjamin Coombs, 23, of Palmerton, reported the catalytic converter on his 1999 Dodge Durango was stolen while it was parked at Heller's service station along SR115 in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. The theft occurred sometime between March 2-9. The converter is valued at $260.

Troopers said unknown persons removed two steel culvert grates from a roadside drainage ditch along Ridgeview Drive, in Towamensing Township, Carbon County, sometime between March 9-11.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A mother and daughter in Alburtis are dead as the result of homicides.

Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Dave Krause pronounced Althea Walbert, 82, and Jeanette Walbert, 59, of 122 Cobblestone Court dead Friday morning.

Walbert was pronounced dead by Krause at 10:13 a.m., and Walbert at 10:14 a.m. Autopsies were scheduled to be performed today.

Krause ruled the manner of death on both individuals as homicides.

The Lehigh County Coroners Office, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Alburtis Police Department are conducting the investigation.

Friday, March 11, 2011

An Andreas woman has been cited by Tamaqua police for passing a bad check to a fuel oil delivery service.

Eileen G. McGee, 53, of 39 Lauchnor Grove Rd., wrote a check for $500 to Reigel Fuel Oil LLC on Jan. 10. The check was returned marked insufficient funds. Certified letters sent to McGee were ignored and police filed charges on March 8.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrest of a Monroe County man on an outstanding criminal warrant.

Police said on Wednesday, March 9, about 9 a.m. officers responded to 1208 Winding Way, Tobyhanna, in an attempt to serve a county bench warrant on Henry Nyanti Jr., 23, of Tobyhanna. Police found Nyanti at the residence and took him into custody without incident.

Nyanti was then transported to the county prison in Snydersville. The original charge against Nyanti is possession of marijuana, police said.

Friday, March 11, 2011

A Monroe County woman is facing a charge of retail theft following an incident that occurred on Thursday, March 10, at the Shop Rite store along SR209, in Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said about 4:20 p.m. loss prevention personnel of the store observed Chems Salima Villanueva, 30, of Kunkletown, place $88.27 worth of merchandise under a black jacket in the front basket of a shopping cart.

Villanueva then paid for $164.06 worth of merchandise then exited the store without paying for the other items, troopers said.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Monroe County resident has been charged in a stabbing incident, according to state police at Lehighton.

In a press release troopers said Travis Beers, 35, of Kunkletown, has been charged with aggravated and simple assault, harassment and possession of a controlled substance.

The release states Beers is charged with stabbing Paul Kern, 56, of Saylorsburg, about 3:40 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, at Box 603A, A1, in Polk Township.

No other details concerning the incident or the injuries sustained by Kern were released by troopers.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The North Central Regional DUI Enforcement Program have announced Sobriety Checkpoints and Roving Patrols will be conducted from March 11 through 18 throughout Carbon County. Travelers are reminded to report drunk drivers by dialing 911. To report underage drinking call 1-888-UNDER-21.

Sobriety Checkpoints are funded through the state Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Three persons were injured, none seriously, in a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 7:21 p.m. on Monday, March 7, along Bartonsville Road, near TR479, in Jackson Township, Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Isaiah D. Carnegie, 21, of Stroudsburg, was driving a 1995 GMC Jimmy westbound and traveled through a small patch of ice. Carnegie lost control of the vehicle which left the road and struck a tree and then overturned.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County property.

Troopers said a barn owned by Kerry Sterner, of New Ringgold, and located at 520 Pine Valley Rd., in East Brunswick Township, was entered sometime between March 3 at 5 p.m. and March 4 at 2 p.m. Removed from the barn was a dirt bike, several cast iron radiators, and two metal cabinets.

Also, scrap metal including large sheets of galvanized metal and a small utility trailer were removed from outside the barn.