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Police Logs

Monday, February 21, 2011

Brandon Lucien, 26, of Slatington, reported his cellular phone was stolen after he left it on a table in the Summit Lodge cafeteria of the Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Lower Towamensing Township.

State police at Lehighton said the phone is a Motorola Droid type and was taken sometime between 5 and 7 p.m. on Feb. 13.

Monday, February 21, 2011

On Feb. 16 at 11:20 a.m., a collision occurred when Corey R. Borger, 26 of Kunkletown was backing out of a parking spot at the Kresgeville Deli in a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt and backed into the front passenger side of a 2005 Ford F250 truck which was legally parked in the parking lot. Borger, who fled the scene north on SR209, was later charged, according to state police at Lehighton.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Lehigh County coroner's office is seeking the next of kin of Maximino Lewis.

Lewis, 44, of 726 S. Eugene St., Allentown, died Sunday, Feb. 20, at his residence. He was pronounced dead at 9:35 p.m. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 22, to determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone with information concerning Lewis' family is asked to call the coroner's office at (610) 782-3426.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Carbon County man has been cited in Slatington.

Borough police said about 9:55 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, they were alerted to three people walking in the 500 block of W. Church St. yelling and screaming at each other.

On scene officers took Joshua K. Senft, 24, of 61 Malroy Lane, Box 86, Ashfield, into custody and charged him with public drunkenness.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Carbon County restaurant owner is facing charges for allegedly getting meat and seafood price discounts at a Sam's Club store from an employee after paying him off.

Colonial Regional police have charged Hassan Chafiq, 47, of Effort. Chafiq is owner of the Trattoria 903 restaurant which is located in the Bear Creek Plaza off SR903 in Penn Forest Township.

Friday, February 18, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers recently.

About 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, troopers stopped Donald Frederick Jones, 51, of Palmerton, along Delaware Avenue at State Road in Palmerton for traffic violations. Jones was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. He submitted to a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results, troopers said.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Schuylkill County family fell victim to a scam on Thursday and it resulted in a sizable loss of money and jewelry.

State police at Schuylkill Haven identified the victims as the Murray family who reside at 2093 Fair Rd., in Wayne Township, Schuylkill Haven.

According to troopers, about 3:30 p.m. three males arrived at the residence in an "off white" Ford Flex and pulled into the driveway.

The rear passenger exited the vehicle and told the homeowner that he was looking for a property line to install an electric fence on the neighbor's property.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a traffic stop that occurred along SR940, at Short Lane, in Pocono Pines, about 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers stopped Kari Kirk, 52, of Pocono Pines, for a traffic violation. She was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests.

In addition to the DUI charge, Kirk will also be charged with driving with a suspended license, police said.

Friday, February 18, 2011

DUI

Criminal charges were filed against Jeremy Dorshimer, 32, of 223 Lehigh Avenue, Palmerton, for DUI and careless driving. The incident occurred on Jan. 15 at 7:12 p.m. in the 500 block of First Street.

Criminal charges were filed against Joseph Stepp, 33, of 559 Mauch Chunk Road, Palmerton, for DUI, accident involving damage to attended vehicle or property, driving under suspension, vehicle entering or crossing roadway, and required financial responsibility. The incident occurred on Jan. 24 at 4:15 p.m. in the 500 block of Delaware Avenue.

Speeding

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Schuylkill County District Attorney's office announced another arrest has been made in the ongoing investigation of two massage parlors which were operating as a prostitution business.

Tara Lynn Schmehl, 36, of 2455 Fairview Ave., Mount Penn, Berks County, was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 15. She was arraigned before District Judge David Plachko, of Port Carbon, on charges of prostitution and related offenses along with criminal solicitation. She was released on $10,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 24 before Plachko.