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Police Logs

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a theft/lost incident at the Schuylkill Manor Nursing Home, located in East Norwegian Township.

Troopers said a resident of the home, Margaret Reynolds, 89, of Pottsville, reported her diamondique engagement ring went missing.

The incident occurred sometime between Aug. 24-31.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Schuylkill County woman a facing theft by deception and retail theft counts following an incident that occurred on Saturday, Sept. 3.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Angella Eye, of Pottsville, was arrested at the BG's Value Market located in King's Plaza, in Norwegian Township.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tamaqua police are investiagting a burglary reported to the department on Sunday.

David Fortin, 26, of 424 E. Broad St. (rear), called police at 9:31 p.m. Sunday to report that someone had entered his apartment. Entry was apparently made by pushing aside an air conditioning unit.

Once inside, the criminals ransacked the place and did a considerable amount of damage to Fortin's personal belongings.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-1600.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lansford police have issued nontraffic citations to the following people:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of a tailgate from a Schuylkill County business.

Troopers said the tailgate from a 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck was stolen while parked at EZ Pull junkyard parking lot in East Brunswick Township, sometime between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 27.

The truck is owned by Santo Louis Colon, 37, of Reading.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lansford police are investigating a hit-and-run accident which took place in the borough.

On Aug. 14 at 1:10, Lonnie Ahner, of 831 E. Ridge St., reported his vehicle was hit while parked in front of the ambulance garage on Patterson Street. He reported that a silver vehicle, possibly a Toyota, struck the passenger side of his 2011 Subaru, causing damage from the front to the rear of the vehicle. Video surveillance in the area recorded the vehicle traveling west on Patterson Street, striking the car, and then continuing down Patterson Street.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Lansford Police Department has been investigating numerous thefts from vehicles and homes throughout the summer. The thefts have been occurring at all times of the day and night. Items that have been taken range from loose change to laptops to GPS units.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Four driving under the influence (DUI) arrests were reported by state police at Lehighton, all occurring over the past holiday weekend.

Troopers said about 5:20 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, John Joseph Drexler, 50, of Wind Gap, was stopped for traffic violations along SR33 at the Snydersville exit, in Hamiltion Township, Monroe County. Drexler was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was placed under arrest. The DUI charge is pending blood test results.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on a burglary, theft incidents and a criminal mischief probed by troopers.

The break-in occurred at the residence of Robert Gunther Sr., 60, of 168 Butternut St., in Kunkletown, Eldred Township, Monroe County. Troopers said unknown criminals broke a basement window to gain entry. Once inside they rummaged through numerous drawers and forcibly entered a small closet by prying open the door. Taken was a .22-caliber revolver. The incident occurred sometime between Aug. 31 and Sept. 2.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Derek Hunsicker, 22, and Felicia Bigg-Carr, 20, both of 503 Lansford Court, both face charges from an incident which took place at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 23 at their residence. Both are charged with simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct. They were arraigned before District Judge Joseph Homanko and committed to prison under $2,500 bail each.

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