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Police Logs

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A 15-year-old female is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) and other counts following an incident that occurred about 11:10 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, near the intersection of Chestnut Street and SR54, in Shenandoah. It was one of two DUI arrests reported by state police at Frackville.

Troopers said the teen from Shenandoah was stopped at the above-stated location and found to be under the influence of alcohol. She was transported to the barracks and submitted to a breath test, which indicated she was well over the legal limit of .08 percent.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tamaqua police are investigating two acts of criminal mischief reported to the department on Dec. 23. Unknown persons allegedly caused damage to two Railroad Street businesses during the overnight hours.

The M&I Deli, at 535 N. Railroad St., had a glass door broken. The door led to a storage area. At Padora's Six Pack House, 209 N. Railroad St., someone smashed a front window and ripped siding off a door.

Anyone with information concerning either incideht is asked to call police at (570) 668-5000.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

State police at Frackville are investigating a reported harassment incident that occurred in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said a female juvenile from Nesquehoning reported that about 3:15 a.m. on New Years day she was attending a party at 605B Old Route 209, in Schuylkill Township, just west of Tamaqua, when a verbal argument turned physical between her and several other juvenile females at the party.

Troopers said the victim sustained a minor injury in the incident which is still being investigated.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

State police at the Lehighton barracks said James Alvie Smoot, 52, was taken into custody on Dec. 27 by the City of Allentown Police Department and arraigned on charges relating to him being a sexual offender.

Police said Smoot was charged with failure to comply with registration requirements of sexual offenders. Police said the previous offenses took place between Oct. 27, 2010 and Oct. 18, 2012.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that was reported to them at 3 a.m. Dec. 29 in Girardville.

The victim is Dean Wendling, 313 Preston Ave.

He told police someone broke a side mirror and fiberglass CB antenna from his 2004 Chevrolet 2500 that was parked in front of his residence.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Nuremberg, Schuylkill County, woman who police said left the scene of a crash at 6:35 p.m. Dec. 28 in North Union Township, is facing charges.

State police at Frackville said Jennifer Whitener, 29, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe northbound on Mahanoy Street and was attempting to pull into a parking spot when the vehicle drove into another vehicle that was already parked, pushing it forward about four feet.

Police said Whitner exited the Tahoe and walked to her home about a block away leaving the crashed vehicle at the scene with its headlights on.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

State police at the Fogelsville barracks were summoned at 5:23 p.m. Dec. 29 to investigate a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 78 westbound in Salisbury Township.

Police said one person was injured, that being David Allen, 36, of Harleysville. Police said he was transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, by the Cetronia EMS. The extent of his injuries is not known.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Lauren J. Lorent, 21, of Mahanoy City, was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 10 a.m. Dec. 30 on the High Road in Butler Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said she suffered moderate injuries and was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville, in the Ashland ambulance.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Schuylkill County man was cited for criminal mischief following an incident that occurred about 2:45 a.m. on New Years day.

State police at Frackville said Robert Arbushites, of Shenandoah, was cited for allegedly breaking two side mirrors and a rear windshield wiper on a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, owned by Tammy Hickman, of Shenandoah. The vehicle was parked at 200 Florida Ave., West Mahanoy Township, at the time, troopers said.

Damages were estimated at $150.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Vincent M. Garofalo, 18, of Trevose, is facing multiple charges for leaving the scene of a one-car accident at 2:19 p.m. Dec. 26 along Route 143 (King's Highway) in Lynn Township.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said he was driving a 1999 Jeep Cherokee westbound when he lost control of it while negotiating a left curve in the highway. The Jeep drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a garage at 8321 King's Highway.