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Police Logs

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Carbon County woman was arrested and charged with stealing from her employer.

State police at Lehighton charged Laura Jean Kroboth, 21, of Lehighton, with theft. Troopers said Kroboth was employed at C&C Ice Cream, located inside The Country Junction, located along SR209, in Towamensing Township, Carbon County, when she allegedly took money from the business.

She was cited for an incident around 4:30 p.m. on May 28.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Schuylkill County location.

Troopers said a garage on the property of James Paul Lake, 88 Washington St., Middleport, and located to the rear, was entered by forcing open the door. Removed was two off-road motorcycles, plus several tools including two miter saws, five air nail guns and two rolls of 12/2 wire. The bikes were described as a 2001 YZ 125 and a 2001 YZ 205, both blue in color. The incident was reported at 11 p.m. on Friday, May 27.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash.

State police at Lehighton said William Michael O'Neill, 49, of Saylorsburg, was driving along Mountain Road, near Tittle Road, in Ross Township, about 5:08 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, when his vehicle left the road and collided into a tree.

Troopers said O'Neill was found to be under the influence and was transported to the Palmerton hospital for a blood test.

The DUI charge is pending the test results, troopers said.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Burglars were caught in the act by a property owner but managed to escape. State police at Frackville said the incident occurred at an old unoccupied three story residence at 27 Church St., in Lost Creek, West Mahanoy Township, just outside Shenandoah. The incident occurred about 11 p.m. on Monday, May 23.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

An area business has been the victim of three separate incidents of thefts and break-ins.

State police at Frackville said troopers are investigating three incidents at J.W. Zaprazny's, located along Summer Valley Rd., in East Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

In the first incident unknown criminals entered the property and stole three Snap-on impact guns and two Snap-on air chisels. In the second incident a truck was broken into. Taken was a heavy duty strap cutter and a Snap-on three-foot pry bar. In the third incident an attempt was made to break into a scale house.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Two persons were cited following an incident at a Schuylkill County nursing home.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said troopers responded to the Tremont Nursing Home, located along Donaldson Rd., in Tremont, about 5:45 p.m. on May 27 to a report of two people causing a disturbance at the home.

Upon arrival troopers learned that John Schedin, 50, of Minersville, and Bonnie Benner, 54, of Pine Grove, were causing a disturbance at the home and were asked to leave the home by the nursing supervisor and staff members but refused.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A man was cited for an incident at the Jim Thorpe High School graduation on Friday, June 10.

Borough police were called to the high school auditorium about 7 p.m. for a report of a person using an airhorn at the ceremonies, which are prohibited, police said.

Christopher R. Mazzella, 23, of 86 Leslie Lane, Jim Thorpe, was being escorted from the auditorium when he resisted after being told he was under arrest.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 5:55 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, along SR209 near Hemlock St., Franklin Township, Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Mark Anthony McKeown, 52, of Stroudsburg, was stopped for several motor vehicle code violations. H was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. Charges will be filed, troopers added.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Several crashes were investigated on Schuylkill County roadways over the past weekend by state police at Schuylkill Haven.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Two men were cited for an incident at a lake in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at Sweet Arrow Lake in Washington Township, on Saturday, June 4, about 2:10 p.m.

Troopers said Mark Rose Jr., 33, of Schuylkill Haven, arrived at the lake where Brian Kintzel, 47, of Pine Grove, was fishing. Rose jumped over guide rail and began arguing with Kintzel over money.

Rose allegedly threatened to drown Kintzel in the lake and Kintzel allegedly threatened to beat Rose with a rock. Both were cited for disorderly conduct, troopers said.