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Police Logs

Friday, July 29, 2011

Several items were removed from three vehicles that were unlocked and parked at 51 Hawthorne Drive, Bear Creek Lakes, Penn Forest Township, between 10 p.m. July 13 and 6:30 a.m. July 14.

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the thefts.

Police identified the victims as David Laurie Woodman and Thomas John Stokes, both of Jim Thorpe, and Thomas Steven McGunnigle of Mattituck, N.Y.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Jim Thorpe police are investigating the theft of a motorcycle owned by a Lewisberry, Pa. man.

Police said they were summoned on July 24 at 12:37 p.m. to Lehigh Avenue near the train station for a report of a stolen motorcycle.

Upon arrival, police learned from Chris Hynes of Lewisberry that his black Suzuki GSXR 1000 motorcycle was stolen from the scene. The cycle, valued at $5,000, has silver lettering on its gas tank.

Anyone with information about the incident or motorcycle is asked to contact police at (570) 325-4995.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Charges of driving under the influence of alcohol are pending against Samantha Richardson, 21, of Tamaqua, who was involved in a one-vehicle accident July 27 at 10:35 p.m. on Old Route 209, about one-quarter mile east of the Village of Newkirk in Walker Township.

State police at the Frackville barracks said severe damages result to her 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, including multiple airbag deployment.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Two girls, a 16-year-old from Kutztown and a 17-year-old from Topton, are facing retail theft charges (shoplifting) after an incident at 7:20 p.m. July 6 at the Kohl's store in the Trexlertown Mall, Lower Macungie Township.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said the girls removed clothing items and makeup from the store and placed it in their purses before trying to leave the store without paying for them.

They were caught trying to steal items valued at $27.98 and $93.19, respectively.

Friday, July 29, 2011

State police at the Lehighton barracks said they are investigating an incident they called "unauthorized use of a motor vehicle."

The incident happened between July 1-26 in Polk Township.

Police said the victim is a 58-year-old female and the actor is a 34-year-old female, although police did not reveal their identities.

Police said the actor was making payments to the victim for a 1998 Saab. Police said the actor fell behind on payments but made the final payment and changed the title upon state police making contact with her.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Pauline M. Longenecker, 77, of Pine Grove, suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash July 26 at 12:35 p.m. on State Rt. 183 in Cressona Borough.

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said she needed to be extricated from her wrecked 2007 Chevrolet Impala, after which time she was flown to the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Friday, July 29, 2011

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks on July 26 filed charges in Monroe County Court against a Bethlehem man for violating a Protection From Abuse order.

Police said the incident happened at 4 p.m. in the parking area of the Chestnuthill Diner, Rt. 209, Chestnuthill Township.

Charged was Thomas Francis Healey Jr., 42.

It is alleged that during a custody exchanged, he grabbed the arm of and pushed a 34-year-old female from Kunkletown who has the PFA order against him.

She was uninjured.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Robbery

Criminal charges were filed against Gregg Romig, 20, of 152 Lehigh Avenue, Palmerton, and Tyler Hosier, 19, of 165 Woods Road, Palmerton, for robbery, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, simple assault, and criminal conspiracy. The incident occurred on July 16 at 3:27 p.m. in the 600 block of Delaware Avenue.

Criminal trespass

Matthew Lenhart, 30, of 156 Princeton Avenue, Palmerton, was cited for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. The violations occurred on July 12 at 9:15 p.m. in the 100 block of Princeton Avenue.

Friday, July 29, 2011

A criminal mischief incident that happened between 1-9 a.m. July 26 in Penn Forest Township is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

The victim is Dorthea Moser, Behrens Road, Jim Thorpe.

Police said her 2000 Ford Ranger was parked in the parking lot of All-Points Towing, 136 Smith Road, when an unknown actor arrived at the scene and broke the rear and passenger's side windows on it. Police said the windows appear to have been shot by a BB or pellet rifle.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Jorge L. Ortiz Jr., 26, of Macungie, has been arrested by state police at the Fogelsville barracks for driving under the influence of drugs, an Act 64 offense.

The incident happened at 2:56 a.m. July 27 at the intersection of Scenic View and Hunt drives in Lower Macungie Township.

police said he was stopped for a traffic violation, after which time police learned he was driving under the influence of drugs and was in possession of a small amount of marijuana.