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Police Logs

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A driver was cited following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 6:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, along SR54 in Ryan Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Joshua L. Keff, 31, of Mahanoy City, was driving a 2006 Chrysler Sebring eastbound when he said a deer entered the road in front of him. He swerved to avoid the deer and crossed both lanes of travel, went onto the berm and impacted with a utility pole.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce is offering a $100 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for stealing a sculpture.

According to borough police on Tuesday, Feb. 21, about 10:50 a.m. they received a report of a theft that occurred during the Presidents' Weekend festivities at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, at 14 W. Broadway.

Police said a lighthouse wood sculpture was taken. It was last seen on Sunday, Feb. 19, at about 1 a.m. and discovered missing later that day at 8:30 a.m. The sculpture is valued at $300.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Luzerne County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash in Schuylkill County. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, along SR125 in the area of Molleystown Road, in Tremont Township.

Troopers said Gurminder Singh, 24, of Sugarloaf, was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt northbound and negotiating a right-hand curve when he lost control. The car went onto the berm and struck an embankment and cement drainage ditch.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tamaqua police have cited a borough man with theft-related charges after he left a local pub with someone else's property.

Aaron Conahan contacted police to say that his green backpack and laptop computer were removed from Freddy's Pub, 16 Mauch Chunk St., sometime between 11 p.m. and midnight on Jan. 6.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A one vehicle crash in Schuylkill County led to the driver being charged with driving under the influence (DUI).

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Neil K. Langtry, 54, no address given, was operating a 1990 Honda Accod eastbound on SR443 in North Manheim Township, about 12:43 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, when he crossed over into the westbound lane and struck a utility pole along the berm. After impact with the pole the Honda flipped over onto the driver's side.

Langtry was placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said, and refused to submit to a blood test.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Northumberland County driver was cited at a checkpoint operation in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said John E. Long, 35, of Mount Carmel, entered the checkpoint about 10:20 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, which was set up along SR4029 in the village of Big Mine Run in Butler Township.

A routine check revealed that Long was wanted by the Union County Sheriff's Department and that his operator's license was suspended.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A suspect is being sought in an break-in that occurred in Ross Township, Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said the incident occurred about 12:25 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, at a residence along Flythe Road. A white male was observed entering the home but was confronted by the homeowner and fled the scene in a black or dark-colored sedan.

The suspect was described as being about five-feet, 10-inches tall, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and work boots.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A domestic incident in Schuylkill County led to both parties being charged.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at 26 Hickory Court, in West Brunswick Township, on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

During the period of 2:15 and 2:20 a.m. Joan Evans, 63, and Brent Evans, 40, both of that address, became involved in a verbal altercation which turned physical when Joan threw a pot of noodle soup at Brent and he shoved her into the basement stairs.

Both were issued non-traffic citations for harassment, troopers said.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Disorderly conduct

Noah Schaeffer, 19, of 233 Coal Street, Lehighton, was cited for disorderly conduct. The violation occurred on Feb. 5 at 10:22 p.m. in the 700 block of Mauch Chunk Road.

Citations were filed against Wes Costenbader, 24, of 4702 Main Street, Whitehall, and Richard Robertson Jr., 28, of 617 Lehigh Avenue, Palmerton, for disorderly conduct. The violations occurred on Jan. 28 at 2:16 a.m. in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A hit and run driver is being sought in Schuylkill County. The crash is one of two reported by state police at Schuylkill Haven,

Troopers said the hit and run occurred along Main St., in Porter Township. Troopers said an unknown vehicle was driven northbound in the village of Joliett and after rounding a curve it crossed over into the southbound lane. The vehicle then went onto the berm into the parking lot of the Joliett Fire Company.