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Police Logs

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Tamaqua driver escaped injury in a one vehicle crash that occurred about 11:25 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, along Tumbling Run Road, a mile west of Mountain Road, in Blythe Township.

State police at Frackville said Bryanna Harvey, 23, was driving a 2004 Volkswagen Golf eastbound when she lost control. The car went onto the berm and hit a drainage ditch then hit several small trees head-on, where it came to rest.

The car sustained heavy damages, troopers said. Assisting troopers at the scene were volunteers from the Kaska Fire Company and fire police.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Walter Francis Trainor, 48, of Kunkletown, was cited about 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the state police barracks along SR209 in Towamensing Township.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mahoning Township police reported on Thursday, Oct. 11, Lauren Sherry, 18, of Lehighton, and a 17-year-old female were cited for retail theft at the Walmart store.

They allegedly attempted to steal $46.47 in merchandise by concealing the items in a purse while inside the restroom.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred about 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 484 Blue Mountain Road, in Wayne Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a 46-year-old female and Shawn Donohue, 49, both of Schuylkill Haven, were at the residence and became involved in a verbal argument. During the altercation the female grabbed a leather laptop computer case and attempted to look through it.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tamaqua police have released details of a pedestrian versus vehicle accident in the borough on Thursday morning.

According to the police report, Paula Bower, 41, of 224 W. High St., Coaldale, was backing out of a parking spot at the Turkey Hill Minute Mart, 330 E. Broad St., when she heard a loud bang. Bower stopped her vehicle and looked, but couldn't see anyone/anything in her field of vision. A witness, Michael Vadyak of Tamaqua, agreed with Bower.

Friday, October 19, 2012

One person has been arrested and jailed, and two others are being sought in a home invasion and assault incident that occurred in Lehigh Township, Northampton County.

Township police said about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, they responded to the 4800 block of S. Cypress Drive to a report of a home invasion and assault. On scene officers found the victim, Scott Beck. He was transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, where he was treated and released.

Friday, October 19, 2012

State Police at Fogelsville have charged a Lehighton man with allegedly attempting to steal $327.97 worth of merchandise from a Lehigh County department store.

Carmen Diacheysn, 43, has been charged with retail theft.

Diacheysn was apprehended in Kohl's Department Store, 6900 Hamilton Blvd., Lower Macungie Township, prior to exiting, police said.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Three juveniles are facing charges following incidents in Slatington.

Borough police said on Oct. 10 about 5:50 p.m. they responed to the area of 409 W. South St., to a report of a disorderly group threatening to fight another person.

As a result of an investigation two male juveniles were cited for harassment.

On the same day, about 7:40 p.m., when police went to notify the mother of one of the juveniles of his arrest, another juvenile approached the officers and became disorderly and called police names.

Friday, October 19, 2012

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were dispatched to the Aharts Plaza, in Blakeslee, about 4:45 p.m. to a report of an intoxicated female outside the Wine & Spirts store.

Upon arrival officers observed a female attempting to driver away. She was identified as Jeri A. Jumper, 56, of Blakeslee. She was found to be intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests.

Friday, October 19, 2012

A McAdoo man faces charges stemming from multiple reported domestic violence incidents.

Paul Sholtis, 32, of 145 E. Adams St., allegedly repeatedly punched, slapped, choked, struck and threatened his girlfriend from Oct. 4 through 10, when the woman reported the incidents to police.

Charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct, and harassment were filed Oct. 10 by Patrolman Jeffrey Tanner.