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Police Logs

Monday, July 18, 2011

Several arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) were reported by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said on Friday, July 15, about 10:12 p.m. Thomas Peter Grabko, of Kunkletown, was driivng westbound on Serfass Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County, when his vehicle went onto the berm and struck a parked car in the driveway of 160 Serfass Road.

Troopers said Grabko failed to stop and continued west on Serfass Road until his vehicle became disabled due to the crash. He was found to be under the influence and is facing DUI and other counts, troopers said.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lehighton police charged a Weissport man with disorderly conduct after an incident that occurred just after midnight Friday.

Elvis D. Lopez, 45, of 200 White St. rear, was involved in an incident at 157-159 South First St., Lehighton.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lehighton police have cited a borough woman for allowing her dog to run loose.

Doris Cohen, 50, of 366 East Alley, was cited at 5:30 p.m. July 8 for allowing the dog to roam the 300 block of North Second Street.

Monday, July 18, 2011

A motorcyclist was injured in a crash along a Carbon County road. State police at Lehighton said the crash occurred about 6:05 p.m. on July 11 along Maury Road in Penn Forest Township.

Troopers said Noah J. Sweitzer, 30, of White Haven, was driving a 2005 Harley-Davidson northbound at a high rate of speed, when for unknown reasons, the bike traveled across the southbound lane and off the road. The bike struck a ditch causing Sweitzer to lose control.

Monday, July 18, 2011

A theft incident at a Carbon County lake is being probed.

State police at Lehighton said the 2004 Ford Mustang of Melissa Miller, of the 100 block of Canal St., in Landingville, Schuylkill County, was entered while parked in a lot at Beltzville Lake, near the interesection fo Deer Lane and Pohopoco Drive, in Towamensing Township. The unlocked car was entered sometime between 5:30 and 7 p.m. on Friday, July 15.

Taken from the vehicle was a wheel lock, a purse containing miscellaneous items and a cellular phone.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Copper pipes were stolen from a Monroe County home.

State police at Fern Ridge said the residence at 2149 Sugar Hollow Road, in Chestnuthill Township, was entered sometime before July 16 and pipes were removed. The property is owned by Bank of America, troopers said.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lehighton police charged a borough couple with harassment after a domestic dispute.

Charles Calise, 37, and Brenda Smale, 33, both of 206 Gypsy Hill Apartments, were cited for the incident, which occurred at 9 a.m. July 14 and involved physical contact.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Nesquehoning police reported on citations being issued by various officers.

Officer Thomas Kurtz issued 24 speeding citations at Oak St. and SR209 during the period of July 7 to 14. Speeds varied from as high as 50 miles-per-hour in a 25 zone. Other speeds noted were 46, 45, 43, 42 and 40. A citation was also issued for a red light violation at Mermon and SR209.

Kurtz also cited Thomas Boyle, of 249 E. Abbott St., Lansford, for driving with a suspended license.

Officer Timothy Wuttke issued two citations for tire equipment and an expired inspection sticker.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

An Allentown man allegedly assaulted a Lansford police officer early Thursday morning.

Raymond Rolon, 20, whose last known address was 715 North Penn St., faces charges of felony aggravated assault on police officer; resisting arrest; persistent disorderly conduct; possession of a controlled substance (crack cocaine); public drunkenness and underage drinking.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tamaqua Police arrested three individuals Thursday morning for underage drinking.

An officer was on patrol at 3:15 a.m., in the area of the Tamaqua Senior High School, when he observed two male teens walking in the area. As the police cruiser approached, the two young men fled. Minutes later, the officer observed a white vehicle turn on to Oak Street, from Orwigsburg Street, and quickly park.