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Police Logs

Thursday, March 17, 2011

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a crijminal mischief incident whereby two pickup trucks caused damages to a property in Weisenberg Township.

The victim is Reuben John Demaster, 35, of 7686 Herber Road in the township.

Police said the trucks made tire marks on the victim's property around 4 p.m. March 16 before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said a Macungie man was the victim of a theft by decpetion incident that happend in January when someone paid for a game system from him by giving him counterfeit bills.

The victim is Phallentz Michel, who told police he sold an X-Box Kinect game system to an unknown person for $120, later to find out the purchaser gave him counterfeit $20 bills.

The sale had been arranged on the website Craigslist.com and the two met in Lower Macungie Township to consumate the sale.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A criminal mischief incident that happened between 6:39 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 14 in Franklin Township is under investigation by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

The victim is Rhonda Hoffman of Lehighton.

She told polilce someone threw a brik at and smashed the driver's side door window of her 1985 Chevrolet S-10 while it was parked in the 1500 block of Long Run Road.

The estimated damages are $100.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kari Hundley, 23, of Jim Thorpe, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on March 13 at 6:55 p.m. at the intersection of Center and East Sixth streets in that borough.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said she was stopped for an equipment violation, after which time police learned that she was under the influence of alcohol. She was transported to the state police barracks where she was processed and released.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Two men were cited by Tamaqua Police Saturday morning after they caused a disturbance at the M and T Bank parking lot at the Five Points intersection.

Officers were dispatched to the area at 2:12 a.m. for a reported fight in progress. On the scene, officers found Levi G. Warren, 27, of 13 Mauch Chunk St., Tamaqua, and Cordero S. Labella, 24, of 338 W. Center St., Mahanoy City.

Both men admitted they were fighting over a woman. Citations for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness will be sent, by mail, to both men.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Slatington police reported the arrest of a Lehigh County driver for driving under the influence (DUI).

Police said Julianna Masluk, 52, of 1837 W. Greenleaf St., Allentown, was stopped in the 300 block of Main St., about 9:34 p.m. on March 3. She was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest.

She is also facing charges of careless driving and moving stopped or parked vehicle.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A break-in at a home in Ross Township, Monroe County, is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

The victim is Michael P. Walsh, 7617-A Meixell Valley Road, Saylorsburg.

He told polilce someone gained entry to his residence and stole numerous items, including electronics, jewelry and a safe, before fleeing the scene.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kemper Ritchie, 42, of 275 Cold Run Road, New Ringgold, was committed to the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, on March 16 after violating a protection from abuse order.

Police said he violated the court order at 9 p.m. at 277 Cold Run Road, East Brunswick Township, by harassing his mother, Linda Ritchie, by cursing and yelling at her while on her property.

Following arraignment, he was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Brian Plummer, 42, of Allentown, has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol by state police at the Fogelsville barracks.

Police said he was driving a vehicle that was stopped at 3:48 a.m. March 16 at the intersecvtion of routes 222 and 29 in South Whitehall Township for a suspended registration. During the stop, the accused exhibited signs of impairment and was arrested, police said.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Paschali Obialo, 43, of Albrightsville, escaped injuries in a one-car crash at 4:46 March 15 on Route 534 in Polk Township, according to state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said the accident happened near Queens Way Road at the entrance to the Robinhood lakes development.

Police said Obialo was driving a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo southbound on Rt. 534 when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to slide off the right side of the roadway and strike a wooden sign and a boulder before rolling over onto its roof.