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Police Logs

Thursday, May 17, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating an attempted burglary and a theft from vehicle incident.

The attempted break-in occurred at the home of David A. Wildermuth, 64, of 2417 Panther Valley Road, Pottsville, North Manheim Township. Troopers said unknown criminals attempted to gain entry by prying away three aluminum mesh screens from two front porch windows of the home. They also attempted to gain entry through a rear window. The screens were bent and discarded a short distance from the home. Damages were estimated at $60.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Three all terrain vehicle (ATV) operators were cited for criminal trespass following an incident that occurred on Sunday, May 13, about 5 p.m.

State police at Hazleton said the incident occurred in the area of Spring Valley Farms, in Foster Township, Luzerne County, on the property of Ronald Wesner, 68, of Weatherly.

Troopers said Carroll Nagle, 44, Crystal Peck, 24, both of Weatherly, and Michael Pogwist, 44, of Hazle Township, were riding a Rhino ATV on Wesner's property after having previously been told by the victim not to enter onto his property.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary at a Monroe County residence.

Troopers said a home at 4199 White Oak Drive, in Eldo Lakes, Polk Township, was entered sometime between Nov. 1 and Monday, May 14. Entry was gained through a window.

Removed from the home was a stereo and stereo equipment. The home is owned by Miley Rae Bandanza, 48, of Allentown, troopers said.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

State police at Hazleton reported on two theft incidents occurring in Carbon County.

Troopers said a 1992 Ford F150 pickup truck was entered while parked at 2 Banks Avenue, in Banks Township, and removed was the stereo system.

The truck is owned by Fimbel Architectural Doors Inc., of McAdoo. The theft occurred sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Troopers said unknown persons syphoned fuel from two vehicles parked along Evergreen Lane, in Lausanne Township.

The theft occurred sometime between April 28 and Saturday, May 12.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kidder Township police announced that officers will begin seat belt enforcement activities as part of a national "Click It or Ticket" seat belt enforcement mobilization program. The program will be held from May 21 through June 10.

The law enforcement activities will be conducted near the Penn/Kidder Campus along SR903 or on state routes 940 and 534, and other township roads.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Tamaqua man has been cited following an incident at Boyer's Food Mart on Cedar Street in Tamaqua.

Police were dispatched to the store at 3:06 p.m. on May 11 for the reported theft of an employee's brief case. Video footage was reviewed and the thief was identified as Duane Allen, 24, of 118 N. Railroad St. Allen was cited for theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating several crashes along Schuylkill County roadways, including two hit and runs in which the wanted driver turned himself in to troopers the following day.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Carbon County woman was jailed in Schuylkill County on various drug counts.

Deanna Semanoff, 23, of 160 S. Fifth St., Lehighton, was arrested by Shenandoah police and members of the county's drug task force on May 1 for selling crack cocaine in the borough to a confidential informant (CI). Arrested with her was a 16-year-old male from Allentown.

She and the teen were charged with selling 10 bags of crack cocaine to the CI in the 600 block of W. Centre St.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on arrests made by troopers.

On Monday, May 14, about 5 p.m. troopers were called to Pappy's Store, located at 600 White St., Bowmanstown, for a retail theft incident. On scene troopers said Jason Carl Koons, 29, of Bowmanstown, was taken into custody for the theft. He was taken to the barracks for processing and later to the Lehighton hospital to the mental health unit for evaluation.

Charges were filed, troopers added.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Nesquehoning Chief of Police Sean Smith is asking any law enforcement agency or the public for their assistance in identifying a suspect in the early morning burglary of the Nesquehoning True Value Hardware.

The male was wearing a hoodie, wranglers and possibly hiking boots. He has a well kept narrow beard and was driving a mid-size car, possibly a Honda, with a decal in the upper left corner of the rear window.