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Police Logs

Monday, December 19, 2011

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks report the arrest of Chris Lehman, 39, of Pine grove, on a charge of terroristic threats and summary charges of harassment, following an incident on Dec. 14.

Police said Lehman learned that Craig Rittenbaugh, 38, also of Pine Grove, who is facing theft of check charges, had been bailed out of jail and was at his residence. Police said Lehman repeatedly drove by Rittenbaugh's house flashing a handgun.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Kristen April Martinez, 31, and Lloyd LeBlanc Jr., 43, both of Hazleton, have been arrested by state police at the Fern Ridge barracks on charges of receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 12:27 a.m. Dec. 18 on Interstate 80 in Tobyhanna Township.

Police said they initially stopped a vehicle for speeding, in which they were occupants, and learned the vehicle was stolen out of Mount Carmel and belonging to Janice and Robert Baniela of Mount Carmel.

Friday, December 16, 2011

DUI

Criminal charges were filed against Rebecca Urban, 44, of 630 Lehigh Avenue, Palmerton, for DUI, drivers required to be licensed, and driving on right side of roadway. The incident occurred on Nov. 11 at 12:32 a.m. on Mauch Chunk Road.

Criminal charges were filed against Jesse Snyder III, 46, of 1229 Lehigh Parkways, Apt. 9, Allentown, for DUI, and driving under suspension. The incident occurred on Oct. 11 at 1:29 p.m. on SR248 east.

Traffic violation

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Monroe County man was charged with harassment following an incident that occurred on Dec. 11 about 6 p.m. at 5505 Kunkletown Road, in Ross Township.

State police at Lehighton alleges that Rodney Hoffman, 46, of Saylorsburg, grabbed Amanda Rasley, 44, of Bethlehem, by the arm and pushed her and also struck in in the face with a sneaker.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Lansford police have been busy with a variety of scofflaws.

Traffic citations were issued to the following people:

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Schuylkill County woman is facing charges for allegedly making a false report to police.

State police at Frackville said Michelle A. Mistishen, 32, of Barnesville, was cited. Troopers said on Wednesday, Dec. 14, about 2 p.m. Mistishen reported her 2001 Mercury Sable had been stolen from her residence. The vehicle was later found about three miles from her home, on Back Road, in Ryan Townhip, and had been involved in a crash.

Friday, December 16, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating two acts of criminal mischief.

Troopers said someone smashed the windshiled on the 1999 Kia Sephia of Matthew Hausman, 24, of Jim Thorpe. The incident occurred while the car was parked at 1340 Little Gap Road, Lower Towamensning Township, Carbon County, sometime between 4 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Damages were estimated at $250.

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Palmerton driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

State police at Lehighton said Kelly A. Flowers, of Sunny Rest, was stopped about 9:56 p.m. along SR209 at SR248 in Franklin Township, Carbon County, on Tuesday, Dec. 13, for not having a tail lights on her 2005 Volkeswagon Passat lit.

She was found to be under the influence and was taken to the barracks for a breath test. The test revealed she was over the legal limit of .08 percent, troopers said.

Friday, December 16, 2011

A suspect in the robbery of a jewelry store in Monroe County is in custody in New York.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said they were notified on Wednesday, Dec. 14, by the U.S. Marshal's Service that Robert Milazzo, 37, of Tobyhanna, was in custody in Suffolk County, N.Y. PMRP said they obtained a warrant for Milazzo's arrest following the investigation of a burglary at Diamond Jewelers, located along SR611, in Mount Pocono, that occurred on Dec. 2.

Friday, December 16, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating the theft of a dog in Monroe County.

Brittany Costello, of 567 Gilbert Rd., Saylorsburg, Polk Township, reported her Pomeranian mix was removed from the backyard of her home sometime between 4:30 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The dog was on a leash, Costello reported.

The dog is reddish in color and has black ears, nose and paws.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.