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Police Logs

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.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 2:05 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, along SR209 in Polk Township, Monroe County, in which the driver was cited.

Troopers said Patrick Y. Shaknitz, 20, of Kunkletown, was operating a 2010 Subaru Forester northbound when he lost control for unknown reasons. The vehicle traveled northwest across the southbound lane where the driver side struck the guide rail.

The vehicle then crossed both lanes while traveling northeast with the passenger side front striking the east guide rail.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tamaqua police are investigating multiple reports of criminal mischief this weekend. Five incidents of damage to vehicles and/or property were reported to the department on Sunday. All of the reported incidents took place on Lafayette and Catawissa streets.

Anyone with information concerning these incidents is asked to call police at (570) 668-5000.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Nesquehoning woman was cited by Tamaqua police following an incident at the Family Dollar store on Sunday.

Lisa Neal, 20, of 321 E. Catawissa St., was cited for retail theft.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Mahoning Township man is facing charges following an incident which occurred on May 12.

Township police said Terry Williams, of 610 N. First St., Lehighton, has been charged with simple assault and harassment.

He was arraigned on the charges before District Judge Edward M. Lewis of Jim Thorpe. Lewis placed bail at $20,000, 10 percent. Unable to post bail, Williams was incarcerated in the Carbon County Prison.

The charges stem from an incident in which police investigated a 911 hang up call at Williams' residence.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating the following crashes.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 10:40 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, along Christman Road, in Eldred Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Christopher Schaeffer, 39, of Palmerton, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound when, for unknown reasons, he traveled across the oncoming lane of travel and left the road. The truck went up an embankment before striking a tree stump which caused it to roll onto its side in the westbound lane.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating a access device fraud case.

Troopers said Judy Anne Burkhart, 59, of 559 Molasses Valley Road, in Kunkletown, Eldred Township, Monroe County, reported someone obtained her credit card information and made purchases totaling $2,159.23 on the Internet. The purchases were made during the period of May 6 and 9.

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Northampton County man is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) after he was stopped for a vehicle code violation while operating a motorcycle.

State police at Lehighton said Peter A. Hissim, 47, of Bath, driving a 2012 Harley Davidson Road King bike, was stopped along 57 Road in the area of Locust Road, in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, about 9:18 p.m. on Saturday, May 12.

He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said.