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Police Logs

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A student at the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 school at Maple Avenue Campus in Norwegian Township, is facing assault charges following an incident at the school.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a 15-year-old male student attempted to stab Sean R. Lyons, 41, of Pine Grove, a behavioral interventionist at the shcool, about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24. Lyons was scraped/gouged in the right rib cage area, troopers said.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Kidder Township police reported on the following citations issued by officers recently.

On April 17 the following citations were issued:

At 2:57 p.m., Suzanne Hope, 59, of Palmerton, and John Barnaby, 82, of Ottowa, Canada, at 2:14 p.m., were both cited for obedience to traffic control devices near the Penn/Kidder Campus; Caitlyn M. Montelius, 18, of Albrightsville, was cited at 11:18 p.m., Qingson Weikel, 37, of Coaldale, at 11:40 p.m., and Louis Grillo, 40, of Bartonsville, at 11:54 p.m., all cited for stop sign violations at the intersection of state routes 1003 and 903.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Two Schuylkill County men were arrested for stealing scrap metal from a Schuylkill County site.

State police at Frackville said Joshua A. Mullins, 20, and Shawn E. Peck, 20, both of the 400 block of W. Norwegian St., Pottsville, were observed by Reading Anthracite Company personnel on the company's property north of Darkwater Road, in New Castle Township, taking the scrap metal. The incident occurred about 1-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25.

Friday, April 27, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported two male juveniles from the Palmerton area have been cited for the theft of a all terrain vehicle (ATV).

Troopers said the incident occurred on April 19 about 5 p.m. The ATV has been recovered and returned to the owner who resides in Aquashicola, and not identified by police.

Friday, April 27, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on the following driving under the influence (DUI) arrests.

Troopers said about 3:20 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, Diane Potcher, 58, of Kunkletown, was operating a 2001 Ford Focus along Silver Springs Road, at Smale Lane, in Eldred Township, Monroe County, when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree.

She was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. The DUI charge is pending, troopers said. Damages were termed severe to the vehicle.

Friday, April 27, 2012

State police reported the arrest of a Carbon County man for criminal mischief.

Troopers said Jonathan Charles Eckart, of Lehighton, has been charged after allegedly damaging the windshield, driver's side rear window, and front left fender of the car of Amanda Lynn Raub, of Lehighton.

The incident occurred in Parryville on Monday, April 23, between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., troopers said.

Friday, April 27, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on two arrests made by troopers in separate incidents.

Troopers said on Monday, April 23, about 6-6:45 p.m. they assisted two officers from Mahoning Township in an attempt to locate a vehicle and a suspect in multiple retail thefts.

The vehicle was located in a driveway at 3058 Mountain Road in Ross Township, Monroe County. Troopers then made contact with Charles S. Poff III, 39, of that address, who was determined to be a suspect in the thefts.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Two Monroe County men were arrested in separate incidents for possession of child pornography. The arrests were reported by the Pocono Mountain Regional police.

On April 24 Kevin Fitzgerald Jr., 25, no current address, was charged with 43 counts of possessing child pornography as well as one count of criminal use of a communication facility. He was arraigned before District Judge Anthony D. Fluegel, of Tobyhanna, and committed to the county prison in Snydersville after failing to post $50,000 bail.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of a rare coin, valued at over $10,000, during a Monroe County burglary.

Troopers said the residence of Leonard Sturmak, 71, of Little Mexico Rd., in Saylorsburg, Chestnuthill Township, was entered. The theft occurred sometime between Nov. 1, 2011, and April 20, troopers said.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Weatherly man is being charged by Rush Township police following a traffic stop on Claremont Avenue.

George Kolar, 62, was stopped by police for traffic violations then told the officer he was a Carbon County Sheriff. Kolar also allegedly displayed a badge identifying himself as a sheriff.

It didn't take long for police to determine that Kolar is not now, nor was he ever, a sheriff. He will be charged with impersonating a public servant in addition to the traffic violations.