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Police Logs

Thursday, October 27, 2011

David R. Cipko, 33, of 175 Penn St., Tamaqua, has been cited by borough police for allegedly making repeated, unwanted phone calls to the cell phone of Earl Hartranft of Coal Street.

The citation for harassment was filed after Cipko allegedly made 26 calls to Hartranft on Oct. 16.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Public drunkenness

Criminal charges were filed against Randy Dieter, 39, of 46 Weeping Willow Drive, Ashfield, for resisting arrest, defiant trespass, 3 counts of persistent disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness. The incident occurred on Oct. 14 at 8:39 p.m. in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue.

DUI

Criminal charges were filed against Ryan Eckhart, 26, of 1135 Church Drive, Palmerton, for DUI, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The incident occurred on Oct. 2 at 12:53 a.m. in the 1400 block of Mauch Chunk Road.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Two suspects in a tire-slashing incident in Schuylkill County are being sought.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred about 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Sterman Masser Potato Farms, located at 2 Fear Not Rd., in Hubley Township.

Troopers said a male and a female arrived at the location at the time and date stated. The female proceeded to slash the tires on a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu which was parked alongside the building.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Monroe County residence.

Troopers said a home at 9 South Lane, Jackson Township, was entered sometime between Sept. 25-30. Removed was $5,710 worth of tools belonging to Gino Selmana, 39, of New York, N.Y. The tools included nail guns, air compressors, saws and various hand tools. Some of the tools may have the initial "GS" on them.

The home was not secured, troopers noted. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 646-2271.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

One of two drivers involved in a crash about 7:05 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the intersection of Valley Road and SR4007, in Cass Township, Schuylkill County, will be charged.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said James W. Hogan, 53, of Ashland, was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu southbound on 4007 and failed to yield at a stop sign. He entered the intersection where his vehicle struck a 1996 Ford Econoline 250 truck driven westbound on 4007 by David M. Osatchuck, 49, of Auburn.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Carbon County resident is facing various drug charges after police found marijuana plants growing on his property and illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia in his home.

State police at Lehighton said troopers went to the residence of Donald Warakomski, of the 200 block of Pin Oak Rd., in Lehighton, East Penn Township, on Tuesday, Oct. 25, about 2:07 p.m. after receiving a complaint from a neighbor that he observed marijuana plants growing on Warakomski's property.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board has cited a Carbon County business for violating the state liquor code.

Palm Beverages Inc., 619 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, was cited for sold, furnished and/or gave or permitted such sale, furnishing or giving of alcoholic beverages to a minor. The alleged offense occurred on Aug. 30.

This charge will be brought before an administrative law judge who has the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 for minor offenses and up to $5,000 for more serious ones.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Tamaqua woman faces charges after she allegedly borrowed a vehicle without the owner's permission.

Melissa Ann Fredericks, 26, of 73 Hunter St., was observed entering a green, 1997 Dodge Stratus, owned by Wendy Fredericks of Spruce Street, Tamaqua, on Oct. 1. She then allegedly drove away, parking the Dodge near her home.

The vehicle owner confirmed she had not given Melissa permission to use her car. It was also determined that Ms. Fredericks' driver's license is suspended.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of scrap metal from a Schuylkill County location.

Troopers said Curtis L. Vanblargan, 66, of Shenandoah, reported scape metal was stolen from his property at 518 Miller Rd., in North Union Township, sometime between 4 p.m. on Oct. 21, and 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 22. The metal was in the yard of the property, troopers noted.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rush Township police are preparing charges against a Tamaqua woman and two juveniles after the trio allegedly removed items from the Walmart at Hometown Commons.

Dawn M. Valentine, 33, as well as a 15-year-old and 14-year-old, allegedly removed the items at 8:53 p.m. on Oct. 20. All three have prior retail theft convictions.