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Police Logs

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Carl S. Burghart, 58, of 379 South 8th St., Lehighton was cited for violating Borough Ordinance 85-8 that dogs shall not be allowed to defecate on any public or private property. The incident occurred at Union and South 9th streets in Lehighton on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 8:24 p.m.

David D. Hascin, 62, of 341 South 2nd St., Apt. 3, Lehighton, was cited for public drunkenness following a disturbance on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 10:20 p.m. at South 2nd St. and Summit Ave.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

State police at the Frackville barracks said they cited two persons after altercations between 9:50-10 p.m. Aug. 27 in the 200 block of east Main Street in Girardville.

Tyrone E. Bruton, 43, was issued a citation for harassment and a 17-year-old boy was charged with criminal mischief. Both are from Girardville.

Police said Bruton became involved in an argument with Melanie A. Victor, 43, also of Girardville, during which time he struck the woman in the face, causing swelling and redness.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating a rock-throwing incident in which two vehicles traveling on Interstate 81 in Kline Township were damaged.

The victims are Crete Carrier Corporation, Lincoln, Neb., and David Lee McAnnaney, 56, of Wilburton.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Pocono Mountain Regional Police filed charges of public drunkenness and made a drug arrest.

Friday, September 2, 2011

John Geisinger, 66, of Lower Macungie Township, was committed to the Lehigh County Prison, Allentown, following his arraignment Sept. 1 on a charge of attempted criminal homicide.

Police said he is being held on $1-million bail pendig a preliminary hearing.

State police at Fogelsville, who made the arrest, said they responded at 12:50 p.m. to the Geisinger residence where John's wife, Louella, reported she had been hit in the back of her head 4-5 times with a baseball bat by her husband.

Friday, September 2, 2011

State police at the Lehighton barracks said copper wiring and brass fittings were stolen in a burglary that happened between 11 a.m. Aug. 25 and 10 a.m. Aug. 31 in Monroe County.

Police said the materials were stolen from a pumping station shed owned by the Pa. American Water Company. It is located off old Rt. 115, near Ross Commons in Ross Township.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Robert Smith of Polk Township was arrested by state police at the lehighton barracks on a charge of disorderly conduct after an incident at 9:07 p.m. Aug. 30 at 10 Valley Road West, Polk Township.

Police said the victim in the case is Doug Cramer, also of Monroe County. No other information on the incident was released by police.

Friday, September 2, 2011

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said a garbage truck caught fire at 8;15 a.m. Sept. 1 while it was traveling uphill on Rt. 209 in Branch Township.

Police said the driver of the 2002 Peterbilt trash truck was Daniel Bakerofskie, 49, of Girardville. Neither he nor two other occupants of the vehicle were injured.

Police said the truck's transmission failed while the truck was climbing the hill, resulting in the fire. The Good Intent Fire Company, Llewellyn, responded and extinguished the fire.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Tammy Lee Conklin, 41, of Lehighton, will be charged by state police at the Lehighton barracks with criminal mischief as a result of an incident that took place between 9:30-9:45 p.m. Aug. 19 at 80 Red Hill Road, Towamensing Township.

Police said the victim is Michael Thomas Conklin, 26, of Summit Hill. Police said he appeared at the above location, at which time he was greeted by the suspect with a baseball bat, which she used to strike the victim's vehicle with the bat, causing $786.73 in damages.

Friday, September 2, 2011

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a burglary that happned between 9:30 p.m. Aug. 29 and 10:30 a.m. Aug. 31 at Frank's Pizzeria, Rt. 209, Polk Township.

Poilice said actor(s) gained entry to the business by forcing open a side window and cutting through a screen.

Once inside, they removed $40 from the cash register before fleeing the scene.