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Police Logs

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Tamaqua Police are investigating a series of vehicle break ins reported to the department on Tuesday.

Owners of three vehicles contacted police to report that someone had been in their vehicles.

Jacob Bumberger of 131 Schuylkill Ave. reported that someone took change and a pack of cigarettes from his vehicle, which had been parked near his home.

A second vehicle parked on Schuylkill Avenue, owned by Robert Francis, was entered, but nothing was taken.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Carbon County teen is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance.

State police at Lehighton said Matthew Joseph McFarland, 19, of Palmerton, appeared at the barracks in Towamensing Twonship, about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, under the influence. He was placed under arrest.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary at a Carbon County residence in which over $27,000 in items were taken.

Troopers said the home of John W. Herrring, 41, of 75 Buttercup Way, Kunkletown, was entered sometime between Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Entry was made through a side door attached to a two car garage.

Once inside the criminals removed several items including a John Deere LX280 lawn tractor, various garage tools, electronic devices, fishing equipment, and personal items. Total estimated value of the missing items was set at $27,070.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Pocono Mountain Regional police said they responded to 360 Campstead Loop, Blakeslee, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, to assist a EMS unit.

The responding officers made contact with James Bock, 41, at the residence. Through an investigation it was discovered Bock was wanted on a bench warrant by the Monroe County's sheriff's office. Bock was taken into custody and placed in the county prison in Snydersville.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Tamaqua man was picked up on an outstanding warrant on Feb. 6.

Cpl. Dwayne Hacker was clearing up a noise complaint at 12:28 a.m. and was in the vicinity of Lafayette and Washington Streets. He observed one Tedd Richard Fredericks, 40, of 325 Washington St., Tamaqua, in the church parking lot, near the exit of the iron steps. Cpl. Hacker was aware of an outstanding warrant for Fredericks, who was wanted on a parole violation. Fredericks admitted knowing there was a warrant for his arrest.

Friday, February 8, 2013

A total of 12 underage drinkers were cited following an incident in Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said troopers found the 12 at 4542 Senny Court, Weisenburg Township, about 12:10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3. In the house were alcoholic beverages and the suspects were found to have consumed alcohol.

Friday, February 8, 2013

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, along Little Gap Road, in Lower Towamensing Township.

Troopers said Joshua J. Damore, 38, of Palmerton, was eastbound when he swerved off the road for unknown reasons and hit the guide rail and then a telephone pole. Damore left the scene to seek medical attention for his two children who were in the vehicle with him. Damore and his two children were treated at the Palmerton hospital.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pocono Mountain Regional police are investigating a hit and run accident in which property damaged occurred.

Police said about 7:12 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, officers were called to 313 Lake Road, in the Pocono Farms development, for property damage. On scene officers learned the property owner returned from work and found that unknown persons had driven through the front yard, running over a pine tree and decorative wall.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Two females were cited for retail theft at the Walmart store at 1091 Millcreek Rd., in Macungie Township, Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Tammy Callahan, of Kunkletown, and Brigitte Andrews, of Allentown, was cited about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3.

Troopers said the two went into the store and selected one item each. They then went to the customer service desk and made a no receipt return of the items for gift cards. The two then went back into the store and bought items with the gift cards, troopers said.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Lehigh County driver is facing charges, including driving under the influence (DUI), following an incident that occurred about 2:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, along SR222 (Hamilton Boulevard), in Lower Macungie Township.