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Police Logs

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a theft and two acts of criminal mischief occurring at Schuylkill County locations.

Teresa Mary Plesnarski, 23 S. Yohe St., Tower City, Porter Township, reported someone entered a shed on her property and removed $50 worth of steaks, hamburgers and hot dogs from a deep freezer inside the shed. The incident occurred sometime between May 5 and noon on Monday, May 7.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board conducted age compliance checks of licensed establishments in various locations in Carbon County. The checks were done on Friday, May 5, between 5 and 9 p.m.

Age compliance checks consist of using supervised underage buyers in an attempt to purchase alcholic beverages.

On the detail a total of four licensed establishments were checked. Three were found to be noncomplaint, meaning they served the underage buyer alcoholic beverages.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

State police at Frackville reported on arrests made by troopers.

Troopers said they responded to 1164 W. Centre St., West Mahanoy Township, for an incident. Troopers said an investigation revealed that John Michael Pikitus, 42, and Eric James Lauffer, 37, both of West Mahanoy Township, became involved in a physical argument over dog walking in the area.

Both shoved/struck each other during the argument. Both were cited for harassment, troopers said.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported on two crashes probed on Monroe County roadways.

A two vehicle crash occurred about 2:27 p.m. on April 29 along SR209 in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Ethel B. Smale, 87, of Bangor, and Dorothy M. Hippler, 56, of Scotrun, were both northbound when the front of Smale's 1999 Honda Accord struck the rear of Hippler's 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police participate with police departments across the country recently with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the fourth annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

The purpose of the day is to provide a venue for persons who wanted to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

Pocono police said the response was overwhelming with positive feedback. Pocono police reported they collected over eight pounds of prescription drugs at the collection site.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a four vehicle, rear-end type crash about 4:41 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, along SR901 (Gordon Nagle Trail), in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said vehicles operated by Lisa A. Noll, 29, of Pottsville, Nissan Rouge; Stephanie A. Hunter, 35, of Schuylkill Haven, a Jeep Commander; and Nancy L. Prisch, 55, of Sinking Springs, Berks County, a Chevrolet Corsica, were all westbound and stopped in traffic.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a crash that occurred on Thursday, May 3, along Kings Highway (SR143), near Gun Club Road, in Lynn Township.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rush Township police took Duane Hilliard, 34, into custody Thursday following a vehicle stop on Claremont Avenue.

Hilliard was stopped at 2:24 p.m. on a routine traffic detail.

A records check indicated he was wanted by state police at Hazleton. An outstanding warrant for Hilliard's arrest had also been issued by the Luzerne County Sheriff's Office.

Hilliard was transferred to the custody of state police and incarcerated in the Luzerne County Prison.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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

Troopers said the home at 141 Old Stone Road, in Chestnuthill Township, was entered through a window in which the screen was ripped off.

Once inside the criminals defecated in the bathroom sink.

The incident occurred sometime between April 10 and 28, troopers said. The home is owned by Harold and Armida Lange, of Middle Village, N.Y.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Monroe County business has been cited by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's Wilkes-Barre enforcement office.

Big Creek Vineyard, Keler Road and Whitey B. Drive, Kunkletown R.5, Polk Township, was cited for violation of section 505.2 - sold wine after their limited winery license expired on Dec. 31, 2011, and had not been renewed and/or validated.