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Police Logs

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Lansford Police Chief John Turcmanovich has released his report for September:

Friday, October 14, 2011

A Monroe County driver was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 2:10 a.m. today along Cays Road in Jackson Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Katie A. Rogers, 18, of Stroudsburg, was driving a 2005 Ford Escape southbound when the vehicle crossed the northbound lane and onto the berm.

It then struck a mailbox and rolled over on the driver's side.

Rogers suffered what troopers termed were major injuries and was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Walnutport Police Chief Joseph W. Pennisi, released the following statistical report of activities for the month of September.

Police received 205 calls for service, 37 traffic citations issued, nine criminal arrests, seven parking tickets issued, 44 written warnings given out and patrol cars traveled a total of 2,992 miles.

Friday, October 14, 2011

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, along Peach Mountain Road, in New Castle Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said James L. Haskett, 56, of Minersville, was northbound in a Buick Century when he swerved to avoid a vehicle stopped on the road.

The Buick left the road and struck a utility pole.

Haskett was injured and transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-E. Norwegian Street, Pottsville, troopers said.

Friday, October 14, 2011

A former Lehighton man, currently residing at 409 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, was cited after alarming neighbors while picking through their trash.

Vincent Smith, 59, was observed looking into the windows at 20 W. Broad St., at 10:10 p.m. on Oct. 5.

When questioned by police Smith said he had been looking for salvagable items and didn't mean to cause any alarm.

He was cited for disorderly conduct.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Theft

Criminal charges were filed against Glennis Park, 27, of 651 Mauch Chunk Road, Palmerton, for theft and receiving stolen property. The incident occurred on Aug. 17 at 12:31 a.m. in the 700 block of Mauch Chunk Road.

DUI

Criminal charges were filed against Darryl Fava, 41, of 285-7 Lower Nis Hollow, Lehighton, for DUI, habitual offender, driving under suspension, and turning movements and required signals. The incident occurred on Sept. 23 at 12:58 a.m. at Delaware Avenue and Mauch Chunk Road.

Speeding

Friday, October 14, 2011

Tamaqua police are investigating the theft of approximately 20 gallons of diesel fuel, reportedly taken from a vehicle parked at Fegley's Mini Mart in Tamaqua.

John Buranich, of Clarks Summit, told police he parked his tri axle truck between the pumps on Friday afternoon and discovered the theft Saturday morning.

The mini mart was closed during that time due to a reconstruction project.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-6100.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Minor injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident in Tamaqua on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Michael Loch, 44, of 534 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, was traveling west on Lafayette Street at 10:30 a.m., operating a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, when he slowed down to look at a yard sale. He had almost come to a complete stop when his car was struck from behind by a 2005 Ford F150, operated by Amanda Alonge, 21, of 71 Tioga St., Tamaqua R.D.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Tamaqua man was cited on Friday, Oct. 7, after police made repeated trips to his home after receiving complaints about loud music.

Officers were first dispatched to 132 W. Spruce St. at 8:44 p.m. when neighbors called to complain about the loud music. After speaking to the officers, the resident, later identified as Christopher Condrack, 41, did indeed turn down the volume.

The second complaint was made at 9:04 p.m. and the volume was lowered when police arrived.

A third call was made at 10:23 p.m. and this time officers cited Condrack for disorderly conduct.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A hit and run driver is being sought in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said a 1991 beige in color Ford Taurus was driven westbound on the Morea Road, in West Mahanoy Township, about 8:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The driver failed to negotiate a left turn at the intersection with Oak St. The car went onto the berm and struck a fence at 500 Oak St. It went through the fence and onto the property.

The driver then fled the scene. The property is owned by New Hope Wesleyan Church, of Frackville, troopers said.