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Police Logs

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Coaldale man was cited by Tamaqua police on Sunday, Aug. 5.

Officer Matt Houser was on patrol when he observed a male walking in the area of Clark Street at 1:30 a.m. The male seemed to be having some difficulty so Houser investigated. The officer noted a strong odor of alcohol coming from the man, who was identified as James Nahf, 46, of 123 First St.

Nahf was cited for public drunkenness.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Tamaqua man faces charges following an incident at the Dollar General Store on Sunday.

Borough police were dispatched to the store, located on East Broad Street, at 6:56 p.m., for the theft of a cell phone. The suspect was identified as Alexander Modawar of South Lehigh St. The phone was recovered.

Modawar will be charged with retail theft.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a traffic stop that occurred about 12:20 a.m on Monday, Aug. 6, along Oak St., in Shenandoah.

State police at Frackville said Charles M. Koncsler, 56, of Ringtown, was stopped. At the stop he was found to be under the influence and taken to the barracks for a breath test.

The test revealed that Koncsler was over the legal limit of .08 percent. He will be charged, troopers said.

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Carbon County teen is facing charges following an incident on Friday, Aug. 3, about 11:36 p.m.

State police at Lehighton said troopers attempted to stop a Mercury Sable along Fawn Road, east of SR903, in Penn Forest Township, for a traffic violation. The vehicle stopped briefly, then sped away. A pursuit was conducted and ended a short distance later.

Monday, August 6, 2012

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in an incident in Schuylkill County that occurred about 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, along SR443, west of Dreher Road, in West Brunswick Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Denise D. Halbrook, 49, of New Ringgold, was driving a 2008 Lincoln Town Car westbound while Sandra D. Kline, 46, of Orwigsburg, was standing along the westbound shoulder.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations issued by officers.

Officer Dane O'Brien cited Michael Macaluso, 65 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, for driving under suspension.

Chief Sean Smith issued two speeding citations.

Officer Chad McGown issued two speeding ciations.

Officer Carl Briener cited Eric Nabried, 816 Hampton St., Scranton, for driving under suspension. Also he issued citations for hit and run, and careless driving.

Monday, August 6, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a burglary and theft incidents.

The break-in occurred at the home of Christine Mertz, 39, of Heiney Lane, Polk Township, Monroe County. Entry was made by removing an air conditioning unit from a window. Taken was a jar containing spare change, troopers said. The incident occurred sometime between noon and 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Two Schuylkill County residents were cited following an incident in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Brock Arner, 21, and Danielle Todd-Lee, 21, both of Andreas, were each cited for harassment following an incident in the 6800 block of Schochary Road, in Lynn Township.

Troopers said the two were involved in a domestic dispute during which both struck each other. The incident occurred about 1:34 p.m. on July 25, troopers said.

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, along Coal St., near Kaska St., in Middleport.

State police at Frackville said Cynthia H. Alba, 29, of Middleport, was driving a 1992 Jeep Cherokee northbound when she entered the southbound lane and sideswiped a 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser operated by Ariel Cescon, 24, of Pottsville.

No one was injured and damages were minor to both vehicles.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Jewelry was taken in a Schuylkill County burglary.

State police at Frackville said the residence of Virginia Gloria Schutte, 72, of Hazleton, and located at 13 W. Players Way, East Union Township, were entered sometime between July 26 and Aug. 2. Removed were several diamond rings, diamond necklaces, an emerald diamond watch, and a pearl necklace. No value was placed on the missing items.