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Police Logs

Thursday, August 2, 2012

State police at Frackville announced troopers will be conducting a sobriety checkpiont in the northern part of Schuylkill County this coming weekend.

The program will be conducted on unnamed county roads sometime between Friday, Aug. 3, and Sunday, Aug. 5, troopers said.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kidder Township police reported on the following citations issued by officers.

On July 13 about 2:25 a.m. Daniel Robinson, of Albrightsville, was cited for harassment outside of Nick's Lake House.

On June 18, at 7:31 p.m. Brad Sharwell, of Albrightsville, was cited for confinement of dogs and failing to have a dog license after his pit bull was found running loose in Holiday Pocono. On the same date, at 7:50 p.m., Stephanie Lock, of Fisher, Ind., was cited for a stop sign violation at the intersection of North and South Lake Drive.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following arrests.

Police said on July 26 about 1 p.m. officers arrested Mindy Tomaro, 31, of Tobyhanna, at the office of District Judge Richard Claypool, of Pocono Pines, when she arrived for a scheduled preliminary hearing for her boyfriend, identified as Jeffrey Shnettler, who was previously arrested for theft, receiving stolen property, and criminal conspiracy.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported on the following arrests made by troopers.

Troopers said William R. Elsley, of Brick, N.J., reported his vehicle stolen on June 16. The vehicle had been involved in a crash a few hours earlier. It was determined Elsley was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

While being interviewed troopers detected alcohol on Elsley, who is under the legal age.

As a result of an investigation Elsley was cited for underage consumption and false reports to law enforcement concerning his report of a stolen vehicle.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Harassment

Criminal charges were filed against Kerry Eckhart, 58, of 612 Kunkletown Road, Kunkletown, for DUI, simple assault, harassment, and restrictions on alcoholic beverages. The incident occurred on July 7 at 12:32 a.m. in the 100 block of Lehigh Avenue.

Melissa Nothstein, 38, of 434 Franklin Avenue, Palmerton, was cited for harassment and expired inspection. The violations occurred on July 24 at 11 p.m. in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue.

Speeding

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Monroe County man is facing charges following an incident involving a stolen vehicle and a chase. State police at Fern Ridge said the incident began about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 30, in the area of 214 Birch Drive at Merwinsburg Drive, in Polk Township.

Troopers said a vehicle reported stolen earlier in Kunkletown, to state police at Lehighton, was observed at the above location. A traffic stop was initiated but the driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued northbound on Merwinsburg Road, Effort.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The theft of aluminum alloy wheels from a site in Towamensing Township is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said the incident happened between July 9-25 at 5750 Interchange Road. The victim is Amanda Kline of Lehighton.

She told police someone stole the wheels from her front lawn. The rims are 16-inch, three-spoke aluminum wheels (BK Racing).

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the theft of two bank debit cards from a parked vehicle in the Palmerton area.

The victim is Patricia Pynn Moyer, 47, of 2065 Hemlock St., Palmerton.

Police said between 4 p.m. July 28 and 9:30 a.m. July 31 someone gained entry to the woman's vehicle and obtained her wallet containing personal information, including the two cards.

Police said the two cards have since been used numerous times at different locations.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Summit Hill juvenile was cited after he failed to turn down loud music.

According to Summit Hill police on July 6, at 4:56 p.m., officers received a complaint of loud music coming from 208 E. Hazard St. When officers arrived at the residence to ask the owner to turn down the music, they could hear the music as they exited the cruiser. No one answered the door to the home.

It was later learned that the 16-year-old male was having a party in the house.

He was charged with disorderly conduct.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Two persons were arrested and imprisoned after an incident at 5:25 p.m. July 23 in Lower Towamensing Township and Parryville.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said Alan James Arthofer, 22, of Bowmanstown, and Chad R. Mack, 23, of Palmerton, were arraigned before Magisterian District Judge William Kissner and committed to the Carbon County Correctional Facility, Nesquehoning, in lieu of $50,000 bail.