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Police Logs

Friday, August 17, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an act of criminal mischief at a Schuylkill County location.

Troopers said unknown criminals struck two truck tractors with a rock causing damage to both vehicles while they were parked along SR61 near the entrance to the Pines, in Deer Lake. The incident was reported at 3:50 a.m. on Thursday, Aug.16.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on a retail theft arrest made by officers this week.

Police said Hector Yagual, 31, of Long Pond, was arrested about 11:45 a.m. at the Walmart store in Mount Pocono. Police said store security took him into custody for taking $686 worth of items without paying for them.

He was charged and later released.

Friday, August 17, 2012

A Schuylkill County man is facing drug charges after two county residences were raided on Thursday with illegal drugs and a gun found.

State police at Frackville said troopers, along with members of Mahanoy City police, and members of the Schuylkill County district attorney's office, raided homes at 638 W. Mahanoy St., and 27 E. Pine St., in Mahanoy City. The raids began about 10:45 a.m.

Friday, August 17, 2012

A Carbon County driver was involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said the crash occurred about 1:51 p.m. on July 20 at SR309 and Interstate 78, in Upper Saucon Township.

Troopers said Michael J. Searfoss, 44, of Lehighton, driving a 2009 Toyota Camry, was entering I-78 from 309 while Jorge E. Dutan, 34, of Hackensack, N.J., operating a 2007 Sterling truck, was in the right late westbound on I-78.

Friday, August 17, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary and an attempted burglary, both occurring in the New Ringgold area.

Troopers said the home of Wayne Renninger Jr., located at 943 Pine Valley Rd., New Ringgold, East Brunswick Township, was entered sometime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Entry was gained by removing a mounted air conditioner from the east side of the home. During the removal the window was broken and the air conditioner was damaged.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Both participants in a dispute were cited, state police at Schuylkill Haven said.

Troopers said the incident occurred at 141 Pottsville St., in Cressona, Schuylkill County, about 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

At that location Diane Mahalage and Nichole Knorr, both of Cressona, were involved in a verbal dispute that turned physical. Both grabbed one another during the argument and pushed each other backwards.

Both were issued non-traffic citations for harassment, troopers said.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The North Central Regional DUI program has announced Sobriety Checkpoints and Roving Patrols will be conducted between Aug. 17-20, on state routes 209, 443, 902, and 903 in Carbon County. Travelers are reminded to report drunk drivers by dialing 911.

To report underage drinking call 1-888-UNDER-21.

Sobriety Checkpoints are funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a crash that occurred about 5:43 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, along SR2004 (Tumbling Run Road), a mile west of Guers Dairy, in Blythe Township.

State police at Frackville said Carl Roman, 69, of Orwigsburg, was driving a 2010 Ford Fusion when it left the road and struck an embankment. The vehicle did not sustain any damage.

Roman was found to be under the influence and was transported to the barracks for a breath test. Troopers said a DUI charge will be filed in the matter.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A New York state resident was killed in a four-vehicle pileup that occurred along Interstate 78 in Allentown, Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said the crash occurred about 10:23 a.m. Wednesday.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Shenandoah woman was cited by Tamaqua police following an incident Friday, Aug. 10, at the Family Dollar Store on Pine Street.

Wendy Garrity, 28, of 119 Pioneer Rd., allegedly entered the store at 4:37 p.m. and shoplifted hair care supplies valued at $3. She was cited for retail theft.