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Police Logs

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A 17-year-old Lehighton female was cited after she crashed her vehicle after becoming distracted while searching for an iPod she dropped.

State police at Lehighton said the incident occurred about 6:20 p.m. on Friday, May 20, along Stagecoach Road, in Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Morgan A. Myers crashed her 1997 Toyota Camry after losing control. The vehicle traveled off the road and struck a street sign and tree. Myers was not injured.

She was cited for careless driving.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Two 15-year-old males were cited by Tamaqua police after they were observed driving off-road vehicles on borough streets. The incident took place at 5 p.m. on May 18, in the area of Nescopec and West Union streets.

An officer on patrol spotted the duo, one operating a four wheeler, the other a dirt bike, as they traveled on Nescopec Street.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Tamaqua area woman has been cited for allegedly removing two DVDs from the Family Dollar Store, 137 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

Police officers were dispatched to the store at 10:30 a.m. on May 19 for a retail theft. Store employees had detained the suspect, identified as Desiree M. Trudich, 32, of 562 Pine Creek Dr. Trudich allegedly placed two DVDs in her purse and attempted to leave the store without making payment. She was stopped by the clerk.

Misdemeanor charges of retail theft were filed against Trudich.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A New York state driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said they received complaints of an erratic driver along Interstate 81 about 8:24 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. The suspect vehicle was southbound at the time in Ryan Township.

Troopers located the vehicle and made a traffic stop after observing it being driven erratically. The driver was identified as James Kelly Robinson II, 60, of New York City.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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

Troopers said a residence at 15 Recreation Drive, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, was entered sometime between April 29 and Friday, May 20. Entry was gained through the front door. Removed from the home was a television and several other miscellaneous items. The home is owned by Steven John Eng, 47, of Jackson Heights, N.Y.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests were reported in Schuylkill County, both occurring on Sunday, May 22.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Marci Luckenbill-Felty, 41, of Schuylkill Haven, was arrested about 1:26 a.m. along SR901 in front of Amigo's restaurant, in Norwegian Township. Troopers said Felty attempted to cross the concrete island and her vehicle became disabled. She was found to be under the influence with the DUI charge pending, troopers said.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A reported road rage incident resulted in Tamaqua police filing charges against a Berks County, man.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Lehigh County coroner are seeking the next of kin of Brian Bolton, 44, of 1444 Hamilton St., Allentown. Bolton was pronounced dead at his residence on Friday, May 20, about 9:05 p.m. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday, May 23, to determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone with information concerning family of Bolton is asked to call the coroner's office at (610) 782-3426.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Christopher Miller, 22, of 235 E. Ridge St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on May 4 at 9 p.m. at his residence.

Charges of simple assault and harassment were filed by Officer Joshua Tom. Miller was arraigned before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe and jailed under $25,000 percentage bail.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 7:51 p.m. Thursday, May 19, along Mauch Chunk Road, in Palmerton.

State police at Lehighton said Blaine Leiby, 40, of Palmerton, was stopped operating a 1994 Cadillac sedan at the above location for a traffic violation. He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for suspected DUI, troopers said.