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Police Logs

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between March 16 and April 6 at a residence in North Manheim Township.

The victims are Jeanie M. Hinkel, 37, and Ashley A. Lemonica, 23, both of Schuylkill Haven.

They said someone arrived at their residence and entered it through a side window by smashing it out. Once inside, the criminals stole two car speakers valued at $50. The damages were estimated at $10.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Frackville woman faces multiple charges following a traffic stop in Rush Township on Sunday.

Angelica Wetzel, 23, was stopped on Claremont Avenue at 1:15 a.m. for suspected traffic violations. Officers detected signs of intoxication and transported her to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville, for a blood-alcohol content test. A marijuana pipe and a small amount of marijuana were found during a routine search.

Charges are pending.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Joshua Phillips, 26, of Shenandoah, is facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, according to state police at the Frackville barracks.

Police said they made a traffic stop of a vehicle he was driving on April 7 at 5:10 a.m. at the intersection of SR54 and North White Street in the borough, at which time the operator showed signs of impairment. Field sobriety tests were administered to him, police said.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

State police at Fogelsville said Krystyna G. Gajewski, 58, of New Tripoli, was stopped about 8:28 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, along SR100 at Pony Road, in Lowhill Township, for a traffic violation. She was showed signs of intoxication and was placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said. The DUI charge is pending blood test results, troopers added.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 1:59 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, along SR183 in Cressona.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Zachary Daniel Shaw, 21, of Auburn, was stopped at that location for suspicion of DUI of a controlled substance. He was placed under arrest and later released with charges pending.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a theft incident that happened between 11 a.m. and noon April 4 in Chestnuthill Township.

The victim is a 17-year-old male.

Police said someone stole two tires and a tire jack from the victim's driveway at 1 Cottontail Lane in the township.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Tamaqua man has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol following an incident in Tamaqua on April 6.

Mark Drum, 29, was operating a 2006 Nissan pickup truck southbound on Greenwood Street at 3:06 a.m. when he was stopped by Patrolman Karl Harig. Harig stopped Drum due to a previous incident in the same area.

Drum was transported to the Rush Township police station where he submitted to a portable breath test. The test indicated a blood-alcohol content of .177 percent, more than twice the legal limit of .08.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Kayla Crostly, 21, of Nesquehoning, is facing charges following a retail theft incident at the Hometown Commons Wal Mart.

The incident took place at 6:35 p.m. on April 6 when Crostly allegedly attempted to remove merchandise valued at $54.18 from the store.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Injuries were averted in a two-vehicle accident at 1 p.m. April 7 near the intersection of Seven Stars Road and Route 61 in North Manheim Township, according to state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks,

Police said Steven Skoloda II, 21, of Hamburg, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on Seven Stars Road when he failed to make the turn properly. Police said his vehicle swung too wide into the path of a 2007 Jeep Cherokee driven by Harry J. Zaprazny, 42, of New Ringgold, who was coming off Rt. 61 northbound and beginning to make a left turn onto Seven Stars Road.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Mark Gurry, 49, of Kunkletown, has been arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police said he was stopped on April 6 at 8:09 p.m. at the intersection of Fairgrounds and Gilbert roads in Polk Township after he was observed driving a 1997 Dodge van that proceeded through the intersection without stopping for a stop sign.