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Police Logs

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A driver fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle and crashed in Schuylkill County. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, along Airport Road in Barry Township.

Troopers said Joseph J. Motley, 47, of Ashland, was driving a 1998 Subaru Outback westbound and approaching the intersection with Taylorsville Road, when he fell asleep. The car went off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole at the intersection, where it came to rest.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating several theft incidents.

Troopers said about 1,000 pounds of scrap metal was removed from D&B Services, located at 369 Fiddletown Rd., in Eldred Township, Monroe County. Troopers said the metal, valued at about $120, was lying unsecured outside the building.

The theft occurred sometime during the overnight hours of May 2-3.

Keith Richards, 38, of Quail Rd., Jim Thorpe, Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, reported someone obtained his credit card information and made purchases totaling $439.93 via the Internet.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A one vehicle crash in Monroe County has led to charges pending against the driver.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 9:32 p.m. on Friday, May 4, they were dispatched to a crash along Kuhenbeaker Road at Hypsie Gap Road. The driver was identified as Patrick Phillips, 26, of Brodheadsville.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lansford police have been busy citing people for violating laws:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Patrick Kelly Jr., 26, of 19 E. Kline Ave., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on April 24 at 1:52 a.m. at his home.

Charges were filed by borough Officer Jeffrey Ohl. Kelly Jr. is charged with two counts of simple assault and harassment.

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

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Carbon County business has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office if the state liquor control board.

Green Isle Enterprises Inc., trading as Second Time Around, 161 S. First St., Lehighton, was cited for possessed or operated gambling devices or paraphernalia or permitted gambling or lotteries, poolselling and/or bookmaking on the licensed premises.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tamaqua police have cited Michael Wimer, 22, of 215 Elm St., Tamaqua, following an incident on Saturday.

Officers were dispatched to the Turkey Hill Minute Mart, 330 E. Broad St., for a male reportedly stealing merchandise. The actor was identified as Wimer, who was cited for retail theft.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A driver was injured in a one vehicle crash that occurred about 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, along Main St., in the borough of Gilberton, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Alex C. Long, 22, of Girardville, was driving a 1993 Honda Accord westbound when he fell asleep at the wheel. The car went onto the berm and struck a utility pole with the front end. After impact the car continued west and struck a parked 1994 Mercury Topaz.

After that impact the Honda rolled over onto its right side and came to rest in the eastbound lane.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a scattering of rubbish incident that occurred in Carbon County.

Troopers said unknown criminals dumped a truck load of insulation along Drakes Creek Road, at the mailboxes for Rhodo Mountain Estates, in Unionville, Penn Forest Township, about 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.

Troopers said a smaller type U-Haul truck was scene fleeing the area.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Michael O'Malley, 58, of 72 Holland St, Kaup Estate, Tamaqua, faces charges from an incident which took place on April 1 at 12 p.m. at Boyer's Market. Charges were filed by Lansford Officer Brian Horos. O'Malley is charged with retail theft.

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

Horos received a call to come to the market for a retail theft.

He spoke with the manager, who said O'Malley had stolen 10 items worth a total of $49.12.