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Police Logs

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A theft and acts of criminal mischief are being probed by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said a 43-year-old male from Serfass Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County, reported a package containing bike parts were stolen from the front porch of his residence sometime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Aug. 9.

Troopers said Neal Bollinger Murphy, 75, of Gernerd Rd., in Polk Township, reported someone vandalized his crops by driving through a field on his property. The incident occurred sometime between 8 p.m. Aug. 7 and 9 a.m. on Aug. 8.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Michael Brunell, 32, of 265 Mill Road, Lehighton, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on Aug. 17 at 6:25 a.m. on SR248 east.

Disorderly conduct

Citations were filed against Hailie McGowan, 18, of 754 Edgemont Ave, Palmerton, and Katie McGowan, 19, of 463 Pine Hollow Drive, Lehighton, for disorderly conduct. The violations occurred on Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at Third Street and Franklin Avenue.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The North Central Pa. Regional DUI Enforcement Program has released the following statistics from recent Roving DUI Patrols held in Schuylkill County.

On Aug. 17, a Roving DUI Patrol contacted and detained a total of 26 vehicles. None of the motorists were tested for driving under the influence. Officers issued 10 traffic citations and three warnings. The patrol was conducted by three law enforcement officers from three local departments.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Carbon County driver was involved in a one-vehicle crash in Lehigh County in which he was cited.

State police at Fogelsville said Anthony V. Barbaro, 23, of Summit Hill, was driving a 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor northbound on Rhoads Road, in Weisenberg Township, about 12:48 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. Troopers said Barbaro was traveling too fast for conditions and was unable to bring his vehicle to a stop to avoid a tree branch that had fallen onto the road.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mahoning Township police reported on two arrests.

On August 16, Lorene Rice, of Palmerton, was arraigned on an outstanding arrest warrant before District Judge Edward Lewis, of Jim Thorpe, on charges of retail theft, false identification to law enforcement, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges stem from a theft that occurred in 2010 at the Walmart store in Mahoning Township.

On August 17, Trevor Wentz, of 76 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton, was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Homanko, of Weatherly, on charges of simple assault and harassment.

Monday, August 20, 2012

A motorcyclist was injured in a crash about 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, along Beaurys Road, in Foster Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Brett Russel, 50, of Sunbury, Northumberland County, was operating a 2003 Honda southbound when the bike struck a pot hole while rounding a left-hand curve. This caused Russel to lose control of the bike. The bike skidded about 20 feet before Russel laid it on its side and skidded another 60 feet.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Summit Hill Chief of Police Joseph Fittos presented his monthly reports for June and July.

During June, the department serviced 433 complaints.

Police issued two traffic citation for the month.

Fittos said six criminal arrests were filed at the district court.

Four traffic accidents were investigated. There were four warnings given.

Twelve assist calls to other police agencies were rendered for the month.

During July, the police department received 497 complaints.

Monday, August 20, 2012

A Berks County driver was cited following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 1:35 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, along SR61, near the off-ramp to the Schuylkill Mall in Blythe Township.

State police at Frackville said Irene Schlack, 66, of Reading, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu northbound and attempted to exit onto the mall road.

The car traveled off the left berm and struck an embankment causing it to roll over onto its roof.

The car came to final rest on its roof along the berm of the mall ramp. Schlack sustained a minor injury and was treated at the scene.

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.