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Police Logs

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Kidder Township police are investigating a series of incidents that occurred at the Holiday Pocono development located along SR534 in Albrightsville.

Police said five homes, five vehicles and two sheds were burglarized overnight of June 15-16. Taken were GPS units, money and minor miscellaneous items. The homes were entered by forcing open either doors or windows. All the cars entered were unlocked.

Also, a 2004 Suzuki Forenza was stolen. The key was left in the ignition, police noted.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

James R. Taylor, 46, of 463 N. Second St., Lehighton, has been cited by the Lehighton police for harassment.

Taylor was charged following a physical altercation which occurred at 124 S. Bridge St., on June 18 at about 11:45 p.m.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Lansford woman has been cited by Tamaqua police following an incident on May 28.

Officer Matt Bynon was on patrol at 3:52 a.m. when he observed a white Chevrolet Malibu being operated the wrong way on Hegarty Avenue. Bynon stopped the vehicle in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot and identified the driver as Lisa Jean Green, 51, of 640 E. Ridge St., Lansford.

Green exhibited signs of intoxication and stumbled when getting out of the vehicle. Due to her unsteadiness, she was unable to perform a field sobriety tests then rejected several opportunities to retake the test.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Nesquehoning police reported the following citatons being issued by officers.

Officer Timothy Wuttke issued 13 speeding citations along with citations for expired inspection sticker (3), restraint systems, right of way of pedestrians in crosswalks and protective equipment for motorcycle riders.

The speeding arrests occurred along SR93, SR209 at Cemetary Rd., Hauto, Oak and Catawissa sts., and Catawissa and School sts.

Speed limit violations included speeds of 97 miles-per-hour in a 55 zone on SR93. Other speeds over limits were clocked at 77, 74, 72, 59, 56, 45 and 43.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven investigated two theft incidents from two Schuylkill County businesses.

Troopers said on Friday, June 17, about 4:39 a.m. a light colored mini van pulled into the parking lot of Martins Farm Market and Garden Center, located along SR183, in Wayne Township. Two individuals, wearing dark clothing, exited the van and removed a wooden bridge, a burgundy and cedar hickory poly rocker and a gray poly coffee table from the garden center. They then drove off northbound on 183. No value was listed for the stolen items.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Jim Thorpe police reported on two arrests made by officers recently.

Police said on Friday, June 3, about 7:37 p.m. they were notified by John Huber, of Germansville, that Arthur Guth III, 44, of 21 Oak Ridge Rd., Jim Thorpe, had threatened him and James G. Hydro, of Summit Hill, with an aluminum baseball bat while standing on Hydro's property, located in the North Leisureland area of the borough. On the same date, about 9:15 p.m., Hydro also came to the police station and reported the incident.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers, both occurring on Wednesday, June 15.

About 9:23 p.m. troopers stopped John Michael Stubits, 50, of Slatington, along Trachsville Hill Road, in Towamensing Township, Carbon County, for several motor vehicle code violations. He was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was placed under arrest, troopers said.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Slatington area man was jailed on Tuesday after he allegedly attacked his mother and threatened to kill her because she woke him up. State police at Bethlehem identified the man as Derek C. Schmoyer, 19, of 8581 Brown St., Washington Township.

According to troopers Schmoyer's mother, Michele Schmoyer, attempted to wake her son around noon Tuesday while he was sleeping on a couch. Schmoyer became annoyed and grabbed his mother and threw her to the floor causing a bruise to her chest.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Kidder Township police reported on the following arrests made by officers over the past weekend.

On Saturday, June 18, about 6:34 a.m. police arrested Julienne Kaye Nicolas, 46, of Chesapeake, Va., for public drunkenness for an incident at the main lodge of Split Rock.

Also on Saturday about 8 p.m. police said Thomas W. Beiser Jr., 36, of Pen Argyl, and Russell P. Demko, 27, of Nazareth, were cited for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct following a disturbance at the Holiday Express located along SR940.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 9:58 p.m. on Monday, June 20, along SR183 at Moyer's Dutch Market, in Wayne Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said William Long, 19, of Pottsville, was stopped for a motor vehicle code violation. Troopers previously received a report of a erratic driver in the area.