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Police Logs

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rush Township police arrested Michael D. Hannock, 36, of Grier City, on Nov. 6 in connection with a violation of a protection from abuse (PFA) order.

Hannock allegedly went to the township home of his victim and proceeded to slash the tires on her vehicle. The incident took place at 2:44 p.m. Hannock was apprehended and arraigned before duty District Judge Carol Pankake, of Tremont, who released him on unsecured bail.

Hannock also faces charges of criminal mischief.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Two incidents or scattering rubbish in Monroe County are being probed.

State police at Lehighton said both incidents occurred in Polk Township. An 85-year-old female resident of Dorshimer Road, reported someone dumped household garbage on her property. The incident was reported on Nov. 8.

The township municipal authority reported sometime between Nov. 7-9, someone dumped household garbage along Polk Township Road.

Anyone with information concerning either incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A McAdoo man is facing charges, including driving under the influence (DUI), following an incident in Rush Township on Oct. 24.

Township police made a traffic stop at 4:10 a.m. and identified the driver as Benjamin G. Smith, 22. Smith was transported to a Pottsville Hospital for blood work. The results indicated a .159 percent blood alcohol content.

Other charges are also pending.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Three Tamaqua men are facing charges related to retail thefts at the Hometown Commons Walmart.

Eric T. Culpepper, 27, is facing charges of retail theft, criminal conspiracy to commit theft and theft by deception, while Keith D. Neff, 29, and Ronald W. Musselman, 29, face charges of criminal conspiracy.

The trio is being charged in connection with the theft of PS3 game controllers, which were then taken to the Game Stop in Hometown as returned merchandise.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a traffic stop.

State police at Lehighton said Bruce Allen Laub, 46, of Lehighton, was stopped about 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 30 along Fairyland Drive, at Memorial Drive, in Franklin Township, for a vehicle code violation. He was subsequently placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Bethlehem man is facing charges relating to an incident in Jim Thorpe.

Borough police said on Aug. 19 about 4:31 p.m. they received a complaint from Jennifer Purcell, of 209 North St., that she gave permission to Stephon M. Lawrence, 45, of 2935 Westminister Road, for the use of her 2008 Buick Lacrosse to transport his belongings to his residence.

Purcell told police that she informed Lawrence to return the vehicle after he was done. She stated Lawrence contacted her several times and provided misleading information as to the whereabouts of the vehicle.

Monday, November 12, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a theft incident at a Schuylkill County site.

Troopers said unknown criminals removed about $50 worth of items from the backyard of Clarence L. Herman, 75, of 1627 E. Grand Ave., Porter Township, sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 and 11 a.m. on Nov. 9.

The items were placed in the yard to be scrapped, troopers said. The items taken included a eight-foot piece of pipe, two aluminum folding chairs, an aluminum chair, a 40-pound piece of metal, and three pieces of spouting ranging in size from four to 16 feet long.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Two Lehigh County drivers are facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI) following two separate incidents over the past weekend.

State police at Fogelsville said Toby A. Burns, 38, of New Tripoli, was contacted for an interview regarding another investigation. Burns was observed driving a vehicle and while being interviewed showed signs of intoxication. He was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Charges are pending blood test results. The incident occurred about 1:18 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, troopers said.

Monday, November 12, 2012

One person sustained what troopers called major injuries in a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 9:58 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, along SR183 in Wayne Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Anita E. Kozlowski, 50, of Ringtown, was driving a 2003 Toyota 4Runner southbound when she lost control on the wet road. Troopers said Kozlowski then overcompensated by steering to the right which caused the Toyota to overturn.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police were dispatched to an intoxicated male refusing to leave a residence inside A Pocono Country Place at Stoney Hollow Drive and SR196.