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Police Logs

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

State police at the Frackville barracks said Dylan P. Biter, 18, of Bethany, Conn., was uninjured when he fell asleep while driving a 2000 Subaru Forrester on Interstate 81 in Mahanoy Township on Dec. 18 at 5:45 a.m.

Police said he was northbound in the area of mile marker 131.9 in the township and was in the left lane of travel when he fell asleep. The vehicle traveled into the median, went down the ditch and impacted several trees.

Two passengers, Andrew Handverger, 20, of Framingham, Mass., and Nicole E. Testa, 19, of Coventry, R.I., were also uninjured.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Two Albrightsville men were arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks after a vehicle stop at 8 p.m., Dec. 24 at the intersection of State Route 903 and Church Road in Penn Forest Township.

Police said Jonathan Edgar Montalvo, 22, the driver of the vehicle, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs while a passenger, Joseph Pepe, 21, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrests came after police stopped the vehicle for an equipment violation.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Javid Banez, 25, of Blakeslee, was uninjured in a one-vehicle crash Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. on State Route 115, near Russell Court, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said he was southbound in a 2007 Pontiac G6 when he lost control of the vehicle after is slid on an ice patch. The car traveled off the southbound shoulder of Rt. 115 and struck a ditch. It then went across the northbound lane of the highway and came to rest on the northbound shoulder facing south.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Reading Anthracite Company was the victim of two theft incidents at different locations in Schuylkill County between afternoon hours of Dec. 22 and the morning hours of Dec. 23, state police at the Frackville barracks said.

Police said the company's St. Nick's Coal Breaker in New Castle Township was the scene of one theft after someone stole about 700 feet of copper wire and copper banding from the property.

The other theft happened at property owned by the company in Foster Township after someone took about 650 feet of 1 wire and two 30-amp, 240-volt plugs.

Monday, December 27, 2010

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating the theft of an ATV from a barn in Schuylkill County.

Police did not identify the victim, but said the vehicle, valued at$3,500, was taken from the barn at a rural residence about two miles east of New Ringgold in East Brunswick Township.

The theft occurred between Dec. 20-23.

Monday, December 27, 2010

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that happened between 4 p.m. Dec. 25 and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 26 in Chestnuthill Township.

Police said someone damaged a driver's side rear window on a 1994 Jeep Cherokee that had been parked at 6691 Hillside Drive in the township. The owner was not identified by police.

Monday, December 27, 2010

The theft of a Ruger semi-automatic handgun from the bedroom of a Lower Macungie Township home is being investigated by state police at the Fogelsville barracks.

The victim is Jesse Ryan Hoffman, 35, of 1755 Brookside Road.

He told police someone took the gun between 8 p.m. Dec. 17 and 11:30 p.m. Dec. 21.

The handgun is silver in color with a matte finish on it.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Tools valued at about $700 were reported stolen during a burglary that happened between Nov. 1 and Dec. 13 in the Village of McKeansburg.

State police at the Frackville barracks did not identify the victim, but said the tools were taken after someone entered an open shed at a residential property.

Monday, December 27, 2010

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that happened between Dec. 23 and 24 in Parryville Borough.

The victim is a 72-year-old man who lives along Cherry Hill Road.

Police said someone destroyed a wooden sign on the victim's property.

Monday, December 27, 2010

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the theft of cooper piping during a burglary at a residence in Polk Township, Monroe County.

The victim is Janet George, 81, of 4245 Lower Middle Creek Road, Polk Township.

Police said someone damaged a side door of her residence to gain entry to it and proceeded to remove about 100-feet of the piping. They fled the scene in an unknown direction.