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Police Logs

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a harassment incident that occurred in Monroe County.

Troopers said Kelly Marie House, of the Effort area, and John Steven Decker, of the Brodheadsville area, were riding in her vehicle about 2 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, when they got into an argument.

During the argument Decker allegedly slapped House leaving a red mark. He was cited for harassment, troopers said.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Citations issued in Palmerton

Jolene Shultz, 30, of 518 Columbia Avenue, Palmerton, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on April 30 at 1:29 p.m. in the 600 block of Mauch Chunk Road.

A citation was issued to Rebecca Fulton, 29, of 229 W High Street, Nesquehoning, for following too closely. The violation occurred on May 5 at 6:25 a.m. on SR248 east.

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Monroe County woman has been charged with retail theft for an incident at the Weis Market in Chestnuthill Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Jessica Lee Gonzalez, of Saylorsburg, was charged for allegedly taking $48.66 worth of merchandise and leaving the store without payint for it. The incident occurred about 4:44 p.m .on May 4, troopers said.

Monday, May 9, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of a wallet at Koch's Turkey Farm, located at 416 Valley Rd., in Walker Township.

Marcus Miranda, 59, of Tamaqua, reported his black leather wallet containing about $130 in cash, a Social Security card, insurance cards, immigration card and state driver's license, was taken from the above location. Miranda said he left the wallet in the bathroom at the turkey farm about 1 p.m. on May 4 and reported it missing at 8 a.m. on May 6.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Carbon County man is facing several charges stemming from incidents at his home, in a car and at a local hospital. Nesquehoning police identified the suspect as Christopher F. Yerger, 30, of 223 W. High St., Nesquehoning. He has been charged with two counts each of simple assault and disorderly conduct.

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Philadelphia resident was arrested on a drug charge at a state prison in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said they were called to the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Mahanoy, located along Morea Road, in Mahanoy Township, about 12:38 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, for a person found to have marijuana on him.

Troopers said Christian Christmas was found with a small amount of marijuana. He was at the prison to visit a relative when guards discovered the drugs on him. He was cited for that offense and released.

Monday, May 9, 2011

A 17-year-old Tamaqua female has been cited by police after she went to school Monday, May 2, in an intoxicated state. The student admitted drinking vodka before going to school.

She was cited for underage drinking.

Monday, May 9, 2011

A 17-year-old Tamaqua male was cited for underage drinking early Saturday morning, April 30.

An officer on patrol at 12:32 a.m. observed a male walking in the area of Rowe Street, stumbling and shuffling along. The male was stopped and identified, then admitted to drinking at a house on Rowe Street.

The officer took the teen to his home, notifying the young man and his mother of the charges to be filed.

Friday, May 6, 2011

A Carbon County man was arrested for default in required appearance when he failed to report to the county prison in Nesquehoning to begin a jail term imposed by a county judge.

Nesquehoning police arrested Brett Anthony Montanari, 22, of 745 E. James St., Lehighton. Officer Timothy Wuttke filed the charges on information received from officials at the prison.

Montanari was sentenced by Senior Judge Richard W. Webb to serve three to six months in prison for a probation violation. He was to report on April 1 but did not.

Friday, May 6, 2011

A Tamaqua driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) in Nesquehoning.

On April 9 about 9:26 p.m. Officer Thomas Kurtz was on patrol along SR54 when he observed a vehicle traveling in the northbound lane and then entered the southbound lane almost striking the patrol cruiser.

Kurtz tunred his vehicle around and pursued the vehicle, which had now increased its speed. Emergency lights and siren were used by Kurtz to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was stopped in the 200 block of W. Catawissa St.