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Police Logs

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A New Jersey driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Stephenie L. Klementovich, 37, of Manville, was stopped for traffic violations about 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, along Mauch Chunk Road, in Palmerton.

She was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a criminal mischief incident that occurred sometime between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m., Thursday, in Parryville.

According to troopers, unknown criminals let the air out of all four tires on a 1997 Hyundai Elantra, owned by Jon Rodney Dougherty, 27, of Weissport. The vehicle was parked in the canal parking lot on SR248, in Parryville..

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

Monday, October 17, 2011

Nesquehoning police stopped a van containing five illegal aliens but were forced to let them go when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security refused to issue detainers for them.

Police Chief Sean Smith and Officer Carl Breiner stopped a Chevrolet Express van along SR209 on Sunday, Oct. 16, about 6:55 a.m. Smith had observed the van pull into the Turkey Hill earlier and saw three Hispanic males exit the vehicle and walk toward the mini-mart. Smith said their actions seem suspicious and he called Breiner, who was on duty, to come to the scene.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Two Palmerton juveniles have been charged after drug paraphernalia was found in their possession.

According to state police at Lehighton, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m., at Palmerton Area High School, two female juveniles were found in the female restroom after teachers smelled the odor of marijuana.

The two girls were found to be in possession of a marijuana smoking pipe.

Charges have been filed with the Carbon County Juvenile Probation Office.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Chief of Police Joseph Fittos Jr. of Summit Hill has issued his police report for September.

During the month, the department serviced 379 complaints.

A total of 14 traffic citations were issued during the month.

There were six non-traffic citations issued in September.

Fittos said three juvenile petitions were filed with the County Juvenile Probation office.

Two accidents were investigated.

There were 20 warnings issued.

Fittos said on 17 occasions his department offered mutual aid to other police agencies.

Monday, October 17, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a theft that occurred in Carbon County on Thursday, Oct. 13.

According to troopers, an unknown criminal stole Pennsylvania registration plate HWX3335 from a vehicle owned by Brenda Holliday while it was parked at 222 Main St., Parryville sometime between 3 and 6 p.m.

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

Monday, October 17, 2011

Daniel Joseph O'Donnell, 39, of 444 W. Ludlow St., Summit Hill, has been charged with terroristic threats and harassment.

O'Donnell was arrested at 11:39 a.m. on Oct. 7 by Summit Hill police after he allegedly threatened to burn his father's residence.

Summit Hill police were assisted by Lansford police during the incident.

He was arraigned before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe and placed in Carbon County Prison in lieu of $25,000, 10 percent bail.

Monday, October 17, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating an assault that occurred in Bowmanstown at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13.

According to troopers, Anthony Keller, 35, reported that he was punched in the face at 615 E. White St., causing a fractured cheek bone.

An investigation is continuing.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rush Township Police arrested two people last weekend for seprate retail theft incidents at the Hometown Commons Wal-Mart.

Troy Mamuzich, 20, of Tamaqua, was cited on Oct. 9 for retail theft, receiving stolen property and harassment following a 7:07 p.m. incident. Mamuzich allegedly pushed a Wal-Mart employee as he tried to get away with stolen merchandise.

Richard Bonney, 32, of Hazle Township faces multiple felony theft charges after he was identified as the person who removed items from the store on Oct. 7 and Oct. 10.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Lansford Police Chief John Turcmanovich has released his report for September: