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Police Logs

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a burglary and two acts of criminal mischief.

The break-in occurred at the residence of Margaret Shinsec, 64, of Station St., Lehighton, Towamensing Township. Sometime between Saturday, Oct. 16, and Monday, criminals entered the home and removed cash and jewelry.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call crime stoppers at 1-800-4PATIPS.

The two criminal mischiefs included:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Jim Thorpe police are investigating the theft of two pedestrian crossing signs in the borough.

The signs were taken on Sept. 28 and Oct. 24. The signs was removed from the area of Sixth and North sts.

Police ask anyone with information concerning these thefts to call them at (570) 325-4995. A monetary reward will be given to anyone with information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the thefts.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

No injuries were reported in two Schuylkill County crashes that occurred this week.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a one vehicle crash occurred about 11:39 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17, along Rock Road (SR895), Pine Grove Township. Troopers said Jason P. Martin, 19, of Pine Grove, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier eastbound when he told officers he took his eyes off the road. The car left the road and struck a wooden chainlinked fence at 64 Rock Rd. The property owner was identified as Duane L. Brandt, 47, of that address.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

An area couple has been cited by Summit Hill police for assaulting each other.

According to borough police, on Sept. 17, they received a report of an assault that took place at 30 W. Holland St.

Upon investigation officers learned that Joshua Berko, 22, of 263 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, and Danielle Woods, 21, of 30 W. Holland St., had been fighting. It was reported that Berko became aggitated with Woods and assaulted her and Woods fought back, assaulting him.

Both were charged with simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A valuable amount of gold jewelry was reported stolen in a Monroe County burglary. The break-in was one of several incidents probed by state police at Lehighton.

The burglary occurred at the residence of Paul Allen Hartman, 58, of 1705 Mountain Rd., in Saylorsburg, Ross Township, Monroe County. Removed from the home were several pieces of gold jewelry with an estimated value of $50,000, troopers said. The entry occurred sometime between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Berks County man is facing a charge of harassment for an incident that occurred in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Charles Fish, of Kempton, got into an argument with Donna Hoffman, of Slatington, at the Lynnville Hotel, 8148 Baush Rd., Lynn Township, about 2:34 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19.

Troopers said during the argument Fish allegedly struck Hoffman in the face knocking her to the ground.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Speeding

Winfried Hoglen, 47, of 35 Laurel View Drive, Lehighton, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. on Third Street.

A citation was issued to Rachel Tretiak, 22, of 507 Cherryville Road, Northampton, for speeding. The violation occurred on Oct. 9 at 2:05 p.m. on SR248 east.

Stephen Fritz, 59, of 565 Hilldale Drive, Bath, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on Oct. 8 at 1:52 p.m. on SR248 east.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Summit Hill man was cited after police received three complaints about his car alarm.

According to borough police, on Aug. 31, at 8:21 p.m., police received various complaints of a car alarm that kept going off. It was learned that the car belong to Jeffrey Pecha, 128 W. Hazard St., Apt. 210.

He was cited for allowing the alarms to go off numerous times without taking care of the problem.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A father and son have been charged after they allegedly stole items from a Summit Hill establishment.

According to borough police, on Sept. 2, Mark Bauder Jr. 18, of 306 W. Kline Ave., Lansford, removed some items from the Switchback Mini Market. Officers used the store's security tapes to confirm that it was Bauder who removed the items.

He was charged with retail theft.

On that same day, Bauder's father, Mark Bauder Sr., also of 306 W. Kline Ave., took a patron's wallet.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Both parties in a domestic incident in Schuylkill County were cited.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said troopers responded to 30 Hilltop Mobile Home Park, North Manheim Township, about 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24, for a reported domestic assault.