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Police Logs

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a burglary and theft incident.

The break-in occurred at the residence of Rocco Dente, 51, of 243 Rossmor Drive, Saylorsburg, Ross Township, Monroe County. Entry was gained through a window. Taken were personal items including a video gaming system and games for the system. The incident occurred sometime between 6:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on Monday, May 21.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Over $10,000 worth of items were taken in a Lehigh County burglary.

State police at Fogelsville said a residence in the 3900 block of Larspur Drive, in Lower Macungie Township, was entered and removed were several firearms and jewelry. The entry occurred sometime between May 9 and Tuesday, May 16.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sometime late last week, someone stole a lawn mower from the new Tamaqua Community Arts Center. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (570) 668-5000.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tamaqua police have cited an Owl Creek Road man for allegedly allowing his dog to bark repeatedly.

Police noted this was the eighth citation issued to Steven Llewellyn, 317 Owl Creek Rd., for the same issue.

Monday, May 21, 2012

A woman is facing a charge of retail theft following an incident in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said the incident occurred about 7:50 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at the Kmart store in the Schuylkill Mall, New Castle Township.

Troopers said Cantessa L. Fisher, 25, of Orwigsburg, was stopped by store security attempting to take various clothing items from the store without paying for them.

The items had a value of $124.88.

Monday, May 21, 2012

A New York teen was arrested for the armed robbery of a Monroe County service station and may have been involved in a string of robberies occurring in Monroe and Luzerne counties.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Christopher Strohbach, 19, has been charged with the robbery of the Exxon station in Tunkhannock Township, that occurred about 11:12 p.m. on May 16.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Tamaqua Police are investigating the reported thefts of three bikes from last week.

Sometime between May 16 and 2:50 p.m. on May 17, someone took two mountain bikes and a tricycle from the front of a home at 430 Hazle St., Tamaqua.

The tricycle is red and white in color, while one mountain bike is a 26-inch purple bike and the other is silver/blue and 24 inches.

Anyone with information may call (570) 668-5000.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Neil Kennedy, 54, of 10 W. Bertsch St., Lansford, faces charges as a result of an incident which occurred on November 26, 2011 at 7:45 p.m. at Patterson and Coal streets. Charges of two counts of driving under the influence, careless driving, traffic-control signals, driving on right side of roadway, and driving on roadways laned for traffic were filed by Officer Jason Helmer.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Christopher Miller, 23, 235 E. Ridge St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which allegedly took place between April 14 and 15. Charges of corruption of minors (a felony) and indecent assault were filed by Det./Sgt. Jack Soberick. Miller was arraigned, and jailed under $25,000 straight bail.

Here's what happened, according to an affidavit of probable cause:

Friday, May 18, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on several crashes investigated by troopers on Schuylkill County roadways.