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Police Logs

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A theft incident at the Schuylkill Mall in New Castle Township, is being probed.

State police at Frackville said Angela Kirwan, 86, of Pottsville, reported someone stole her purse from her shopping cart in the area of the movie theatre complex in the mall. The incident occurred between 1 and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, troopers said.

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

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Speeding

Gerard Berry, 35, of 51 Fairway Road S, Lehighton, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on April 22 at 4:26 a.m. on SR248 east.

A citation was issued to Steven Foster, 21, of 616 E. Ridge St., Lansford, for speeding. The violation occurred on April 26 at 5:35 p.m. on SR248 west.

Brian Peters, 36, of HC 1, Box 674, Blakeslee, for speeding. The violation occurred on April 25 at 5:54 p.m. on SR248 east.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

State police at Frackville reported investigating a theft and criminal mischief incidents.

The theft occurred at the residence of Joseph Yesavage, 62, of the 200 block of Valley St., Brockton, Schuylkill Township. Unknown persons removed four seasons solar lights, valued at $50, from the front yard of the property. The theft occurred sometime between April 28 at 10:15 p.m. and April 29 at 9 a.m.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

State police at Frackville reported on three crashes investigated by troopers occurring on Schuylkill County roadways this week.

A two vehicle crash occurred about 9:28 p.m. on Monday, May 2, in the area of 435 Mount Olive Blvd. (SR54), in West Mahanoy Township. Troopers said Mary Lou Bickowski, 48, of Girardville, was eastbound and Brooke Lyn Frantz, 19, also of Girardville, was westbound. Troopers said Bickowski traveled into the path of Frantz while rounding a curve. Bickowski's 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser struck the front end of Frantz's 1998 Plymouth Caravan.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported investigating a crash in which a vehicle rear-ended a stopped school bus. The crash occurred about 6:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, along Long Pond Road at East Emerald Lake Drive.

According to police Esperanza Ramirez, 38, of Swiftwater, had stopped the bus to pickup children. She said once the children were seated she felt an impact to the rear of the bus.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing charges after he dug up a pavement of his neighbor's because he apparently didn't like it.

State police at Lehighton said Michael Unmann, of Stroudsburg, did not like the pavement Mary Lois Dobson, of Church View Rd., Jackson Township, installed. He used a pick axe to pry the pavement from the ground resulting in damage to the roadway.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a theft incident in Carbon County.

Troopers said someone removed numerous snap pins and bolts from maintenance equipment belonging to the state game commission. The incident occurred at game commission property at 4950 Pohopoco Drive, in Towamensing Township. The theft occurred sometime between April 26 and Monday, May 2.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Monroe County man is a victim of access device fraud.

State police at Lehighton said unknown criminals made unauthorized charges against a debit/credit card belonging to Adam Keller, 31, of 4286 Hemlock Drive, in Eldred Township. The charges were made during the period of April 26 and 29.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Kidder Township police reported the arrest of a Philadelphia resident for burglary and related counts.

Police said Harry J. Parker, 28, was arrested on Tuesday, May 3, and charged for a break-in that occurred at the Harmony Beverage building located along SR940. The burglary occurred on May 24, 2009.

Parker was arraigned before District Judge Joseph Homanko, of Weatherly, and committed to the county prison in Nesquehoning after bailing to post $50,000 straight cash bail.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating several crashes recently on Schuylkill County roadways.

A crash occurred about 7:43 a.m. on Friday, April 29, along SR61 at Seven Stars Road, at the Cressona Mall in North Manheim Township. Troopers said Christopher J. Whalen, 30, of Schuylkill Haven, and Kimberly A. Edling, 36, of Centerport, Berks County, were both northbound in the right lane. Whalen said he looked down to get something and the front of his 2003 Toyota Corolla struck the rear of Edling's 2006 Nissan Xterra.