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Police Logs

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.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported that 35 pounds of prescription pills and other medicatons were collected during the second annual National Take Back day that was held on Saturday, April 30.

The program is held in conjunction with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

The purpose of the program is to provide a venue for persons who wanted to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 8:25 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, along SR209 in Chestnuthill Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Nakil Mehmedi, of Brodheadsville, was observed in the parking lot of a local business involved in suspicious activity. Troopers pulled behind Mehmedi and observed that he was attempting to take perforated pipe from the property.

Troopers said Mehmedi had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath.