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Police Logs

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an aggravated assault incident involving a Schuylkill County employee.

Troopers said Nicole Lynn Neidlinger, 30, of Pottsville, who is employed with the county's Office of Children and Youth, was assaulted by a 17-year-old male from Cressona.

The incident occurred about 11:05 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, at 55 River St., in Cressona. The teen is accused of pushing Neidlinger into a blunt square corner of a table causing bruising to her left thigh.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Mornoe County man is facing a criminal count following an incident that occurred about 9:12 p.m. on July 29 at Box 378, Lower Middle Creek Rd., in Polk Township.

State police at Lehighton said troopers responded to the above address for a report of a criminal trespass. Uon arrival troopers said Steven Gerald Fiorention, 27, of Effort, broke into the home of Dewella Joy Schmidt, 29. and physically threatened her. He then departed the home and continued to threaten the victim, troopers allege. Troopers identified Fiorention as the ex-boyfriend of Schmidt.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Two persons were arrested on retail theft counts for an incident at the Schuylkill Mall in New Castle Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Cheryl Nykiel, 40, of Frackville, and Tammy Labota, 34, of Verona, Crawford County, were arrested about 8:40 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8.

Troopers said the two are accused of attempting to remove several assorted articles from the Kmart store.

The two removed store tags from the items and attempted to leave the store without paying for them.

They were apprehended by store security, troopers said.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lehighton Police Department reminds borough residents to always lock and secure their vehicles. Over the last couple of weeks there have been numerous reports of items being taken from vehicles. Keeping vehicles locked and valuables out of sight will help deter people from taking advantage of unlocked vehicles.

If anyone hears or sees something suspicious, call 911 immediately.

Anyone having information regarding these incidents may call the police station at (610) 377-4003.

Monday, August 8, 2011

State police at Frackville reported on two crashes investigated by troopers, both occurring on Saturday, Aug. 6.

A crash occurred about 1:02 p.m. along SR61 in the area of the Hess service station in West Mahanoy Township, just outside Frackville. Troopers said Ted Kaliher, 80, of Frackville, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado truck northbound and failed to observe a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Nicholas Lee Ortiz, 21, of Virginia Beach, Va., who had pulled out from the Technology Drive to go north on 61.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lehighton police cited Thomas W. Bates, 28, of 211 S. Walnut St. Slatington, for theft of services. The incident took place at 1:30 p.m. on June 1 at Sapore's Restaurant, E. Bridge St.

Also cited was David G. Betz, 28, of 213 North Avenue, Jim Thorpe, who was cited for disorderly conduct at 2:41 on July 29. The incident occurred in the 200 block of North 12th Street.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 3:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, along SR924 in West Mahanoy Township, a half-mile north of Shenandoah.

Troopers said Samuel Sanabria Sanabria, 36, of Shenandoah, was stopped at the above location. He was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest.

The DUI charge will be filed, troopers added.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A fire that extensively damaged two homes and caused water and smoke damage to two other dwellings in the Schuylkill County borough of Shenandoah, has been ruled accidental.

The fire started at 122 Jardin St. and spread to the adjoining homes. The fire was discovered about 2:13 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6.

The fire started in the rear of the home at 122. Troopers said the origin of the fire was the basement and was possibly caused by an electrical malfunction which ignited nearby combustible materials.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Monroe County man has been charged with assaulting his mother. The arrest was one of several reported by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said Joey Blake, 30, of 5573 Carney Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County, was charged with simple assault for an incident that occurred about 6:50 p.m. on Aug. 1. Troopers said Blake allegedly tackled and kicked his mother at the residence. He was arraigned on the charge and released on bail.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a crash that occurred about 5:10 p.m. on June 23 along SR115 near the intersection with Valley Road, in Effort, Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Brian C. Bloss, 27, of Pocono Lake, crashed his vehicle at the above location. Troopers said he was found to be under the influence of several controlled substances. Charges were filed, troopers added.