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Police Logs

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a rear-end crash about 10 a.m. Sunday, May 13, along SR209 in Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Keith N. Youse, 66, of Lehighton, operating a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, was attempting a left turn into a private driveway when his vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 truck driven by Adam C. Ash, 31, of Lehighton.

No one was reported injured and the Dodge had to be towed from the scene.

Troopers cited Ash for driving a vehicle at an (un) safe speed.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Two men were cited by Tamaqua police following a disturbance on Friday, May 11.

Officers were dispatched to the area of 214 Pine St. twice that morning, at 2:50 a.m. and at 5:50 a.m.

Both times, witnesses stated that Joshua Generella, 24, of New Ringgold, and Gary Scott Jr., 25, of Tamaqua were responsible for the disturbances. Both men fled the scene when police were called.

Both were cited for disorderly conduct.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Rush Township police are investigating the theft of assorted items removed from the Physical Therapy Specialist building in Hometown. The thefts reportedly occurred over the past few days.

Items reportedly stolen include keys, cash and other types of valuables.

Officers are also investigating a burglary at 190 Claremont Ave. Reportedly, persons unknown entered the home and attempted to set fire to an upstairs bedroom.

Damage was confined to a closet area.

Anyone with information concerning either incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-6100.

Monday, May 14, 2012

State police at Fogelsville are investigating a tire-slashing incident in Lehigh County.

Troopers said the incident occurred at 8023 Allemaengel Road, New Tripoli, in Lynn Township. At that location unknown criminals slashed the tires on several vehicles parked on the property of Barrett Neil Byler, 44, and Barbara Byler, 47, of that address.

The incident occurred sometime between 9:30 p.m. on May 10, and 6 a.m. on Friday, May 11.

Monday, May 14, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a burglary and theft incidents.

The break-in occurred along Patten Circle, Albrightsville, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County. A home was entered and two safes taken. The incident occurred sometime between 12:30 and 6 a.m. on May 7.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Rush Township police are investigating two acts of vandalism reported to the department in recent days.

In one case someone apparently tried to gain access to the coin box on a vending machine located inside the Hometown Commons Walmart.

Officers are also searching for the person/persons who placed an unknown substance on two vehicles parked on Lafayette Avenue.

Anyone with information concerning these incidents is asked to call police at (570) 668-6100.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Two McAdoo residents were cited by Rush Township police recently following shoplifting incidents at the Hometown Commons Walmart.

Jacqueline Reyes, 19, will be cited for retail theft after allegedly stealing items valued at $12.78. She also faces charges of possession of drug paraphernalia after officers discovered she was in possession of two glass bowls with suspected marijuana residue.

Brandon Taylor, 20, was charged with retail theft for allegedly stealing $9.98 worth of merchandise from the retail store.

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Schuylkill County woman is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 2:32 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, along SR61, a mile south of S. Centre St., in North Manheim Township.

Troopers said they stopped a vehicle traveling northbound after observing it cross the fog line. The driver was identified as Amber Freyer, 22, of Port Carbon. She failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville, for a blood test.

The DUI count is pending the test results, troopers said.

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 8:57 p.m. on Friday, May 11, along Mount Laffee Road, in New Castle Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said a 1993 Ford Explorer was driven westbound and went across the eastbound lane and almost struck another vehicle.

The Ford then went onto the berm and struck several small trees before rolling onto its passenger side.

Monday, May 14, 2012

A juvenile driver was involved in a high speed chase in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred about 9:27 p.m. on Monday, May 7, along SR423 in Coolbaugh Township. Police said officers were out of their vehicle with a disabled tractor trailer when a vehicle came northbound and the driver failed to obey police commands and fled the scene.

Police pursued the vehicle which crashed at the intersection of state routes 423 and 196. The juvenile driver then fled the scene on foot into nearby woods. He was later found and taken into custody.