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Police Logs

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Lebanon County teen was cited following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 6:15 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, along SR443 (Suedberg Road), in Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a 17-year-old male from Jonestown was driving a 1992 Saturn westbound and entered a left curve in the road. The car went onto the berm and into a grassy area for about 126-feet before hitting a culvert with the passenger side rear tire.

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Dennis Elliott Giffels, 60, of Brodheadsville, was stopped for multiple traffic violations about 11:24 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, along Brookside Road at Spruce St., in Lower Macungie Township.

He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. Charges will be filed, troopers said.

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Nesquehoning man has been charged with stealing the Visa card of a borough woman and using it to make a cash withdrawal.

Ricky Alex Williams, 22, of 353 E. Catawissa St., has been charged by Chief Sean Smith wtih identity theft, access device fraud (two counts), theft, and receiving stolen property.

Police charged that Williams took the credit card of Edna Newman, reported to be his grandmother, and used it to withdraw $250 without her permission.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Nesquehoning police reported on two crashes investigated by officers.

On Oct. 24 a two vehicle crash occurred about 10:40 a.m. along SR209 at the entrance to Redner's Warehouse Market. Police said Deborah Valderrama, 46 E. Ruddle St., Coaldale, was southbound while Frances F. Albino, 245 W. Howard Ave., Coaldale, was northbound. Albino was turning into Redners and struck Valderrama's vehicle. Valderrama's vehicle sustained moderate damage and had to be towed from the scene, police said.

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Schuylkill County woman is the victim of access device fraud.

State police at Frackville said unknown criminals obtained the ATM/debit card of Kristin L. Kushmanick, 37, of Gilberton, and used it to make two transactions at Redner's Quick Mark, in Shenandoah, and the M&T branch bank in Mahanoy City. In both cases $60 in cash was withdrawn.

The transactions occurred on Oct. 20 at 2:04 p.m. and Oct. 21 at 4:17 p.m.

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Carbon County resident was cited for an incident in Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said the incident occurred about 4:40 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the residence of Pamela Lynn Keiser, 30, of 6 Third St., Kelayres, Kline Township.

Troopers said Keiser and Josh Frank Christman, 30, of Weissport, had a verbal argument over Keiser receiving free drinks from another male at a Halloween party the two were attending.

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Tamaqua driver is facing charges after he allegedly left the scene of an accident.

State police at Frackville said Seth G. Mellor, 21, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier northbound on Reynolds Road, in Walker Township, about 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26.

After negotiating a right hand curve the car crossed the center line and traveled onto the west berm.

The car then struck a tree. Troopers said Mellor then left the scene and did not report the crash.

He will be cited, troopers added.

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver was involved in a two vehicle crash about 4:20 p.m. on Oct. 25 along SR309 in Lynn Township, Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Amber E. Funk, 22, of Mercersburg, Franklin County, was southbound just before the intersection with Decatur St., operating a 1993 Chevrolet GEO Tracker, while Johnny D. Hamm, 40, of Tamaqua, was stopped for a stop sign on Decatur, operating a 2002 Ford E350 van truck. Hamm entered the intersection to make a left turn when his van was struck on the left side by the Geo Tracker.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Michelle Kirk, of 525 S. Hancock St., McAdoo, faces charges of harassment after she allegedly made a large amount of phone calls to a Tiffany Sholtis of McAdoo.

The incidents were reported to borough police on Sept. 29. Kirk was contacted by police and warned about calling Sholtis, but declined to heed the officer's advice, calling the victim again at 10:30 p.m.

Monday, October 29, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary at a Monroe County home.

Troopers said the residence of Leroy Raseley, 173 Anchorage Rd., Saylorsburg, was entered by someone who kicked in a back door. Taken from the home was about $200 in cash, a Sylvania 32-inch flat screen television, and a .22-caliber Marlin rifle.