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Police Logs

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Criminal charges were filed against Denise Williams, 49, of 166 Lehigh Avenue, Palmerton, for three counts of forgery, five counts of access device fraud, theft by deception, and receiving stolen property. The incident occurred on various and diverse times and dates between 2008 and 2010.


Todd Cermak, 28, of 235 Spring Road, Palmerton, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on jan. 11 at 12:47 a.m. in the 1100 block of Mauch Chunk Road.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Port Carbon woman was cited by Tamaqua police Sunday evening after an altercation on Mauch Chunk Street.

Police were dispatched to 30 Mauch Chunk St. at 6:28 p.m. for a reported domestic dispute in progress.

At the scene they were met by Stacy Wise, who complained she had been touched by Sharon Kriner during an argument.

Kriner admitted pulling Wise's hair and was cited for harassment.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft incident and act of criminal mischief at two Schuylkill County locations.

The theft occurred at the Vito Rinaldi Chrysler dealership located along the Goldstar Highway, in West Mahanoy Township, just outside Shenandoah. Unknown criminals removed four, 20-inch rims and tires from a 2010 Dodge Challenger located on a lot at the dealership. The theft occurred sometime between 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, and 7:45 a.m. on Monday.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Two Tamaqua men have been cited following a Sunday incident in the area of the Tamaqua Train Station.

Ed Smith was in the rear parking lot of the station when he was approached by two men, identified as John Smith, 21, of Hazle Street, and Jeremy Lockwitch, 22, of Penn Street.

The duo demanded that Smith go to the nearby ATM and withdraw money for them. Although they made threats Smith was able to walk away without harm.

Lockwitch and John Smith were cited for harassment.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Two teens were cited for retail theft at a store in the Schuylkill Mall, New Castle Township.

State police at Frackville said David W. Wanser Jr., 18, and Jared M. Cress, 18, both of Girardville, were stopped by store security at the Sears store on Friday, Feb. 4, at 2:40 p.m. for theft.

Both were issued citations and released.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a three-vehicle, rear-end type crash about 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 3 along SR115 near Meadow Lake Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Dawn M. Galarza, 38, of Saylorsburg, Kayla L. Smith, 20, of Sciota, and Jacqueline A. Ludka, 32, of Bethlehem, were all northbound. Smith stopped to make al left turn and her 1998 Mazda Portege was struck in the rear by Galarza's 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. Ludka's 2003 Hyundai Elantra then struck the rear of the Santa Fe.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Carbon County man is facing charges in Colorado.

State police at Lehighton said Louis Handwerk Smith, 48, of Lehighton, turned himself in at the office of District Judge Bruce Appleton, of Palmerton, on Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. after he was notified of an active warrant for his arrest out of Adam's County Sheriff's Department in Colorado.

Smith is facing charges of internet sexual exploitation of a child and criminal attempt to commit sexual exploitation of children.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The North Central Pa. Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce and Expanded DUI/Underage Drinking Enforcement Program has released the following statistics from a roving DUI patrol held following the Super Bowl on Feb. 6.

A total of 22 vehicles were contacted and detained. Three motorists were tested, with one adult arrested for driving under the influence. Officers issued 1 seat belt and 14 traffic citations, made one criminal arrest and issued 8 warnings. Officers from two county law enforcement departments participated in the patrol.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 7:25 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6, along SR61 in Blythe Township.

State police at Frackville said Thomas P. Halon, 51, of Shenandoah, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu southbound, just south of the Schuylkill Mall Road, when he lost control while negotiating a left curve. The car traveled onto the east shoulder, then west across both lanes of travel and struck the guard rail on the west shoulder.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tamaqua police are investigating the theft of items from a motor vehicle.

Mary Brode, of 500 Pine St., Tamaqua, reported the incident at 4:30 p.m. Sunday telling officers someone had gone through her minivan, which she had left unlocked due to concerns about the locks freezing. Items removed included a number of compact disks and a cell phone charger.

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