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Police Logs

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating two theft from vehicle incidents that occurred in the same area of Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the unlocked 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche of Jason A. Wright, 30, of 916 Main St., Valley View, Hegins Township, was entered while parked at his home. Removed from the vehicle was an envelope containing a $50 bill. Also taken was a AM/FM receiver valued at $15.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The weekend's icy weather contributed to two minor accidents in Tamaqua.

On Friday Pamela Hoffmaster, of Willing Street, Tamaqua, was backing into a parking space near her home when her Oldsmobile Sierra slid and struck a parked Trailblazer owned by Raymond Woodring, of Tamaqua.

At 10 a.m. Saturday Maggie Magrini, of 402 Arlington St., Tamaqua, was traveling north on Schuylkill Avenue in a Toyota Corolla when her vehicle slid on ice and struck a parked Chevrolet Cavalier owned by Rae Alexi Darker.

There were no injuries and damage was termed " light" in both cases.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on crashes investigated by troopers in recent days on Schuylkill County roadways.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two retail theft arrests made by officers.

On Friday, Feb. 4, about 8:17 a.m. officers responded to the Wal-mart store in Mt. Pocono for a theft report. Police said Stanley Deltufo Jr., 36, of Canadensis, an employee, was in custody by store security. Police said video surveillance footage allegedly showed that Deltufo was stealing items while he was working.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating two crashes recently on Monroe County roadways.

A crash occurred about 1 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23, along Sugar Hollow Road in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Russell A. Winters III, 32, of Albrightsville, was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus westbound when the vehicle went onto the berm and down an embankment before striking a tree.

Winters was not injured.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Slatington driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) after he drove his vehicle into the side of a building in his hometown.

Borough police said Kenneth Derr, 51, of 15 S. Seventh St., was cited following an incident that occurred about 2:51 a.m. on Jan. 11. Police said Derr's vehicle struck the building at 623 Main St. He was found to be under the influence and cited, police added.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Lansford man has been charged by Coaldale police with driving under the influence (DUI) and public drunkenness.

Brent F. Kunkel, 61, of 355 W. Water St., was cited by Officer Jeremy Talanca at 7:10 p.m. Dec. 30.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed with District Judge Stephen Bayer of Tamaqua, here's what happened:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on three crashes investigated by troopers, two on Saturday, Feb. 5.

A two vehicle crash occurred about 6:40 a.m. along SR248 in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County. Troopers said Rachel L. Bowman, 20, of Palmerton, was driving a 1990 Jeep Cherokee eastbound and traveling too fast for conditions when she attempted to pass a 2007 Jeep Liberty driven by Ruth A. Everett, 49, of Lehighton.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A domestic incident has led to charges being filed against one person and charges pending against another.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 8:08 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, officers were called to 6 Mountain Terrace, Blakeslee, for a domestic dispute involving a gun. Upon arrival officers found Chase Warren, 46, of that address, outside the home, who was suffering visible injuries.

Warren told officers his stepdaughter, Tiffany Elston, 19, had assaulted him.

The gun reportedly used in the incident was a BB gun, which was seized as evidence by police.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Monroe County man has been charged with manufacturing a facsimile weapon of mass destruction.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said they obtained an arrest warrant for Jacob Thompson, 30, of Long Pond, following an incident that occurred on Jan. 5.

On that date officers responded to a woman in distress call at the cellular phone tower access road in Tunkhannock Township. While on scene officers found a device that appeared to be an improvised explosive. The device was a gas can, wired to an oil can, wired to an ammunition can with various other wires attached.