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Police Logs

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tamaqua police have released details of a pedestrian versus vehicle accident in the borough on Thursday morning.

According to the police report, Paula Bower, 41, of 224 W. High St., Coaldale, was backing out of a parking spot at the Turkey Hill Minute Mart, 330 E. Broad St., when she heard a loud bang. Bower stopped her vehicle and looked, but couldn't see anyone/anything in her field of vision. A witness, Michael Vadyak of Tamaqua, agreed with Bower.

Friday, October 19, 2012

One person has been arrested and jailed, and two others are being sought in a home invasion and assault incident that occurred in Lehigh Township, Northampton County.

Township police said about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, they responded to the 4800 block of S. Cypress Drive to a report of a home invasion and assault. On scene officers found the victim, Scott Beck. He was transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, where he was treated and released.

Friday, October 19, 2012

State Police at Fogelsville have charged a Lehighton man with allegedly attempting to steal $327.97 worth of merchandise from a Lehigh County department store.

Carmen Diacheysn, 43, has been charged with retail theft.

Diacheysn was apprehended in Kohl's Department Store, 6900 Hamilton Blvd., Lower Macungie Township, prior to exiting, police said.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Three juveniles are facing charges following incidents in Slatington.

Borough police said on Oct. 10 about 5:50 p.m. they responed to the area of 409 W. South St., to a report of a disorderly group threatening to fight another person.

As a result of an investigation two male juveniles were cited for harassment.

On the same day, about 7:40 p.m., when police went to notify the mother of one of the juveniles of his arrest, another juvenile approached the officers and became disorderly and called police names.

Friday, October 19, 2012

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were dispatched to the Aharts Plaza, in Blakeslee, about 4:45 p.m. to a report of an intoxicated female outside the Wine & Spirts store.

Upon arrival officers observed a female attempting to driver away. She was identified as Jeri A. Jumper, 56, of Blakeslee. She was found to be intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests.

Friday, October 19, 2012

A McAdoo man faces charges stemming from multiple reported domestic violence incidents.

Paul Sholtis, 32, of 145 E. Adams St., allegedly repeatedly punched, slapped, choked, struck and threatened his girlfriend from Oct. 4 through 10, when the woman reported the incidents to police.

Charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct, and harassment were filed Oct. 10 by Patrolman Jeffrey Tanner.

Friday, October 19, 2012

A hit-and-run driver is being sought in Schuylkill County. It was one of three crashes investigated by state police at Frackville.

Friday, October 19, 2012

A Schuylkill County woman has been cited for an incident at a county store.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Nina Marie Rizzardi, 23, of Pine Grove, entered Kreiser's Quick Shop, located in Tremont, about 3:55 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, and created a disturbance and refused to leave.

Troopers said she was found to be intoxicated and was cited for public drunkenness.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 11:10 a.m. on Oct. 10 at the intersection of Maury Road and SR903 in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Thomas Dressler, no address given, operating a 2001 Chevrolet Prism, was attempting to turn around and slowed down and entered the right shoulder.

Clifford Peter Swanson, no address given, driving a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 truck, passed Dressler on the left.

At this time Dressler turned from the right shoulder and a collision occurred.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A McAdoo man has been charged with multiple offenses after allegedly threatening a police officer and causing a disturbance on Oct. 6.

McAdoo Patrolman Steven Homanko was monitoring traffic in the area of a bank parking lot at 3 a.m. when he observed a man and woman walking past. As the couple crossed the street the male began yelling. A few minutes later the male approached the police cruiser, staring at the officer. He then began arguing with Homanko, refusing to believe he wasn't another officer.