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Police Logs

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.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Several driving under the influence (DUI) arrests were reported by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said on Oct. 7 about 9:30 p.m. a suspicious vehicle was observed in a driveway at 260 Betty Lane, in Kunkletown, Monroe County. A female was observed asleep in the vehicle with the keys in the ignition. She was identified as Trisha Moore, 36, of Kunkletown.

She was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance, troopers said, and charges were filed.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Carbon County business has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

The Cover at Beaver Meadows Inc., 4 Broad St., Beaver Meadows, was cited for an incident on Sept. 7 when it is alleged alcohol was sold after the restaurant liquor license had expired on Aug. 31, and had not been renewed and/or validated.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating two burglaries that occurred at the residences in the Schuylkill County borough of Girardville.

Troopers said a residence in the 200 block of W. Main St., owned by Brenda Meehan, of Wilkes-Barre, was entered through a basement door. The incident occurred sometime between 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, and 4:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of scattering rubbish after he was allegedly observed littering.

State police at Lehighton said Michael Allen Griffiths II, 21, of 7225 Mount Eaton Rd., in Saylorsburg, was observed throwing litter in the parking area of District Justice JoLana Krawitz office along Gypsum Road, in Hamilton Township, on Monday, Oct. 15, about 11:25 a.m.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Schuylkill County teen was slightly injured when struck by a car whose driver left the scene but was later located and is facing charges.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred along Panther Valley Road, just west of Hidden Acres Lane, in Washington Township, about 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Hazleton man was cited by McAdoo police after he was observed running a red light in the borough on Sept. 26.

Patrolman Steven Homanko was on patrol at 10:59 p.m. when he saw a red Pontiac fail to stop for a steady red signal at the intersection of Kennedy Drive and Blaine Street. The officer stopped the Pontiac and spoke to the driver, identified as John Blashock IV, 40, of 1335 S. Church St.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Barnesville man faces charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol following a traffic stop in Tamaqua.

Patrolman Thomas Duarte was on patrol at 5:05 a.m. Sept. 15 when he observed a vehicle exiting the Tamaqua Diner, squealing the tires as it entered Center Street. The vehicle then traveled north at a higher than posted rate of speed.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating burglaries and theft incidents.

A break-in occurred at the residence of Alan David Harrison, 72, of 2141 Lakeview Drive, in Saylorsburg, Ross Township, Monroe County. Entrance was made by breaking the locks on the front door. Once inside the criminals removed a 40-inch flat screen television and two .22-caliber long guns. Entry was made sometime between Oct. 7 and Friday, Oct. 12.