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Police Logs

Friday, February 3, 2012

A Monroe County teen has been charged with theft.

State police at Lehighton said Stefonia Knecht, 19, of Effort, is charged with stealing multiple items of jewelry from the home of Constance Marie Warner, 41, of 1398 Rena Rd., in Effort, Polk Township. The incident occurred on Monday, Jan. 30.

Friday, February 3, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on several crashes investigated by troopers on Schuylkill County roadways earlier this week.

A crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the intersection of SR125 (Tremont Road) and Molleystown Road, in Tremont Township. Troopers said Tina M. Weinus, 37, of Pine Grove, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu southbound while Krina M. Dicello, 47, of Pottsville, was stopped on Molleystown Road.

Friday, February 3, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on a burglary and theft incidents probed by troopers.

The break-in occurred at a residence at 150 Wintergreen Rd., Towamensing Township, Carbon County. Troopers said copper pipe was removed from the basement area of the unoccupied home. The home is the property of CITI Mortgage Inc., of O'Fallon, Mo. The incident occurred sometime between Jan. 19 and Thursday, Feb. 2.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tamaqua police have filed charges against two residents who failed to pay their home heating oil bills. The victim in both cases is the Tirpak Oil Company, Hometown.

Jamie Lynn Fritzinger, 31, of 322 Clarke St., allegedly failed to pay for 200 gallons of home heating oil, valued at $388, delivered to her address on Feb. 2, 2009.

Brian K. Brode, 29, of 418 E. Elm St., allegedly failed to pay for 158 gallons of oil delivered to his home on Jan. 9, 2009. The oil was valued at $330.22.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A traffic stop in McAdoo on Jan. 7 resulted in driving under the influence (DUI) charges being filed against a Hazleton man.

Patrolman James Patterson stopped a vehicle at 3:10 a.m. after the driver failed to stop for a red traffic signal. The officer identified the driver as Paul Daniel Swinesburg Jr., 28, of 948 N. James St., McAdoo, and noted signs of intoxication. A test determined that Swinesburg's blood alcohol content was .12 percent, more than the .08 state mandated limit.

Charges included DUI of alcohol as well as failure to obey a red light.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred in Carbon County.

Troopers said the incident occurred in the parking lot of the Hickory Run Travel Plaza, located along SR534 in East Side Boro. The passenger side front bumper on a parked 2007 Peterbilt tractor was struck sometime between Jan. 27 and 29.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Tamaqua woman was committed to the Schuylkill County prison, Pottsville, on Wednesday after Rush Township police discovered drugs during a traffic stop.

Diane S. Sylvetser, 48, was stopped on Claremont Avenue, at 8:44 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25. Found inside her vehicle were 10 bags of heroin, a syringe and a spoon. She was transported to St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, for blood tests, then arraigned before District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, on charges of possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $10,000.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Rush Township police are investigating a burglary at the White Birch Golf Course, reported to the department on Feb. 1.

Unknown criminals forcibly entered the club house and removed an undisclosed number of lottery tickets.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-4242.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tamaqua police are investigating an act of vandalism at the East End Playground. The incident was reported at 2:35 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, when a volunteer discovered slight damage to a wooden ship.

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

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Gouldsboro, Wayne County, man was lodged in the Schuylkill County prison on Jan. 20 following his extradition from Florida.

He is wanted on a warrant filed for charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child.

Clark Emmanuel Mead Jr., 28, allegedly sexually assaulted two young boys on various dates between August 2005 and June 2006. Mead was living with a woman in McAdoo at the time of the alleged incidents.