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Police Logs

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Two persons were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Dec. 15 at 10:02 p.m. on Rt. 534 in Polk Township.

Sustaining minor injuries were Joseph Randolph, 18, of Effort, the driver of one of the vehicles, and Linda A. Ponzo, 53, of Albrightsville, who was operating the wecond vehicle.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Charges of driving under the influence of alcohol are pending against Khyle W. Willis, 18, of Schuylkill Haven, following a one-vehicle accident Dec. 18 at 7:35 a.m. on Route 443 (Pleasant Valley Road) in Pine Grove Township.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Joanne Giambalvo, 56, of Tobyhanna, was arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional Police after she was caught shoplifting on Dec. 16 at 10:07 p.m. at the Wal-Mart store on Route 940 in Mount Pocono.

Police said the woman was observed by the store's loss prevention officials as she concealed health and beauty aids in her purse and tried to leave the store without paying for them.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a recklessly endangering another person incident that happened on Nov. 28 at 10:04 p.m. at the intersection of Willow Lane and Pinecrest Road in Lower Macungie Township.

Police said the victim is Blanche Nichols of the 7400 block of Iron drive, Macungie. The suspect is Kijuan Benbow, also of that block.

Police said it is alleged the suspect was driving a vehicle that cut in front of the victim, causing her to drive her vehicle into a pond.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

State police at the Frackville man reported a Port Carbon man is alleged to have violated a Protection From Abuse order that had been issued in Schuylkill County Court against him.

Police said they were called to the incident at 3:40 a.m. Dec. 21 on Valley Street in New Philadelphia.

Police sdaid it is alleged Douglas Downey, 40, contacted the victim, Suzette Frantz, 43, of New Philadelphia, by telephone, which ius in violation of the PFA order issued against him in the Court of Common Pleas.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A cat was the hero at a recent incident in Summit Hill.

According to borough police, on Dec. 14, at 7:58 a.m., fire and EMS personnel were dispatched to 115 W. Holland St., for smoke in the residence's basement. It was discovered that the oil burner had malfunctioned.

Police noted that it was the resident's cat who woke up its owner and alerted her to the danger.

The home was vented and the problem was rectified.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a criminal mischief case in which someone cut holiday light electrical cords at a Lower Macungie Township residence three nights in a row.

The victim is a 40-year-old who lives in the 5600 block of Spring Ridge Drive West in the township.

Police said the incidents happened from Dec. 9-11 when someone approached the front walkway of the residence and cut the wires to the lights. The actors returned the next two nights and cut the same string of lights.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Luzerne County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) and other criminal counts following a traffic stop in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Roberto Alvarez-Marquez, 22, of Hazleton, was stopped about 3:05 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, along SR924 in Frackville for a traffic violation.

He was found to be under the influence and was taken to the barracks for a breath test. The test revealed he was over the legal limit of .08 percent alcohol/blood content, troopers said.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 9 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16 at hawk terrace, Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

The victim is Michelle Cullin, 51, of Saylorsburg.

She told police someone used force to gain entry to her residence and upon entering it removed a jewelry box and assorted jewelry before fleeing the residence undetected and in an unknown direction.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Two area juveniles were charged after Panther Valley School District reported incidents to Summit Hill police.

On Nov. 11, officers received a report from the high school about a female being touched inappropriately. It was discovered that a 15-year-old Nesquehoning male had touched the girl.

A juvenile petition was filed on the teen for indecent assault and harassment.