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Police Logs

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident about 8:22 p.m. on Sept. 26 along SR209 bypass in Lehighton.

State police at Lehighton said Justin Tyler Kibler, 90, of Lehighton, was stopped for traffic violations. He was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest for DUI.

Monday, October 1, 2012

An Idaho driver is facing charges following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 8:18 p.m. on Sept. 25 along SR209 in Polk Township, Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said Joshua A. Kuntz, 30, of Pocatello, was driving a 1997 Chrysler Sebring northbound when he crossed over into the southbound lane and onto the berm. The car then struck a utility pole causing the pole to break off and lean into both lanes.

Monday, October 1, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two crashes investigated by troopers, both occurring on Friday, Sept. 28.

The first crash occurred about 11 a.m. along Bethel Road in Pine Grove Township. Troopers said Kelly June Carroll, 62, of Lititz, Lancaster County, was northbound and negotiating a left curve when she lost control of her 1992 Buick Regal. The car then spun counter-clockwise before going onto the berm and then crossing both lanes of travel. The car came to rest off the road against an embankment.

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 12:55 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, along S. Front St., in Wayne Township.

Monday, October 1, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating two burglaries at Carbon County residences, and several theft incidents.

A break-in occurred at a residence at 585 Preachers Camp Rd., in Towamensing Township. Entry was gained by kicking open a rear door. Nothing was apparently taken. The incident occurred sometime between Sept. 14 and 28. The home is owned by Lee S. Whitaker, 65, of Haddon Heights, N.J.

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

State police at Frackville said Theresa R. Schreffler, 48, of Zion Grove, was stopped about 2:05 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, along SR4033 in the village of Pattersonville, Union Township, for traffic violations.

She was found to be under the influence and taken to the barracks for a breath test. The test revealed she was above the legal limit of .08BAC. Charges will be filed, troopers said.

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Jim Thorpe driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred in the borough about 5:24 p.m. on April 28.

Police said Charles Edward Cera, 59, of 145 Wild Creek Drive, was stopped for a traffic violation in the area of 1215 North St. Cera displayed signs of intoxication and was placed under arrest for DUI.

He failed field sobriety tests and submitted to a blood test. The test revealed a .15BAC.

Cera was charged with two counts of DUI and several summary traffic violations, police said.

Monday, October 1, 2012

State police at Fogelsville are investigating a theft from vehicle incident that was reported on Friday, Sept. 28, about 1:43 a.m. along Falcon St., in Lynn Township.

Troopers said the locked work van of Jesse Alan Ehret, of New Tripoli, was entered and removed was a bag of tools, several dome cameras, and a laptop scanner.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 395-1438.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tamaqua police have filed charges against Susan Peletsky, 53, of 240 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, in connection with an Aug. 23 incident. Peletsky allegedly appeared in a public place in a highly intoxicated condition. She was deemed a danger to herself and others due to her actions at the time.

She was cited for public drunkenness.

Friday, September 28, 2012

David Penberth, 42, of 315 E. Abbott St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on Sept. 8 at 315 E. Abbott St., Lansford. Charges of simple assault, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia, and harassment were filed by Office Timothy Wuttke.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened: