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Police Logs

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The address of a Palmerton woman, charged with several offenses by Nesquehoning police, was incorrect as it appeared in the police log in the Saturday, Feb. 26, addition of the TIMES NEWS.

The address of Amanda L. Hunsicker, 23, is 515 Delaware Ave., Apt. B. Her address appeared as 414 Delaware Ave. in the police log article. The paper regrets the error.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

West Penn Township police are encouraging residents to lock their vehicles.

Police are investigating four unlocked vehicles that had items removed from them over the past week. The first unlocked vehicle robbed of items occurred last week on SR895 near The Pines development, in which an I-phone, jacket, hoodie, and change were stolen.

The three other unlocked vehicles were only robbed of loose change sometime between Monday night into Tuesday morning and were all located around the 900 block of Clamtown Road, SR443, near Park Drive in the village of Clamtown.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Slatington.

Borough police said Justin Leiby, 22, of 8696 Bakeover Rd., Germansville, was stopped about 4:11 a.m. on Feb. 12 at the intersection of Main and S. Walnut sts.

He will also be charged with a motor vehicle code violation for faulty equipment.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sunday was just not a good day for a Tamaqua man.

As reported in Tuesday's TIMES NEWS, Derek A. Shellhamer, 23, of 307 Arlington St., ran afoul of Rush Township police after allegedly being involved in an accident on Taggertsville Road, in a stolen vehicle.

As Shellhamer was dealing with that accident, Tamaqua Patrolman Thomas Rodgers was filing criminal charges against him, related to a Feb. 24 incident.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Two persons were injured and flown to a Lehigh Valley area hospital on Tuesday morning following a one-vehicle crash along a Schuylkill County roadway. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the crash occurred about 7:40 a.m. in the area of 922 Schuylkill Mountain Road in North Manheim Township.

Troopers said a 17-year-old juvenile from Schuylkill Haven was driving a 1992 Jeep Wrangler eastbound at an unsafe speed. After passing another vehicle the teen lost control of the Jeep.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Slatington driver is facing charges.

Borough police said William Hughes, 32, of 729 Main St., Apt. 3, is facing charges of reckless endangering, simple assault and careless driving.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on Monday, Feb. 28, about 8:08 p.m. at Main and N. Walnut sts. Police said Hughes was involved in an accident in which a pedestrian was struck. Police gave no other details of the accident.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rush Township police report the following activity.

Joseph Porvaznik III, 26, Nesquehoning, is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance after police found him passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle on Progress Ave. Porvaznik was taken to St Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, for blood work.

False ID

On Feb. 23 at 1:35 p.m., Linda L. Courtney, 62, New Ringgold, was arrested on false Identification and other summary traffic charges after giving police a false name after she was stopped on SR309.

Crashes into tree

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A third arrest has been made in the ongoing investigation into possible prostitution at a massage parlor known as SPA 61, located along SR61 in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.

The county district attorney's office said Maria L. Fontanez, 36, of 619 Locust St., Reading, was arrested on warrant on Monday and arraigned before District Judge David Plachko, Port Carbon. She is charged with prostitution and related offenses and criminal solicitation. She was unable to post 10 percent of $5,000 bail set by the DJ and she was remanded to the county prison in Pottsville.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on crashes investigated by troopers in recent days, including a hit and run.

The hit and run occurred along Bake Oven Road, near Hoffman Road, in East Penn Township, Carbon County. A unknown type vehicle was driven northbound when it struck the back portion of a parked Toyota Passeo. The driver then fled the scene. The incident was reported on Feb. 24.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Speeding

Nicholas Keiser, 32, of 18 E Catawissa Street, Nesquehoning, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on Feb. 15 at 8:34 a.m. on SR248 east.

Public drunkenness

Sharon Frohnheiser, 52, of 256 Avenue A, Palmerton, was cited for public drunkenness. The violation occurred on Feb. 24 at 1:20 p.m. in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue.