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Police Logs

Friday, September 14, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of copper ground wire from a Schuylkill County site.

Troopers said unknown criminals entered the Crown Castle cell tower site located at 861 Mountain Road, in Blythe Township, and removed two rolls of the wire, which was located in a fenced in area. They also cut about 150-feet of ground wire from the cell tower. The incident occurred sometime between Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 4:50 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Friday, September 14, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on several driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers recently.

On Sunday, Sept. 9, about 2:15 a.m. troopers stopped Ward Crozier, 44, of Lehighton, along SR209 at Packerton Dam Drive, in Mahoning Township, Carbon County. He was taken for a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results, troopers said.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Jim Thorpe borough police today released a report on an incident at the L.B. Morris Elementary School, located at 101 W. 10th St., that occurred on May 25 in which a student was found in possession of marijuana.

Police were called to the school on that date and told by school personnel that a 12-year-old male had marijuana on him. The juvenile was interviewed in the presence of his mother and stepfather. The juvenile at first stated that another student told him to take possession of the marijuana and threatened him if he refused.

Friday, September 14, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating a criminal mischief incident in which a school bus was vandalized.

Troopers said a bus belonging to the Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit was sprayed with black paint while parked at 238 Franklin St., in Weissport. The incident occurred sometime overnight of Sept. 9-10.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrest of a Wayne County man on theft charges.

Police said David Eldred, 28, of Newfoundland, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 11, with the assistance of state police at the Blooming Grove barracks in Pike County.

He has been charged with theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, theft by failure to make required dispositon, deceptive business practices, and receiving stolen property.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Schuylkill County man was arrested for having a knife at a county high school. Mahanoy City police said the incident occurred on Aug. 29 at the Mahanoy Area High School complex.

A borough officer, identified as Robert Romanick, was conducting traffic control at the school when he observed a man exiting the administration office wearing a large knife attached to his side.

Romanick confronted the man, identified as Quincey E. Foose, 33, of Barnesville.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Coaldale police are on the trail of a man who assaulted a Lansford man at Fourth and Phillips streets Wednesday morning and grabbed a large amount of cash from the man's car.

William Juliano, 33, whose last known address was his grandmother's house on Ruddle Street in Coaldale, allegedly asked Jordan Tessitore, 20, for a ride to Lansford.

As Juliano was getting into Tessitore's car, he saw the cash sitting on the console. Juliano punched Tessitore in the head, grabbed the cash and ran west on Ruddle Street, said Coaldale Police Chief Timothy Delaney.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrest of a Monroe County man on fugitive from justice and other charges.

Police said on Tuesday, Sept. 11, about 6:50 p.m. they were informed that a wanted person out of New York City was at the School House apartments, located along Main St., in Coolbaugh Township.

Police went to the scene and made contact with several individuals outside the apartments. The wanted person was observed running into the apartments. Police pursued him into the building with the suspect jumping out a back window.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrest of a Pocono Lake resident for public drunkenness.

Police said they were dispatched to the area of Lakeshore Drive and Pony Path of the Arrowhead Lakes development of a report of a vehicle found in a ditch and an intoxicated male nearby.

Upon arrival officers found Jeffrey P. Herman, 35, who was highly intoxicated. The vehicle in the ditch was found to be stolen from a nearby residence.

Herman was placed under arrest and became uncooperative, disorderly, and argumentative.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lehighton police reported the arrest of a Lansford man for violating a borough ordinance for consumption of alcohol in public.

Barry L. Schlier, 31, of 345 W. Kline Ave., was cited on Saturday, Sept. 8, about 2:15 a.m. in the 200 block of N. First St. Police said he was observed with an open bottle of beer while standing on the sidewalk.