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Police Logs

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Carbon County business has been cited by the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for violating state liquor laws.

The Beltzville Bar and Grill, LLC, Box 5350, Kunkletown R.5, Towamensing Township, was cited on Sept. 4 for illegally selling alcoholic beverages after its restaurant liquor license expired on Aug. 31 and had not been renewed and/or validated.

Monday, October 15, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating three theft incidents at Schuylkill County locations.

Troopers said unknown criminals stole about 160 Ultram pills from a locked employee medication cart at the Schuylkill Center Genesis HealthCare, assisted living facility located in East Norwegian Township. The staff discovered the missing pills at the end of a 24-hour shift, between 3 p.m. Oct. 9 and 3 p.m. Oct. 12.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Steven T. Rhoades, 22, of Schuylkill Haven, will received several citations as a result of a two-vehicle crash that happened at 12:42 a.m. Oct. 11 along Route 61 in West Brunswick Township, according to state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.

Pollice said he was driving a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am northbound when for some unknown reason it traveled across the turning lane and veered into the path of a 2005 Freightliner Classic driven by Garane Miraad, 24, of Columbus Ohio, causing the collision. The truck was southbound at the time.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

A retail theft incident that was reported at 10:50 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Boscov's department store in the Fairlane Village Mall, Pottsville, is being investigated by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.

Pollice said someone removed a tester bottle of Blue De Chanel men's cologne from inside the store. Police said the store's loss prevention personnel were able to stop a female outside the store, at which time she returned the bottle but did not provide any identifying information for authorities.

The investigation is ongoing.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

State police at the Schuuylkill Haven barracks are investigating an incident whereby items were stolen from a parked Jeep.

The incident happened between 4 p.m. Oct. 10 and 6:40 a.m. Oct. 11 at the heritage Heights section of Norweigan Township.

The victim is Michael Goodwin, 26, of Pottsville.

He told police someone unzipped the sotf top of his 1995 Jeep Wrangler and removed a flashlight and a cell phone charger, valued at $12, and fled the scene undetected.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

A reckless endangerment incident that happened at 1:55 a.m. Oct. 11 in East Brunswick Township is being investigated by state police from the Frackville barracks.

The victim is Jeremy Paul Talanca, 36, of Berwick, who police identified as a security man at the site, Joe's Used Auto Parts on Summer Mountain Road in the township.

Police said someone fired three shots at the victim's vehicle while he was on patrol on the property. The actor(s) then fled the scene on a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle.

Friday, October 12, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating the theft of approximately 300 gallons of diesel fuel from a site in Schuylkill County.

The victim, Edward Padinske, 72, of Pottsville, told police the incident happened between Oct. 5 and 8 at the Barren Coal Company, Route 125, Porter Township.

Police said someone arrived at the scene from an unknown direction and removed the fuel from several pieces of equipment that were stationed there, fleeing in an unknown direction.

The fuel is valued in excess of $1,000, pollice said.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A criminal mischief incident that was reported at 11:15 p.m. Oct. 6 in North Manheim Township is being investigated by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.

Police said Sarah Wychunis, 21, of Orwigsburg, reported someone threw eggs at her 2010 Nissan Versa, causing the paint to be chipped away on the hood of the car.

The incident happened at Route 443 and North Greenview Road in the township. Police said the damages are estimated at $250.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lansford Police Chief John Turcmanovich has released his monthly report for September:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional Police arrested Jules Callaghan, 42, of New Jersey, on charges of escape, resisting arrest, fleeing or attempting to elude police and driver required to be licensed after an incident at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the parking lot of the Full Gospel Holiness of God church parking lot, Coolbaugh Township.

Police said they responded there after Callaghan called 911, identifying himself as Jesus Christ, and saying he "couldn't get through the dark side."