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Police Logs

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Schuylkill County man is facing a charge of harassment following an incident that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 19, about 1:32 a.m.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Michael J. Minrod, 44, of New Philadelphia, was charged after he allegedly made numerous telephone calls to the home of George A. Sleva, 58, and Pamela R. Sleva, 47, of 1066 Eagle Hill Rd., East Norwegian Township. The calls were made at an inconvenient hour and he left messages which served no legitimate purpose, troopers said.

Monday, November 21, 2011

An armed robber is being sought in Luzerne County. State police at Hazleton said the robbery occurred about 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the PNC branch bank on Susquehanna Blvd. (SR93), in Hazle Township.

Troopers said the manager of the Turkey Hill, located along SR93 at Airport Road, was making a deposit about a mile south of the market.

When she exited her vehicle to make the deposit she was confronted by a male in a hooded sweat shirt who had on a mask.

He shot her in the face with a BB gun. He then demanded the money.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Two males were arrested following a high speed chase that occurred in Luzerne County on Thursday afternoon.

State police at Hazleton said about 4:53 p.m. troopers attempted to make a traffic stop along Blue Ridge Trail at Alberdeen Road, in Dorrance Township. Troopers said the driver refused to stop despite the emergency lights and siren activated on the police cruiser.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A hit-and-run driver is being sought in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said a 1967 Ford Mustang, parked on a lot at the B&M Auto Repair at 954 Barnesville Drive, in Ryan Township, was struck by an unknown type vehicle which was possibly turning around in the driveway. The incident occurred sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and 11:20 a.m. on Thursday.

Damages were termed light to the Mustang, to the hood and grill area.

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

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lansford police have been busy catching scofflaws and filing citations.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

State police at Frackville reported an arrest has been made in the garbage-dumping incident at a Schuylkill County cemetery.

Troopers reported earlier this week that someone dumped several large garbage bags of household waste at the Holy Emmanuel Cemetery, in Mahanoy Township. The incident was reported on Saturday, Nov. 12.

As the result of an investigation troopers have charged Joseph Vezo Jr., of Mahanoy City, with scattering rubbish. If found guilty Vezo faces a fine of $300 and/or 90 days in jail, troopers added.

Friday, November 18, 2011

A 17-year-old Tamaqua girl has been cited following a confrontation with a 14-year-old girl.

The younger teen's mother contacted Tamaqua police at 11:40 p.m. on Nov. 12, to report that her daughter had been assaulted by the older girl. The incident took place in the unit block of Center Street. According to the report the teens had exchanged some words, with the older teen striking the younger girl in the face, twice.

The citation was for harassment.

Friday, November 18, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating an atttempted burglary and other incidents.

The attempted break-in occurred at P&L Auto Parts, located in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Unknown criminals hit the front metal door in an apparent attempt to gain entry and in doing so set off the alarm system. The incident occurred about 1:02 a.m. on Oct. 19.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Two 17-year-old Tamaqua females were cited after police received a report of three girls engaged in a fight on Monday evening.

Officers were dispatched to Center Street at 7:42 p.m. where they were met with a stream of profanities being screamed at them by one of the teens. After she refused to heed their requests to calm down the teen was taken into custody and officers interviewed the other participants.

Friday, November 18, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a three vehicle crash in Schuylkill County. It was one of two crashes probed by troopers to have occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Troopers said the three vehicle crash occurred about 7 a.m. along SR901 at Cressona Road, in North Manheim Township. Amanda Valukevich, 28, of Pottsville, was driving a 2006 Honda Civic eastbound and stopped for traffic ahead of her, which was attempting a left turn onto Cressona Road.