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Police Logs

Friday, September 28, 2012

Rush Township police are investigating the theft of a Troy Bilt riding lawn mower, removed from 33 W. Main St., Quakake. The theft occurred sometime between Sept. 17 and 22.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-6100.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Lisabeth Kuklis, 23, is facing charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident on Sept. 21.

The incident took place on State Game Lands, just off Taggertsville Road. Rush Township police, who filed the charges, did not list an address for Kuklis..

Friday, September 28, 2012

Amber Reenock, 28, of 44 E. Water St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place at 44 E. Water St. on Sept. 10 at 7:16 p.m. Charges of two counts of simple assault and harassment were filed by Ofc. Joshua Tom.

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

Tom received a call about an active domestic at Reenock's address. The complainant was at a friend's house at 30 E. Abbott St. He arrived there and spoke with the complainant, Roxanne Reenock, who had red marks on her neck as if she had been choked.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Mel Gerber, 39, of 117 Lombard Street, Tamaqua; Anthony Paltanavage, 26, of 75 Water St., New Philadelphia; Matthew Stephens, of 210 Windifeld Drive, Middleport; and Shane Stoops, 23, of 189 Winfield Drive, Middleport, all face charges from an incident which took place on Sept. 8 at 8:49 p.m. at 304 E. Bertsch St., Lansford.

Charges were filed by Lansford Det./Sgt. Jack Soberick and Officer Amie Barclay.

All individuals were charged with burglary, criminal trespass, criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property.

Friday, September 28, 2012

A Nesquehoning man has been charged by Rush Township police after allegedly stealing from his employer.

Michael E. Ruckhardt, 31, reportedly removed a wallet and check from his employer's vehicle on Aug. 24. He then allegedly forged his boss' name and wrote a check, made payable to himself, in the amount of $2,300.

He was charged with felony counts of forgery, theft by deception, and receiving stolen property.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Barry Schlier, 31, of 14 W. Bertsch St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on April 2. Charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property were filed by Officer Brian Horos.

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

At 2:10 p.m., April 2, Horos received a dispatch about a theft at 343 W. Abbott St. He arrived and was greeted by property owners Monique Orr and Merissa Zielinski. They said they had rented the house to Schlier and his paramour, Dana Lincovich, from May 1, 2011 to March 2012.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Rush Township police are investigating a theft reported to the department concerning the Mazakas Coal Company. Someone reportedly entered the property and removed numerous items, including tools and fuel.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-1600.

Friday, September 28, 2012

A Tamaqua man was cited, again, for allowing his dogs to cause a disturbance.

Steven Llewellyn, of 317 Owl Creek Rd., was cited under the borough's dog control ordinance. The incident took place on Aug. 24.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following arrests.

On Fricay, Sept. 21, about 12:02 a.m. officers were dispatched to 2162 Freedom Way, Coolbaugh Township, for a report of a domestic incident. On scene officers discovered Kamarl K. Hargrove, 27, of Tobyhanna. He was at the residence of his ex-girlfriend. The woman told officers she had a protection from abuse (PFA) order which stated he could not be at the residence.

He was taken into custody and charged with violating the order and placed in the county prison in Snydersville pending arraignment.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) after she crashed her vehicle while allegedly texting and being under the influence.

State police at Frackville said Monica Weikel, 23, of Lavelle, was operating a 2002 Ford Escape eastbound on SR54 (Mt. Olive Blvd.), in West Mahanoy Township, about 12:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25. She allegedly was texting while driving, troopers said.