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Police Logs

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Carbon County driver is facing charges, including driving under the influence (DUI), following a two vehicle crash that occurred about 12:34 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the intersection of SR209 and Cherryhill Road, in Franklin Township.

State police at Lehighton said Joseph T. Ruzicka, 44, of Lehighton, was attempting to make a right turn from 209 onto Cherryhill Rd. at a speed that was greater than reasonable. His vehicle crossed the road and struck a vehicle driven by Ralph Wentz, 81, of Lehighton, head-on.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The theft of ice cream from a Schuylkill County business early today is being probed and two suspects sought.

State police at Frackville said the theft incident occurred at Heisler's Dairy Inc., at the firm's dairy bar building at 743 Catawissa Rd., in Walker Township.

Troopers said about 2:30 a.m. two suspects entered the building through a kitchen window. Video surveillance captured what appeared to be two males wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and dark jeans.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Guns were reported taken in a Monroe County burglary. The break-in is one of several incidents reported by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said the home of Jesse Harrell, 50, of 119 Gower Lane, Saylorsburg, Eldred Township, was entered sometime between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on April 6. Entry was gained through an unsecured door. Taken were three handguns from a unsecured gun safe. Also removed was a Playstation video game console from the living room.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Two Schuylkill County businesses were cited by the Allentown enforcement office of the state liquor control board for violations of the state liquor code.

Robert H. Anderson, trading as Charlies, 102 W. Blaine St., McAdoo, was cited for possessed or operated gambling devices or paraphernalia or permitted gambling or lotteries, poolselling and/or bookmaking on the licensed premises. The violation occurred on Dec. 8, 2010, the board states.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Criminal charges were filed against Justin Greene, 24, of 2822 Welshtown Road, Slatington, for rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, indecent assault, and 4 counts of criminal conspiracy. The incident occurred on March 26 at 1:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Harvard Avenue.

Disorderly conduct

Criminal charges were filed against Michael Koma, 53, of 93 Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton, for criminal mischief, terroristic threats, and disorderly conduct. The incident occurred on April 1 at 2:04 p.m. at the above address.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 5:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, along State Road near Orchard Road, in Ryan Township.

State police at Frackville said James Morgans, 60, of Delano, was eastbound in a 1994 Toyota Corolla when he lost control while coming out of a slight left curve. The car crossed over the westbound lane and onto the berm where it climbed an embankment.

Monday, April 11, 2011

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 9:35 a.m. on Sunday, April 10, along SR61 in Ryan Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said David A. Hauptly, 46, of Port Carbon, was operating a 1991 Honda Accord southbound when the vehicle left the road and went onto the east berm. The Honda traveled through a grassy area and struck a tree stump. Damages were minor to the car.

Hauptly sustained a minor injury and was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-E. Norwegian St., Pottsville.

Monday, April 11, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating two theft incidents.

Troopers said sometime between March 29 at 6 p.m. and March 30 at 9 a.m. someone took an exterior air conditioning unit that was disconnected and stored near the Merwine Law Offices, at 1547 SR209, in Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said a resident along Delaware Drive, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, reported someone stole a garden hose reel and about 100 feet of garden hose from his property sometime between March 28 and April 3.

Monday, April 11, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary at a Carbon County residence.

Troopers said the residence at 124 Chapman Circle, Penn Forest Township, was entered sometime between Feb. 26 and March 30. Removed were three VCRs, one Sony PlayStation and three PlayStation games.

There was also damage to the kitchen door and to a couch inside the home. The homeowner was not identified by troopers.

Monday, April 11, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of a 400 pound cast iron tub.

Troopers said Tracey Lynn Wike, of 57 Hope Avenue, New Ringgold, East Brunswick Township, reported the white tub was removed form her yard. She told troopers the tub was in the yard for about three weeks due to remodeling work at the residence.

The tub was going to be scrapped by the owner, however, it was removed by unknown persons. The theft occurred sometime between 8 and 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, troopers said.