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Police Logs

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on a one vehicle crash that occurred about 10 p.m. on April 17, along Upper Smith Gap Road, in Eldred Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Jenni L. Stetz, 28, of Boulder, Colo., was driving a 1995 Audi Quattro eastbound when a deer entered the road in front of her. She lost control of the vehicle which slid off the road and struck a tree head-on.

Stetz was not injured but the vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tamaqua police have asked for a warrant to be issued for Earl Hartranft, 33, of 336 Lincoln St., Tamaqua, in connection with an incident on April 22.

On that date at 1:14 a.m. Patrolman Jeff Wainwright was dispatched to 514 Lincoln St. for a reported attempted break-in. On scene he found Hartranft on the front porch. As he was speaking with two other males, Hartranft ran off, crossed the street and jumped over a wall.

Reportedly, Hartranft had been trying to gain entry to the home and the door was damaged beyond repair.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following driving under the influence (DUI) arrests.

Police said about 11:45 p.m. on April 7 they responded to a vehicle rollover accident along Stoney Hollow Road in Tobyhanna Township. The driver was identified as Joseph Gilroy, 58, of Long Pond. Police said his vehicle left the road and rolled over onto its roof in a ditch.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Luzerne County driver is facing charges following a chase that began in Luzerne and ended in Schuylkill County with a crash.

State police at Frackville said troopers out of the Hazleton barracks attempted to stop a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo along Interstate 81 southbound in Luzerne on Friday, April 20, about 9 p.m. The chase continued into Schuylkill County where the Jeep exited I81 at Frackville onto SR61. At this point troopers terminated the pursuit.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

An incident in which a sword was used in a threatening manner is being probed.

State police at Lehighton said James T. Nalesnik, 64, of Bowmanstown, is facing charges of terroristic threats for allegedly chasing George Anger, 49, also of Bowmanstown, with a sword and threatening him with bodily harm.

Troopers said the incident occurred in the area of 619 Ore St., Bowmanstown, about 10:40 p.m. on April 18.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tamaqua police have cited two men after receiving a complaint about a possible underage drinking incident on April 14.

Patrolman Peter Wysochansky was dispatched to the Burger King parking lot, on Center St., at 9:44 p.m. after receiving a tip concerning two males in a white Volkeswegan Golf. As the officer approached the suspect vehicle exited the lot and Wysochansky made a vehicle stop for the suspected drinking and an illegal window tint.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A domestic dispute in Tamaqua on Friday landed one man in the Schuylkill County Prison.

Police were dispatched to 120 Center St., at 10:35 a.m. to deal with a reported domestic incident in progress. The dispatcher noted there was a knife possibly involved.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of two cell phones at a Monroe County business.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the Le Nails, located in the Burger King Plaza, located along SR209, in Chestnuthill Township.

Troopers said a male and female entered the business about 6:10 p.m. on April 16 with the female asking for her eyebrows to be waxed. Her male companion sat in a chair in front of the fingernail area. Two employees had their cell phones on the work area where the male sat down.

Monday, April 23, 2012

A Carbon County crash involved a state police cruiser being struck. State police at Lehighton said the accident occurred about 7:15 p.m. on April 19 along SR248 eastbound in Bowmanstown.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tamaqua police are investigating the theft of a Sony Cyber Shot digital camera, reported to the department at 9 a.m. on Monday.

Kenneth Hoffman, 65, of 414 Arlington St., Tamaqua, told officers the camera was removed from his 2005 Ford Escape, which was parked in his carport on Mountain Avenue. The vehicle was unlocked and the culprit also went through the glove box.

Anyone with information may contact police at (570) 668-5000.