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Police Logs

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Cumberland County man was jailed late Thursday, Dec. 13, in Schuylkill County for driving under the influence (DUI) and simple assault.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident began as an assault about 10:30 pm. in the parking lot of the Weis Market in Norwegian Township, and ended in the Walmart store parking lot in Saint Clair.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrest of three individuals in connection with a burglary and related offenses.

Police said on Dec. 5 they responded to 1111 Country Place Drive, in Tobyhanna, for a possible burglary in progress which was called in by a neighbor. She told police she saw a male enter the home stated above. A burglary was discovered at the residence.

Three hours later the neighbor called 9-1-1 a second time to report there were three males at the same residence loading pipes into a vehicle. She gave a description of the vehicle.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Two persons were charged with harassment following an incident at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in Washington Township, Schuylkill County.

Charged were Russell Kenneth Dissinger, 28, and Wendy Lynne Dower, 48, both of Pine Grove. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident happened at 3458 Sweet Arrow Lake Road when a verbal argument between the two escalated and became physical. Police said Dissinger allegedly grabbed Dower by the shirt and punched her, while Dower allegedly pushed him back and slapped him across the face.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Two men were cited following a vehicle stop in Tamaqua in July.

The incident took place at 8:03 a.m. July 16 when Officer Matthew Houser stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Washington and Jerome streets. The driver, identified as Dillian Zehner, 21, of 67 Fawn Lane, Tamaqua R.D., was cited for disorderly conduct at the time.

Friday, December 14, 2012

James Mariani, of Kearny, N.J., has been cited by state police at the Lehighton for criminal mischief in connection with an incident at a Monroe County business.

Pollice said the incident was reported at 6:35 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Luna Rosa Cafe, SR209, Polk Township.

It is alleged by the owner, Silvio Vitiello of Gilbert, that Mariani damaged the bathroom at the cafe.

The man was also cited for disorderly conduct.

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Tamaqua woman was cited for harassment following an altercation on Dec. 13.

Patrolman Matthew Houser was dispatched to the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot at 8:03 a.m. where he was met by Debra Nuttall of Tamaqua. Nutall told the officer she had been hanging out with some friends at 18 Mauch Chunk St. when she was hit by Lorna Young, 47, of 44 Mauch Chunk St.

Young was cited for harassment.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A verbal domestic argument that happened at 5:25 p.m. Dec. 11 in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, has resulted in a Tobyhanna woman being arrested.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said they were summoned to 4185 Little Gap Road after Kirsten Ann McGurk, 27, of Tobyhanna, allegedly struck a 49-year-old Palmerton man in the head with an ashtray.

Police said it is further alleged she grabbed a small steak knife and tried to slash the victim before fleeing the scene as police were arriving at the residence.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Three persons are facing charges following what was reported to be a neighbors' dispute.

State police at Lehighton said troopers responded to the 900 block of W. Sunset Road, in East Penn Township, Carbon County, about 1:36 p.m. on Dec. 5 to a report of a dispute over a property line.

On scene officers learned that David D. Hauser, 74, and Steven R. Warnkin, 44, both of Lehighton, got into a verbal argument over a property line. The argument turned physical.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8, and 9:10 a.m. Dec. 12 at a business in Cressona.

Police said someone arrived on scene at Eifert's Outgrown Outlet, 9 Walnut St., and broke a window at the front of the business to gain entry.

Once inside the criminals slightly turned a cash register and knocked a telephone onto the floor, fleeing the scene in an unknown direction and via an unknown means. Police said no items were reported as being missing.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 11:33 p.m. on Dec. 6 along Kunkletown Road, in Ross Township.

State police at Lehighton said Lisa M. Rickus, 39, of Saylorsburg, was driving a 2011 Jeep Limited westbound when she crossed over the eastbound lane and onto the berm where the Jeep struck a mailbox. After impact it continued west and struck a private road sign.