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Police Logs

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

An employee at the Penn Mart store in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County, has been charged with theft.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the manager of the store alleged that employee Philip G. Thorne, 30, of Tobyhanna, had been under-ringing merchandise at the store for a period from Aug. 10 to 16. Police said about $3,000 worth of merchandise, including cigarettes, was under-rung by Thorne.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A teen was charged for an incident at a Carbon County high school. It was one of several incidents reported by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said Gerard G. Nieroda, 18, of Kunkletown, was charged with harassment for an incident at the Palmerton Area High School, in Lower Towamensing Township. Nieroda is accused of having a verbal altercation with a 17-year-old male from Palmerton at the school about 10:20 a.m. on Dec. 2. The altercation turned physical when Nieroda punched the teen in the face, troopers allege.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A theft of cash from a vehicle in Schuylkill County is being probed.

State police at Frackville said the unlocked car of Mary Ann Rossohocy, 60, of Middleport, was entered sometime between 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, and 4:30 p.m. on Monday while parked along Second St. in the borough. Removed was $12.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Tamaqua man was lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, on Saturday, Dec. 4, after he reportedly fired two shots from a handgun at his apartment building.

Officers were dispatched to 249 W. Rowe St. at 2:28 a.m. for a report of shots being fired. At the scene they spoke with a resident who said she thought her neighbor, Aaron Conahan, 33, had fired a handgun. Officers recovered a shell casing from the rear of the residence then spoke to Conahan, who appeared to be visibly intoxicated. Conahan admitted firing two shots from a Ruger pistol into the air.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mahoning Township Police Chief Kenneth J. Barnes has released the following reports:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on three driving under the influence (DUI) arrests that are pending.

On Nov. 29 about 12:12 a.m. officers came upon a vehicle in a ditch along Kuhenbeaker Road at Long Pond Road. The driver was identified as Daniel Kelly, 43, of Scotrun. He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was then taken to the Pocono Medical Center (PMC), East Stroudsburg, for a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a crash in Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Allen Clark, 48, of Allentown, was operating a 2002 Dodge Caravan about 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, along Koch Road, in Towamensing Township, when it left the road and struck a tree stump.

Clark, who was not injured, was found to be under the influence and taken to the barracks for a breath test. The test determined he was over the legal limit of .08 percent. Charges were filed, troopers said.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Slatington man is facing charges following a domestic incident.

Borough police said about 6:40 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, officers were called to 440 S. Second St., for reported domestic incident.

As a result police said Joel Trybulski, 28, of that address, has been charged with harassment.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tamaqua police are investigating a burglary at the Silver Scissors Hair Salon along SR309, near the Walker Township line. The incident was reported at 9 a.m. Saturday with the building being last secured at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

The criminals broke a window on the north east side of the building to gain entry. Once inside they removed a flat screen television and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-5000.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 10:14 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3.

State police at Lehighton said Jennifer L. Roselli, 26, of Palmerton, was driving a 2000 Toyota Solara westbound on SR534, in Polk Township, Monroe County, when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed over the fog line and struck a guide rail with the front passenger side. After impact the vehicle spun clockwise ending up facing east in the westbound lane.

Troopers indicated that Roselli is facing a DUI charge.