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Police Logs

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A theft from a business in Schuylkill County is being investigated.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the S&S Leasing and Transport Inc., building at 2033 Market St., West Brunswick Township, was entered sometime between 6 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 9. A window was pushed in to gain entry.

Removed from the building was a Toshiba laptop computer owned by IWCO Direct, of Hamburg. No value was listed for the computer.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Rush Township police report the following theft arrests.

On Feb. 12 at 6:50 p.m., Brian R. Kehl, 27, of Lansford, was charged with retail theft after stealing $26.16 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart store. Kehl was also wanted out of Schuylkill and Carbon counties. Kehl was lodged in Schuylkill prison, Pottsville.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Tamaqua man has been cited following a one-vehicle accident on Owl Creek Road on Feb. 12.

Officers were dispatched to the area at 2:38 a.m. and discovered a tan Buick on its roof in the southbound lane. The driver was identified as Joseph L. Houser, 27, of 242 Van Gelder St. Houser told officers he had been traveling north and swerved to avoid hitting a deer. The car struck an embankment and flipped over.

A strong odor of alcohol was detected on Houser's breath. He agreed to take a portable breath test which indicated a .12 blood alcohol content level.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Monroe County man was jailed on several charges recently.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 8:40 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, officers observed a male along SR940 in Pocono Summit, Tobyhanna Township, urinating on the side of his vehicle. He was later identified as Mack Quiteh, 52, of Tobyhanna.

When approached by the officers Quiteh stated he was just released from prison nine hours earlier and was on his way to pick up his son from a basketball game.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Tamaqua man was incarcerated in the Schuylkill County prison, Pottsville, following a domestic dispute on Sunday.

Gregory M. Muffley, 27, who occasionally resides at 114 Patterson St., allegedly broke into the home at 5 a.m. on Sunday after finding all of the doors to be locked. Once inside he allegedly confronted resident Alicia Whah, a former girlfriend. Whah told officers Muffley used her purse to strike her in the face. There were noticeable marks and bruises on Whah's face.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A resident at the Youth Services Agency Camp Adams, located in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, has been charged with harassment.

State police at Lehighton said the minor, no age given, is charged for striking a 36-year-old male counselor from Tamaqua at the camp, in the head. No injuries were reportedly sustained by the counselor.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Two persons were arrested at a Carbon County inn. State police at Lehighton said the arrests occurred about noon on Feb. 8 at the Mahoning Inn located along SR443 in Lehighton.

Troopers said in the course of an unrelated investigation troopers learned that Amanda Lynn Longenbach, 23, of 55 Fairyland Rd., Lehighton, was a possible witness. A wants and warrants check revealed that Longenbach had an outstanding arrest warrant for felony retail theft out of Carbon County and a probation violation out of Fayette County.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers recently.

On Thursday, Feb. 10, about 8:30 p.m. troopers stopped a vehicle along Smale Lane at Kunkletown Road, in Eldred Township, Monroe County, for traffic violations.

The driver was identified as Robert Lloyd Manter, 43, of Albrightsville. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, troopers said.

He submitted to a blood test.

The DUI charge is pending the test results.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on three driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by officers over the past weekend.

On Friday, Feb. 11, about 12:28 a.m. officers were dispatched to A Pocono Country Place main gate for a possible domestic dispute. On scene officers made contact with Jesus Romero Ortiz, 22, of Tobyhanna, the driver of a vehicle. 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.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A driver escaped injury in a one vehicle crash that occurred about 7:34 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, along Sweet Arrow Lake Road, in Washington Township, Schuylkill County.