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Police Logs

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Allentown enforcement office of the state liquor control board conducted compliance checks on Saturday, April 30, at establishments in Tremont and Pine Grove areas of Schuylkill County. The checks were conducted during the period of 6:30 and 9:40 p.m.

The age compliance check detail checked a total of five licensed establishments. One of the five was found to be "non-compliant." Non-compliant is defined as a licensed establishment that sold alcoholic beverages to underage individuals trained and supervised by the state police, bureau of liquor control enforcement.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The operator of a all terrain vehicle (ATV) that crashed on Sunday in Luzerne County, has died of injuries sustained in the crash.

Michael Benyo, 21, of Milnesville, died at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim said Benyo died of multiple traumatic injuries.

State police at Hazleton said Benyo was operating an ATV along Lattimer Road in Hazle Township about 6:43 p.m. Sunday when he lost control and crashed into a utility pole.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing charges following an incident that occurred about 11:14 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the Hess Express service station in Pine Grove Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said troopers responded to the station to a report of a person unresponsive in a vehicle. Upon arrival troopers made contact wtih James C. Rehrer, 47, of Pine Grove, who was in a 1993 Ford F150 truck. He was found to be under the influence and during the investigation troopers found a small amount of marijuana on him.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing charges.

State police at Lehighton said John J. Lamp, 31, of Kunkletown, was stopped about 9:18 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, along SR209 in Polk Township, for a traffic violation. At the stop police said Lamp was found to be under the influence and in possession of a concealed weapon without a permit. He is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) and a weapons violations charge, troopers said.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 2:09 p.m. on Monday, May 2, along SR534 in Polk Township, Monroe County, in which the driver was cited.

Troopers said Deborah J. Dyer, 46, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2003 Ford Expedition northbound when the vehicle went off the road and crashed. Dyer, who was not injured, was cited for careless driving, troopers said.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A New York resident was cited for dumping garbage at a Monroe County site. Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the incident and a drunk driving arrest.

Police said on April 5 they received a report from Lake Naomi security in Tobyhanna, about four bags of garbage being dumped in the area. On April 16 police received another report from security about six more bags of garbage being found in the area.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

State police at Frackville reported investigating a two-vehicle crash about 5:50 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, along SR61 at the intersection with Altamont Blvd., in West Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Julia Dougert, 81, of Ashland, was attempting to turn left from 61 southbound onto Altamont while Robert McNevich, 56, of Shenandoah, was northbound on 61. Troopers said the front of McNevich's 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee impacted with the passenger side of Dougert's 2007 Ford Focus.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Lehigh County woman is facing charges following an incident that occurred about 9:57 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the corner of Adams St. and Jefferson Court, in Lynn Township.

State police at Fogelsville said Lisa Rice, 46, of New Tripoli, was at the above-stated location causing a disturbance. She was told to stop shouting but refused. She was intoxicated and when troopers attempted to handcuff her she struggled with them.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A parent was cited for being drunk at a Schuylkill County school.

State police at Frackville said John P. Dankulich, 55, of Brockton, arrived at the Tamaqua Area Middle School in Walker Township, on Monday, May 2, about 9 a.m. to pick up his son regarding a medical condition. School staff observed that Dankulich appeared to be under the influence and called troopers.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rush Township police cited two people for retail theft incidents at the Hometown Commons Walmart store last week.

Candace Bylinski, of Reading was charged following an April 25 incident. She allegedly tried to remove $68.30 worth of Sharpie markers from the store.

On April 27, at 3:25 p.m., Sean A. Hedgepeth, of West Hazleton, was stopped after attempting to remove $10.60 worth of merchandise from the store. When taking Hedgepeth into custody officers discovered a small amount of marijuana in his boots. He will be cited for retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.