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Police Logs

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Luzerne County man was cited for public drunkenness.

State police at Fern Ridge said John P. Kauffman, 57, of Freeland, was cited about 4:13 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, along SR534 in Monroe County.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Two teens were cited for an incident at the Schuylkill Mall in New Castle Township.

State police at Frackville said they responded to the mall about 8:20 p.m. on Friday, April 13, for an incident of criminal trespass. On scene troopers were told by mall security that they ordered two male teens, both 16 and from Ringtown, to vacate the mall.

The two left but then returned and caused a disturbance in the Kmart store.

The two were arrested and charged with criminal trespass.

Monday, April 16, 2012

A Tamaqua man faces charges following a traffic stop in the borough on March 29.

Officer Dane O'Brien was on patrol at 6 p.m. when he made a traffic stop in the 200 block of Market Street. The vehicle was being operated by Andrew Bensinger, 25, of 125 Penn St., Tamaqua.

Charges to be filed include operating a vehicle with an ineffective exhaust suppression system, possession of a controlled substance and operating a vehicle without an official inspection sticker.

Monday, April 16, 2012

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, outside Tamaqua in Walker Township.

Troopers said a 16-year-old male from New Ringgold was operating a 2003 Ford Escape southbound on Reynolds Road when he failed to negotiate a left hand curve. The car went onto the west shoulder and traveled about 50 feet sideways into a wooded area where it struck a tree.

The teen was not injured but damages to the vehicle were disabling, troopers said.

Monday, April 16, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary at a Carbon County residence, and an attempted break-in at a Monroe County church.

Troopers said the home of James J. Boyle, 47, of 7 Parker Ave., Towamensing Trails, Albrightsville, Carbon County, was entered by forcing open a side door. Once inside a vacuum cleaner and air conditioner unit were removed.

The incident occurred sometime between 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, and 4 p.m. Saturday.

The attempted break-in occurred at the Zion United Lutheran Church, in Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill Township.

Monday, April 16, 2012

A Schuylkill County man was injured when he crashed his moped scooter.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Gerald R. Vandermeer, 68, of Schuylkill Haven, was operating a Wildfire moped along SR61 in North Manheim Township, about 5:23 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, when he began to slow down to make a right hand turn into an alley. Vandermeer grabbed the front brake too hard which caused him to be thrown over the handle bars.

Vandermeer sustained a moderate injury and was taken to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville.

Friday, April 13, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 4:40 p.m. on Friday, April 6.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Nicholas Phillips, of Cressona, was stopped along SR183 in the area of the Chestnut Street Market, in Cressona, for suspicion of DUI of a controlled substance. Charges were filed, troopers said.

Friday, April 13, 2012

A search warrant served at a Monroe County residence has led to weapons being found and the occupant of the house charged.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the warrant was served at 1719 Rolling Hills Drive, A Pocono Country Place, in Tobyhanna, about 10:27 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11.

Found in the home were two handguns, a 9 mm semi-automatic and .32-caliber revolver, with related ammunition.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Lehighton police reported on the following arrests made by officers.

Jamie Crowley, 33, of 407 North St., Apt. 1, Jim Thorpe, was cited for disorderly conduct on Friday, April 6, about 6:50 p.m. Crowley was observed urinating in public in the vicinity of 207 Bankway, police said.

Michael J. Miller, 60, of 132 S. Second St., Lehighton, was cited for public drunkenness in the vicinity of N. First Street and Carbon Alley. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 7.

Friday, April 13, 2012

A Monroe County man is facing several charges and his mother was also cited for interfering in his arrest. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident began about 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11.

Police said they attempted to stop Eudell Semple, 23, of 5544 Seminole Trail, Pocono Farms East, in Tobyhanna, for a motor vehicle code violation. Semple refused to stop and fled to his residence.