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Police Logs

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Lansford man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted another person.

According to Summit Hill police, on Nov. 18, at 3:20 p.m., they were dispatched to 30 W. Holland Street after the 911 center received a hangup call. The center had called the number from the hangup call and a male answered the phone stating that kids had been playing with the phone.

When police responded to the area they were met by the victim, who was not identified. There had been a domestic dispute inside the apartment where Joshua Berko, 22, of 263 E. Bertsch St., allegedly assaulted the victim.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tamaqua police are searching for the owner of a ladies zippered clutch bag.

The bag is constructed of a quilted fabric and was found at about 9 p.m. on Broad Street, in the area of the Five Points.

The owner may claim the bag by calling (570) 668-5000 and describing the fabric and contents.

Monday, November 22, 2010

State police will be conducting extra enforcement efforts during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Troopers will be watching for speeders, aggressive drivers and intoxicated drivers.

The enforcement effort will run from Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 28.

Motorists are asked to give themselves extra travel time and to wear their seat belts. Proper use of seat belts along with vehicles airbags, reduce the risk and severity of injuries sustained in a crash.

Monday, November 22, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported troopers are investigating two burglaries that occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 16, both along Meixell Valley Road, in Ross Township, Monroe County.

A break-in occurred at the residence of Brian Sawyer. Entry was gained through a rear door. Removed were coins, including four silver dollars valued at $100. The entry occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Lansford man is being cited by Tamaqua police for allegedly repeatedly violating a "no contact" protection from abuse (PFA) order.

Police were notified of the incidents at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday when Brandy Knauss, of 410 Hazle St., reported receiving dozens of harassing phone calls from Douglass C. Knauss Jr., 36, of 23 W. Ridge St., Lansford. Ms. Knauss does have an active PFA order against the caller.

While she was reporting the harassment Knauss called again and was advised by Cpl. Henry Woods to desist making additional calls.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Two Carbon County drivers are facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI), in separate incidents, state police at Lehighton report, and both incidents occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Troopers said Ronald Locher, 45, of Lehighton, was stopped along Fireline Road at Golf Course Road, in Lower Towamensing Township, about 8 p.m. for several motor vehicle code violations.

Troopers said Locher was under the influence and will be charged.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nesquehoning police reported the arrest of a brother and sister in a domestic incident and a Summit Hill resident for theft.

The domestic incident occurred on on Nov. 7. Officer Timothy Wuttke was dispatched to 10 E. Catawissa St. for a reported domestic incident. Upon arrival Wuttke was told by Michael Ruckhardt that his sister, Elizabeth Ruckhardt, had hit him. She told the officer her brother threw her to the ground.

Both were issued citations for harassment.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jim Thorpe police are investigating an act of criminal mischief reported Thursday, Nov. 18, at 5:30 a.m.

Police said Hans Kuhn, of 4 Adventure Lane, reported someone shot out the back window on his company truck while parked at his home. The incident occurred sometime between 5 p.m. Wednesday and when it was reported to police.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 325-4995.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jim Thorpe police today reported on an arrest made last Jan. 29.

Police said Douglas Paul Jugan, of 346 Fawn Circle, Jim Thorpe, was cited for cruelty to animals. According to police at about 6:05 p.m. they were called to Jugan's residence for a dog that had been crying constantly for hours. On scene police found a German shepherd on the property with no food and a cooking pot filled with frozen water.

The charge is a misdemeanor due the fact this is Jurgan's second cruelty to animals offense.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jim Thorpe police are reminding residents to obey parking ordinances at intersections and to especially stay clear of all fire hydrants.

Police said they have received information from fire department officials that many intersections in the borough are becoming congested with parked vehicles which makes it difficult for emergency vehicles to navigate through them.