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Police Logs

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Hazleton woman has been charged by Rush Township police following a retail theft incident on Sept. 2.

Officers were dispatched to the Hometown Commons Wal-Mart for the reported theft of video games and accessories. Once on scene they were able to identify and locate Wendy Hendriquez Acosta, 31, as well as a juvenile accomplice. Both were taken into custody.

After being cited for the retail theft, Acosta was released and observed operating a motor vehicle. She was also then cited for driving with a suspended license.

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Carbon County driver was involved in a crash in Lehigh County when a tree had fallen across a roadway. State police at Fogelsville said the accident occurred about 11:41 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, along New Smithville Road (SR3013), in Weisenberg Township.

Troopers said Austin W. Weiss, 23, of Lehighton, was driving a 2008 Subaru Impreza northbound when he came upon a large tree that had fallen across the road, completely blocking it.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Rush Township police have filed charges against a Weatherly man who allegedly falsely reported his vehicle as stolen.

Dylan Danko, 19, of Weatherly contacted township police on Aug. 30 to report the theft of his vehicle, which he said had been parked in the township. The vehicle was later located submerged in the Lofty Reservoir.

After questioning Danko admitted driving into the reservoir and then claiming the vehicle was stolen.

He was charged with giving false information to police.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Two drivers are facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges following an incident in Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said they found a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier in a ditch along SR115, near Long Pond Road, about 4:13 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3. The driver was identified as Lisa M. Gerber, 21, of Jim Thorpe. Troopers said she was found to be under the influence and will be charged with DUI.

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver was charged following an incident that occurred about 8:28 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, along SR61 at the jughandle turnaround between Mount Carbon and the Cressona Mall, North Manheim Township.

Troopers said Vanessa A. Bercher, 30, of Auburn, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt southbound and approaching the jughandle when she traveled off the right side of the road and her vehicle struck a traffic sign.

Upon impact Bercher continued south on 61 until the car became disabled. She was not injured.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a theft incident.

David R. Hatfield, 20, of 3139A Wellington Rd., Jackson Township, Monroe County, reported someone forced open the door to his home and removed a Sony Playstation and controller. The incident occurred between Sept. 3-5. The item is valued at $550.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

State police conducted operation CRASH (Commonwealth Rural Roads and State Highways), enforcement on Aug. 24 throughout the state.

A total of 181 trucks were taken out of service in the effort and 30 commercial drivers were taken off the road.

Troopers inspected 1,112 commercial vehicles resulting in 687 traffic citations during the one day enforcement.

In addition, there were 1,477 written warnings for vehicle and driver violations.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Lehigh Township Regional DUI Enforcement program released the following information concerning recent events.

On Aug. 12 a DUI checkpoint was conducted in Hanover Township on Schoenersville Road at Macada Drive. A total of 1,078 vehicles were contacted and informational materials were handed out. A total of 12 people were DUI tested with three arrested for DUI of alcohol and three for DUI of a controlled substance. Also, there were 12 traffic citations issued, one non-traffic citation for underage drinking and three warnings handed out.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 8:53 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said James Thomas, 27, of St. Clair, was stopped in the area of SR183 and SR443, in Wayne Township, for traffic violations.

He was found to be under the influence and taken to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville, for a blood test.

The DUI charge is pending the test results, troopers said.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of an all terrain vehicle (ATV).

Troopers said a Polaris Sportsman 400, yellow in color, was stolen from the property of William Lombel, 201 Coal Lane, Mar Lin, Norwegian Township, sometime between Monday, Sept. 5, at 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570)-593-2000.