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Police Logs

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Schuylkill County man is facing a charge of harassment following an incident that occurred on Monday, Nov. 5.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Dale Steffie, 52, and Judy Fitzpatrick, 40, both of 12 Spruce St., Branchdale, Reilly Township, were involved in an incident during which Steffie allegedly struck Fitzpatrick in the face knocking off her glasses.

The incident occurred about 11:40 p.m., troopers said.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 12:25 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, along SR209 in Middleport.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said John E. Correll, 51, of New Philadelphia, was driving a 1999 Subaru Legacy at the above location when he crashed. He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI.

He was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-E. Norwegian St., Pottsville, for a blood test and treatment of injuries.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A McAdoo man has been cited following an incident in the borough on Oct. 29.

Walter John Kurpell, 22, of 231 W. Blaine St., McAdoo, was cited for public drunkenness by Patrolman William Curilla.

The incident took place at 3:08 a.m.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A person wanted in Northampton County was nabbed by police in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Nov. 1 they received a tip from crime stoppers that a wanted person was hiding in the Tobyhanna area.

Police said they learned that the person, identified as Marcus James Washington, 30, had an outstanding warrant in Northampton County.

Police said they found Washington at Lot F-99, 6082 Boardwalk Drive, Tobyhanna, about 2:14 p.m.

He at first gave another name and tried to re-enter the home but was taken into custody.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Lehighton police are investigating a hit-and-run accident which happened on Thursday, Nov. 1, at about 6:45 p.m. in the 200 block of Bankway Street.

Police are looking for a small white pickup truck with lettering on the driver side door.

The truck should have severe passenger side damage, missing the side mirror and have maroon transfer paint.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to police at (610) 377-4003.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

DUI

Criminal charges were filed against Steven Wright, 21, of 268 Harvard Avenue, Palmerton, for DUI. The incident occurred on Oct. 14 at 12:09 a.m. at Third Street and Franklin Avenue.

Criminal charges were filed against Shannon Obrien, 25, of 4070 Sycamore Drive, Northampton, for DUI, reckless driving, and careless driving. The incident occurred on Oct. 12 at 2:14 a.m. on SR248 west.

Harassment

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Monroe County man is facing assault on a police officer charges following a domestic incident. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred about 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 at 84 Pine Hill, Mount Pocono.

Police responded to that address to a report of a domestic assault. On scene the officers were told by the victim, who was not identified by police, that she had been assaulted by Frederick Barile, 39, of that address.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said James Richard Gavalis, 39, of Pottsville, was stopped for multiple traffic violations along Interstate 78, in Upper Macungie Township, about 3:14 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

At the stop he was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. He was then transported for a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results, troopers said.

Monday, November 5, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on burglaries and other incidents probed by troopers.

Two homes in Ross Township, Monroe County, were reported entered. The residents of Joel Tannenbaum, 51, of 5451 Rolling Hills Rd., and John Dolan, 44, of 141 Dogwood Lane, were entered by breaking open rear doors. Once inside removed were a 42-inch Panasonic plasma television and a 46-inch Sony Bravia TV. Also removed was $2,300 in U.S. currency and various jewelry. The incident was reported at 5:10 p.m. on Oct. 24.

Monday, November 5, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating two burglaries and theft incidents.

A break-in occurred at the residence of Henry A. Shinn, 52, of 526 W. Grand Ave., Porter Township, sometime beetween Oct. 22 and Friday, Nov. 2. Entry was gained through a side window. The criminals then went to an upstairs bedroom and removed a large jug of loose change totaling about $1,000.

The second entry occurred at the residence of Corey T. Umberger, 23, of 1745 Madison Ave., Porter Township, in which the intruder was found in the home.