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Police Logs

Monday, September 24, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a hit-and-run accident that happened in the parking lot of the Aldi Food Market, Lower Macungie Township.

The incident was reported at 3 p.m. Sept. 21.

Police said Leo Bouvet, 64, of Allentown, told them that a vehicle struck the rear passenger's side bumper of his vehicle while it was parked in the lot while apparently pulling out of its parking spot.

Monday, September 24, 2012

No one was hurt in a two-vehicle crash at 11:59 a.m. Sept. 23 on Route 443 in Wayne Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said the accident happened when a vehicle operated by Janet Roberts, 51, of Pottsville, failed to stop in time and struck the rear of a vehicle in front of her's which was operated by Beverly J. Hallick, 71, also of Pottsville. The latter had slowed down in an attempt to turn left off of Route 443, where both vehicles were eastbound.

Police said Roberts will be cited for causing the accident.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Weatherly Borough Police Department will strictly enforce all Pennsylvania state parking regulations starting Nov. 1, due to concerns from the motoring public and residents of the borough.

This includes parallel parking with the slow of traffic.

Starting today and continuing through Nov. 1, warnings will be placed on vehicles not in compliance with the law. After Nov. 1, parking tickets will be issued to all non-compliant vehicles.

Police said anyone with questions about this matter can contact them at (570) 427-4241.

Monday, September 24, 2012

A burglary that happened between noon Aug. 4 and 1 p.m. Sept. 3 at a home in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, is being investigated by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.

The victim is Anna Miller of Spotsville, N.J. The home is located at 549 E. Coal Mountain Road in the township.

Police said someone entered it and removed copper pipes, electrical wiring and hot water baseboards, and also broke several windows and caused a massive amount of damage to the bathrooms, the furnace, walls, ceilings and a central air condition unit.

Friday, September 21, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an incident at a Schuylkill County residence in which they are warning other residents about.

Troopers said between 2 and 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, an unknown white male came to the home at 714 Suedburg Road, in Pine Grove Township, and knocked on the door.

He stated to the homeowner, who was not identified by troopers, that he would check if the roof leaks on the home. It was raining heavily at the time, troopers noted.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Rush Township police are investigating a reported burglary at 265 Lake Drive in Lake Hauto. The criminals removed money, jewelry and a .357 Ruger revolver from the home. The handgun is described as being stainless steel with wood grips.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-6100.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tamaqua police have cited a woman following a shoplifting incident at the Family Dollar, 137 N. Railroad St.

Naomi Ellison, 30, of 266 W. Cottage Ave., Tamaqua, was observed placing several items beneath the stroller she was pushing. The four items she attempted to leave the store without purchasing were valued at $24 in total.

She was cited for retail theft.

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI), and other counts following an incident that occurred about 2:22 p.m. on Sept. 10 along SR100 at the Trexlertown bypass in Lower Macungie Township.

State police at Fogelsville said Craig A. Turton, 56, of Slatington, was stopped on 100 at Spring Creek Road, in a 2012 Ford E450 van when his vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2008 Mazda driven by Kimberly J. Bobenich, 45, of Macungie.

Friday, September 21, 2012

State police at Fogelsville reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers, one involving an area driver.

Troopers said a crash occurred about 1:38 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, along Interstate 78, at SR100, in Upper Macungie Township. Nicholas E. Fullington, 24, of Lehighton, and Javier J. Vinasco, 50, of Allentown, were both eastbound on the ramp from I-78 to SR100 south. Vinasco stopped at a traffic signal at the end of the ramp.

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a incident that occurred about 10:12 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, along SR100, at Wendy Road, in Lowhill Township.

State police at Fogelsville said Thomas John Zubey, 51, of New Tripoli, was stopped for multiple traffic violations. He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said. Charges are pending.