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Police Logs

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of scaffolding at a Schuylkill County site.

Troopers said eight complete sections of scaffolding from a construction site at 325 Blue Mountain Road, in Wayne Township, was stolen sometime between April 18-20.

The scaffolding was made by Bil-Jax, yellow in color, and valued at $2,078. The scaffolding is owned by Gerlott Contracting of Friedensburg, Schuylkill County.

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following arrests made by officers recently.

On Sunday, April 24, about 8:33 p.m. officers were dispatched to Little Billy Lane, in Tobyhanna, for a reported domestic incident. Upon arrival officers spoke with Brent Brelsford, 41, and Amy Desantos, 29, both of Tobyhanna. After an investigation Desantos was placed under arrest for simple assault and harassment. She was placed in the county prison in Snydersville pending arraignment, police said.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A one-vehicle crash in Carbon County led to the driver facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

State police at Lehighton said Donna Marie Demarco, 47, of Jim Thorpe, was involved in a crash on Behrens Road at the Bear Creek Lake estates in Penn Forest Township, on Wednesday, April 13, no time given.

Troopers said she was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. She was then transported to the Palmerton hospital for a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results, troopers said.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a scattering of rubbish incident and an act of criminal mischief, both occurring in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Brandon Fidler, 32, of Pottsville, reported unknown persons placed a bag of garbage on his property at 1964 Panther Valley Road, in Wayne Township, sometime between April 18 and 23.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Sunday, April 24, for violating a protection from abuse (PFA) order.

State police at Frackville said Douglas Downey, 40, of Pottsville, violated the order by repeatedly attempting to contact a 43-year-old New Philadelphia woman about 12:40 a.m.

He was taken into custody and arraigned before duty District Judge Anthony Kilker, of Shenandoah, and committed to the county prison in Pottsville after failing to post 10 percent of $25,000 bail.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Two Schuuylkill County teens were nabbed for breaking into a garage in Schuylkill County. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred about 3:10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at 839 E. Grand Ave., in Tower City.

Troopers said the two teens, ages 14 and 16, were observed entering the garage of Anthony Webb, 26, by two of the victim's neighbors. The neighbors called troopers who apprehended the two, who were then idenitifed by the witnesses.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A hit and run driver is being sought in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said the parked 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup truck of Llewellyn Harold Houser, 42, of Ringtown, was struck while parked in front of his residence at 419 W. Main St. Troopers said the driver's side mirror, side truck bed and side taillight were damaged. The incident occurred sometime between 9 p.m. Sunday, April 24, and 9 a.m. on Monday.

Houser told troopers he heard a loud noise about 3 a.m. that may have been when the incident occurred.

Monday, April 25, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on the following arrests made by troopers in recent days.

Troopers said on April 19 about 11:30 p.m. troopers responded to 218 White St., Weissport, for a dispute. Troopers said Melissa A. Tessitore, 33, and Michael C. Balogash, 30, both of that address, were involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical. Balogash allegedly struck Tessitore in the head and face causing two lumps on her forehead. Balogash then grabbed Tessistore by the shirt and pulled her down a flight of stairs and onto White Street.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Michael Green, 50, of 138 Center St., Slatington, has been arrested by borough police for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police said they observed a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the roadway at 8:55 p.m. April 17 and upon stopping the car in the 400 block of Main Street found the defendant to be under the influence of alcohol.

In addition to the DUI charge, he was cited for careless driving and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Frances Galarza, 20, of 6 Main St., First Floor, Walnutport, was cited for disorderly conduct by Slatington police after they responded to a disturbance at 9:05 p.m. April 24.

The incident happened in the 400 block of East Church Street in the community.