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Police Logs

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Tamaqua teen has been cited after he was observed operating an off-road vehicle on the streets of Tamaqua.

An officer was on patrol at 7:29 on Feb. 28 when he observed a Suzuki Quad Runner being operated down the middle of Broad Street in the area of St. Jerome's Church. The vehicle was stopped in the area of Broad and Hunter streets and the operator identified as a 14-year-old male. The vehicle is reportedly owned by Jarrod Bowman, 25, of 415 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua

The vehicle was impounded.

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Nesquehoning man was charged with entering a borough vehicle and removing a radio.

Borough police said Cody Kmetz, 20, of 3 Second Ave., has been charged with theft by unlawful taking, theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, three counts of prohibited acts-possessing a controlled substance or counterfeit substance.

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Schuylkill County restaurant was the victim of a recent theft.

According to state police at Schuylkill Haven, on Feb. 24, at 6 p.m., an unknown actor telephoned Russo's Pizzeria, located in West Brunswick Township, and ordered five pizzas three large and two medium, all with extra toppings. The person provided a false name and telephone number and then failed to pick up the pizza order.

Russo's Pizzeria incurred a loss of $65 as a result of the act.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Schuylkill Haven barracks at (570) 593-2000.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Three Schuylkill County residents were arrested and charged with the theft of a dragline engine block from a coal company site.

State police at Frackville identified the three suspects as Justin M. Marz, 22, of Cumbola, Jason Skripko, 27, of Pottsville, and James M. Bosefski, 34, of New Philadelphia.

Troopers said the three were charged with their part in the removing a V12 cylinder 1710 Cummins dragline engine block from a site off Eagle Hill Road, in East Norwegian Township. The property is owned by Kuperavage Coal Company of New Philadelphia.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported the following arrests made by troopers.

Henry James Winger III, 30, of Brodheadsville, was charged with simple assault following an incident that occurred about 5:01 p.m. on Feb. 25, at HC1, SR209, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers allege that Winger struck April M. Pronovich, 26, of Stroudsburg, in the face outside the residence causing minor facial injuries to the victim.

Winger was arraigned on the charge and released on $5,000 unsecured bail, troopers said.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported on two burglaries and theft incidents probed by troopers.

A break-in occurred at the home of Eva Sec, 230 Poplar Creek Drive, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, sometime between Feb. 19-26. Removed from the home was a large screen television.

A burglary occurred at a residence at 410 Glen Brook Road, Jackson Township, Monroe County. The entry occurred sometime between Feb. 8-15. Removed from the home was copper piping.

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Monroe County business has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

Designer Homes Inc., trading as Wayside Colony Saloon, Route 447, Canadensis, Price Township, was cited for sold alcoholic beverages after their restaurant liquor license expired on Sept. 30, 2011, and had not been renewed and/or validated.

The charge will be brought before an administrative law judge who has the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 for minor offenses and up to $5,000 for more serious offenses.

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a crash that occurred about 5:33 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, along Industrial Road at Altamont Blvd., in West Mahanoy Township.

State police at Frackville said Mitchell Kleman, 25, of Frackville, was driving a 1997 Toyota Corolla westbound and approaching the intersection with Altamont Blvd., when he failed to negotiate a right curve. The car exited the road onto the south shoulder where it traveled about 40 feet through grass colliding into a tree.

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver was charged following a two-vehicle crash in Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said the crash occurred about 11:58 a.m. along East Texas Road in Lower Macungie Township.

Troopers said Grace Clauser, 47, of New Ringgold, was driving a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser eastbound while Thomas A. Hutchinson, 69, of Macungie, driving a 2010 Lexus, was westbound.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Philadelphia driver was cited for multiple charges following a chase in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident began about 2:05 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, when Officer Jeff Lutz was westbound on Laurel Drive, in Tobyhanna, at the intersection with SR611 when he observed a Nissan make a left turn from 611 south into the officer's lane of travel.