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Police Logs

Friday, March 25, 2011

Jim Thorpe police reported on several arrests that were made at the annual St. Patrick's Day parade held on Sunday, March 13.

At about 4:40 p.m. officers were dispatched to Molly Maguire's Pub and Steakhouse, located at 5 Hazard Square, for two intoxicated females who were denied entry into the establishment and refused to leave.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Two motorcyclists from Shoemakersville, Berks County, were injured when a tree fell onto the road and struck them. The accident occurred about 2:34 p.m. on Friday, March 18, along SR309 in Lynn Township, Lehigh County.

Friday, March 25, 2011

A Barnesville man was lodged in the Schuylkill County prison, Pottsville, last Saturday, March 19, after police observed him lying on the sidewalk in the unit block of Mauch Chunk St., in Tamaqua. The incident took place at 2:20 a.m.

The male was identified as James Smith, 64, of 11 Walnut St. Smith told the officer he was just waiting for his daughter. A records check discovered an outstanding warrant for Smith issued by the Schuylkill County Detective's Office.

Smith was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.

Friday, March 25, 2011

A Carbon County resident is facing drug charges.

State police at Lehighton said Dennis Miller, 46, of Lehighton, was found along Pohopoco Drive, near Lake Side Drive, in Towamensing Township, about 7:18 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23.

During a check troopers said Miller had in his possession a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The two drug charges are pending test results, troopers said.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations being issued by officers.

Officer Timothy Wuttke issued the following citations on March 13, one driving with suspended plate on SR209; permitting violation of title on SR209; operating a vehicle without financial responsibility on SR209; two speeding, 55 miles-per-hour in a 40 zone and 57 in a 40 zone, both of SR209; expired inspection sticker on SR209; and three no passing on SR209.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lehighton police reported on several arrests made by officers recently.

A 16-year-old Lehighton area female was cited for underage possession of alcohol and possession of tobacco in school.

The arrest occurred on Tuesday, March 15, about 8:20 a.m. when Lehighton Area High School officials found the girl to have in her possession vodka and various tobacco products.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

State police at Frackville reported on two, one-vehicle crashes probed by troopers on Schuylkill County roadways recently in which charges were filed.

About 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, Mary Ann Foose, 53, of Ringtown, was driving a 1998 Jeep eastbound on Brandonville Road, in Union Township, when she lost control after a deer entered the road in front of her.

The Jeep spun clockwise and rolled over one time and came to rest on its wheels on the south berm.

Foose was not injured. The Jeep had to be towed from the scene.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jim Thorpe police are investigating several acts of criminal mischief that occurred to buildings and vehicles.

Police said sometime between Saturday night, March 19, and Sunday morning unknown criminals spray painted "L-T 4 Life" on several vehicles and buildings between the 400 and 700 blocks of School St.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 325-4995.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating two assault incidents.

Troopers said Shane Troutman, of Andreas, reported he was struck in the head by a blunt object along Hoffman Rd., in East Penn Township, about 1-1:30 a.m. on Monday, March 21. He suffered a cut to the head.

Troopers said the incident is under investigation.

The second incident occurred along Little Gap Road in Lower Towamensing Township.

Troopers said they are probing a reported assault at that location that occurred about 11:30 a.m. on March 18.

No other details were given.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Fulton County man is facing drug charges after he was found sleeping in his vehicle in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said about 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21, troopers found Andrew Whalen, 26, of Wells Tannery, asleep in his vehicle at the Cressona Cemetery along Ash St., Cressona.

It was learned that Whalen had an active warrant for his arrest issued out of Schuylkill County for failure to appear.