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Police Logs

Friday, May 20, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a theft incident at a former restaurant site.

Troopers said the old Carretero's restaurant, located along Interchange Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County, was entered sometime between May 17-19, according to the owner, who resides in Stroudsburg and was not identified by troopers.

Once inside they removed copper piping and tools.

Troopers also reported on two other theft incidents occurring in the same area..

Friday, May 20, 2011

A 19-year-old man has been arrested for an incident in a Carbon County borough.

Beaver Meadows Police Chief Michael Morresi said Ryan Yackanicz, of Pine St., Beaver Meadows, was arrested Wednesday, May 11, about 11 a.m. at his home and charged with robbery, attempted robbery and terroristic threats. He was arraigned before District Judge Joseph Homanko, of Weatherly. He was committed to the county prison in Nesquehoning after failing to post $50,000 straight cash bail set by Homanko.

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Lehigh County coroner's office is seeking the next of kin of John Cobb, 41, whose last known address was 38 N. Fourth St., Allentown.

Cobb died on Sunday, May 14, at St. Luke's Hospital-Allentown Campus of natural causes.

Anyone who has family information for Cobb is asked to call the coroner's office at (610) 782-3426.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Rush Township police took a Hazleton man into custody May 11 after discovering he was wanted on outstanding warrants issued by state police at the Hazleton barracks.

Kalvin Wright, 19, was taken into custody and arraigned before District Judge Carol Pankake, of Tremont. The judge set bail at $25,000. Unable to post the 10 percent, Wright was incarcerated in the Schuylkill County Prison.

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing a bad check count.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on April 6 about noon Trevdan Building Supply, of Pocono Summit, delivered supplies to Michael Smith, 22, of Kunkletown. Smith paid for the delivery with a check for $5,378.34. The check was later returned for insufficient funds, police said.

A misdemeanor one count of bad check was filed against Smith, police added.

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Schuylkill County woman was charged with harassment following a domestic dispute.

State police at Frackville said Caroline McColl and Michael McColl, both 46, of Main Blvd., Brandonville, East Union Township, were involved in a dispute during which she allegedly made physical contact with her husband.

The incident occurred about 9:35 p.m. on May 16, troopers said.

Friday, May 20, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported an arrest on an individual for criminal mischief and probing other mischief incidents.

Troopers said Michael Muniz, 35, of Palmerton, was charged following an incident that occurred about 2 p.m. on Friday, May 13, at Silver Springs Blvd. near Kunkletown Road, in Eldred Township, Monroe County.

Muniz is accused of damaging the 2010 Kia Optium of Carl Nothstein, 50, of Lehighton, at that location. Damages were estimated at $1,404.88.

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Bucks County man is facing numerous charges in Rush Township following a May 12 incident.

William P. Baronofsky, 49, of Quakertown, was driving in the area of the Hometown Commons Walmart at 9:08 p.m. One of the tires was missing and Baronofsky was driving on a rim and without headlights. At the stop the officer detected an odor of alcohol and noticed signs of intoxication and transported him to the station for a portable breat test.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Speeding

Paul Mosser, Jr., 26, of 2595 Little Gap Road, Palmerton, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on May 8 at 9:58 a.m. on SR248 west.

A citation was issued to John Richetta, 60, of 2429 Lennox Street, Easton, for speeding. The violation occurred on May 9 at 11:10 a.m. on SR248 west.

Harassment

A juvenile referral was filed against a 17-year-old Weissport male for indecent assault and harassment. The incident occurred on April 21 at 5 p.m. in the 800 block of Columbia Avenue.

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Carbon County driver was injured in a one vehicle crash that occurred about 5 a.m. on Friday, May 13, along Christman Road, in East Penn Township.

State police at Lehighton said Brian E. Nothstein, 47, of Lehighton, was driving a 1982 Honda southbound when the vehicle went onto the west shoulder causing the driver to lose control. The car then landed on its left side.

Nothstein was taken to the Lehighton hospital for treatment of an injury, troopers said. He was cited for operating a vehicle at a (un) safe speed.