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Police Logs

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A New Hampshire driver fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle and crashed along Interstate 81 in Kline Township, Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said the crash occurred about 6:25 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27.

Troopers said Gerald Mafera, 21, of Derry, was driving a 2004 Cadillac Seville northbound in the left lane when he fell asleep. The car went onto the berm at which point Mafera awoke and attempted to return to the road.

The car overturned and came to rest on the berm.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said a home at 258 North SR183, in Wayne Township, was entered sometime between Nov. 21-25. Entry was gain by breaking a rear window.

After gaining entry the criminals removed copper wiring and piping throughout the residence and also fuses from the basement of the home.

It is not known how much wiring or piping was taken. The home is owned by Brenda K. Koperna, of Pottsville.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing charges, including driving under the influence (DUI) and fleeing the scene of an accident.

State police at Frackville identified the suspect as Kristopher See, 20, of New Philadelphia.

According to troopers about 4 a.m. See was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck along Pine St., in Blythe Township, northbound when he struck the rear of a Ford F150 pickup truck that was parked along the east side of the road.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Three persons are being sought in a retail theft incident at a Schuylkill County mall.

State police at Frackville said the incident occurred inside the Sears store in the Schuylkill Mall, New Castle Township. About 11:35 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, Loss Prevention officers were monitoring video surveillance and observed two black females and a black male in the men's department, working as a team, removing various items of clothing from shelves and displays and placing the items into a large shopping bag.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A hit-and-run driver is being sought in Schuylkill County. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred about 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, along SR443 in Pine Grove Township.

Troopers said Kaine P. Richway, 21, of Hegins, was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram eastbound while a Chevrolet was westbound. As the vehicles passed, the side mirrors on both vehicles struck. The mirror on the Dodge collapsed rearward and shattered the driver's side window.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Slatington police have cited Nicole Arnold, 23, of 1305 Pin Oak Lane, Slatington, on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Pollice said she was arrested after a disturbance that happened at 5 p.m. Nov. 26 at 578 Main St.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A criminal mischief incident in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, is being investigated by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.

The victim is Arthur H. Heffner, 36, of 215 E. Second Mountain Road in the township.

He told police that between 4-6 p.m. Nov. 24, someone used a blunt object to smash his mailbox before fleeing the scene undetected.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A person was arrested at the scene of a Schuylkill County fire.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said several onlookers at a fire at the Cressona Textile Waste Inc., 98 Front St., Cressona, were asked to leave the property and that of the Blue Mountain, Reading and Northern Railroad, about 6:40 p.m. due to safety concerns. The fire occurred on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Monday, November 28, 2011

State police at Lehighton are looking for a hit-and-run driver. Troopers said the incident occurred along SR209 in Polk Township, Monroe County, about 1:44 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25.

Troopers said Laura G. Demaio, 28, of Coaldale, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Venture northbound when her vehicle was struck in the rear by another car. After impact Demaio pulled off the road but the other driver fled the scene. The hit-and-run vehicle was a Toyota Camry, troopers said.

Monday, November 28, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on nine driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers.

Michael Tekin, 46, of Danielsville, was stopped for several motor vehicle code violations about 10:40 p.m. on Nov. 23 along Maury Road at Long Run Road, in Franklin Township, Carbon County. He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. Charges will be filed, troopers said.