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Police Logs

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Carbon County business was cited for false alarms.

State police at Lehighton said Country Junction, 6565 Interchange Rd., Lehighton, was cited after troopers were dispatched to the business about 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 5 for a false alarm.

Troopers said it was the fourth false alarm at the business in a 12-month span. The business was cited for control of alarm devices and automatic dialing devices.

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Schuylkill County couple have been charged with harassment following an incident that occurred about 4:10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 1265 W. Penn St., in West Mahanoy Township.

State police at Frackville said William Baynum, 39, and Betty Baynum, 43, both of Shenandoah, arrived at the above location and time and became involved in a physical argument with Benjamin Kaylor, 48, of that address. Troopers allege that William Baynum pushed Kaylor into an entertainment center on the porch and Betty Baynum slapped him in the face during the argument.

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Schuylkill County woman is facing charges following an incident that occurred about 4:14 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Sandra Branham, 47, of Owigsburg, arrived at the residence of Kathy Branham, 61, of Tower Rd., in Auburn, Wayne Township, and began banging on the front door to the extent she damaged the door jamp.

She entered the property and began to yell at the victim and refused to leave.

She is facing charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief, troopers said.

Damages to the door were estimated at $50.

Monday, October 1, 2012

A pistol was reported stolen from a Schuylkill County residence.

State police at Frackville said Ernest Allen Boerner, 46, of 626 Summer Valley Road, New Ringgold, East Brunswick Township, reported a Sterling semi-automatic pistol was removed from his home sometime between Sept. 9 and 30.

Monday, October 1, 2012

No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, along SR61 in New Castle Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Charles Horton Jr., 48, of Beaverrun, Va., was driving a 2013 Ford Explorer southbound and attempted to turn into an old asplalt plant just south of the Schuylkill Mall.

In doing so he pulled into the path of a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt operated by June Kizmitsky, 59, of Ringtown.

Troopers said Horton was cited for causing the crash.

Monday, October 1, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating an incident in which a U.S. Post Office was spray painted.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the Kunkletown Post Office, located at Sherwood and Green drives, in Polk Township. Community mailboxes at the site were spray-painted. The incident occurred sometime between Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. and Sept. 26 at 11 a.m.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 610-377-4270.

Monday, October 1, 2012

A woman was cited for retail theft following an incident in Jim Thorpe.

Borough police were called to the Jim Thorpe Market about 4:04 p.m on Aug. 9 for a theft report. On scene officers were informed by store personnel that Andrette L. Haupt, 52, of 11 N. Walnut St., Lansford, was observed placing sliced American cheese valued at $6.17 and two containers of chicken pot pie valued at $5.49 each into her purse without paying for them.

Haupt, police said, admitted to not paying for the items. She was cited with retail theft, as a felony.

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident about 8:22 p.m. on Sept. 26 along SR209 bypass in Lehighton.

State police at Lehighton said Justin Tyler Kibler, 90, of Lehighton, was stopped for traffic violations. He was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest for DUI.

Monday, October 1, 2012

An Idaho driver is facing charges following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 8:18 p.m. on Sept. 25 along SR209 in Polk Township, Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said Joshua A. Kuntz, 30, of Pocatello, was driving a 1997 Chrysler Sebring northbound when he crossed over into the southbound lane and onto the berm. The car then struck a utility pole causing the pole to break off and lean into both lanes.

Monday, October 1, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two crashes investigated by troopers, both occurring on Friday, Sept. 28.

The first crash occurred about 11 a.m. along Bethel Road in Pine Grove Township. Troopers said Kelly June Carroll, 62, of Lititz, Lancaster County, was northbound and negotiating a left curve when she lost control of her 1992 Buick Regal. The car then spun counter-clockwise before going onto the berm and then crossing both lanes of travel. The car came to rest off the road against an embankment.