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Police Logs

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Nesquehoning man was jailed for domestic assault.

Borough police officers Brian White and Tom Kurtz were dispatched to 7 E. Railroad St. for an active domestic incident. Upon arrival the officers were told that Michael Peters and Renee Gibbons were fighting. During the argument Peters allegedly struck Gibbons in the left eye.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Mahoning Township police are investigating an attempted burglary of a home in the 200 block of Oak Drive.

Police were called to the home at 9:59 a.m. Dec. 14. The attempted break-in happened between 1 p.m. Dec. 13 and 9 a.m. Dec. 14. The homeowners found that someone had unsuccessfully tried to get into the home through a rear door window.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Lehighton woman has been charged with retail theft for allegedly taking a $100 gift card from her employer.

Mahoning Township police were called to the Wal-Mart store at 12:25 p.m. Dec. 13 to meet with the store's loss prevention manager. The manager had investigated the theft of the gift card, which the employee allegedly used to buy $78.15 worth of merchandise on Dec. 10.

Stephanie N. Lill, 23, of the 300 block of East Alley, was interviewed and subsequently admitted to the theft. She has been charged via citation with retail theft.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A piece of metal on a road caused damages to two vehicles. State police at Lehighton said the incidents occurred along SR248 in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

Troopers said about 5:35 p.m. Jacob L. Roth, 28, of Lehighton, was driving a 2001 Mitsubishi Galante eastbound near Parryville when his car struck a large piece of metal on the road.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a two vehicle crash that occurred about 4:03 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15, along SR901 at the entrance to a Turkey Hill market in Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Dorothy Reichert, 52, of Minersville, was operating a 1996 Mercury Sable eastbound and attempting to turn right into the market when her vehicle was struck from behind by a 1998 Chrysler Town & Country driven by Jeffrey William Tellez, 39, of Pottsville.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tamaqua police are investigating a break-in at Boyer's Food Mart on Center Street.

Entry to the store was gained by forcing open a rear loading door.

The suspects were limited in gathering their loot as an audible alarm sounded within minutes of their gaining access to the front of the store.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 658-5000.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported investigating an incident in which a vehicle sustained heavy damage when it struck a bear while is was lying on a roadway.

Troopers said the incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, along Mountain View Drive, near Greenhill Drive, in Polk Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Ernestine V. Russell, 42, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2008 Hyundai Elantra southbound when the vehicle drove over a bear lying on the road. Russell and passengers Erelene McQuay, 71, and Deshon Russell, 16, both of Kunkletown, were all not injured.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Luzerne County driver was injured in a one- vehicle crash in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Roberto Melendez, 54, of Hazleton, was driving a 1995 Toyota Tacoma northbound on Interstate 81 in Ryan Township about 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15, when he passed over a bridge. He lost control and the truck struck a bridge abutment damaging the front passenger side.

Melendez was taken to St. Catherine's Medical Center, Ashland, for treatment of injuries. The truck had to be towed from the scene.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mahoning Township Police Chief Kenneth J. Barnes has released details of recent ice-related crashes on Mansion House Hill on Route 209.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

State police at Lehighton are investigating an assault incident that occurred in Monroe County.

Troopers said a 14-year-old male juvenile from Saylorsburg was walking through a field to his home about 9:15 p.m. on Dec. 5 when he was attacked by three males. The victim was struck in the face and body numerous times. The three criminals then fled the scene leaving the victim lying on the ground, troopers added.

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