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Police Logs

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Two persons were cited following an incident in the emergency room at the Lehighton hospital.

Borough police said Alison Shafer, 38, of 111 Carbon St., Lehighton, was cited for disorderly conduct, and a 17-year-old Weatherly female was cited for harassment.

The charges stem from a verbal altercation in the ER that occurred on Friday, March 9, about 10:50 p.m., police said.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Melissa Baer, 18, of Center St., in Tamaqua, was cited for disorderly conduct on March 8 after a fight in the area of the Willing Skate Park, Spruce Street.

According to Tamaqua police, Baer was told on numerous occasions to stop yelling and cursing.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported investigating a rear-end type crash that occurred about 8:55 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, along SR115 near Deppners Road, in Tunkhannock Township.

Police said vehicles were operated southbound by Kara Eder, 42, of Blakeslee, and Edith Williams, 78, of Pocono Lake. Eder stopped for a school bus and, for unknown reasons, Williams failed to stop with the front of her vehicle hitting the rear of the Eder vehicle.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A stabbing incident in Monroe County is being probed.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said they responded to 2435 Winding Way, in Tobyhanna, about 8:36 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, for a report of a assault involving some type of knife/cutting instrument.

On scene officers were told by Robert Keegan, 45, of that address, that he was attacked by Morris M. Clark Jr., 26, of Tobyhanna. Police said witnesses told them that Clark arrived at the scene and immediately began slashing at Keegan with a sharp object.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Schuylkill County woman has been charged with criminal trespass for going onto the property of a former employer.

State police at Frackville identified the suspect as Norma J. Stramara, 45, of Barnesville. The incident occurred about 3:06 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at Koch's Turkey Farm, in Walker Township, west of Tamaqua.

Troopers said she formerly worked for Koch's and entered the property after knowing she was not permitted to be there.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Schuylkill County property.

Troopers said the incident occurred at 318 Wildcat Road, in Walker Township. Troopers said a garage on the property was entered and removed was a flatbed car trailer with tandem axles, a small boat winch and a spare tire. On the trailer was a black tubular race car chassis with no engine.

The chassis did contain a transmission, axles, and gauges. The door to the garage was forced open to gain entry. The incident occurred sometime between March 7-12.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tamaqua police reported on March 7, Shayne N. Earle, 29, of MaryD and Tamaqua, was observed drinking alcohol at Kellner's Dam, Clemens Lane.

Upon approach, Earle consented to a search. The search resulted in officers finding a pipe used for smoking marijuana. He was then arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

This was the second time in less than two months Earle was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A domestic incident has led to the jailing of a Carbon County resident.

Lehighton police said Brian Reese, 29, of 108 Bridge St., was charged with simple assault and harassment following a incident at his residence that occurred on Sunday, March 11, about 4 p.m.

Police said the victim of the assault, not identified, was transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for treatment.

Reese was arraigned before on-call District Judge Casimir Kosciolek, of Lansford, and committed to the county prison in Nesquehoning, in lieu of $2,500 bail.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Lehighton man is facing theft and receiving stolen property charges.

Borough police said John Ockenhouse, 23, of 991 Main Rd, was charged in connection with an incident on Feb. 28. Ockenhouse allegedly removed an Xbox 360 gaming console from a residence in the 300 block of S. First St. He later told the console to Gamestop, located in the Carbon Plaza Mall, for $80, police said.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

On March 7, a 17-year-old juvenile was arrested for harrassment and fighting at the basketball court located at the Willing Skate Park in Tamaqua.