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Police Logs

Monday, July 18, 2011

A motorcyclist was injured in a crash along a Carbon County road. State police at Lehighton said the crash occurred about 6:05 p.m. on July 11 along Maury Road in Penn Forest Township.

Troopers said Noah J. Sweitzer, 30, of White Haven, was driving a 2005 Harley-Davidson northbound at a high rate of speed, when for unknown reasons, the bike traveled across the southbound lane and off the road. The bike struck a ditch causing Sweitzer to lose control.

Monday, July 18, 2011

A theft incident at a Carbon County lake is being probed.

State police at Lehighton said the 2004 Ford Mustang of Melissa Miller, of the 100 block of Canal St., in Landingville, Schuylkill County, was entered while parked in a lot at Beltzville Lake, near the interesection fo Deer Lane and Pohopoco Drive, in Towamensing Township. The unlocked car was entered sometime between 5:30 and 7 p.m. on Friday, July 15.

Taken from the vehicle was a wheel lock, a purse containing miscellaneous items and a cellular phone.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Copper pipes were stolen from a Monroe County home.

State police at Fern Ridge said the residence at 2149 Sugar Hollow Road, in Chestnuthill Township, was entered sometime before July 16 and pipes were removed. The property is owned by Bank of America, troopers said.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lehighton police charged a borough couple with harassment after a domestic dispute.

Charles Calise, 37, and Brenda Smale, 33, both of 206 Gypsy Hill Apartments, were cited for the incident, which occurred at 9 a.m. July 14 and involved physical contact.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Nesquehoning police reported on citations being issued by various officers.

Officer Thomas Kurtz issued 24 speeding citations at Oak St. and SR209 during the period of July 7 to 14. Speeds varied from as high as 50 miles-per-hour in a 25 zone. Other speeds noted were 46, 45, 43, 42 and 40. A citation was also issued for a red light violation at Mermon and SR209.

Kurtz also cited Thomas Boyle, of 249 E. Abbott St., Lansford, for driving with a suspended license.

Officer Timothy Wuttke issued two citations for tire equipment and an expired inspection sticker.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

An Allentown man allegedly assaulted a Lansford police officer early Thursday morning.

Raymond Rolon, 20, whose last known address was 715 North Penn St., faces charges of felony aggravated assault on police officer; resisting arrest; persistent disorderly conduct; possession of a controlled substance (crack cocaine); public drunkenness and underage drinking.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tamaqua Police arrested three individuals Thursday morning for underage drinking.

An officer was on patrol at 3:15 a.m., in the area of the Tamaqua Senior High School, when he observed two male teens walking in the area. As the police cruiser approached, the two young men fled. Minutes later, the officer observed a white vehicle turn on to Oak Street, from Orwigsburg Street, and quickly park.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Tamaqua man turned himself in to police Friday morning after a hit and run acident in the borough earlier the same morning.

Police were dispatched to West Broad and Lafayette Streets at 1:30 a.m. Friday for a hit and run accident. The victim, William Glen of Schuylkill Haven, told officers he had been traveling west on Broad Street, in a 1993 Dodge, when a white Subaru station wagon pulled out from Lehigh Street, striking his Dodge.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rush Township Police arrested two members of a trio suspected of stealing from the Mazaika Coal Company, Rush Township. The thefts allegedly occurred on July 11 and 12.

Chastity Yanetti, 27, of Hazleton, and Brian Viechec, 31, of Freeland, were taken into custody Thursday at Hazleton Scrap and Recycling, Hazle Township, as the duo attempted to sell the stolen property. Pennsylvania State Police from the Hazleton Barracks and McAdoo Police assisted in the arrest.

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Luzerne County teen was charged for an incident in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Sunday, July 10, about 9:59 p.m. officers on patrol along SR611 in Mt. Pocono observed illegal fireworks in the area of Kinney Avenue. A further investigation led officers to 209 Pocono Blvd., where they encountered Cory Williams, 18, of Wilkes-Barre.

Williams was found to be in possession of and under the influence of alcohol. He was cited for underage drinking.