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Police Logs

Friday, February 18, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a break-in at a new home construction site in Carbon County.

Troopers said the home is located at 17 Master Trail, in the Towamensing Trails development, Penn Forest Township. A front door was pried open to gain entry. Once inside the criminals removed a Dewalt chop bar stand, Hitachi nail gun, Dewalt impact gun, Bosh positive placement gun, two hoses, extension cords, two skill saws, lug bolts and cable saw case. Total estimated valued of the missing items were set at $3,235.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Both drivers involved in a crash at the entrance to a Schuylkill County mall will be cited. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the crash occurred about 2:26 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16, along SR61 at the entrance to the Cressona Mall in North Manheim Township.

Troopers said Courtney D. Dallas, 33, of Honey Brook, Chester County, was turning left off 61 into a parking lot at the mall and failed to yield to oncoming traffic while facing a steady green light.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Lansford man has been cited by Tamaqua police in connection with a Feb. 10 incident in the area of Boyer's Market, 210 Cedar St.

Officers were dispatched to the area at 11:37 a.m. and were told that someone had attempted to run over two pedestrians.

The victims were identified as Mandi Gossman and William Manness, both of Tamaqua. Gossman told officers that Oswaldo "Ozzy" Davila, 48, of 17 S. Walnut St., Lansford, had tried to run them over and also threw a wrench at her.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Two Tamaqua women were cited Wednesday morning after being engaged in repeated altercations.

Police were dispatched to the area of the Family Dollar Store for a reported fight in progress. At the scene they found two women screaming at each other, while a male watched. The women were identified as Roxanne Counterman, 37, of 115 Coal St., and Mychal Beltrami, 25, of 29 E. Elm St. The women said they were fighting about the male, identified as Joseph Redner, of 29 E. Elm St. The parties agreed to go their separate ways.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A three-vehicle, rear-end crash was probed in Schuylkill County. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, on SR61 at the intersection with SR443, in North Manheim Township.

Troopers said vehicles operated by Erik S. Mengel, 25, of Schuylkill Haven, Kathleen Ann Grabenstetter, 20, of Quakertown, and Thomas A. Doria, 40, of Hazleton, were all southbound in the left lane and approaching the intersection.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A theft from a business in Schuylkill County is being investigated.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the S&S Leasing and Transport Inc., building at 2033 Market St., West Brunswick Township, was entered sometime between 6 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 9. A window was pushed in to gain entry.

Removed from the building was a Toshiba laptop computer owned by IWCO Direct, of Hamburg. No value was listed for the computer.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Rush Township police report the following theft arrests.

On Feb. 12 at 6:50 p.m., Brian R. Kehl, 27, of Lansford, was charged with retail theft after stealing $26.16 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart store. Kehl was also wanted out of Schuylkill and Carbon counties. Kehl was lodged in Schuylkill prison, Pottsville.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Tamaqua man has been cited following a one-vehicle accident on Owl Creek Road on Feb. 12.

Officers were dispatched to the area at 2:38 a.m. and discovered a tan Buick on its roof in the southbound lane. The driver was identified as Joseph L. Houser, 27, of 242 Van Gelder St. Houser told officers he had been traveling north and swerved to avoid hitting a deer. The car struck an embankment and flipped over.

A strong odor of alcohol was detected on Houser's breath. He agreed to take a portable breath test which indicated a .12 blood alcohol content level.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Monroe County man was jailed on several charges recently.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 8:40 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, officers observed a male along SR940 in Pocono Summit, Tobyhanna Township, urinating on the side of his vehicle. He was later identified as Mack Quiteh, 52, of Tobyhanna.

When approached by the officers Quiteh stated he was just released from prison nine hours earlier and was on his way to pick up his son from a basketball game.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Tamaqua man was incarcerated in the Schuylkill County prison, Pottsville, following a domestic dispute on Sunday.

Gregory M. Muffley, 27, who occasionally resides at 114 Patterson St., allegedly broke into the home at 5 a.m. on Sunday after finding all of the doors to be locked. Once inside he allegedly confronted resident Alicia Whah, a former girlfriend. Whah told officers Muffley used her purse to strike her in the face. There were noticeable marks and bruises on Whah's face.