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Police Logs

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Tamaqua man faces charges after allegedly using someone else's credit card a total of 22 times.

Tamaqua Police Cpl. Henry Woods was notified of a lost CACL Federal Credit Union card on Oct. 29. The card went missing on Oct. 23 in the area of the Family Dollar Store, near Pine Street.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tamaqua police have cited Walter Deetz, 42, of 37 Bull Run St., Coaldale, following an incident at the M&S Hardware Store on Monday.

According to police, Deetz entered the store, located at 10 W. Broad St., at 1:30 p.m. and began to place items in his pockets and waistband. This action was witnessed by store personnel.

Deetz was detained and all items were returned to the store. He was cited for retail theft by Patrolman Brent Getz.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A West Hazleton man was cited by McAdoo police following an Oct. 28 incident.

Patrolman Steven Homanko made a vehicle stop at 12:18 a.m. After speaking with the occupants, Homanko observed signs of intoxication on one of the males, identified as Zachary Thereon Esbensen, 19, of 237 1/2 Broad St. Esbensen submitted to a portable breath test, which indicated a blood-alcohol content of .038 percent.

He was cited for underage drinking.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Schuylkill County man is facing a charge of harassment following an incident that occurred on Monday, Nov. 5.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Dale Steffie, 52, and Judy Fitzpatrick, 40, both of 12 Spruce St., Branchdale, Reilly Township, were involved in an incident during which Steffie allegedly struck Fitzpatrick in the face knocking off her glasses.

The incident occurred about 11:40 p.m., troopers said.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 12:25 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, along SR209 in Middleport.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said John E. Correll, 51, of New Philadelphia, was driving a 1999 Subaru Legacy at the above location when he crashed. He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI.

He was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-E. Norwegian St., Pottsville, for a blood test and treatment of injuries.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A McAdoo man has been cited following an incident in the borough on Oct. 29.

Walter John Kurpell, 22, of 231 W. Blaine St., McAdoo, was cited for public drunkenness by Patrolman William Curilla.

The incident took place at 3:08 a.m.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A person wanted in Northampton County was nabbed by police in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Nov. 1 they received a tip from crime stoppers that a wanted person was hiding in the Tobyhanna area.

Police said they learned that the person, identified as Marcus James Washington, 30, had an outstanding warrant in Northampton County.

Police said they found Washington at Lot F-99, 6082 Boardwalk Drive, Tobyhanna, about 2:14 p.m.

He at first gave another name and tried to re-enter the home but was taken into custody.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Lehighton police are investigating a hit-and-run accident which happened on Thursday, Nov. 1, at about 6:45 p.m. in the 200 block of Bankway Street.

Police are looking for a small white pickup truck with lettering on the driver side door.

The truck should have severe passenger side damage, missing the side mirror and have maroon transfer paint.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to police at (610) 377-4003.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

DUI

Criminal charges were filed against Steven Wright, 21, of 268 Harvard Avenue, Palmerton, for DUI. The incident occurred on Oct. 14 at 12:09 a.m. at Third Street and Franklin Avenue.

Criminal charges were filed against Shannon Obrien, 25, of 4070 Sycamore Drive, Northampton, for DUI, reckless driving, and careless driving. The incident occurred on Oct. 12 at 2:14 a.m. on SR248 west.

Harassment

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Monroe County man is facing assault on a police officer charges following a domestic incident. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred about 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 at 84 Pine Hill, Mount Pocono.

Police responded to that address to a report of a domestic assault. On scene the officers were told by the victim, who was not identified by police, that she had been assaulted by Frederick Barile, 39, of that address.