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Police Logs

Monday, July 2, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the reported theft of medication.

Troopers said Deneen Shade, 48, of 121 W. Laurel St., Tremont, reported someone took prescribed oxycodone and ocycontin 15mg from her pill bottles located on a table in her home. The incident occurred sometime between 8:45 and 9:30 a.m. on June 28.

Monday, July 2, 2012

State Police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a bank robbery that occurred in Schuylkill County Friday morning.

In the commission of this crime, the suspect, a black male, about 6-feet-2-inches, with scruffy facial hair believed to be in his late 20s, walked into the Halifax Bank at 920 E. Wiconisco Ave., Tower City Borough at around 10:10 a.m.

Friday, June 29, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on the following arrests made by troopers:

Jeffrey Hartpence, 49, of Slatington, showed up at the Palmerton hospital about 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 24, after learning his wife had been arrested for drunk driving.

At the hospital Hartpence created a physically hazardous condition, was intoxicated and began yelling at troopers in the presence of hospital staff and emergency room patients.

He was placed under arrest and charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

Friday, June 29, 2012

A Lehighton woman has been charged with theft from vehicles.

Lehighton police said Pamela Bowman, 35, of 235 N. Third St., has been charged with theft from a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property. Police said on May 16 about 8:25 p.m. Bowman was observed entering several vehicles in the 200 block of S. First St. and, removing a pair of sunglasses and credit cards and identification cards.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Lehighton police reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made recently.

Police said Christopher Malick, 41, of 217 Honeysuckle Lane, Lehighton, has been charged with DUI, driving a vehicle at an (un) safe speed, and failing to yield to right-of-way when making a left turn.

The incident occurred about 1:20 a.m. on March 28 at the intersection of Bridge and E. Bridge sts. Given a test, the result was .14BAC.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver was cited following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 10:08 a.m. on Monday, June 25, along Bethel Road, in Pine Grove Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Jay P. Bowen, 80, of Schuylkill Haven, was operating a 2003 Dodge Dakota truck southbound and rounding a curve when he lost control. The truck began to turn counter-clockwise and crossed the center line and traveled into the oncoming lane.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

State police at Frackville have obtained a criminal arrest warrant for a Schuylkill County man charging him with aggravated assault.

Troopers are seeking Gabriel Thomas, 29, of the village of Cumbola, Blythe Township.

According to troopers about 3 a.m. on Wednesday Thomas subjected his girlfriend, whose name was not released by police, to physical contact at their residence in Cumbola. He allegedly used a knife against her during the incident.

The female received numerous injuries, none life threatening, but refused medical treatment.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Monroe County teen has been charged with criminal mischief for an incident that occurred about 11:16 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, in the parking lot of the Wawa store at the intersection of state Routes 715 and 209 in Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Donald Ebinger, 18, of Effort, was charged after he allegedly damaged the side mirrors on the vehicle of Robert Foster, 50, also of Effort.

The incident followed an argument the two had inside the store, troopers said.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Monroe County resident has been jailed for assault on a police officer and other offenses. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred on Tuesday, June 26, about 10:26 p.m.

Police responded to the Penmart store along SR196 in Coolbaugh Township, for a reported fight inside the store.

Upon arrival police made contact with Niambi Hamilton, 30, and Wilmir Perez, 25, both of Tobyhanna. Police learned that Hamilton tried to assault Perez inside the store.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rush Township police are investigating two incidents of forced entry burglaries reported to them recently. Two homes located along Claremont Avenue were reportedly entered.

Copper wire was taken in both burglaries. Residents are asked to call police at (570) 668-4242 if they see suspicious activity.