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Police Logs

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Summit Hill man was charged with driving under the influence (DUI).

According to Summit Hill police, on Nov. 1, at 6:35 p.m., officers received a report from a citizen that a vehicle was being driven erratically on the wrong side of the road and was also driving off the road. The caller also gave a description of the vehicle and driver as well as the license plate number of the vehicle.

Police investigated the call and learned that the driver was Harry Connor, 45, of 15 E. Fell St. They spoke to Connor and an investigation revealed that he was intoxicated.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Lehighton police reported on two arrests made by officers recently.

On Friday, Dec. 3, about 4 p.m. Brian T. Delaney, 43, of 2380 Little Gap Rd., Palmerton, was arrested for retail theft at Mallard Market along S. Second St. Police allege he attempted to conceal a total of $90.37 worth of merchandise.

On Saturday, Dec. 4, Edwin Mertz, 51, of 131 Mauch Chunk St., Lehighton, was cited for public drunkenness in the area of 125 Alum St.

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Brockton man has been cited by Tamaqua police following a traffic stop on Dec. 5.

Officers were on patrol when they observed a black vehicle sliding to a stop as it traveled on South Railroad Street at 3:20 a.m. When the vehicle turned right on to Broad Street, the driver accelerated rapidly. Officers followed the vehicle for a short distance then initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Travis Comisac, exhibited signs of intoxication. He was given, and failed, field sobriety tests, then transported to the Pottsville Hospital for blood tests.

Friday, December 10, 2010

State police at Frackville reported an arrest has been made in a shoplifting incident at a Schuylkill County store.

Troopers said Stephanie Knorr, 23, last known address of 7 Fourth St., Frackville, has been charged with retail theft.

She is charged in connection with an incident that occurred about 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Sears store in the Schuylkill Mall, New Castle Township. Troopers alleged she left the store with merchandise without paying for it. When confronted outside by store security she fled in a late 1990s model Pontiac Grand Am.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Two area residents were charged after Summit Hill police conducted a traffic stop.

According to police, on Aug. 29, at 1:23 a.m. police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with a loud exhaust system.

Upon making the stop officers smelled the odor of alcoholic beverages on the driver, later identified as Gemile Mehmeti, 23, of 645 E. Patterson St., Lansford.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Summit Hill woman was cited after she sent a bad check.

According to Summit Hill police, on Oct. 15, Danielle Green of 3 E. Ludlow St., Apt. 8, issued a check to the borough for a bill and the check was sent back for insufficient funds. She was then sent certified mail requesting the payment with extra charges and she failed to pay.

She was cited for issuing a bad check.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Berks County man was jailed following an incident in Schuylkill County that occurred about 7:45 a.m. on Nov. 14.

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported that Eric Scott Cobb, and Mamie McClain, of Minersville, were in a vehicle riding along SR901 in the area of Red House Road, in North Manheim Townshihp, when he punched McClain about the face and head area numerous times. Cobb also grabbed her by the neck.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported that Matthew A. Steinmetz, 30, no address given, was charged with harassment after he allegedly grabbed the face of Matt Jesse Berrymen, 38, no address given.

The incident occurred about 6:05 p.m. on Dec. 5 at 425 Hahns Dairy Road in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on crashes investigated by troopers in recent days.

A one vehicle crash occurred about 7:19 a.m. on Dec. 2 along Hahns Dairy Road, in Lower Towamensing Township, Monroe County. Troopers said a 17-year-old female from Palmerton was driving a 2000 Jeep Wrangler westbound when she encoutered "black ice" on the road which cause her to lose control. The Jeep left the road on the north side and traveled onto an embankment before overturning onto its passenger side.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft from vehicle incident.

Troopers said the vehicle of Juan Diaz, 28, of Reading, was entered while parked on a lot at E Z Pull and Save Auto Parts in East Brunswick Township. Removed from the vehicle was stereo equipment and tools. Total estimated value of the missing items was set at $1,500.

The incident occurred sometime between 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 4.