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Police Logs

Monday, May 2, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on two harassment incidents probed by troopers.

On Saturday, April 30, about 11:15 a.m. troopers were called to Family Motors in Towamensing Township, Carbon County, for an altercation. Troopers said Gary A. Grauvogel, 48, and Adam C. Ash, 30, both of Lehighton, were involved in a verbal altercation over the installation of tires. It turned physical when Ash allegedly choked and slapped Grauvogel.

Ash was cited for harassment, troopers said.

Monday, May 2, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on burglaries, thefts and an act of criminal mischief investigated by troopers recently.

The residence of Jennifer Solt, 36, of 135 Main St., Parryville, was entered through an unlocked door. Removed was a 46-inch Vizio television from the living room. The burglary was reported at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, April 29.

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Slatington driver is facing charges following an incident that occurred about 12:47 a.m. on Sunday, May 1, along W. Church Street.

Borough police said as the result of the traffic stop Beth Schmoyer, 26, of 2633 Lehigh St., is facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI), resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, harassment, careless driving, and failure to drive on the right side of the road.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Jim Thorpe police reported on the following arrests.

On Saturday, April 16, about 9:01 p.m. police were dispatched to the Molly Maguire's Pub & Steakhouse at 5 Hazard Square, for a disturbance. Upon arrival officers found Bruce Emerson Killinger III, 25, of 70 Texas Eastern Rd., in Shermans Dale, Perry County, manifestly under the influence of alcohol. While speaking to Killinger he continued to cause a disturbance after being advised several times to cease and desist.

Monday, May 2, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating the death of a white male.

Troopers said the body of the male was found in a remote location behind the Pottsville Materials property at 2 Darkwater Rd., in New Castle Township, on Thursday, April 28.

The male is believed to be 50-60 years old. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death, troopers said.

Friday, April 29, 2011

A Monroe County woman is facing charges, including driving under the influence (DUI), following an incident that occurred about 2:01 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Cynthia Driscoll, 31, of Pocono Summit, was stopped along SR940 at Interstate 380 in Pocono Summit after being obsered driving erratically.

While speaking with Driscoll officers observed baggies of marijuana and a smoking device inside the vehicle. She was also under the influence of alchohol, police said.

Friday, April 29, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 10:22 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, along SR61 at the Mount Carbon "jug handle" in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.

Friday, April 29, 2011

A retail theft at the Hometown Commons Walmart, in Rush Township, turned into a much bigger headache for suspect Ruben Ortiz, of Reading, on Monday.

Ortiz, 36, was being questioned by township police following the 6:58 p.m. incident when officers discovered heroin, cocaine and marijuana, as well as several thousand dollars in cash, in his possession.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following arrests.

On Saturday, April 23, about 11:15 a.m. officers were called to the Walmart store in Mt. Pocono by loss prevention officers. Police were told that Joshua J. Rinehart, 28, of Cresco, was observed concealing $67.48 worth of various items on his person and leaving the store without paying for them. He was issued a summary citation for retail theft and then released.

Friday, April 29, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on two arrests made by troopers this week.

On Tuesday, April 26, about 11:34 p.m. troopers observed Joseph Pizzutti, 64, of Lehighton, walking into traffic at the intersection of state routes 443 and 209, in Lehighton. He was under the influence of alcohol.

He was placed under arrest and cited for public drunkenness, troopers said.