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Police Logs

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Summit Hill Chief of Police Joseph Fittos said his department issued 20 traffic citations and three non-traffic citations during the month of February.

One criminal arrest was filed at District Court for the month.

There were two juvenile referrals made to the Juvenile Probation Office.

The police department investigated six traffic accidents.

They gave 21 warnings.

Fifteen assist calls to other police departments were rendered during the month.

Two moving permit citations were filed for the month.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Schuylkill County man was jailed following a domestic incident.

State police at Frackville responded to Middleport about 8 p.m. on Friday, March 16, for a reported domestic dispute. Through an investigation it was learned that James Paul Lake, 39, subjected Tonya Lee Kerns, 34, to physical contact by shoving and choking her at their residence.

He was placed under arrest for domestic simple assault and arraigned before District Judge David A. Plachko, of Port Carbon. He was unable to post 10 percent of $25,000 bail and was committed to the county prison in Pottsville.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A domestic incident in Monroe County led to the arrest of one person for assault and the second has drug charges pending.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 9:05 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, they responded to 8871 Coyote Drive, A Pocono Country Place, in Tobyhanna, for a domestic assault.

Upon arrival police learned that Souad Houmina, 29, was allegedly assaulted by Justin Wiley, 28, both of that address. While at the residence police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia belonging to Houmina.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Scarlet R. Roberts, of unknown address, was apprehended on March 18 after trying to steal four items valued at $18 from the Family Dollar store in Tamaqua. A citation was filed by Tamaqua Police Officer Peter Wysochansky.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating two theft incidents.

Troopers said four chainsaws, a backpack leaf blower, tools, climbing saddles and spikes were removed from a vehicle parked behind the Mt. Effort Service Station, located along SR115 at Jonas Road, in Polk Township. The incident occurred sometime between March 9-11.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on arrests made by officers recently, two following traffic stops.

Police said on Sunday, March 18, about 1:56 a.m. a vehicle was stopped along SR196 at the Pen Mart in Tobyhanna, Coolbaugh Township, after officers observed it being operated erratically.

Monday, March 19, 2012

A motorcyclist was injured in a crash in Schuylkill County. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred about 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, along Trumbo Road in Pine Grove Township.

Troopers said Jason Manley, 25, of 21 S. Felty St., Pine Grove, was operating a 2007 Suzuki GSXR Moto northbound when he lost control and struck the guard rail along the berm.

Manley was seriously injured and flown by Medevac helicopter to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, troopers said. Troopers noted Manley was wearing a helmet.

Monday, March 19, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County business.

Troopers said the K&G Subs & Suds store, located at 242 Orchard St., in Auburn, was entered through an unlocked window. Once inside the criminals cut wires to a cash register and removed the register and a tip jar. The incident occurred sometime between 1 and 10:25 a.m. on Saturday, March 17.

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 1:15 a.m. on Friday, March 16, along SR54 at S. Catherine St., in Shenandoah.

State police at Frackville said a vehicle was observed traveling westbound when the operator made an abrupt swerve to the right nearly striking two parked vehicles. The driver then made a left turn onto S. Catherine St. and swerved to avoid striking another parked vehicle.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Tamaqua Police responded around 11:50 p.m. on March 15 to a firearm discharge in an apartment located at 34 Nescopec St. in Tamaqua.

Reportedly, Nikia Broad, 23, of Orwigsburg St. in Tamaqua, was showing someone his Springfield Armory .40 caliber gun when it accidentally fired. The bullet passed through the floor, into a rear door and outside onto a balcony. The bullet stopped after hitting a bucket on the balcony. Charges are pending. The investigating officer is Karl Harig.