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Police Logs

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Rush Township police are investigating two burglaries reported recently to the department.

Rings and jewelry were stolen from a home on South Street, while a red Honda generator, a portable tool kit, and a leaf blower were removed from a property on Zellner Road.

Anyone with information concerning these incidents is asked to call police at (570) 668-4242.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Two persons are facing charges after a bizarre incident that happened Oct. 21 at 8:45 p.m. at Sammy's Mobile Home Park in North Manheim Township.

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said Christopher M. Pate, 33, and Kevin D. Mohl, 25, both of the mobile home park, were arrested for simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment. Pate is also charged with theft and other related charges while Mohl is facing other charges as well, including criminal mischief.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Both parties in a altercation that occurred at a Schuylkill County residence were cited.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at the residence of Michelle Hendricks, 39, of 43 Front St., Cressona, about 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a theft from vehicle incident at a Schuylkill County location.

Troopers said Amanda Lynn Serrato, 30, of Ashland, parked her vehicle about 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, on a lot at the Renningers Auction, located along SR61 in North Manheim Township. After leaving her car she looked back and saw her passenger side door was open.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Monroe County man is being sought for violation of Megan's Law.

State police at Lehighton said the whereabouts of James Alvie Smoot, 52, last known address of Mountain View, Kunkletown, Eldred Township, is being sought. Troopers said Smoot is an out-of-state registered sexual offender for being out-of-compliance with his registration requirements.

Anyone with information on Smoot's whereabouts is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Luzerne County driver is facing charges following a incident in Carbon County. State police at Lehighton said the incident occurred about 11:15 a.m. on Oct. 16. along SR248, about five-tenths of a mile west of Centre St., in Parryville.

Troopers said Alice A. Carsia, 65, of Hazleton, was operating a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer in the right lane eastbound while Vanessa Ashilynn Garcia, 25, of Jim Thorpe, was driving a 2012 Toyota Corolla, eastbound in the left lane.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Monroe County woman was arrested after a traffic stop resulted in a DUI charge.

State Police at Lehighton said Cheyenne Michael Ramos, 18, of Reeders, was stopped at around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday along State Route 209 northbound north of HTY Road, Polk Township.

Ramos was stopped for a vehicle code violation. The traffic stop yielded that the operator was DUI, and was arrested.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A cabin in Carbon County was damaged after five juveniles from Jim Thorpe ransacked it.

State Police at Lehighton said the burglary occurred at a cabin located at Stoney Creek Road, at Unionville Road, Penn Forest Township, at around 4 p.m. July 29. The victim was Hugh L. Dishman, 75, of Salisbury, MD.

The actors were discovered through further investigation.

Charges will be filed through Carbon County Juvenile Court.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a truck from a Schuylkill County business.

Troopers said a 1997 Ford F250 extended cab V8 power-stroke diesel truck, green/gray in color, was stolen from Pine Grove Auto Sales' parking lot in Pine Grove Township. The truck was stolen from time between 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, and 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lehigh Township police in Northampton County will be adding additional patrols on Wednesday, Oct. 24, during the hours of school bus operation and monitoring school bus routes and stops. It is part of the statewide 16th annual Operation Safe Stop.

Police urge all motorists to be familiar with the school bus stopping laws and share in this child safety initiative.