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Police Logs

Monday, March 19, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft from vehicle incident in which a fire company radio was stolen, it was one of two incidents occurring in the Shenandoah Heights section of West Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said a vehicle at the Heights Fire Company, 190 Ohio Ave, was entered and taken was a Motorola model HTR1250 portable radio belonging to the fire company. The theft occurred sometime between 11:45 p.m. on March 15 and 10 a.m. on March 16.

Monday, March 19, 2012

An arrest has been made in a Jim Thorpe theft incident that occurred last year.

Borough police said on Nov. 10, 2011, about 7:30 p.m. officers were called to 924 Laurel St., for a theft report.

Upon arrival police were informed by Laurie Getz three rings were missing from her home, two of which belonged to her and one that belonged to Dean J. Dibonifazio, of Weatherly.

Getz also informed police that she believed that her daughter's friend, identified as Jordan Alese Grammes, 18, of 84 Parker Mew, Albrightsville, may be responsible for the thefts.

Monday, March 19, 2012

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

Troopers said about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, they responded to 61 Malaty Lane, in East Penn Township, Carbon County. On scene troopers said they learned a verbal argument between Allison Leigh Barnwell, 26, and Shawn Anthony Meitzler, 37, of that address, turned physical. Meitzler allegedly forcibly grabbed a cell phone from Barnwell and then struck her in the stomach.

Meitzler was charged with harassment.

Monday, March 19, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers over the past weekend.

Troopers said about 12:50 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, David Adams, 49, of Stroudsburg, was stopped along Meixell Valley Road in Ross Township, Monroe County, after being observed driving erratically. He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests.

He was taken to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.

The DUI charge is pending the test results.

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Carbon County man has been charged with false identification to law enforcement.

Nesquehoning police said Michael Serfass, 36, of 86 W. High St,. Apt. 2, Nesquehoning, has been charged following an incident that occurred about 1:30 a.m. on March 4.

Police said Officer Carl Breiner was investigating a possible harassment complaint and warning a male about wrongly using the 9-1-1 system to complain about a clerk at the borough's Turkey Hill store.

Friday, March 16, 2012

A Carbon County club was cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

Italian Mutual Beneficial Society, at 16 Center St., Lansford, was cited during the period of Feb. 15 through Dec. 20, 2011, failed to maintain malt or brewed beverage dispensing system cleaning records. Also, during the same period, failed to clean malt or brewed beverage dispensing system at least once every seven days.

Friday, March 16, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported a burglary occurred at 512 W. Bacon St., Palo Alto, Schuylkill County.

The incident occurred as a result of unknown criminals smashed the glass on a front door of the home. Once inside the residence a lock box, which contained an undetermined amount of money and personal papers was taken.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Steven Llewellyn, of 317 Owl Creek Road, Tamaqua, was cited by borough police Officer Thomas Rodgers Wednesday night, March 14, following repeated complaints of barking dogs.

Llewellyn was cited last Wednesday for the same reason, police noted.

Friday, March 16, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks conducted a speed enforcement detail on Tuesday, March 14, along Interstate 78 in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County.

A fixed wing aircraft was used in the detail.

A total of eight speeding citations and two seat belt violations were issued. The vehicle with the highest speed was clocked at 103 miles-per-hour.

Troopers will continue with periodic speed details on I-78 in an effort to target aggressive drivers and reduce crashes.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Two traffic stops by members of the Pocono Mountain Regional police has led to driving under the influence (DUI) charges pending against the two drivers involved.

On Monday, March 12, about 9:47 p.m. police responded to the area of SR940 and Interstate 380 in Tobyhanna Township for a report of an erratic driver traveling at a high rate of speed.

Officers then observed the suspect vehicle pass their cruiser at a high rate of speed near police headquarters. A traffic stop was made and the driver was identified as Jessica Romano, 25, of Albrightsville.