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Police Logs

Monday, June 4, 2012

A Monroe County juvenile is facing a charge of retail theft following an incident that occurred about 4:32 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, at Bill's Shop Rite, in Mount Pocono.

Pocono Mountain Regional police responded to the store and was told by store employees that a 14-year-old male from Tobyhanna attempted to remove $171 worth of merchandise from the store without paying for it. The merchandise included candy, water and two newspapers.

Monday, June 4, 2012

An employee at the Walmart store in Mount Pocono, Monroe County, has been charged with theft and a related count.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said they were notified by store management of numerous shortages in various registers at the store. An invesetigation was conducted and it is alleged that Tara Kelly, 20, of Tobyhanna, who was employed as a cashier, was taking Walmart debit/gift cards, activating them for various amounts of U.S. currency, and maintaining possession of them without paying for them.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Members of the Allentown enforcement office of the state liquor control board conducted compliance checks in the Ashland-Shenandoah area of Schuylkill County, on May 18 between 4:30 and 11:30 p.m.

The age compliance checks were conducted at licensed businesses in the area stated.

The checks are conducted with the use of underage juveniles attempting to purchase alcohol while under the supervision of liquor agents.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary at a Carbon County residence in which copper was taken.

Troopers said the home of Vincent Keiper, 77, of 1676 Meckesville Road, Albrightsville, Penn Forest Township, was entered sometime between 9 p.m. on May 17 and 8 a.m. on May 18. Taken were copper pipes.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported on the following arrests.

Three persons involved in what troopers termed was a neighbors' dispute, were charged. Troopers said the incident occurred about 8:28 p.m. on May 28 along Orchard View Drive, in Jackson Township, Monroe County.

Charged with harassment were Silvia Angelina Suero-Rodriguez, 35, Maria Elena Lovell, 44, and Miriam Diana Benitez, 26, all of Effort.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Lehighton police reported on the following arrests by for driving under the influence (DUI).

Police said on Feb. 25 about 1:55 a.m. Todd W. Kerschner, 43, of 1923 Long Run Rd., Lehighton, was observed driving in a careless manner and in the wrong lane on SR443 at Blakeslee Blvd. East.

He was stopped and arrested. Given a test, the result was .18BAC. He was also charged with driving with an expired license, and careless driving.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge investigated a number of crashes on Monroe County roads.

A crash was reported about 2:46 p.m. on May 19 along SR715 in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Dale J. Bielecki, 58, of Hamburg, Berks County, was northbound in a 2002 Jeep and attempting a left turn and Pamela L. Steuer, 34, of Saylorsburg, was southbound in a 2008 Pontiac G6.

Troopers said Bielecki failed to make a proper turn and remained in the center of the road and Steuer couldn't avoid a collision.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported on the following crashes probed by troopers.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 7:36 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, along SR903 in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County. Troopers said Ryan C. Hausman, 19, of Lehighton, was operating a 1998 Volkswagen Golf northbound when he fell asleep at the wheel. The car left the road and struck a large rock along the berm. Hausman was not injured but the vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Lehighton police reported on several recent arrests.

Arthur L. Evans, 40, of 103 Gypsy Hill Gardens, Lehighton, was cited for harassment resulting from making unwanted physical contact with a female. The incident occurred at the Gypsy Hill Gardens building five, on Thursday, May 24, at 10:50 a.m.

Timothy Tappan, 53, of 100 Beaver St., Lehighton, was charged with issuing a bad check for $991.89 to Quality Plumbing. The check was returned due to insufficient funds.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating three burglaries and theft incidents at Schuylkill County locations.

Troopers said a burglary occurred at the Manbeck Zion E.C. Church, located at 110 Wild Cherry Rd., in Washington Township. Entry was gained to the basement of the church through unlocked doors to the rear. Once inside about 100-feet of copper piping an inch and one quarter in size was removed. The piping was used for the heating system. The scrap value of the copper was estimated at between $400 and $500. The incident occurred sometime between May 20-25.