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Police Logs

Friday, October 15, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

About 10:08 p.m. troopers stopped a vehicle along Silver Springs Road at Kunkletown Road, in Eldred Township, Monroe County, for a traffic violation.

The driver was identified as Gilbert Borger, 56, of Kunkletown.

He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was placed under arrest for DUI of alcohol or a controlled substance. Charges will be filed, troopers said.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Two Tamaqua Area Senior High School students have been cited by Tamaqua police following an incident on Sept. 24.

Officers were notified of the incident by school district personnel after a 15-year-old male from New Ringgold allegedly struck a 17-year-old male from Tamaqua.

According to police, the younger male punched the older male in the face. When questioned the offender told officers he was defending his sister, who was being touched inappropriately by the older boy.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Slatington police reported on the following arrests, both occurring on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

About 10:09 p.m. officers were called to 30 Dowell St. for a domestic dispute. As a result of an investigation police cited Corey Alan Houck, 22, of that address, for simple assault and harassment.

At 11:15 p.m. officers were called to 62 North St. for a report of a unwanted person. On scene officers found Cody Harlan, 18, who was under the influence and in possession drug paraphernalia.

Police cietd Harlan for the posssession count as well as public drunkenness.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Two Carbon County businesses, both in Palmerton, have been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

Sue Ellen M. Tracey, trading as Penn Lunch, 301 Lehigh Ave., was cited for sold alcoholic beverages after her restaurant liquor license expired on Aug. 31, and had not been renewed and/or validated. The violation occurred on Sept. 1, the citation notes.

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Palmerton area resident has been cited by state police for incidents on property that allegedly does not belong to him.

Troopers said Travis William Kuntzman, 29, of Spruce Hollow Rd., was cited for destruction of survey monument and criminal trespass.

Troopers gave the following account of the incident.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash early today that may have been alcohol related. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 4:20 a.m. at the intersection of North Greenview Road and Hemlock Drive, in North Manheim Township.

Troopers said Cory Sorokach, 22, of Orwigsburg, was driving a 1999 Mercury Mountaineer eastbound on Hemlock and did not stop for a stop sign at the intersection with N. Greenview.

He began to turn right and traveled off the road and onto the east berm of N. Greenview Drive.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Schuylkill County man who threatened to shoot his girlfriend has been committed to the county prison in Pottsville in lieu of $100,000 bail.

State police at the Frackville charged Barry Berger, 30, of Ringtown, with terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct after an incudent on Sunday at 6 a.m. at 114 Main Blvd. in Brandonville.

Police said during an argument Berger aimed a loaded AR-15 assault rifle at his girlfriend, Lisa Conti, 35, also of Ringtown, threatening to shoot her.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

State police at the Lehighton are investigating the theft of a license plate from a vehicle that had been parked at a Monroe County business. The incident happened between 11 p.m. Oct. 7 and 7:30 a.m. Oct. 8.

The victim is Thomas J. Skvasik, 35, of Saylorsburg.

He told police someone removed the plate from his vehicle as it was parked at the Jonas Hotel Restaurant, Polk Township.

Anyone with information about the incident or plate is asked to contact police at (610) 377-4270.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Coaldale woman has been charged with criminal mischief and other offenses.

Kathy Ann Carroll, 38, of 150 Second St., was also charged with criminal trespass and public drunkenness.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Counterfeit bills were passed at a Schuylkill County store this week.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said an unknown male passed five counterfeit $100 bills at the Lowe's store at the Fairlane Village Mall in East Norwegian Township. The incident occurred about 12:42 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Troopers said the male used the bills to pay for a Dewalt brand seven-and- a-quarter inch circular saw and a Bosch 18V brute hammerdriver.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 593-2000.