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Police Logs

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Northumberland County Coroner James F. Kelley, is requesting the public's assistance in locating living relatives of Ellen Rodriguez, age 59. Born on January 3, 1952, Ms. Rodriguez died at 2:35 p.m. Jan. 8, 2011, at Manor Care Health Center, Sunbury, where she was admitted after being a patient at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Rush Township police report a driving under the influence (DUI) and an underage drinking arrest.

On Jan. 9 at 10:03 p.m., William A Campbell Jr., 43, Barnesville, was stopped on Grier Ave for traffic violations.

Campbell was taken back to the police station for a breath test. The test results were a .106 percent. Campbell is facing DUI and driving with no license charges.

On Jan. 9 at 11:25 p.m., Kevin N. Macnay, 20, Tuscarora, was charged with underage drinking after police were called to 4 Dogwood Lane, Lake Hauto.

Friday, January 14, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a one-vehicle crash along Pheasant Run Road, in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, about 9:14 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Troopers said Steven J. Spohn, 18, of New Ringgold, was driving a 1996 Subaru Impreza westbound when he lost control on the snow-covered roadway.

The vehicle went onto the west berm and struck a tree.

Spohn and his passenger, Cody J. Darzinikas, 19, of Orwigsburg, were not injured.

Friday, January 14, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on several incidents that occurred at the Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Michael Douglas Fulmer, 18, of Easton, is facing a charge of receiving stolen property for an incident that occurred about 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12. Troopers said Fulmer was found to be in possession of a stolen Atomic Triarc 159-inch snowboard. He was observed with the snowboard by the victim, a 16-year-old male from Kunkletown, while he was on a ski lift at the resort.

Friday, January 14, 2011

A Luzerne County driver was jailed in Monroe County following a traffic stop. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the stop was made about 12:11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, SR611 at Bill's Shop Rite Plaza, in Mt. Pocono.

Police said a Oldsmobile sedan was observed speeding at the above location and a traffic stop was made. The driver was identified as Heather Ruffs, 35, of Freeland. She was found to be under the influence, police said. Also observed in the vehicle was a container of a alcoholic beverage and a multi-colored glass pipe which was found to contain marijuana residue.

Friday, January 14, 2011

A speeding stop led to drug charges against the driver.

State police at Lehighton said Stephen Robert Barclay, 20, of Palmerton, was stopped for speeding about 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, along SR248 westbound in Palmerton.

Troopers said Barclay was taken into custody when it was learned he had an outstanding arrest warrant for him out of Allentown.

While being taken into custody he was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

He will be charged with those two offenses.

Friday, January 14, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a traffic stop about 2:25 a.m. today.

State police at Frackville said Keith M. Kalkiewicz, 25, of Mahanoy City, was stopped for a traffic violation along SR924 (Gold Star Highway), in West Mahanoy Township, just outside Shenandoah.

Kalkiewicz was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests.

He was taken into custody and transported to the barracks for a breath test.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Schuylkill County teenage driver is facing multiple charges following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 4:25 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, along Mount Olive Blvd. (SR4031), in West Mahanoy Township.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Robert Davis, 30, of Ambler, has been arrested by Slatington police for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.

Police said he was stopped for a traffic violation at 5:29 a.m. Jan. 5 in the 0-100 block of Main Street, after which time police found him to be under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center for a blood test. It was determined his blood-alcohol level was .16 percent.

In addition to the DUI charge, Davis was issued a citation for speeding.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lansford Police Chief John Turcmanovich has released his annual report for 2010 and his monthly report for December, 2010.

according to the annual report, police responded to 4,563 complaints/incidents; made 71 criminal arrests; issued 497 traffic citations, 354 nontraffic citations and 743 parking tickets. Vehicle mileage: unit 101 (2009 Ford): 12,098 miles; unit 102 (2007 Dodge): 19,613 miles; unit 103 (1997 Ford): 4,062 miles; unit 104 (2006 Ford): 9,855 miles; unit 101 (2003 Ford, since retired): 7,251 miles.