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Police Logs

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge said both sides in a family dispute were cited.

The incident occurred about noon on Thursday, March 1, along Gilbert Road, just south of SR209, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Charlene A. Sylvia, 47, and Brittney Leigh Sylvia, 17, both of Effort, were involved in a verbal argument that turned physical. Brittney "got in the face" of Charlene and pushed her. Charlene struck Brittney in the nose causing it to bleed.

Both were cited for harassment, troopers said.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft incident in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Patricia Ann Galezniak, 60, of Ringtown, parked her 2004 Chevrolet Sliverado 2500 truck at the Joe Zerbe Airport parking lot in Foster Township, on Saturday, March 3. Unknown criminals removed the catalytic converter from the truck. The theft occurred sometime between 4:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., troopers said.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating an incident involving a gunshot in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the incident occurred about 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 4. Troopers said Matthew Thomas Motta, 46, of Clifton Heights, Delaware County, was shooting a .50-caliber semiautomatic weapon at a range off the Burma Road, in Blythe Township, when a round ricocheted off an unknown object and struck the home of Albert Robert Karlonis, 51, of 187 Kimber St., New Philadelphia.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a two vehicle crash that occurred about 6:43 p.m. on Friday, March 2, along SR924, a mile north of the village of Sheppton, in East Union Township.

State police at Frackville said Michael Kelchner, 28, of Fern Glen, was driving a 2000 Pontiac northbound when, for unknown reasons, his vehicle crossed the center line and collided into a 2007 Chevrolet operated by William Michael, 58, of Sheppton. Troopers said the road was shut down for about two hours.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Northumberland County man is facing charges following a gun-pointing incident in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Bradley Steven Rumbel, 23, of Mount Carmel, has been charged with simple assault for an incident that occurred about 11:27 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at 214 Pattersonville Road, Ringtown, in Union Township.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Carbon County man is facing drug charges.

State police at Lehighton said Ronald L. West, 50, of Lehighton, was found to have in his possession illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. The incident occurred about 5:55 p.m. on Feb. 29 at 394 Long Run Road, Lehighton, troopers said.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

While on patrol in the area of West Broad and Nescopec streets Sunday just before 3 a.m., Tamaqua Police officer Thomas Duarte came across a black Dodge Ram truck on the sidewalk near the front of the American Legion on W. Broad St.

Upon further investigation it was learned that the truck was driven by Matthew Curvey, of Valley Street, Brockton, and struck a legally parked vehicle, owned by Darlene Kovach, on West Broad Street.

Monday, March 5, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating three burglaries, two occurring in Carbon County and one in Monroe County.

Troopers said the residence of Anthony Musto, 173 Chippewa Trail, Mt. Pocahontas, Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, was entered through a front sliding glass door. Removed from the home was a television. The incident occurred sometime between 11 p.m. Feb. 11 and 8:50 a.m. on Feb. 12.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Police have filed charges against a Tamaqua woman in connection with a Jan. 5 hit-and-run accident.

Marie Franko, 39, of 331 E. Union St., has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and hit-and-run. She was allegedly behind the wheel of a white Ford Explorer that day, traveling in the area of Mauch Chunk and Pine streets, when she struck the rear of a red Dodge Dakota operated by Mary Smulligan.

Monday, March 5, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on the following arrests made by troopers for incidents in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Jeremy Leshko, 32, of Wiconisco, was charged with theft of a motor vehicle. Troopers allege that he entered the 2001 Ford F250 truck of Richard Tallman, 55, of Tower City, while parked at 31 Schwalm Rd., in Porter Township.