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Police Logs

Monday, February 14, 2011

The operator of a Schuylkill County nursing home has been accused of theft from one of the residents of the home.

State police at Frackville said James F. McGill Jr., 58, of Kelayres, who is owner/administrator of the White Owl Manor, 1 White Owl Ave., in Mahanoy City, has been charged with two counts of access device fraud and one count each of identity theft and theft as the result of an investigation. Troopers said the victim is an 80-year-old male resident of the home, who they declined to name.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The theft of a dirt bike is being probed in Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Tyler Megin, of D5 Balson Rd., Henryville, Jackson Township, reported his 2003 blue Yamaha dirt bike was stolen from the driveway of his residence.

The theft occurred sometime between 3:30 and 11 a.m. on Feb. 4.

The bike is valued at $500.

Monday, February 14, 2011

An Andreas man was charged in Summit Hill after he created a disturbance.

According to Summit Hill police, on Feb. 6 at about 1:52 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of the School House Apartments, 128 W. Hazard St., Summit Hill, for a report of an intoxicated male yelling outside the building.

When police arrived, they found Justin Lawlor, 29, of 848 Lizard Creek Road, laying inside the vestibule of the apartments. He was found to be highly intoxicated and had drug paraphernalia on him.

He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A vehicle was damaged when a large chunk of ice fell off a passing vehicle and struck its front windshield Thursday, Feb 10, in Schuylkill County.

The incident occurred at around 8:25 a.m. along SR61 west of Red Church Road in West Brunswick Township.

State Police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred as a woman, whose identity nor residency was not listed in a police report, was driving a 2009 Ford Focus south when the chunk of ice fell off a passing vehicle and struck her vehicle.

The woman was able to pull her vehicle off onto Red Church Road.

Monday, February 14, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, along Merwinsburg Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Thomas Atkinson, 31, of Albrightsville, was driving a 2008 Honda southbound when he lost control. The vehicle struck a ice bank along the berm.

Atkinson was not injured but the vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Monroe County man wanted on a warrant has turned himself in to the Pocono Mountain Regional police.

At 2:40 a.m. Thursday, police observed a male waving them down along SR611 in Mt. Pocono. The male was identified as Keith Duke, 36, of Kunkletown.

Through investigation officers learned Duke had a warrant for his arrest out of Monroe County Sheriff's office. Duke was arrested and taken to the county prison in Snydersville.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Summit Hill man was charged with possession of drugs after police were dispatched to his residence.

According to Summit Hill police, on Jan. 24, at 4:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to the residence of Kevin Hoben Jr., 22, of 237 Laurel Drive, for a domestic situation.

It was learned that the defendant had some drug paraphernalia and drug substances in his possession.

He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board conducted compliance checks of businesses in the Tamaqua area on Thursday, Feb. 10. Six businesses were checked during the hours of 4 p.m. and midnight.

The enforcement detail found one of the establishments to be non-complaint. Non-compliance is defined as a licensed establishment that sold alcoholic beverages to underage individuals trained and supervised by state police bureau of liquor control enforcement officers.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a criminal mischief incident that occurred in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said unknown criminals used a blunt instrument to smash the back window of the 2002 Saturn L300 of Lisa A. Morgan, 20, of Ashland. They also smashed the front passenger side window. The vehicle was parked at 36 Hunter Road, in Eldred Township.

The incident occurred sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, and 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Monroe County woman was jailed earlier this week for assault and other counts following a domestic incident. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred about 3:57 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, at 616 Overlook Drive, in the Indian Mountain Lakes development in Albrightsville.

Police responded to that address for a reported domestic dipsute involving several persons. Upon arrival officers made contact wtih Cynthia Fariss, 36, and William Johnson, 43, both of Albrightsville, and James Robbins, 37, of Brodheadsville.