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Police Logs

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers.

On Saturday, March 11, about 12:30 p.m. troopers stopped Daniel Burdick, 51, of Effort, along Burger Hollow Road, near Polk Township Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County, for a vehicle code violation. Burdick was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. Charges will be filed, troopers said.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Monroe County resident is facing a drug possession charge.

State police at Lehighton said Jason Donald Frey, of Effort, was found to have in his possession two prescription pills which he did not have a prescription for. The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Turkey Hill store along SR209, in Polk Township, about 12:43 p.m. on March 10. The drug charge is pending, troopers added.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The theft of a registration plate and acts of criminal mischief were reported by state police at Fern Ridge.

Troopers said the registration plate on the 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup truck of Robert Cora, was taken while it was parked at 42 Blue Ridge Drive, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. The plate was taken sometime between 5:30 and 10:30 p.m. on March 7.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Schuylkill County woman is facing several criminal charges.

State police at Frackville said Robert David Boden, 45, of Chester Springs, is the owner of a apartment building at 19 Main St., Middleport. On Friday, March 11, Boden went to the property and discovered the basement sump pump and various copper pipes, which were stored in the basement, were now in the apartment of Karen Rosemarie Boris, 47. The items were found in the apartment as Boden conducted maintenance on the building. The items were previously reported stolen, troopers said, on March 8.

Monday, March 14, 2011

State police at Lehighton said a vehicle that was previously reported stolen was located.

Troopers said the 2010 Ford Focus of Darlene Stanely, of Lehighton, was found along Dairy Road in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, on Friday, March 11, about 12:53 a.m. The car had been reported stolen from Franklin Township, troopers said.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Nesquehoning Police Chief Sean Smith has released details on a crash that happened Thursday.

Jamie Lynn Koch, of 1973 E. Broad St., Beaver Meadows, lost control of a Pencor Electric truck she was driving on Route 93 in the borough and hit a tree at 3:48 p.m. Police are continuing to investigate the crash. Smith said Koch was taken for a blood-alcohol test and that charges are pending.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Jennifer Lee Smith, 38, of Schnecksville, has been cited by Slatington police on charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

Police said she was arrested after an incident at 7:53 p.m. March 13 at 315 Fourth St. in the borough.

Monday, March 14, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on two theft incidents.

Benjamin Coombs, 23, of Palmerton, reported the catalytic converter on his 1999 Dodge Durango was stolen while it was parked at Heller's service station along SR115 in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. The theft occurred sometime between March 2-9. The converter is valued at $260.

Troopers said unknown persons removed two steel culvert grates from a roadside drainage ditch along Ridgeview Drive, in Towamensing Township, Carbon County, sometime between March 9-11.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A mother and daughter in Alburtis are dead as the result of homicides.

Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Dave Krause pronounced Althea Walbert, 82, and Jeanette Walbert, 59, of 122 Cobblestone Court dead Friday morning.

Walbert was pronounced dead by Krause at 10:13 a.m., and Walbert at 10:14 a.m. Autopsies were scheduled to be performed today.

Krause ruled the manner of death on both individuals as homicides.

The Lehigh County Coroners Office, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Alburtis Police Department are conducting the investigation.

Friday, March 11, 2011

An Andreas woman has been cited by Tamaqua police for passing a bad check to a fuel oil delivery service.

Eileen G. McGee, 53, of 39 Lauchnor Grove Rd., wrote a check for $500 to Reigel Fuel Oil LLC on Jan. 10. The check was returned marked insufficient funds. Certified letters sent to McGee were ignored and police filed charges on March 8.