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Police Logs

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Harry McLaughlin, 27, of 44 Jones St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on Sept. 30 at 3:30 p.m. Charges of burglary, criminal trespass, forgery, theft by unlawful taking, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance were filed by Lansford Officer Joshua Tom. Mclaughlin was arraigned before District Judge Joseph Homanko, of Weatherly, and was jailed. Charges are also pending against Patricia Keyes.

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

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Stephen R. Munoz, 46, of Hometown, is facing aggravated and simple assault, resisting arrest and harassment charges after Rush Township police were called to Munoz's residence for a disturbance at 37 Meadow Ave.

Munoz was arraigned before District Judge Stephen J. Bayer, Tamaqua and released on $25,000 bail.

Township police are investigating a break in with two campers located near Hope's Towing in Hometown. A 25-inch Samsung television and other items were stolen.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lansford police have charged the following people with nontraffic citations:

George Heffelfinger, 35, of 360 W. Kline Ave., Lansford: Disorderly conduct on Sept. 5 at 11 p.m. outside his residence.

Antwon Shelton, 21, of 213 E. Bertsch St., Lansford: Duty to give information and render aid and accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property on Sept. 11 at 11:15 p.m. on the 200 block of E. Bertsch Street.

Alexander Sommers, 45, of 204 W. White St., Summit Hill: Retail theft on Aug. 29 at 10:10 p.m. at Turkey Hill.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Northumberland County driver sustained a minor injury in a one vehicle crash that occurred about 5:36 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, along SR901 (Gordon Nagle Trail), in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Alice Currie, 20, of Mount Carmel, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt and negotiating a left curve when, for unknown reasons, she lost control. The car entered the oncoming lane and then onto the berm where it struck an embankment, rolling over onto its roof.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Two would-be robbers were confronted by a Schuylkill County homeowner in the act early today.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said two males entered the home of Kim Chyat, 47, of 501 Long Run Drive, in Wayne Township, about 2 a.m. through a rear entrance door. Chyat heard the two and yelled at them to leave. The two were in the residence for a few minutes and left without taking anything. No one was injured in the incident, troopers said.

The two were described as wearing black clothes with hoods over their heads and both wearing black bandannas over their faces.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Monroe County man was jailed over the weekend following an incident at A Pocono Country Place, Tobyhanna, Coolbaugh Township.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, officers were dispatched to the development for a report of gunshots fired in the area of E-Clubhouse. Upon arrival officers began partolling the area and came in contact with a male walking along Country Place Drive.

The male was identified as Steven Love Lundy, of Tobyhanna. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol and taken into custody.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Two Monroe County teens were cited for drug violations.

State police at Fern Ridge said the males, both age 17, from Saylorsburg, was taken into custody after a small amount of marijuana was found on them, in Chestnuthill Park, in Chestnuthill Township, about 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4.

Also, one of the suspects had a digital scale in his possession and will face an additional charge of possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The North Central Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce has announced sobriety checkpoints and Roving DUI patrols will be conducted through Oct. 10 on Routes 61, 183, 901, 209, 309, 443, SR 1006, 895, 125, 25, 924 and 54.

Travelers are reminded to dial 911 if they suspect a drunk driver. To report underage drinking, call 1-888-UNDER21.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Nesquehoning police issued traffic citations recently.

Officer Thomas Kurtz issued the following citations: speeding tickets on Oct. 1, and 2, at Oak and Catawissa streets. Speeds recorded were 49, 43 and 46 mph in a 25 zone.

Officer Timothy Wuttke cited Elizabeth Ruckhardt, 10 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning. She was observed driving in the 400 block of E. Catawissa St.

She was cited for driving under suspension and for insurance cancellation. Also the registration plate was suspended and seized.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Over $14,000 worth of items were reported taken in a Monroe County burlgary. It was one of two break-ins and theft incidents reported by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said the residence of Joanne McCarty, E. Sherwood Drive, Kunkletown, Polk Township, was entered sometime between 8 and 11 a.m. on Sept. 28. Removed were four jewelry boxes with various jewelry inside and savings bonds. Total estimated value of the missing items was set at $14,900.