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Police Logs

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks said a good samaritan who found a wallet has turned it in for the owner to be located.

The incident happened at 10:14 a.m. July 27 at Kingswood Lake, Eldred Township.

Police are asking anyone who may have lost their wallet, or had one stolen from them, to contact them at 610-377-4270.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported on three crashes investigated by troopers, all occurring in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

A one vehicle crash occurred about 6:50 a.m. on July 26 along SR209. Troopers said Joseph M. Marino, 18, of Effort, was driving a 2003 Jeep northbound when he drove off the east shoulder and struck a utility pole.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Lansford man is in trouble after police were called to a residence for a domestic dispute.

According to Summit Hill police, on June 22, at 9:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in Summit Hill for a domestic disturbance.

Upon arrival they talked with the victim, who reported that James Mehefko, 43, of 343 W. Bertsch St., assaulted her.

Police took Mehefko into custody for the assault.

During a pat down search officers discovered a metal pipe that is used to ingest drugs.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a burglary/criminal mischief incident that was reported to them at 1:30 a.m. July 29.

The incident happened at 58 Primrose Lane, Penn Forest Township. The victims are James C. Sr. and Barbara Jean Burns.

Police said they reported somone attempted to break into their residence by kicking in the front door. Police said no entry was made and the damages were limited to the door.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The theft of a panel van from a location in Polk Township, Monroe County, is being investigated by state police at the Lehigh barracks.

The theft was reported at 7 p.m. July 30. The victims are William Anthony Bonilla, 29, of 214 Birch Drive, Kunkletown, and A & K Logistics, Inc., Easton.

Police said someone gained entry to Bonilla's residence and obtained the keys to a white Freightliner Sprinter panel van registered to the company, and proceeded to steal the vehicle.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The theft of a wallet from a parked vehicle in Lower Towamensing Township is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said Chad Michael Dottery, 36, of 3010 Fireline Road, is the victim of the incident that happened between 7 p.m. July 27 and 3:30 p.m. July 28.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A driver making a U-turn on a Schuylkill County road caused a crash. The accident occurred about 2:38 p.m. on Monday, July 30, along SR61 in Blythe Township, just south of the Schuylkill Mall exit ramp.

State police at Frackville said Debra A. Depew, 56, of Waverly, N.Y., operating a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, was southbound and realized she had taken a wrong turn. She pulled onto the west berm and then attempted to make an illegal U-turn to go north in the southbound only lanes.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Two area men were charged with multiple offenses after police learned they were operating an illegal meth lab.

According to Summit Hill police, on April 11, at 5:30 p.m., officers received a call from the Coaldale police to report that they discovered a meth lab in their borough.

Coaldale officers reported that the individuals operating the lab, Vincent Keller, 27, of 222 White St., Lehighton; and Ricky Burns, 19, of 40 E. Ridge St., Lansford, took materials from the meth lab in Coaldale and dumped it in Summit Hill.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Schuylkill County man was charged with harassment following an apparent domestic dispute. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at 18 Cardinal Road, in Pine Grove Township, about 6:50 p.m. on Monday, July 30.

Troopers said Paul B. Shearer, 38, and Erin B. Larson, 41, both of that address, became involved in a verbal argument that turned physical.

During the argument Larson alleged that Shearer pushed her in the chest with his chest and then pooked her in the eye with a cigarette. Troopers said there were no visible signs of bodily injury on Larson.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Monday, July 30, following a domestic assault incident.

State police at Frackville were called to 249 W. Preston Ave., Girardville, about 9 p.m. for a report of a domestic dispute.

On scene the victim, a 24-year-old female whose name was not released, claimed her husband, James Rooney, 26, had subjected her to physical contact and during the course of the dispute, she claimed a firearm was involved. Troopers noted she showed no signs of injuries.