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Police Logs

Thursday, April 21, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported the arrest of a Schuylkill County man following a domestic incident.

Troopers said at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, they were dispatched to 25 North St., Port Carbon, for a reported altercation.

Troopers said Rose Kovitch, 58, and John Miller, 44, both of Port Carbon, were involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical. During the altercation Miller allegedly struck Kovitch in the face, causing a small cut along the nose which was bleeding, and also pulled large chunks of hair from her head.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Lehighton resident has been cited for violating a borough ordinance.

Borough police said Jake C. Buskirk, 31, of 406 S. Ninth St., was cited Sunday, April 10, at 2:58 p.m. for violating ordinance 118-9 which states, "Garbage receptacles shall be removed from the curbline or location placed for pickup by 9 a.m. the day following garbage pickup."

Police said garbage pickup was Friday, April 8.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

An employee at the Wal-Mart store in Mt. Pocono, Monroe County, has been arrested and charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Feb. 8 about 10 a.m. they were called to the store concerning the theft of iPods. The loss protection manager had discovered several iPods were stolen by several employees on Feb. 3.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lansford Police Chief John Turcmanovich has released his report for March.

Calls for service - 345; criminal arrests - six including one felony (forgery), five misdemeanors (three assaults, one terroristic threats, one driving under the influence); traffic citations -19; nontraffic citations - nine; parking tickets - 12.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rush Township police have cited a Brockton man for retail theft following an April 12 incident at the Hometown Commons Wal-Mart.

John P. Dankilich, 55, allegedly removed $29.88 worth of merchandise from the store at 1:09 p.m. without making payment.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on the following arrests made by troopers over the past weekend.

Troopers said on Saturday, April 16, about 8 a.m. they were investigating a reported harassment along Greenwood Road, in Tower City, when they encountered Timothy Alfred See Jr., 26, of Lakefront Drive, Pine Grove. He had a small amount of marijuana and seeds in his possession and will be charged with that offense, troopers said.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Tamaqua man has been cited for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol following a Saturday, April 16, incident.

Officers were on patrol at 3:30 a.m. when they observed a white Chevrolet pick up truck spinning its tires in the area of Fegley's Mini Mart on Center Street. The officer activated his lights and sirens. The driver of the truck, later identified as William J. Bowman, 23, of 221 Owl Creek Rd., continued driving south at a high rate of speed ignoring the patrol car.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Three driving under the influence (DUI) arrests were reported by state police at Lehighton.

On April 13 about 2:22 p.m. troopers stopped Alex Rogel, 34, of East Stroudsburg, along Interstate 80 in Monroe County operating a 2007 Honda Civic for an equipment violation. Rogel was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest for DUI. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Criminal charges were filed against Barry Ohl, 33, of 537 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The incident occurred on April 7 at 8:40 p.m. in the 500 block of Delaware Avenue.

Speeding

Richard Krause, 61, of 446B E Bertsch Street, Lansford, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on April 14 at 12:52 p.m. on SR248 east.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of aggravated assault and other criminal counts following an incident that occurred about 6:32 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, in the area of HC1 Box 1383 in Blakeslee and along SR115 in Tunkhannock Township.

Pocono Mountain Regional police identified the suspect as Christopher Gulliksen, 42, of Blakeslee.