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Police Logs

Monday, February 13, 2012

A vehicle sustained damage when it was struck by rocks thrown at it in Schuylkill County Friday evening.

A 2011 Freightliner Cascadia owned by National Freight Inc., of Vineland, N.J., was traveling south on SR0061 south of Coal Mountain Road in West Brunswick Twp. at around 7:35 p.m. when it was struck by two rocks that damaged both the truck cab and the Great Dane 53-inch trailer that it was pulling.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Jim Thorpe police are investigating two reported incidents of indecent exposure that occurred recently in the borough.

Monday, February 13, 2012

A teen was arrested for having a weapon on school property. State police at Fern Ridge said the incident occurred in a parking lot at the Pleasant Valley High School along SR209 in Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. The incident occurred about 4 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, troopers said.

Troopers said James Michael Miller III, 18, no address given, was found to have in his possession a nine-folding pocket kinfe in his right front pocket. The black handle of the knife was partially exposed and visible to the eye.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Rush Township police are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred in the McDonald's parking lot in Hometown.

The incident reportedly took place at 2:15 p.m. on Feb. 8.

The victim is Ruth Kester of Tamaqua and the striking vehicle is described as a black van.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-4242.

Friday, February 10, 2012

A vehicle stop by Pocono Mountain Regional police has led to charges of driving under the influence (DUI) and drug-related offenses.

Police said a vehicle was stopped about 11:58 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, along SR196 in Coolbaugh Township. The driver was identified as Thomas Weisbrod, 19, of Reeders. Also in the vehicle were two juvenile males.

When police asked if there was anything illegal in the car one of the juveniles produced a marijuana pipe.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and found was a plastic zip lock baggy containing a small amount of marijuana.

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Tamaqua man is facing felony theft charges after allegedly misusing his former employer's company credit card.

Thomas Drum, 38, also faces charges of receiving stolen proeprty and access device fraud in connection with the incident.

Drum was reportedly employed by Seitz Brothers, Hometown, during the period in question.

Drum allegedly made unathorized purchases in the amount of $2,564.85.

Friday, February 10, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary and theft incident that occurred in Schuylkill County.

The break-in occurred at the residence of Michael Putnam, of 8 Fidler Court, Bernville, Pine Grove Township. Removed from the home was a Mosberg 20 gauge rifle and a Hoyt Cybertech compound bow. The incident occurred sometime between Sept. 1, 2011, and Jan. 25, troopers said.

Friday, February 10, 2012

A McAdoo man was arrested on Feb. 7 after police learned he was wanted in Kentucky in connection with a robbery.

McAdoo police were searching for a 15-year-old runaway from Hazleton and discovered she had been staying at 32 S. Harrison St., possibly since she was reported missing in September 2011.

Officers went to the Harrison Street address and did find the missing teen. Also found was David Paul Wolfe, 26, who was wanted in Kentucky on charges of robbery and receiving stolen property.

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 11:38 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, along Burger Hollow Road, north of SR209, in Polk Township.

State police at Lehighton said Scott R. Branley, 26, of East Stroudsburg, was stopped for a vehicle code violation. He was found to be under the influence and admitted to having a small amount of marijuana in the center console of his pickup truck. The marijuana was seized.

Branley was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana, troopers said.

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Schuylkill County woman is facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child and corruption of a minor for allegedly supplying illegal drugs to a juvenile.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Marisol Viera, of 60 Schuylkill St., Cressona, allegedly provided a 16-year-old juvenile from Sinking Spring, Berks County, with marijuana and then smoked it with her while upstairs inside her residence.

The incident occurred between 5 p.m., Jan. 15 and 9 p.m., Jan. 16, troopers said.