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Police Logs

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are seeking a hit and run driver involved in a crash in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the incident occurred about 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in front of 146 Mill Creek Ave., in Norwegian Township.

Troopers said a truck tractor hauling an enclosed trailer was eastbound when, for unknown reasons, it began packing westerly and into a parked 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe, owned by Sandra Smith. The rig driver then fled the scene.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft from vehicle incident in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the vehicle of Cameron R. Gantz, 19, of Ringtown, was entered while parked along Apple St., behind the Ringtown firehouse, sometime between 6:30 and 9 p.m. on Jan. 5.

Removed from the vehicle was an Apple iPod 2nd Generation Touch with a Broncos skin and power cord.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrest of a Monroe County man for domestic assault for incidents that occurred on New Years Day.

Police said they were called to the residence of Amber Bartholomew, 22, and he boyfriend, Luis Merced Jr., 28, of 5427 Dorchester Road, in Tobyhanna, about 4:33 a.m. for a domestic dispute. On scene Bartholomew told officers that she and Merced were involved in a physical altercation. He was intoxicated and left the residence prior to the arrival of police.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on theft and related charges after he allegedly stole credit cards from a relative he was living with and made purchases of more than $15,000.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Michael Workman Jr., 23, of Pine Grove, turned himself into troopers on Monday, Jan. 9. He is charged with theft, forgery, identity theft and other related charges. He was arraigned before District Judge Carol Pankake, of Tremont, and committed to the county prison in Pottsville after failing to post $15,000 straight cash bail.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 5:30 p.m., on Jan. 3, at 30 Porter Drive, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, involving a trooper.

Trooper Daniel R. Nilon, 26, of Blakeslee, was operating a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria and attempting to back up to turn around in a driveway when the vehicle struck a tree. Minor damages were reported and Nilon was not injured.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Schuylkill County club has been cited by the Allentown enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

Orwin Gun Club, located along Gun Club Road, in Tower City, was cited for the illegal sale of liquor and brewed beverages on the premises. The alleged violation occurred on Oct. 19, 2011, between 7 and 11 p.m.

The charge was filed as a criminal complaint against the club by the state liquor control board.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Leonard Ruggiero Jr., 19, 101 First St., Coaldale, faces charges from an incident which took place at 1:27 a.m. April 26 at 212 W. Patterson St., Lansford. Charges of two counts each of simple assault and one of disorderly conduct were filed by Officer Jason Helmer.

According to an affidavit of probable cause:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rush Township police have cited a Lansford man who allegedly harasseing a co-worker at the Hometown Nursing Center while both were employed at the home.

Thomas B. Mitchell, 48, was cited for open lewdness and harassement, for allegedly sending unwanted text messages to the co-worker, including a photo of his genetalia on Dec. 30.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Lehighton man is being charged with suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI).

Theodore Dwight Minnich, 55, of the 200 block of Carbon Street, was placed under arrest following a traffic stop on SR443 in Mahoning Township.

Chief of Police Ken Barnes said at about 2:43 a.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to the McDonald's in the Carbon Plaza Mall for a report of a male asleep behind the wheel at the drive through window.

Monday, January 9, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle incident.

Troopers said a 48-year-old Lansford female rented a 2003 Ford Taurus from 903 Rentals, located along SR903 in Penn Forest Township, on Jan. 2 and has failed to return it in accordance with the rental agreement. The vehicle is valued at $3,500. Troopers did not identify the suspect.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.