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Police Logs

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Northumberland County man is facing charges following a gun-pointing incident in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Bradley Steven Rumbel, 23, of Mount Carmel, has been charged with simple assault for an incident that occurred about 11:27 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at 214 Pattersonville Road, Ringtown, in Union Township.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Carbon County man is facing drug charges.

State police at Lehighton said Ronald L. West, 50, of Lehighton, was found to have in his possession illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. The incident occurred about 5:55 p.m. on Feb. 29 at 394 Long Run Road, Lehighton, troopers said.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

While on patrol in the area of West Broad and Nescopec streets Sunday just before 3 a.m., Tamaqua Police officer Thomas Duarte came across a black Dodge Ram truck on the sidewalk near the front of the American Legion on W. Broad St.

Upon further investigation it was learned that the truck was driven by Matthew Curvey, of Valley Street, Brockton, and struck a legally parked vehicle, owned by Darlene Kovach, on West Broad Street.

Monday, March 5, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating three burglaries, two occurring in Carbon County and one in Monroe County.

Troopers said the residence of Anthony Musto, 173 Chippewa Trail, Mt. Pocahontas, Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, was entered through a front sliding glass door. Removed from the home was a television. The incident occurred sometime between 11 p.m. Feb. 11 and 8:50 a.m. on Feb. 12.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Police have filed charges against a Tamaqua woman in connection with a Jan. 5 hit-and-run accident.

Marie Franko, 39, of 331 E. Union St., has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and hit-and-run. She was allegedly behind the wheel of a white Ford Explorer that day, traveling in the area of Mauch Chunk and Pine streets, when she struck the rear of a red Dodge Dakota operated by Mary Smulligan.

Monday, March 5, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on the following arrests made by troopers for incidents in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Jeremy Leshko, 32, of Wiconisco, was charged with theft of a motor vehicle. Troopers allege that he entered the 2001 Ford F250 truck of Richard Tallman, 55, of Tower City, while parked at 31 Schwalm Rd., in Porter Township.

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Tamaqua teen has been cited after he was observed operating an off-road vehicle on the streets of Tamaqua.

An officer was on patrol at 7:29 on Feb. 28 when he observed a Suzuki Quad Runner being operated down the middle of Broad Street in the area of St. Jerome's Church. The vehicle was stopped in the area of Broad and Hunter streets and the operator identified as a 14-year-old male. The vehicle is reportedly owned by Jarrod Bowman, 25, of 415 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua

The vehicle was impounded.

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Nesquehoning man was charged with entering a borough vehicle and removing a radio.

Borough police said Cody Kmetz, 20, of 3 Second Ave., has been charged with theft by unlawful taking, theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, three counts of prohibited acts-possessing a controlled substance or counterfeit substance.

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Schuylkill County restaurant was the victim of a recent theft.

According to state police at Schuylkill Haven, on Feb. 24, at 6 p.m., an unknown actor telephoned Russo's Pizzeria, located in West Brunswick Township, and ordered five pizzas three large and two medium, all with extra toppings. The person provided a false name and telephone number and then failed to pick up the pizza order.

Russo's Pizzeria incurred a loss of $65 as a result of the act.

Anyone having information regarding this incident should call the Schuylkill Haven barracks at (570) 593-2000.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Three Schuylkill County residents were arrested and charged with the theft of a dragline engine block from a coal company site.

State police at Frackville identified the three suspects as Justin M. Marz, 22, of Cumbola, Jason Skripko, 27, of Pottsville, and James M. Bosefski, 34, of New Philadelphia.

Troopers said the three were charged with their part in the removing a V12 cylinder 1710 Cummins dragline engine block from a site off Eagle Hill Road, in East Norwegian Township. The property is owned by Kuperavage Coal Company of New Philadelphia.