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Police Logs

Friday, July 20, 2012

Regina Young, 51, no address given, is facing several charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol, following an incident at 5:30 p.m. July 19 along Route 209 in Polk Township.

Friday, July 20, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks were summoned at 1:30 a.m. July 20 to Auburn to investigate a hit-and-run accident.

Police said a red-colored Honda was traveling westbound on Route 895 when it veered to the right and its passenger's side front struck the rear of a 2003 Toyota Camry owned by Alan Fessler, 242 Market St. (Rt. 895). After the impact the Honda driver backed the vehicle onto the roadway, drove west on Rt. 895 and turned around before fleeing the scene in an eastbound direction.

Police said the Camry was towed from the scene.

Friday, July 20, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the theft of jewelry from a parked vehicle in Penn Forest Township.

The incident happened between noon July 4 and 2 p.m. July 19 at a property along Shadblue Lane in the township.

The victim is Deborah Gerber, 60, of Jim Thorpe.

She told police someone entered her unlocked Rav 4 and proceeded to remove the jewelry from the glove box of the vehicle before fleeing in an unknown direction.

Friday, July 20, 2012

An article that appeared in yesterday's TIMES NEWS incorrectly listed the scene of an early morning accident on Wednesday as being in Banks Township.

The accident happened on Rt. 93 in Packer Township.

State police at the Hazleton barracks investigated the crash, in which Bryan Dorn, 45, of Nesquehoning, was the driver.

Following the crash, Dorn was flown by PennStar helicopter to the St. Luke Hospital, Fountain Hill. Other details of the mishap appeared on Page 2 of yesterday's paper.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a retail theft incident.

Troopers said the incident occurred at Scott Millwork Company Inc., Cressona. Troopers said a white male entered the business with a white female and removed two Paslode nail guns (orange and black), from one of the aisles and placed them into a large garment bag. They then exited the building and fled in a Dodge pickup truck bearing Virginia registration plates, going south on SR183 from SR901.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on burglaries and theft incidents investigated by troopers.

The residence at 169 Acorn Lane, Polk Township, Monroe County, was entered through an open rear bedroom window. Once inside the criminals removed a Wii, Xbox 360, and a Smith & Weston 9mm handgun. The theft occurred sometime between June 1 and July 3. The home is owned by Courtney Lee, 37, of Stroudsburg.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Schuylkill County teen is facing a charge of retail theft.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Emma Carl, 18, of Schuylkill Haven, entered the CVS pharmacy, at 212 Pottsville St., Cressona, about 2:33 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, and concealed numerous cosmetic items valued at $106.82 in her bag. She was observed by store personnel who detained her until troopers arrived.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Larry Merkle II, 43, of Allentown, has been arrested by Slatington police for public drunkenness.

Police said they issued the citation after responding to an intoxicated male report at 2:53 a.m. Thursday, July 19, in the 200 block on S. Second St.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Schuylkill County teen is facing a charge of retail theft following an incident at a county mall.

State police at Frackville said Brandi Michelle Huber, 18, of Ashland, was arrested about 8:15 p.m. on Monday, July 16, at the DEB Shop store inside the Schuylkill Mall in New Castle Township.

She was observed by store personnel taking several items into a dressing room and then walking out without paying for them.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on the following arrests made by troopers.

On June 29 about 12:30 a.m. at 57 Hotel, in Eldred Township, Monroe County, Tiffany Lynn Ott, 30, and Veronica J. Rehrig, 37, both of Kunkletown, engaged in a mutual fight. Both were charged with harassment.