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Police Logs

Monday, August 6, 2012

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations issued by officers.

Officer Dane O'Brien cited Michael Macaluso, 65 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, for driving under suspension.

Chief Sean Smith issued two speeding citations.

Officer Chad McGown issued two speeding ciations.

Officer Carl Briener cited Eric Nabried, 816 Hampton St., Scranton, for driving under suspension. Also he issued citations for hit and run, and careless driving.

Monday, August 6, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a burglary and theft incidents.

The break-in occurred at the home of Christine Mertz, 39, of Heiney Lane, Polk Township, Monroe County. Entry was made by removing an air conditioning unit from a window. Taken was a jar containing spare change, troopers said. The incident occurred sometime between noon and 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Two Schuylkill County residents were cited following an incident in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Brock Arner, 21, and Danielle Todd-Lee, 21, both of Andreas, were each cited for harassment following an incident in the 6800 block of Schochary Road, in Lynn Township.

Troopers said the two were involved in a domestic dispute during which both struck each other. The incident occurred about 1:34 p.m. on July 25, troopers said.

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, along Coal St., near Kaska St., in Middleport.

State police at Frackville said Cynthia H. Alba, 29, of Middleport, was driving a 1992 Jeep Cherokee northbound when she entered the southbound lane and sideswiped a 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser operated by Ariel Cescon, 24, of Pottsville.

No one was injured and damages were minor to both vehicles.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Jewelry was taken in a Schuylkill County burglary.

State police at Frackville said the residence of Virginia Gloria Schutte, 72, of Hazleton, and located at 13 W. Players Way, East Union Township, were entered sometime between July 26 and Aug. 2. Removed were several diamond rings, diamond necklaces, an emerald diamond watch, and a pearl necklace. No value was placed on the missing items.

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Schuylkill County teen was cited for retail theft for an incident at a county department store.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Jeremy Guida, 19, of Pottsville, was cited for an incident at Kohl's Department store in the Fairlane Village Mall, in Norwegian Township. Troopers said Guida picked up a box containing a new pair of Converse sneakers and put them on, placing his old sneakers into the box, then attempted to leave the store without paying for the sneakers.

He was stopped by store personnel and turned over to troopers.

Monday, August 6, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on the following driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers.

On July 22 about 1:17 a.m. Jason Hettler, 35, of Palmerton, was stopped along SR248 near the Bowmanstown ramp, in Bowmanstown, for a traffic violation-driving on roadways laned for traffic. He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was placed under arrest for DUI. He will be charged, troopers said.

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Schuylkill County woman is facing a charge of harassment following an incident that occurred about 2:45 p.m. on Aug. 2 in the driveway of 193 Grove Road, in Eldred Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Dustin Rickert, 30, of Pitman, and Caitlin Ryan, 24, of Mahanoy City, became involved in a verbal argument at the above-stated location. Ryan then proceeded to push her shoulder into Rickert, at which point she fell backwards. She then allegedly swung her left fist at Rickert, striking him in the collar bone, troopers said.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Two Barnesville men face charges in an incident at the Hometown McDonald's Restaurant on July 29.

Officers were dispatched to the fast food restaurant at 2:05 p.m. after some type of incendiary device was detonated in the parking lot.

John J. Maddis Jr., 21, and Joseph Maddis, 19, allegedly lit a Drano bomb, according to the police report.

Charges are pending.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Several Schuylkill County businesses have been cited by the Allentown enforcement office of the state liquor control board for violations of the liquor code.

M&T Enterprises, trading as M&T Take Outs, 200-202 S. Main St., Shenandoah, was cited twice. In the first citation the board said M&T was not a bona fide restaurant in that the owner, by their servants, agents or employees, maintained insufficient food items, eating utensils, dishes, and failed to provide food upon request. The alleged violations occurred on Feb. 22, April 3, and May 1.