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Police Logs

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A missing juvenile case resulted in a Tamaqua man's arrest on Monday, Juy 30.

Robert Gray, 51, of 137 Pine St., was picked up by Police Chief Dave Mattson on a felony warrant after two other officers discovered the missing 15-year-old juvenile at Gray's residence.

Gray was charged with harboring the missing juvenile, between July 9 and 15, and arraigned before District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua.

Bail was set at $50,000 unsecured.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A theft incident that happened in Towamensing Tow nship resulted in a call to the state police at the Lehighton barracks, although police said the stolen item was returned and no charges are beingpursued.

The incident happened between 8 a.m. and midnight July 23.

Police said it is alleged James Charles Zuppert, 44, took a personal item from the victim, Patricia Anne Palumbo, 55, but the item was recovered and returned to the owner.

Both the actor and victim carry addresses of 1125 Trachsville Road, Kunkletown.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Pottsville man is facing charges in Walker Township.

Anthony J. Iacovitti, 40, was driving a car stopped along Kettle Road in Walker Township on July 15, said police Officer Todd Woodward.

Iacovitti gave Woodward consent to search the vehicle, and he found marijuana and a pipe used to smoke the drug.

Woodward said charges are pending against Iacovitti.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Freeland man was treated to a stay in the Schuylkill County prison, Pottsville, following a retail theft incident in Hometown.

Rush Township police were dispatched to the Hometown Commons Walmart at 10:08 a.m. Sunday after a man stole a television valued at $289. Officers responded to the super center and attempted to take Robert M. Bonney Jr., 33, into custody. Bonney fled in a vehicle traveling into Kline Township. He then abandoned the vehicle near a silt dam, fleeing into a wooded area.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Lansford woman was cited by Tamaqua police on Friday, July 27, after allegedly causing a disturbance at the Subway Restaurant, 38 W. Broad St.

Officers were dispatched to the sandwich shop at 6:23 p.m. after an employee called to report a woman was smashing a chair. Patrolman Matt Houser identified the woman as Eve Lloyd Jones, of 368 W. Ridge St.

Jones was cited for disorderly conduct.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a case of property being found left at a site in Polk Township, Monroe County.

Police said a piece of construction equipment/vehicle was left in the area of Hell Hollow Road in the township.

Police are trying to locate the owner of the property and are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 610-377-4270.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrest of a homeless man on an outstanding warrant.

Police said officers were patroling a firemens carnival in Mount Pocono about 9:11 p.m. on Friday, July 27, when they observed a male acting suspiciously. Police made contact with the male, who they determined was homeless and was under the influence of a controlled substance.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Nesquehoning police reported on numerous citations issued by officers.

From July 14-29, officers issued four speeding, expired inspection (three), red light violation, no passing zone, and no protective eye equipment-motorcycle citations.

The speeding citations involved speeds of 43 in a 25, 70 in a 55, and 56 and 57 in a 40 zone. The areas included 300 block of E. and W. Catawissa St., state routes 209 and 93, and Mermon Avenue.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a theft that happened between 8 a.m. July 23 and 3 p.m. July 24 in Towamensing Township.

The victim is Christopher David Housel, 42, of 155 Saw Mill Lane, Lehighton.

He told police someone took a woodstove, burn pit and two remote controls for remote control helicopters from his residence. The items stolen have a combined value of $850, police said.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A 15-year-old female from Summit Hill was charged after she defaced school property.

According to Summit Hill police, on June 21, at 12:39 p.m., police received a report from Panther Valley Middle School that a female student was seen defacing school property.

She was charged with institutional vandalism, defacing school property, and criminal mischief.