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Police Logs

Friday, November 26, 2010

Anthony DeFeo, 47, of Albrightsville, was committed to the Monroe County Correctional Facility, Snydersville, on Wednesday after he was caught stealing earlier in the day.

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks charged the man with retail theft and took him to the prison to await arraignment.

Police said he was caught stealing $164.31 worth of merchandise at the Shop Rite store at Kingsley's Plaza in Monroe County. The incident happened at 2:15 p.m.

Friday, November 26, 2010

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the theft of a packpack owned by a 12-year-old girl from Ross Township.

Police said someone removed the packpack from the front yard of the victim's residence on Nov. 24.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Tiara Nicole Kelly, 23, of Pottsville, is facing retail theft charges as a result of an incident that happened at 8:40 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Boscov's department store in the Fairlane Village Mall, Norweigan Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said Kelly was an employee at the store at the time, during which time she under-rung $161.65 worth of merchandise in an attempt to deprive the store of the value of the merchandise.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Nicholas Gildner, 31, of Lehighton, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of a traffic stop on Nov. 24 at 11:50 p.m. at the intersection of Rt. 248 and State Road in Franklin Township.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said he was stopped after police observed him committing numerous traffic violations, after which time it was determined he was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

He was driving a 2004 Toyota truck at the time.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Schuylkill County teen has been charged for theft and drug counts in two separate incidents.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Stephen Kanowicz, 18, of 207 N. Keyston St., Muir, Porter Township, was charged with theft. Troopers said Kanowicz broke into a lock box containing prescription pills for another member residing at his home, and removed seven pills.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Monroe County man is facing drug charges and a firearms count.

Pocono Mountain Regional police executed a search warrant about 6:13 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 122 Willow Grove Road, in Stillwater Lakes community in Pocono Summit. The warrant followed a several month investigation into drug dealing.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven announced arrests have been made in an armed robbery incident that occurred earlier this month in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Leslie Anna Pereira, 31, and Danielle Leonna Waked, 27, both of 2 Deerfield Drive, in Mt. Pocono, have been arrested on charges of robbery, theft and related counts. The two were arraigned on Tuesday, Nov. 23, before duty District Judge Anthony Kilker, of Shenandoah. The two were committed to the county prison in Pottsville after failing to post the $25,000 straight cash bail set for each.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A vehicle stop by Pocono Mountain Regional police led to the driver being charged with several vehicle code violations and the determination that the two passengers had active warrants for their arrest.

The incident occurred about 9:28 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, along SR940 at Harvest Lane. A vehicle was observed traveling eastbound and then the driver made an illegal U-turn to go westbound. A vehicle stop was made. The vehicle had an expired registration plate on it. The driver, Brittany Kline, 24, of Middleburg, was issued several traffic citations.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of retail theft.

State police at Fern Ridge said Rafael M. Caballero, of Sciota, was charged following an incident at the Weis Market in Chestnuthill Township.

Troopers said on Monday, Nov. 22, about 1:50 p.m. they were called to the market by store security who had Caballero in custody for allegedly trying to leave the store with DVD movies and collector cards without paying for them.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police are investigating three burglaries at Monroe County businesses all occurring in a two-day period.

Police said Papa Pizza, SR940, in Pocono Summit, Tobyhanna Township, was entered and the cash register taken. The entry was discovered about 11:42 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Also on Saturday, about 12:07 a.m. police were dispatched to the United Check Cashing, 601 SR940, in Mt. Pocono, for a security alarm. On scene police found that the business had been entered. Police did not note if anything was taken.