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Police Logs

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary at 357 Preston Ave., Girardville.

Police said someone entered the home by taking the hinges off a basement garage door sometime between 10 p.m. Sept. 1 and 6:30 a.m. Sept. 2. The burglar stole an orange and white 1990 Honda XR80 and fled.

The previous day, someone had damaged the liner of the residents' pool by throwing an oil lamp, sneakers and garden lights into the pool.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call police at (570) 874-5300.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

State police at Frackville are looking for the owner of a detonator box that was found at the Tamaqua Flying Club on Old Route 209 in Schuylkill Township.

The owner can claim the box, which was found at 8 p.m. Aug. 27, by calling (570) 874-5300.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating an incident of criminal mischief that happened between 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and 9:50 a.m. Sept. 1 at 357 Preston Ave., Girardville.

Someone threw a set of garden lights, an oil lamp and a pair of sneakers into the victim's pool, damaging the liner.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A New Ringgold man was charged with harassment after an argument over money in a parking lot on Aug. 31.

Samuel Parker Miller III, 23, was charged by state police at Frackville, who said he was arguing with Nathan Karl Fisher, 25, also of New Ringgold, in the parking lot of a borough minimart at 3 p.m.

The two were arguing over the amount of money they were exchanging when Miller punched Fisher in the right eye, cutting it and causing it to swell.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Two teenagers were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 5:48 p.m. on SR339 in Union Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at the Frackville said the two injured persons, both 17-year-olds from Shenandoah, were treated and released at the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville. Their identities were not revealed by police.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating two acts of criminal mischief that occurred on Aug. 30 at Schuylkill County locations.

Troopers said two window panes on the Everything Paws N' Claws building, located at 79 Suedberg Rd., Pine Grove Township, were damaged sometime between Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Jeffrey Murphy, 49, of 179 Railroad St., Cressona, reported unknown criminals used black spray paint to damage multiple items on his property. The incident occurred sometime between 7:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A response to a domestic dispute in which shots were fired led to police finding a large quantity of drugs and two persons jailed on various drug charges.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred on Aug. 24 when they responded to 8959 Pheasant Lane, in Tobyhanna, to the domestic call with reported shots fired.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A driver was cited following a one-vehicle crash in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 9:30 p.m. on July 7 officers responded to a crash along Sawmill Road in Wagner Forest. On scene officers found a Dodge pickup truck off the road and into a tree with no driver in the area.

A short time later Richard Abbazio, 27, of Pocono Lake, arrived on scene. He rented the vehicle and said someone must have stolen it.

Friday, August 31, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of hit-and-run following an incident that occurred about 6:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

State police at Frackville said Kenneth R. Jessman Jr., 46, of Girardville, was operating a 1995 Chrysler Cirrus while backing out of a space in the unit block of W. Main St., in Girardville, when his vehicle struck a 2006 Ford F150 truck.

After striking the truck Jessman fled the scene, troopers said, going east on W. Main St. Evidence found at the scene and through an investigation led to Jessman, troopers added.

Friday, August 31, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a incident that occurred in Schuylkill County in which someone threw a rock at a moving vehicle. Troopers said the incident occurred about 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, along SR209, just north of S. Coal St., in Port Carbon.

According to police Julie A. Legutko, 64, of Port Carbon, was driving a Chevrolet Impala at the above location when someone threw a rock from a wooded area striking the car. The rock caused a fist-like sized hole in the windshield.