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Police Logs

Saturday, February 25, 2012

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

Three occurred on Sunday, Feb. 19.

At 12:16 a.m. Daniel Allen Mitchell, 26, of Kunkletown, was stopped along SR115, a mile north of SR209, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, for a vehicle code violation. He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating burglaries that occurred in Carbon and Monroe counties, as well as incidents of theft.

A break-in occurred at the Alliance Sand Quarry, located at 415 Golf Road, in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County. Unknown criminals smashed windows out of an electrical building and a storage shed.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A phone $10 bill was passed at a Schuylkill County business.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred a the Auburn Food Market, located at 2087 Market St., Auburn, West Brunswick Township, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, between 12:30 and 4 p.m.

The unknown criminals purchased items in the store and paid with the counterfeit bill, troopers said.

Friday, February 24, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported the arrest of a client at the Youth Services Camp Adams in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, for assaulting a staff member at the facility.

Troopers said Maurice Jamal Hampton, 20, of Philadelphia, has been charged with aggravated and simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.

He was arraigned before District Judge Edward Lewis, of Jim Thorpe, and committed to the county prison in Nesquehoning in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Friday, February 24, 2012

An arrest had been made in an arson fire that occurred in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said David M. Berk, 19, of Auburn, has been charged with setting a fire that destroyed a garage at 434 Market St., in Auburn. The fire occurred about midnight on Feb. 2, troopers said. The garage was owned by Douglas Naftzinger and rented by Harold Miller, both of Auburn. An adjacent shed, owned by Jeffrey Webber, was also damaged.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two arrests made by officers.

Police said about 11:45 p.m. on Feb. 16 officers made a traffic stop along SR196 at McNamara Lane, in Tobyhanna, for motor vehicle code violations. The driver was identified as John Lomonaco Jr., 47, of Greentown, Pike County.

He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was then taken to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.

Lomonaco is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI), pending test results, police said.

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Carbon County teen is facing charges after he allegedly threw a soda bottle out of a moving school bus.

State police at Lehighton said the incident occurred about 3:30-3:40 p.m. in the area of Smith Road and SR903 in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Troopers charged Rhashon Williams, 18, of Albrightsville, with disorderly conduct and scattering rubbish.

Friday, February 24, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating an act of criminal mischief to a vehicle that occurred in the village of Brockton, Schuylkill Township.

Troopers said the 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee of Adrianne Rodgers, 221 Valley St., had the four tires flattened, the front left wiper blade bent, and part of a decal on the rear window scratched while parked at the residence.

The incident occurred sometime between 12:15 and 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Northampton County man has been arrested for theft at a Carbon County ski resort.

State police at Lehighton said Anthony Warner, 20, of Philadelphia, was arrested about 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, at the Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Lower Towamensing Township.

He is accused of taking the snowboard of a male juvenile from Saylorsburg.

Friday, February 24, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating four crashes, including three hit and runs, in recent days.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 11:18 p. m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, along Dotters Corner Road, in Polk Township. Troopers said Sheila D. Lassell, 23, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara westbound and going too fast for conditions when she lost control.

The vehicle traveled across the eastbound lane and went onto the south shoulder where it impacted with a tree with the front end.