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Police Logs

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

State police at the Schuylkill Haven are investigtaing the theft of fuel from a rig in Schuylkill County.

The victim is Western Express Inc., Nashville, Tenn. Police said the incident happened between 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and 3 p.m. Oct. 9 on East Center Street in Donaldson, Frailey Township.

Police said someone opened the driver's side fuel tank of the company's 2006 International tractor trailer and siphoned about 80-100 gallons of fuel from it before fleeing undected.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police at (570) 593-2000.

Monday, October 11, 2010

James M. Gordon, 50, of Midway, Tenn., was committed to the Carbon County Correctional Facility, Nesquehoning, after his arrest on Oct. 8 at 10:45 p.m.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he failed to get his vehicle started at a red light at the intersection of Canal Street and Route 209 in Franklin Township. Police said he was having difficulty working the manual transmission.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tyler Alvin Alvarez, who was reported as a missing person in the Borough of Cressona, was located on Oct. 10 at 4:30 p.m.

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said they had no additional information on the case, except to say Alvarez had been located.

Monday, October 11, 2010

A theft from a motor vehicle case is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks. It happened between Oct. 6-7 at 3606 Ashley Court, Polk Township.

The victim is Kimberly Ann Smith, 30, of Kunkletown.

She told police someone removed her purse from her vehicle. It contained about $94 in cash and various personal belongings.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at (610) 377-4270.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lloyd Daniel Thomas of the 4700 block of Donna Drive, New Tripoli, was issued a summary citation for harassment by state police at the Fogelsville barracks after they responded to an incident at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Lynn Township.

Police said Thomas struck James Paul Vucina, also of the 4700 block of Donna Drive, in the forearm with a closed fist during the altercation that took place at 7423 Donna Drive.

Monday, October 11, 2010

State police at the Lehighton barracks arrested Joseph Anthony Fanesi, 50, of Kresgeville, with receiving stolen property after they were called to a Polk Township business on Oct. 7 at 7:38 p.m.

Police said they were called to the Shell Gas Station parking lot off Rt. 534 and upon arrival learned from a witness that Fanesi was in possession of a stolen ATV. The investigation revealed the vehicle was in fact stolen, resulting in the charges filed against Fanesi. He was also charged with providing false reports to authorities.

Friday, October 8, 2010

A Monroe County man was jailed this week on multiple charges of sexual assault.

State police at Lehighton said William Robert Engler, 58, of Kunkletown, has been charged with the following counts: rape, rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (three counts), aggravated indecent assault (five counts), statutory sexual assault, endangering the welfare of children, sexual assault and unlawful contact with a minor, all felony offenses. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of indecent assault (four counts), indecent exposure and corruption of minors.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Three separate traffic stops by members of the Pocono Mountain Regional police has led to criminal charges.

On Friday, Oct. 1, about 10:34 p.m. officers stopped a black Ford Taurus along Summit Ave. at Fifth Ave., in Pocono Summit, Coolbaugh Township, for a vehicle code violation. The driver was identified as Joseph McBride, 43, of Pocono Summit.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Coaldale police have arrested a Tamaqua area man for violating a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order after he tried to enter his estranged wife's house.

Ronald Willard Goepfert, 28, of 36 Zehner Crossing Dr., was charged, arraigned and jailed under $10,000 percentage bail.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Chief Timothy Delaney, here's what happened:

Delaney was dispatched at about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday to 38 W. Water St. for a PFA violation in which the subject was trying to enter the house.

Friday, October 8, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating two burglaries and theft incidents that occurred recently at Schuylkill County locations.

A burglary occurred at the residence of Meghan Brennan, 23, of 238 Main St., village of Seltzer, Norwegian Township. Troopers said entry was made sometime between Sept. 29 and Oct. 1. Taken was about $1,900 in U.S. currency.