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Police Logs

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Two Schuuylkill County teens were nabbed for breaking into a garage in Schuylkill County. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred about 3:10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at 839 E. Grand Ave., in Tower City.

Troopers said the two teens, ages 14 and 16, were observed entering the garage of Anthony Webb, 26, by two of the victim's neighbors. The neighbors called troopers who apprehended the two, who were then idenitifed by the witnesses.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A hit and run driver is being sought in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said the parked 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup truck of Llewellyn Harold Houser, 42, of Ringtown, was struck while parked in front of his residence at 419 W. Main St. Troopers said the driver's side mirror, side truck bed and side taillight were damaged. The incident occurred sometime between 9 p.m. Sunday, April 24, and 9 a.m. on Monday.

Houser told troopers he heard a loud noise about 3 a.m. that may have been when the incident occurred.

Monday, April 25, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on the following arrests made by troopers in recent days.

Troopers said on April 19 about 11:30 p.m. troopers responded to 218 White St., Weissport, for a dispute. Troopers said Melissa A. Tessitore, 33, and Michael C. Balogash, 30, both of that address, were involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical. Balogash allegedly struck Tessitore in the head and face causing two lumps on her forehead. Balogash then grabbed Tessistore by the shirt and pulled her down a flight of stairs and onto White Street.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Michael Green, 50, of 138 Center St., Slatington, has been arrested by borough police for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police said they observed a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the roadway at 8:55 p.m. April 17 and upon stopping the car in the 400 block of Main Street found the defendant to be under the influence of alcohol.

In addition to the DUI charge, he was cited for careless driving and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Frances Galarza, 20, of 6 Main St., First Floor, Walnutport, was cited for disorderly conduct by Slatington police after they responded to a disturbance at 9:05 p.m. April 24.

The incident happened in the 400 block of East Church Street in the community.

Monday, April 25, 2011

A Carbon County business was the target of a burglary. The break-in is one of two probed by state police at Lehighton, who also reported on other incidents.

The BZ-Bee service station, located at 709 Lincoln Ave., in Bowmanstown, was entered sometime between 10 p.m. on Friday, April 22, and 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. Entry was gained by breaking a side window.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

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

On April 11, at about 10:30 p.m., police made a traffic stop along SR940 at Long Pond Road, in Pocono Summit for speeding. The driver was identified as Pedro A. Gonzalez, 56, of Tobyhanna. He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests.

He was then transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash April 20 at 3:28 p.m. at the intersection of Route 115 and Mountain Road in Blakeslee, according to Pocono Mountain Regional Police.

Polilce said Valerie Demarco, 61, of Pocono Lake, was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, after the crash. She was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved in the crash.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Three persons will be cited as a result of an incident at 3:27 p.m. April 20 at E139 Lake Shore Drive in Tobyhanna.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police said Gregory Bailes, 18, of Tobyhanna, and two juveniles females from that community are facing the charges.

Police said they were summoned to the above location after security at A Pocono Country Place reported three individuals trespassing and using narcotics. Upon arrival, police identified the individuals and found drug paraphernalia at the scene.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Summit Hill man was charged after he caused a problem in Summit Hill.

According to borough police, on Feb. 26, at 11:11 p.m., officers received a complaint of a person harassing some other people. The caller gave police a description of the vehicle in question. Police then initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle, driven by Lyndon Eickhoff, 46, of 120 W. School St. After a short investigation, it was learned that Eickhoff was under the influence of alcohol.

He was charged with two counts DUI and harassment.