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Police Logs

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Tamaqua man will spend a considerable amount of time in the Schuylkill County prison, Pottsville, following a domestic incident in the borough on Thursday, Dec. 2.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

An accident in Monroe County has led to the arrest of one of the drivers and his two passengers. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the crash occurred about 5:17 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, along SR115 at Ferncrest Road, in Blakeslee.

Police responded to the location for a rear-end crash. Police said a car operated by James Musial, 23, of Harvey's Lake, ran into the rear of another vehicle.

Musial was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance, police said, and was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A New York state resident has been charged with violating Pennsylvania game laws.

State police at Lehighton said Krol Tomasz, 27, of Staten Island, was charged after he discharged a shotgun numerous times within 150 yards of numerous residences in the area of Huntington Lane, in Polk Townsihp, Monroe County. The incident occurred on Sunday, Dec. 5, about 3:30 p.m., troopers said.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

An employee at the Penn Mart store in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County, has been charged with theft.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the manager of the store alleged that employee Philip G. Thorne, 30, of Tobyhanna, had been under-ringing merchandise at the store for a period from Aug. 10 to 16. Police said about $3,000 worth of merchandise, including cigarettes, was under-rung by Thorne.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A teen was charged for an incident at a Carbon County high school. It was one of several incidents reported by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said Gerard G. Nieroda, 18, of Kunkletown, was charged with harassment for an incident at the Palmerton Area High School, in Lower Towamensing Township. Nieroda is accused of having a verbal altercation with a 17-year-old male from Palmerton at the school about 10:20 a.m. on Dec. 2. The altercation turned physical when Nieroda punched the teen in the face, troopers allege.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A theft of cash from a vehicle in Schuylkill County is being probed.

State police at Frackville said the unlocked car of Mary Ann Rossohocy, 60, of Middleport, was entered sometime between 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, and 4:30 p.m. on Monday while parked along Second St. in the borough. Removed was $12.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Tamaqua man was lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, on Saturday, Dec. 4, after he reportedly fired two shots from a handgun at his apartment building.

Officers were dispatched to 249 W. Rowe St. at 2:28 a.m. for a report of shots being fired. At the scene they spoke with a resident who said she thought her neighbor, Aaron Conahan, 33, had fired a handgun. Officers recovered a shell casing from the rear of the residence then spoke to Conahan, who appeared to be visibly intoxicated. Conahan admitted firing two shots from a Ruger pistol into the air.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mahoning Township Police Chief Kenneth J. Barnes has released the following reports:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on three driving under the influence (DUI) arrests that are pending.

On Nov. 29 about 12:12 a.m. officers came upon a vehicle in a ditch along Kuhenbeaker Road at Long Pond Road. The driver was identified as Daniel Kelly, 43, of Scotrun. He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was then taken to the Pocono Medical Center (PMC), East Stroudsburg, for a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a crash in Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Allen Clark, 48, of Allentown, was operating a 2002 Dodge Caravan about 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, along Koch Road, in Towamensing Township, when it left the road and struck a tree stump.

Clark, who was not injured, was found to be under the influence and taken to the barracks for a breath test. The test determined he was over the legal limit of .08 percent. Charges were filed, troopers said.