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Police Logs

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lehighton Police Department charged two 13-year-old Lehighton boys with criminal conspiracy to commit theft after they stole $550 from a purse of a teacher in the Lehighton Area Middle School. One of the two males was also charged with possessing a weapon on school property after a pocket knife was found when the students were searched.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lehighton Police Department charged Eugene Sillers, 23, of 132 S. Third St., Lehighton, with unlawful possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. On Nov. 10, 2011, police were called to his residence for a suspected drug overdose. Upon receiving results of evidentiary items found at the scene, charges have been filed.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kidder Township police reported on the following citations issued by officers.

On March 22 about 10:05 a.m. Harry Devine, of Albrightsville, was cited for going 49.8 miles-per-hour, in a 35 zone on Lake Drive; and the same date at 12:05 p.m. Ben Tatum, of Blakeslee, was cited for going 46.2 mph in a 35 zone on Lake Drive.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Monroe County driver was cited following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 12:44 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, in front of 722 Kuhenbeaker Road, in Long Pond.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Nesquehoning man was jailed on Thursday, March 29, after being arrested for entering vehicles in the borough and removing items. It is not the first time he has been charged with such crimes.

Borough police served a search warrant on Michael John McFadden, 23, at his residence at 318 E. Catawissa St. Found in the home were narcotics and property stolen in the vehicel break-ins.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

An inmate was flown to a area hospital after he was assaulted at the State Correctional Institution (SCI)-Mahanoy, in Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Edward Martin, 47, was struck in the face by inmate Ryan Menkins, 26, about 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. Martin fell backwards and struck his head on the ground.

He was flown by Lifeflight helicopter to the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, troopers said.

Charges against Menkins are pending completion of the investigation, troopers added.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Paul Garcia II, 25, 6943 Weiss Road, Apt. 1, New Tripoli, and Marcus Vought, 25, 50 W. Ridge St., Apt. 3R, Lansford, face charges from an incident which took place 10:25 p.m. March 14 at 249 E. Patterson St.

Felony charges of criminal trespass and conspiracy to commit burglary against both men were filed by Officer Joshua Tom. Vought is charged with an additional crime of possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were arraigned before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe and committed to prison.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported on a one vehicle crash that occurred about 8:48 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, along the entrance ramp to Interstate 80 in Kidder Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Priscilla E. Mendoza, 18, of Cresco, was driving a 2003 Hyundai Elantra on the ramp when she failed to negotiate a right turn. Her car crossed the opposite lane and struck an embankment along the berm.

Mendoza was not injured. She was cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lehighton Police Department filed charges on a 15-year-old Lehighton area male juvenile for possessing a weapon on school property. On March 13, 2012, a Middle School personnel found a book bag left outside of the school. Upon searching the bag for identification, a knife was found in the bag.

Friday, March 30, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft incident at the Tamaqua Area Middle School, which is located in Walker Township.

A 15-year-old female from Tamaqua reported her locker at the school was entered and removed was an eight inch "Nook" reader, white in color. The protective outer case of the "Nook" was discovered in the girls bathroom of the school.

The theft occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 15.