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Police Logs

Monday, March 28, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a theft from a vehicle incident in Carbon County.

Troopers said a vehicle parked at 43 Visa Drive, Indian Mountain Lakes development, in Penn Forest Township, was entered and removed were several items. The incident occurred sometime overnight of March 22-23.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Two vehicles were entered and various items removed, both occurring in the same general area of Carbon County.

State police at Fern Ridge said the vehicles were entered along Lenape Trail, in Penn Forest Township. Entry was made sometime between 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, and 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Slatington man is facing a gun possession charge following an incident that occurred on March 7.

Borough police said officers responded to 521 E. Church St., about 11:06 p.m. for a possible burglary in progress. Police determined there was no burglary.

However, upon arrival officers found Daniel G. Edwards, 27, of that address, had in his possession a firearm and it was learned he was not permitted to possess a firearm.

He was charged with persons not to possess, use, manufacutre, control, sell or transfer firearms.

Monday, March 28, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of an iPod.

Troopers said a 16-year-old female from Kunkletown reported her Apple iPod touch, valued at $300, was stolen while she was attending a birthday party at the West End Fire Company banquet hall in Chestnuthill Township. The event was attended by 100-150 people, troopers said. The item was stolen sometime between 11 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, March 26.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 646-2271.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Rush Township police have filed charges against a Port Carbon man who allegedly defrauded the McKinley Carpet Company.

Michael Flickinger, 35, was charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property following the incident. Flickinger reportedly did some work for the company but never turned in the $756 he collected.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Rush Township police responded to a vehicle accident on Fairview Street at 3:26 a.m. Wednesday, March 23. They found a 1998 Subaru, which had struck a utility pole.

The vehicle had been operated by Jeffrey Wagner of Barnesville. Wagner was traveling east when he lost control on the snow- covered roadway. There were no reported injuries.

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an accident along Knob Road at James Court that occurred on March 23.

Pocono Mountain Regional police responded to the accident and identified the driver as Steven Schwartz, 49, of Mt. Pocono. Schwartz's vehicle left the road and struck some bushes and trees.

Schwartz was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results, police said.

Monday, March 28, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating two auotmobile crashes on Monroe County roads recently.

A crash was reported at about 1:12 p.m. on March 23 along Interstate 80 in Tobyhanna Township. Troopers said Ashley M. Jones, 23, of Fords, N.J., was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier eastbound when the road surface became icy. The vehicle spun around and went onto the berm where it struck the guide rail with the front end.

Jones was not injured.

Monday, March 28, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a act of criminal mischief at a Schuylkill County site.

Troopers said someone sliced the side walls on three tires of the vehicle of Joseph Larry Campell, 53, of Middleport. The vehicle was parked at the Middleport Playground and the incident reported at 4 a.m. on Saturday, March 26.

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

Monday, March 28, 2011

Rush Township police reported that Bruce L. Smith, 25 of Tamaqua, and Joseph Frantz, 23, of Hometown, were both cited for theft, receiving stolen property and trespass.

The duo allegedly removed hundreds of pounds of metal from railroad property in the area of the High Bridge. Police received a call about suspicious activity in the area on March 17. The investigation led officers to Smith and Frantz.