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Police Logs

Monday, April 18, 2011

Coaldale police arrested a borough man for allegedly beating up his father.

Leonard M. Ruggiero Jr., 19, of 101 First St., was charged with simple assault and harassment after an incident Monday.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed with District Judge Stephen Bayer of Tamaqua by Officer Charles Blesse, here's what happened:

At 2:49 a.m. April 10, Officer Gabriel Szozda received a telephone assignment to contact Leonard Ruggiero. He called Ruggiero, who told the officer he had been in a physical altercation with his son, Leonard Ruggiero Jr.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Lehigh County Coroner's Office is seeking the next of kin of Juliana Nonnemacher, 70, of 2021 Westgate Drive, Bethlehem.

She died on Sunday, April 3, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, of natural causes. Anyone with information concerning the next of kin is asked to call the coroner's office at 610-782-3426.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident about 9:25 p.m. on Sunday, April 17.

State police at Frackville siad Christopher Leach, 44, of Frackville was stopped at the time and date stated along SR924, at the Gilberton ramp, in Gilberton, for speeding. He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests.

He was taken to the barracks for a breath test which showed him over the legal limit of .08 percent. He will be charged with DUI and summary traffic offense, troopers added.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Schuylkill County minister was criticially injured when his moped crashed on a wet roadway on Saturday.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Rev. Daniel Bell, 49, of Schuylkill Haven, was operating a 2005 SYN HD200 moped northbound on SR61 in North Manheim Township, about 4:50 p.m. and negotiating a curve. Bell lost control on the wet road. The moped traveled onto the east berm and overturned. It spun clockwise where it came to rest facing north, troopers said.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Two area businesses have been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board for violation of the state liquor code.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported a vehicle stop has led to drug charges being filed against the driver. The stop was made about 1:54 a.m. on Friday, April 15, along SR115 in Tunkhannock Township.

Police said Joseph Vitolo, 20, of Albrightsville, was stopped near the intersection wtih SR903 for a motor vehicle code violation. During the course of the stop Vitolo was found to be in possession of marijuana and prescription narcotics.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional Police said Isaiah Garcia, 27, of Tobyhanna, was committed to the Monroe County Correctional Facility on April 11 after polilce responded to a domestic disturbance at 6:58 p.m. at A Pocono Countty Place.

Police said the development's security personnel beckoned them after Garcia and Maria Melendez, 28, of Tobyhanna, were involved in a domestic dispute. Police later learned Garcia was in violation of a Protection From Abuse order issued against him in Monroe County Court, taking him into custody resulting in incarceration.

Friday, April 15, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are looking for three hit and run drivers involved in separate incidents at two locations in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said about 6:25 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, Linda F. Schaeffer, 54, of Hegins, was driving a 2004 Chrysler 300 norhtbound on SR125 in Pine Grove Township, when a southbound vehicle sideswiped her vehicle.

After impact the other driver fled the scene.

Schaeffer was not injured.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following arrests made by officers recently.

On April 7 about 11:56 p.m. officers were called to the Wal-Mart store in Mt. Pocono for a report of an intoxicated female in the store. Upon arrival officers found Jamie Dejesus, of Tobyhanna, intoxicated and belligerent. In the presence of the officers Dejesus began to kick and punch objects in the store while yelling and cursing loudly. As officers attempted to place her under arrest she attempted to kick the officers and resisted them.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Slatington police have reported the arrest of Calvin Alonzo White, 46, of 16 Fourth St., Apt. 4, Slatington, on charges of simple assault and harassment.

Police said the charges relate to a domestic incident at 6:25 a.m. April 11 at the the defendant's residence.