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Police Logs

Friday, July 20, 2012

An article that appeared in yesterday's TIMES NEWS incorrectly listed the scene of an early morning accident on Wednesday as being in Banks Township.

The accident happened on Rt. 93 in Packer Township.

State police at the Hazleton barracks investigated the crash, in which Bryan Dorn, 45, of Nesquehoning, was the driver.

Following the crash, Dorn was flown by PennStar helicopter to the St. Luke Hospital, Fountain Hill. Other details of the mishap appeared on Page 2 of yesterday's paper.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a retail theft incident.

Troopers said the incident occurred at Scott Millwork Company Inc., Cressona. Troopers said a white male entered the business with a white female and removed two Paslode nail guns (orange and black), from one of the aisles and placed them into a large garment bag. They then exited the building and fled in a Dodge pickup truck bearing Virginia registration plates, going south on SR183 from SR901.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on burglaries and theft incidents investigated by troopers.

The residence at 169 Acorn Lane, Polk Township, Monroe County, was entered through an open rear bedroom window. Once inside the criminals removed a Wii, Xbox 360, and a Smith & Weston 9mm handgun. The theft occurred sometime between June 1 and July 3. The home is owned by Courtney Lee, 37, of Stroudsburg.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Schuylkill County teen is facing a charge of retail theft.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Emma Carl, 18, of Schuylkill Haven, entered the CVS pharmacy, at 212 Pottsville St., Cressona, about 2:33 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, and concealed numerous cosmetic items valued at $106.82 in her bag. She was observed by store personnel who detained her until troopers arrived.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Larry Merkle II, 43, of Allentown, has been arrested by Slatington police for public drunkenness.

Police said they issued the citation after responding to an intoxicated male report at 2:53 a.m. Thursday, July 19, in the 200 block on S. Second St.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Schuylkill County teen is facing a charge of retail theft following an incident at a county mall.

State police at Frackville said Brandi Michelle Huber, 18, of Ashland, was arrested about 8:15 p.m. on Monday, July 16, at the DEB Shop store inside the Schuylkill Mall in New Castle Township.

She was observed by store personnel taking several items into a dressing room and then walking out without paying for them.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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

On June 29 about 12:30 a.m. at 57 Hotel, in Eldred Township, Monroe County, Tiffany Lynn Ott, 30, and Veronica J. Rehrig, 37, both of Kunkletown, engaged in a mutual fight. Both were charged with harassment.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

An incident at Beltzville State Park in Towamensing Township, Carbon County, has resulted in the arrest of a Montgomery County resident.

State police at Lehighton said Neftaly Santana, 18, of Norristown, has been charged with aggravated indecent assault.

Troopers said Santana was allegedly seen committing an indecent assault on a 13-year-old Norristown resident about 1:33 p.m. on June 30. Troopers noted the charge is based on the victims' age, not consent.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Jim Thorpe police are reminding all borough residents to conduct checks on any contractor prior to contracting with them to perform various types of jobs on their homes.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Northampton County motorcyclist is facing several charges following an incident in Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said about 12:47 p.m. on July 6 troopers attempted to stop a 2001 Honda operated by Raymond Hood, 42, of Easton, in Hamilton Township. He failed to stop and pursuit took place that ended a short time later with his apprehension.

Hood was charged with reckless endangering another person, fleeing or attempting to elude police, and numerous other violations of the vehicle code.