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Police Logs

Friday, May 4, 2012

A burglary that resulted in extensive damages to a property is being investigated in Carbon County.

State police at Fern Ridge said a home at 174 Longfellow Drive, in Penn Forest Township, was forcibly entered and removed was a television set.

The criminals also turned on water in the home and let it run. As a result the water line ruptured and caused a large accumulation of mold throughout the home due to water damage.

The residence sustained severe damages, troopers said. The home is owned by Jared Michael Parks, of Wayne.

Friday, May 4, 2012

State police at Frackville reported investigating two hit and run crashes in which the drivers are facing charges.

Troopers said about 8:55 p.m. on April 22 Jason D. Joy, 33, of New Philadelphia, was operating a 2007 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck southbound on McComb St., in New Philadelphia, and made a left turn onto SR209 to go eastbound.

Friday, May 4, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, along Merwinsburg Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, in which the driver was cited.

Troopers said Troy F. Bittenbender Jr., 19, of Pen Argyl, was driving a 2000 Acura Integra northbound when he somehow lost control.

The car crossed the center line and went onto the west berm where it impacted with a tree.

Bittenbender was injured and taken by West End ambulance to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for what troopers called major injuries.

Friday, May 4, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill county residence.

Troopers said the home of Jennifer Gates, located along Chapel Lane, in Gilberton, was entered and removed was a television set. The entry occurred sometime between April 9 and Tuesday, May 1.

Troopers are also investigating a criminal mischief incident.

Jeanette Cavanaugh, of Mahanoy City, reported her 1995 Saturn was damaged while parked along Roosevelt Drive, in New Boston, Mahanoy Township. The incident was reported at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Tamaqua police have cited Kelly Houseman of 514 Arlington St., again, for allowing her dog to bark incessantly. The latest incident took place on Sunday, April 29, at 9:52 a.m.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Two persons were cited following an incident in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Carl R. Hayslette, 38, of 119 W. Pine St., Sheppton, East Union Township, and Shannon M. Katona, 29, of Hazleton, were involved in an altercation at Hayslette's residence. As a result both were issued non-traffic citations for harassment, troopers said.

Friday, May 4, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on several theft incidents that occurred at Schuylkill County locations.

John Curry, 41, of Pottsville, reported two black/rusty GM vehicle radiators stored to the rear of 2155 Panther Valley Road, in Wayne Township, were taken. The radiators are valued at $550. The theft occurred sometime between April 22 and Sunday, April 29.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Three persons were arrested over the weekend charged in a kidnapping incident in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred about 5:27 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.

Officers were dispatched to Joe's Quik Mart in White Haven for a report of a kidnapping.

As a result of an investigation police learned that a 35-year-old male was taken from the Wawa store in Blakeslee about 5 p.m. and transported to the quik mart.

Friday, May 4, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft from vehicle incident that occurred in the parking lot of a Schuylkill County mall.

Troopers said Michelle Wade, 26, of Port Carbon, parked her car in a lot near the Boscov's Department store in the Fairlane Village Mall, in Norwegian Township, about 9:40 a.m. on Monday, April 30, while she went to work at the store.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations issued by officers.

Officer Chad McGowan issued one citation each for disorderly conduct, maximum speed limits and roadways laned for traffic.

Officer Timothy Wuttke issued one citation each for maximum speed limits and stop sign.

Officer Brian White issued four citations for maximum speed limits.

Officer Dane O'Brien issued six citations for failure to pay parking tickets and four for expired registrations.