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Police Logs

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Minor injuries were reported in a one-vehicle crash that occurred just after midnight Thursday, Feb. 9, along Ann St., in Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Kevin A. Gradwell, 26, of Pottsville, was driving a 1983 GMC S15 pickup truck northbound and negotiating a left curve when the vehicle went onto the right berm and struck a utility pole with the front end.

The truck came to rest at the point of impact.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an unusual incident in which a toilet was left next to a rural type mailbox and contained a lewd comment.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the residence of Herbert George Eisenman, 38, of 514 Airport Rd., Ashland, Barry Township. Troopers said a white toilet was placed next to Eisenman's mailbox and had a lewd comment written on the seat of the toilet.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Rush Township police have cited three individuals for retail theft charges from incidents at the Hometown Commons Wal-Mart.

On Feb. 1, Lisa Ketchledge, 48, of Delano, and Debbie Merook, 48, of Mahanoy City, allegedly conspired to remove merchandise valued at $75.14 from the retail store. Ketchledge was cited for retail theft, conspiracy to commit retail theft and drug-related charges. Merook was charged with criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A McAdoo woman is facing a charge of robbery and related counts stemming from the robbery of a convenience store in Luzerne County.

State police at Hazleton said Valeria A. Weston, 27, was arrested at her residence.

The robbery occurred about 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, at Joe's Choice Convenient Mart, located at 544 SR93, in Sugarloaf Township.

Troopers said at the time a woman entered the store and obtained a carton of Farmer's Ice Tea from a cooler.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Nesquehoning man has been cited by Tamaqua Police following an altercation in the borough on Monday.

Joshua D. Kleckner, 34, of 244 W. Columbia St., Nesquehoning, was cited for harassment after he reportedly confronted Brandon Michael Scull, 29, of 244 W. Columbus Ave., Nesquehoning. The incident was reported to police at 7:47 p.m. Monday and took place on West Cottage Avenue, to the rear of La Dolce Casa Restaurant.

Kleckner initially denied having any physical contact with Scull, but later admitted to grabbing him by the shirt and pushing him against a wall.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Slatington woman has been cited for an incident in Lehighton.

Borough police said Kelly M. Green, 32, of 7108 SR873, Apt. 5, was cited for public drunkenness in the 200 block of N. First Street about 2:20 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Speed was blamed for a one-vehicle crash that occurred in Schuylkill County on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Rebekah A. Plesnarski, 24, of Pottsville, was driving a 1998 Subaru Impreza eastbound on SR901 in Foster Township, about 8:51 p.m. and entering a right curve. Troopers said Plesnarski was traveling at a high rate of speed and going too fast for the curve.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests.

Troopers said about midnight on Feb. 2 Christine M. Naftzinger, 32, of Pine Grove, came to the barracks to report an incident. At the scene it was determined that Naftzinger was under the influence and had driven her vehicle to the barracks. She was placed under arrest for DUI and charges will be filed.

On Monday, Feb. 6, about 2:10 a.m. troopers responded to a one vehicle crash along SR443, just west of Church Road, in Wayne Township.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Two Lancaster residents were cited for criminal trespass following an incident in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said the incident occurred about 3:50 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, on a dirt road off the Burma Road, a mile north of Saint Clair, in Blythe Township.

Troopers said Damaso Albino-Santiago, 28, and Hector G. Mateo, 20, were observed driving a dirt bike and all terrain vehicle (ATV) on the dirt road. Troopers stopped the two and asked if they had a permit to be on the private land.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer sustained disabling damages in a one-vehicle crash at 12:27 a.m. Feb. 6 on Peach Mountain Road in Norweigan Township, Schuylkill County.

Police said the operator of the vehicle fled the scene without reporting the collision.