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Police Logs

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.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A domestic incident in Schuylkill County led to a citation being issued.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at 4 Mary St., in Palo Alto. Troopers said a 40-year-old female and Marshall Lloyd Burpo Jr., 43, of Pottsville, were involved in a dispute. As a result Burpo was issued a citation for harassment, troopers said.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A vehicle stop in Monroe County has led to a drug charge pending.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 4:29 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle at the intersection of state routes 196 and 611, for displaying a dead registration plate. At the stop officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Police had the K9 unit respond and search the vehicle. Found was marijuana. The driver was identified as Joe Lopez, 23, of Mount Pocono.

Lopez was charged with possession of marijuana and then released.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Schuylkill County property.

The incident occurred at a property along Fawn Lane, in the Wildcat development, in Walker Township, which is west of Tamaqua.

The property was entered by unknown criminals. Once inside the thermostat wire was cut causing $60 in damages. The property is owned by Barbara Knappenberger, 58, of Lehighton.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jim Thorpe police reported on the following arrests made by officers.

On Friday, Jan. 6, about 9:50 p.m. officers were dispatched to Kemmerer's Park for a report of juveniles smashing bottles in the area. Upon arrival police observed Cody Queen, 18, of 1119 Center St., Jim Thorpe, and a 16-year-old male sitting at a picnic table.

While speaking with Queen police observed a clear sandwich bag containing a green vegetable matter lying on the ground next to him.