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Police Logs

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 2:45 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, along Market St., just north of Fourth St., in Port Carbon.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Maria Spinelli, 35, of Port Carbon, was driving a 2001 Jeep Cherokee southbound and failed to negotiate a slight left curve. She lost control of the Jeep for unknown reaons and traveled across the nothbound lane and struck a rock embankment.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Monroe County business has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

GRSD Inc, trading as Blakeslee Diner, SR115, in Tobyhanna Township, was cited for failed to constantly and conspicuously expose hotel liquor license under a transparent substance on the licensed premises.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Slatington.

Borough police said James Malone, 33, of Philadelphia, was stopped along Main St. about 10:35 p.m. on Sept. 24 for a report of reckless driving.

He was charged with DUI, DUI of a controlled substance, careless driving, driving on the right side of the road and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Carbon County couple has been cited by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said William J. Romano, 45, and Kathy L. Romano, 48, both of 222 Norman Drive, Towamensing Township, Lehighton, were cited on Saturday, Oct. 30, about 4:45 p.m. for harassment.

The two were cited, troopers said, for physical altercations that took place between them over the past three or four days. The incidents were reported to troopers at the time and date stated above.

Monday, November 1, 2010

On Sunday at 1:40 a.m., Rush Township Police responded to an accident on SR309 on the Hometown Hill near Keich's. On the scene, police found a disabled vehicle facing north in the southbound lane.

Matthew Martin, 23, of Hometown is facing drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension from the accident. Martin was located minutes later at his residence, police said.

Monday, November 1, 2010

State police at Frackville reported on two arrests made by troopers.

James Doyle, 35, of Zion Grove, was cited for harassment following an incident that occurred about 2:15 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, at 56 Saint Moritz Road, in Cove Village, North Union Township.

Doyle allegedly struck Kristen Kennedy, 34, of Oneida, in the head with his fist and also shoved her at the above-stated time and location.

Eugene Mattera, 53, of New Philadelphia, was cited for criminal mischief for an incident at 241 Valley St., in New Philadelphia.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Slatington man is facing multiple charges following an incident in the borough on Sunday, Oct. 31.

About 7:46 p.m. officers were dispatched to 34 S. Second St., Apt. 1, for a male trespassing. It was discovered that the male had burglarized the home on three other occasions, police said.

The male was identified as Sean P. Dougherty, 22, of 34 S. Second St., Apt. 2. He was charged with four counts each of burglary and criminal trespass and three counts each of receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking and one count of attempted theft.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A 22-year-old Kunkletown woman, who was a passenger on a motorcycle, was injured during a two-vehicle accident at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24.

State police at Fern Ridge barracks said Angela M. Hynes was transported by Lehighton ambulance to Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. Her condition was not known.

She was a passenger on a cycle driven by Joseph D. Strausberger, 24, also of Kunkletown.

Both Hynes and Strausberger were wearing helmets.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Debra M. Rausch of 950 E. Delaware Ave., Palmerton, was cited by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement's Wilkes-Barre office for violating the state liquor code by allowing alcoholic beverages to be sold or given to a minor.

Monday, November 1, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on four driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers recently.

On Oct. 27 about 6 p.m. troopers stopped Terry Allen Fisher, 29, of Lehighton, along SR903 at Church Road, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, for tinted windows. He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. He was transported to the Palmerton hospital for a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results.