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Police Logs

Monday, February 6, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported a theft from a vehicle.

Police reported that someone entered the black Chevrolet Avalanche of Steven Edward Moore, 26, of Tower City, between 4:15 and 10 a.m. and removed a pair of Oakley sunglasses, Smith and Wesson handcuffs, cell phone holder and the victim's checkbook from inside the vehicle.

The total loss was estimated at $150, excluding the checkbook.

Monday, February 6, 2012

James S. Smith, 46, of Kaska, has been arrested by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while his license is suspended because of a DUI charge.

Police said the incident happened at 12:25 a.m. Feb. 5 at Pine and Coal streets in Port Carbon.

Police said they observed the man driving a vehicle with its lights out on Pike Street. After making the traffic stop, police said Smith exhibited signs of intoxication and was unable to perform standardized field sobriety tests.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Hazleton man wanted by Lansford police has turned himself in.

Jeronto J. Bryan Jr., 32, whose last known address was 633 W. Diamond Ave. Apt. C, Hazleton, surrendered Thursday to District judge Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford and was released on unsecured bail.

Friday, February 3, 2012

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

NBW Costar Inc, trading as Woody's Country House, SR115, Blakeslee, Tunkhannock Townhip, was cited for forfified, adulterated and/or contaminated liquor.

This charge will be brought before an administrative law judge who has the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 for minor offenses and up to $5,000 for more serious one. The judge can also impose a license suspension or revocation based on the severity of the charge.

Friday, February 3, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver was cited following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, along SR209 in Reilly Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Mark L. Graver Jr., 22, of Branch Dale, was driving a 1997 Dodge Neon southbound and lost control after negotiating a left curve. Graver attempted to regain control and turned back to the right which caused the car to fishtail, troopers said.

The car went onto the west berm and struck an embankment, traveled into a ditch and came to rest.

Friday, February 3, 2012

A traffic stop by Pocono Mountain Regional police led to drug charges pending against two individuals.

Police said the stop occurred about 7:31 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, along SR115 in Tunkhannock Township. The two occupants of the vehicle were identified as David A. Wenningner, 25, of Effort, and Joshua Moretti, 21, of Albrightsville.

Police recovered a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Charges will be filed against the two, police said.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Summit Hill police chief Joe Fittos is warning people about the most recent phone scam.

He's had reports of people getting calls from people identifying themselves as representatives of Publishers Clearinghouse, telling them they have won millions of dollars in sweepstakes money, but that they first need to send a check to pay the taxes on the winnings.

"It's a scam," Fittos said Friday. Please do not follow through on their instructions."

He said the real Publishers Clearinghouse shows up at your door unexpectedly, they don't call you and ask for a check.

Friday, February 3, 2012

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of harassment.

State police at Fern Ridge said Christifer J. Ratti, 31, of Brodheadsville, was charged following an incident that occurred about 5:23 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 2 Chestnut Lane, in Chestnuthill Township.

Troopers allege that Ratti threatened to punch a 49-year-old female in the face during a verbal altercation.

Friday, February 3, 2012

A vehicle crash in Monroe County has led to a driving under the influence (DUI) charge against the driver.

State police at Lehighton said Karen Michelle Ramsey, 50, of Kunkletown, was operating a 2004 Dodge Aspire about 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, when she was involved in a rollover crash along Hideaway Hills Road, in Polk Township.

Troopers said Ramsey was under the influence.

Friday, February 3, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported an arrest made at the Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Jeremy Patrick Richardson, 18, of Tamaqua, was found to have in his possession a snowboard that was reported stolen by Gavin John Schmitt, of Oreland, Montgomery County. The snowboard is valued at $350. The incident occurred about 9 a.m. on Jan. 13.

Richardson was charged with theft.