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Police Logs

Monday, February 27, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a trailer.

Troopers said a 2010 carry utility trailer, black in color, with a wood deck, about 12-feet long, was stolen while parked at the Days Inn Motel, located at 1476 SR61, in North Manheim Township. The trailer is owned by Ruth Singh, 32, of Pottsville, and was parked outside her apartment at the motel.

The theft occurred sometime between 1 and 7 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. The trailer has state registration plate XFT-9334, on it, troopers said.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

An Albrightsville man has been charged by the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department with possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Layon Peebles, 26, also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a stop sign violation.

Officer Jeffrey Lutz of the police department, said Peebles was stopped by police for a stop sign violation.

When the officer approached the vehicle that Peebles was occupying, the odor of marijuana was detected.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported the arrest of a Schuylkill County woman for retail theft at a county store.

Troopers said Sarah Harring, 24, of Tremont, was arrested about 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Boscov's Department Store in the Fairlane Village Mall, in Norwegian Township.

Troopers allege that Harring was observed taking a pair of Amethyst jeans from the store without paying for them. She was stopped by store security and turned over to troopers.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

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

Three occurred on Sunday, Feb. 19.

At 12:16 a.m. Daniel Allen Mitchell, 26, of Kunkletown, was stopped along SR115, a mile north of SR209, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, for a vehicle code violation. He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating burglaries that occurred in Carbon and Monroe counties, as well as incidents of theft.

A break-in occurred at the Alliance Sand Quarry, located at 415 Golf Road, in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County. Unknown criminals smashed windows out of an electrical building and a storage shed.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A phone $10 bill was passed at a Schuylkill County business.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred a the Auburn Food Market, located at 2087 Market St., Auburn, West Brunswick Township, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, between 12:30 and 4 p.m.

The unknown criminals purchased items in the store and paid with the counterfeit bill, troopers said.

Friday, February 24, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported the arrest of a client at the Youth Services Camp Adams in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, for assaulting a staff member at the facility.

Troopers said Maurice Jamal Hampton, 20, of Philadelphia, has been charged with aggravated and simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.

He was arraigned before District Judge Edward Lewis, of Jim Thorpe, and committed to the county prison in Nesquehoning in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Friday, February 24, 2012

An arrest had been made in an arson fire that occurred in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said David M. Berk, 19, of Auburn, has been charged with setting a fire that destroyed a garage at 434 Market St., in Auburn. The fire occurred about midnight on Feb. 2, troopers said. The garage was owned by Douglas Naftzinger and rented by Harold Miller, both of Auburn. An adjacent shed, owned by Jeffrey Webber, was also damaged.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two arrests made by officers.

Police said about 11:45 p.m. on Feb. 16 officers made a traffic stop along SR196 at McNamara Lane, in Tobyhanna, for motor vehicle code violations. The driver was identified as John Lomonaco Jr., 47, of Greentown, Pike County.

He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was then taken to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.

Lomonaco is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI), pending test results, police said.

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Carbon County teen is facing charges after he allegedly threw a soda bottle out of a moving school bus.

State police at Lehighton said the incident occurred about 3:30-3:40 p.m. in the area of Smith Road and SR903 in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Troopers charged Rhashon Williams, 18, of Albrightsville, with disorderly conduct and scattering rubbish.