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Police Logs

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Three teens were cited for underage drinking in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said troopers responded to 11 Rudy St., Cressona, about 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, for a report of loud noise.

Upon arrival troopers said Phillip Snyder Jr., 19, of New Ringgold, Mark Leib, 18, of Friedensburg, and Shelby Cooley, 19, of Richfield Springs, N.Y., were at the residence and found to be consuming alcoholic beverages.

The three were cited, troopers said.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Three New York state residents were arrested on various drug charges following a traffic stop in Monroe County. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred about 11:16 a.m. on Dec. 27 at Main and Church sts., in Tobyhanna, Coolbaugh Township.

Police said officers stopped a vehicle operated by Christina Arty, 19, of Bayside, for failing to stop at a posted stop sign.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Two Tamaqua women were cited by borough police after an altercation early Sunday morning.

Officers were in the area of the New Year's Eve celebration, at 12:26 a.m., when one of them observed two women exchanging blows in front of Freddy's Pub, 16 Mauch Chunk St.

The women were identified as Julie Herman, 24, of 12 W. Broad St., and Heather Lee Lehman, 27, of 324 Arlington St.

Both were cited for disorderly conduct.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A one-vehicle crash shutdown a busy Schuylkill County road for over two hours and interrupted electrical power for almost 500 people on Tuesday. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 7:34 a.m. in the area of 142 Pottsville St., in Cressona.

Troopers said Margaret Phillips, of Blandon, Berks County, was driving a 2007 Ford Fusion westbound headed toward SR183 when she lost control of the car.

The vehicle went onto the berm and struck a utility pole. After impact with the pole the car traveled northwest and struck a garage at 132 Pottsville St.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A New Jersey resident has been arrested for stealing snowboards at a Carbon County ski resort.

State police at Lehighton said Anthony James Capaldo, of the 600 block of Huff Ave., in Manville, was apprehended by security staff at the Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Lower Towamensing Township, on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Security personnel allegedly observed Capaldo stealing three separate snowboards. The thefts occurred on Dec. 23 at 4:15 p.m.; Dec. 28 at 8:45 p.m.; and Dec. 29 at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating the theft of $1,165 worth of tools from a residence in Tower City.

Police said the victim is Shannon M. Sweigert, 45, of Fourth Street.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a burglary and several theft incidents in recent days.

The break-in occurred at the home of Helen Mackes, of 414 Kunkletown Road, in Eldred Township, Monroe County. Entry was gained through a rear door. Once inside the criminals removed various jewelry and change. The incident occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30.

The following theft incidents were probed.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a burglary and attempted burglary at two Schuylkill County locations.

Troopers said the residence of Kevin Donton Jr., 23, of 8 Fidler St., Pine Grove Township, was entered sometime between 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, and 2:43 a.m. on Sunday.

A side trailer door was kicked in to gain entry and a table drawer was gone through with nothing apparently taken.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 2:40 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, along TR842, to the area of 9 S. Market St., in East Brunswick Township.

State police at Frackville said Wayne Haller, 47, of Orwigsburg, was driving a 1994 Dodge Ram truck southbound when the vehicle left the road at the above location and drove over a landscaping railroad tie. The truck continued about 50 feet through a yard along the residence, then reversed through the yard east and struck several landscaping blocks.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Lehigh County man is facing a charge of obscene and other sexual materials and performances.

State police at Fogelsville said Richard Alan Xydias, 65, of Macungie, has been charged for an incident that occurred at 6900 Hamilton Boulevard in a parking lot at Kohl's store in Lower Macungie Township.

Troopers said Xydias placed a downloaded Internet image of adults having sexual intercourse on a vehicle at the above-stated location. A witness observed the incident and called troopers.