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Police Logs

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of a vehicle registration plate.

Troopers said a dealer's plate was removed from a vehicle at J.T. Motors Auto Sales, located at 2 Bear Medicine Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. The plate was removed sometime between 6 and 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 646-2271.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police said several DeWalt hand tools were found off Candle Drive, in the Candlewick Estates, in Long Pond, and the owner is being sought.

The tools were found about 8:30 p.m. on April 14. Police said the initials "CDS" are on the tools.

Anyone with information concerning the ownership of the tools is asked to call police at (570) 895-2400.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A vehicle stop in Monroe County has led to the Luzerne County driver facing a drug count.

State police at Fern Ridge said Malikh Christian Jamison, 21, of Hazleton, was stopped about 9:15 a.m. on April 13 along Interstate 80 westbound in Tunkhannock Township, for a motor vehicle code violation.

Druing the stop it was learned that Jamison had an outstanding warrant for his arrest issued from Virginia. He was placed in custody and during a patdown search of his person five small bags of marijuana were found in his jacket pocket.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Coaldale police arrested a borough man for allegedly beating up his father.

Leonard M. Ruggiero Jr., 19, of 101 First St., was charged with simple assault and harassment after an incident Monday.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed with District Judge Stephen Bayer of Tamaqua by Officer Charles Blesse, here's what happened:

At 2:49 a.m. April 10, Officer Gabriel Szozda received a telephone assignment to contact Leonard Ruggiero. He called Ruggiero, who told the officer he had been in a physical altercation with his son, Leonard Ruggiero Jr.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Lehigh County Coroner's Office is seeking the next of kin of Juliana Nonnemacher, 70, of 2021 Westgate Drive, Bethlehem.

She died on Sunday, April 3, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, of natural causes. Anyone with information concerning the next of kin is asked to call the coroner's office at 610-782-3426.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident about 9:25 p.m. on Sunday, April 17.

State police at Frackville siad Christopher Leach, 44, of Frackville was stopped at the time and date stated along SR924, at the Gilberton ramp, in Gilberton, for speeding. He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests.

He was taken to the barracks for a breath test which showed him over the legal limit of .08 percent. He will be charged with DUI and summary traffic offense, troopers added.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Schuylkill County minister was criticially injured when his moped crashed on a wet roadway on Saturday.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Rev. Daniel Bell, 49, of Schuylkill Haven, was operating a 2005 SYN HD200 moped northbound on SR61 in North Manheim Township, about 4:50 p.m. and negotiating a curve. Bell lost control on the wet road. The moped traveled onto the east berm and overturned. It spun clockwise where it came to rest facing north, troopers said.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Two area businesses have been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board for violation of the state liquor code.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported a vehicle stop has led to drug charges being filed against the driver. The stop was made about 1:54 a.m. on Friday, April 15, along SR115 in Tunkhannock Township.

Police said Joseph Vitolo, 20, of Albrightsville, was stopped near the intersection wtih SR903 for a motor vehicle code violation. During the course of the stop Vitolo was found to be in possession of marijuana and prescription narcotics.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional Police said Isaiah Garcia, 27, of Tobyhanna, was committed to the Monroe County Correctional Facility on April 11 after polilce responded to a domestic disturbance at 6:58 p.m. at A Pocono Countty Place.

Police said the development's security personnel beckoned them after Garcia and Maria Melendez, 28, of Tobyhanna, were involved in a domestic dispute. Police later learned Garcia was in violation of a Protection From Abuse order issued against him in Monroe County Court, taking him into custody resulting in incarceration.