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Police Logs

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests were reported by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said Terry L. Ahner, 56, of Lehighton, was stopped about 9:39 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, along Franklin Heights at Fairyland Road, in Franklin Township, Carbon County, for several motor vehicle code and equipment violations.

Ahner was found to be under the influence and was taken for a blood test, troopers said. The DUI charge is pending the test results.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the reported theft of various clothing items from a Schuylkill County laundromat.

Troopers said Jennifer Emerich, of Cressona, reported she had clothing in a washing machine in the Cressona Mall Laundromat, North Manheim Township, and it was taken. The clothing included bath towels, wash cloths, zip-up Areopostle hoody, maroon in color, children school uniforms (dark short sleeve shirts and khaki pants), along with other dark clothes.

The items were taken sometime between 1 and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, troopers said.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A crash at a Carbon County ski resort was probed.

State police at Lehighton said Alex J. Caccamo, 16, of Bethlehem, was driving a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta northbound on Blue Mountain Drive, in Lower Towamensing Township, about 12:10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. Caccamo turned into the lower lot at the Blue Mountain Ski Resort and struck a concrete parking pole located on the north side of the lot.

Caccamo was not injured.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Luzerne County man was placed in the Carbon County prison in Nesquehoning after being picked up on a warrant issued to Kidder Township police.

Township police said Timothy J. Moran, 40, of White Haven, was stopped on Nov. 24 about 12:01 a.m. by state police at Hazleton for a traffic violation. At the stop it was learned he had an active warrant for his arrest on two felony counts of theft by deception.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gregory Earl Demage, 30, of 1025 Center St., Jim Thorpe, is facing multiple charges as a result of an incident at 1:08 p.m. Nov. 7 in Jim Thorpe Borough.

Police said they were dispatched to that residence for an active domestic disturbance and upon arrival were told by Renee K. Demage, the defendant's wife, that she had been threatened with a knife and that money was demanded.

Police said the man was arrested at the scene and transported to the police station for a video arraignment.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

State police at Frackville are looking for the person who stole a vehicle and then a short time later crashed it into two parked vehicles. Troopers said the incident occurred shortly after midnight today at 16 E. Main St., Girardville, and ended at 34 W. Main St.

Troopers said the 2011 Ford Fiesta of Rayna J. Noble, 20, was stolen from in front of her home about 12:04 a.m. The car was driven a short distance when it crashed into two parked vehicles. The suspect who stole the Ford then fled the scene.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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

Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers observed a vehicle parked along SR940 at Short Lane, with its hazard lights on. Officers stopped to check on the welfare of the occupants and made contact with the driver, identified as Mark Kanaley Sr., 51, of Stroudsburg.

Officers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Kanaley. He admitted drinking and submitted to field sobriety tests, which he failed.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating three crashes on Tuesday, Nov. 29, all occurring along SR901 in Schuylkill County.

A hit-and-run accident was reported about 11:23 p.m. just east of Upper Beechwood Road, in Foster Township. Troopers said a 1991 Chevrolet Astro van was driven eastbound with the driver negotiating a left curve when it left the roadway. The vehicle traveled about 120 feet when the drivers' side impacted a utility pole, shearing it in half.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jim Thorpe police have arrested Charles H. Hemmen, 25, of Ambler, with a felony count of theft by unlawful taking or disposition as a result of an incident on July 24 in the borough where a motorcycle was stolen.

Police said the victim, Chris Hynes, said that someone took his 2001 Suzuki GSXR 1000 from its parked position at a meter on Lehigh Avenue.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Tamaqua man has been cited after he reportedly failed to return equipment to a fire department in the borough.

Jonathon Jones, 30, of 101 Pine St., agreed to be a volunteer firefighter with Tamaqua's American Hose Company in 2006.

He was provided with a pager on Aug. 15, 2006, and signed an agreement to follow the rules of use and obligations required for continued use of the pager.

On July 10, 2009, officers of the company determined Jones was in violation of the agreement he signed and began attempts to have their property returned.