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Police Logs

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Lehigh County coroner's office is searching for the next-of-kin of the late Blaine Ronca.

Ronca, 58, of 540 Allen St., Allentown, died of natural causes at 8:43 a.m. Wednesday at his home.

Anyone with family information is asked to call the office at (610) 782-3426.

Friday, May 27, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a theft from vehicle incident in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said multiple unlocked vehicles in the area of Coal and Valley streets, in Port Carbon, were entered and various items were removed. The incident was reported about 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, troopers said.

Friday, May 27, 2011

A Tamaqua motorcyclist was cited following a crash that occurred about 5:28 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, along SR209 in Blythe Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Molly M. Petro, 29, was driving a 2004 Honda bike northbound when she lost control while rounding a curve.

She laid the bike on its side and left the road traveling onto the east berm. Petro sustained moderate injuries in the crash, troopers said, and was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville, for treatment.

Friday, May 27, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of criminal trespass following an incident that occurerd about 7:50 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, along Evergreen Hollow Road, in Chestnuthill Township.

State police at Fern Ridge siad Ray Ianuale, 49, of Saylorsburg, arrived at the above location after being advised previously not to come to the property.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Lansford man spent some time in the Schuylkill County Prison last week following a domestic dispute.

Tamaqua police were dispatched to a possible domestic at 231 Pine St., May 19, at 2:30 a.m. When they arrived, they found Jacob Bynon, 30, of 305 E. Patterson St., Lansford, standing on the porch with resident Chrystal Milner. Milner was crying and visibly upset telling officers Bynon had grabbed her by the throat, twice, because he was upset that she had gone out. Bynon set her free when her mother, Angela Wagner, yelled at him.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Slatington driver is facing charges, including driving under the influence (DUI), following an incident that occurred about 5:07 p.m. on May 16 along Forest Inn Road, in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Gilbert C. Green, 64, was driving a 1989 Ford F250 truck northbound at the above location and fleeing Palmerton police, when the truck left the road and struck a building.

Green then backed the truck up and struck a concrete barrier located in the lot of the building he struck. He was then apprehended.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A harassment complaint led to the arrest of a Tamaqua man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

Borough police received a phone call at 11:15 p.m. May 17 from April Reznick, of 108 Hunter St. Reznick wanted to file a complaint against Marc Tita, 30, of 232 Center St., saying he had been calling her on the phone and making threats.

A records check indicated there was an outstanding warrant on Tita.

Approximately 90 minutes later officers found Tita at 410 E. Elm St., in the home of Henry Winger.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A 17-year-old Lehighton female was cited after she crashed her vehicle after becoming distracted while searching for an iPod she dropped.

State police at Lehighton said the incident occurred about 6:20 p.m. on Friday, May 20, along Stagecoach Road, in Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Morgan A. Myers crashed her 1997 Toyota Camry after losing control. The vehicle traveled off the road and struck a street sign and tree. Myers was not injured.

She was cited for careless driving.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Two 15-year-old males were cited by Tamaqua police after they were observed driving off-road vehicles on borough streets. The incident took place at 5 p.m. on May 18, in the area of Nescopec and West Union streets.

An officer on patrol spotted the duo, one operating a four wheeler, the other a dirt bike, as they traveled on Nescopec Street.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Tamaqua area woman has been cited for allegedly removing two DVDs from the Family Dollar Store, 137 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

Police officers were dispatched to the store at 10:30 a.m. on May 19 for a retail theft. Store employees had detained the suspect, identified as Desiree M. Trudich, 32, of 562 Pine Creek Dr. Trudich allegedly placed two DVDs in her purse and attempted to leave the store without making payment. She was stopped by the clerk.

Misdemeanor charges of retail theft were filed against Trudich.