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Police Logs

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Wednesday for assault and related counts.

State police at Schuylkill Haven identified the suspect as John Steven Petrovich, 42, of the village of Pitman, Eldred Township. The incident occurred between 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. at 15 Ridge Rd., Apt. 2, in the township.

Troopers gave the following account of what happened.

Petrovich became involved in a verbal dispute with a 32-year-old female, not identified by troopers, at the residence over Petrovich driving the female's car.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Monroe County man.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on April 19 they received a compalint form Michael Tsveitel, of Staten Island, N.Y., that two tenants of his removed property from the residence totaling $3,620. The tenants were contacted and agreed to turn themselves into police on Wednesday, June 13. The two are facing charges of criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported on three crashes probed by troopers.

A two vehicle crash occurred about 9:51 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, along SR209 at the intersection with McIlhaney Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Joy M. Floyd, 42, of Phillipsburg, N.J., was stopped in a 2004 Chrysler 300 on McIlhaney Road and pulled out onto 209 and into the path of a 2012 Toyota Camry driven by Pete G. Triantis, 84, of Whitestone, N.Y. The front of the Camry hit the driver's side of the Chrysler.

Friday, June 15, 2012

A Schuylkill County teen driver was cited following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, along Mountain Road, in Pine Grove Township.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Slatington police report the arrest of Barry Rausch, 41, of 433 S. Walnut St., Slatington, on a charge of public drunkenness.

Police said they responded at 7:48 p.m. June 8 to the 600 block of Main Street to investigate a report of an intoxicated male and found Rausch highly intoxicated in the parking lot of the Turkey Hill Store. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Friday, June 15, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating two burglaries recently.

Troopers said the residence at 1-45 Rocky Mountain Drive North, a tenth of a mile east of SR115, in Chestnuthill Township, was entered sometime between April 21 and Saturday, June 2. A microwave was removed from the home and the criminals attempted to remove a conventional oven. The property is owned by James William Cannon, 51, of Levittown, N.Y.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Robert Oswald, 46, of 105 Hill St., Apt. 2, Slatington, has been cited by borough police for violating Slatington's burning ordinance.

Police said the incident happened at 8:39 p.m. June 8 off Railroad Street in the area of the Rails-to-Trails route.

Police said the man is charged with illegally burning copper at the site.

Friday, June 15, 2012

A Coaldale man, whose passenger was injured in a DUI-related car crash in March, has been released on $10,000 unsecured bail after being charged in connection with the incident.

John Vincent Chaney, 21, of 130 Sixth St., faces driving under the influence (DUI), reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of the road, recklessly endangering another person, and aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI. The accident occurred March 28. The passenger injured was Bynon, who sustained a broken neck.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Matthew Thornton, 20, of Birdsboro, was arrested by Slatington police at 7:02 p.m. June 6 after police made a traffic stop at South Walnut and Lehigh streets for motor vehicle code violations.

He was arraigned on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while his operating privileges are suspended. He was also issued a citation for failure to use a seat belt.

After his arraignment, Thornton was committed to the Lehigh County prison, Allentown.

Friday, June 15, 2012

A fugitive from Georgia was apprehended on Wednesday in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville, along with the U.S. Marshals Violent Crimes Task Force, received information that Ricky Knight, 33, of Atlanta, was staying at the Super 8 Motel, at 2160 Golden Key Rd., in Weisenburg Township.