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Police Logs

Friday, July 20, 2012

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating an aggravated assault incident whereby someone fired three shots into a residence in Chestnuthill Township.

The incident happened at 10:15 p.m. July 17. The victim is a resident of 1024 State Road in the township.

Police said the shots were fired from a passing vehicle, after which time the owner discovered three bullet holes in the siding of the home. None of the home's occupants were injured.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Disorderly conduct charges are pending against two persons who engaged in a physical altercation at 6 p.m. July 18 at 212 White St. in Weissport.

State police at the Lehighton barracks were summoned to the fracas and found Randy Ozzy-Gordan Smith of 212 White St. and Derek William Walck of 42 Canal St., Lehighton, involved in the fight. Both men are 19 years of age.

Friday, July 20, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a quick change scam in which a man decepted an employee at the Kohl's store and made off with extra change the employee gave him.

The incident happened at 8:30 p.m. July 16 at the store, which is located in the Fairlane Village Mall in Norwegian Township, near Pottsville.

Friday, July 20, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating two burglaries that happened in recent weeks.

The one took place between 7 a.m. July 2 and 3 p.m. July 12 in Lower Macungie Township.

The victim is Megan Mary McLaughlin, 43, of Macungie.

Police said someone entered her residence in the 3700 block of Knight Drive and removed two LED television sets, a Wii game console with associated components and four games and approximately $5,000 worth of jewelry.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Regina Young, 51, no address given, is facing several charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol, following an incident at 5:30 p.m. July 19 along Route 209 in Polk Township.

Friday, July 20, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks were summoned at 1:30 a.m. July 20 to Auburn to investigate a hit-and-run accident.

Police said a red-colored Honda was traveling westbound on Route 895 when it veered to the right and its passenger's side front struck the rear of a 2003 Toyota Camry owned by Alan Fessler, 242 Market St. (Rt. 895). After the impact the Honda driver backed the vehicle onto the roadway, drove west on Rt. 895 and turned around before fleeing the scene in an eastbound direction.

Police said the Camry was towed from the scene.

Friday, July 20, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the theft of jewelry from a parked vehicle in Penn Forest Township.

The incident happened between noon July 4 and 2 p.m. July 19 at a property along Shadblue Lane in the township.

The victim is Deborah Gerber, 60, of Jim Thorpe.

She told police someone entered her unlocked Rav 4 and proceeded to remove the jewelry from the glove box of the vehicle before fleeing in an unknown direction.

Friday, July 20, 2012

An article that appeared in yesterday's TIMES NEWS incorrectly listed the scene of an early morning accident on Wednesday as being in Banks Township.

The accident happened on Rt. 93 in Packer Township.

State police at the Hazleton barracks investigated the crash, in which Bryan Dorn, 45, of Nesquehoning, was the driver.

Following the crash, Dorn was flown by PennStar helicopter to the St. Luke Hospital, Fountain Hill. Other details of the mishap appeared on Page 2 of yesterday's paper.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a retail theft incident.

Troopers said the incident occurred at Scott Millwork Company Inc., Cressona. Troopers said a white male entered the business with a white female and removed two Paslode nail guns (orange and black), from one of the aisles and placed them into a large garment bag. They then exited the building and fled in a Dodge pickup truck bearing Virginia registration plates, going south on SR183 from SR901.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on burglaries and theft incidents investigated by troopers.

The residence at 169 Acorn Lane, Polk Township, Monroe County, was entered through an open rear bedroom window. Once inside the criminals removed a Wii, Xbox 360, and a Smith & Weston 9mm handgun. The theft occurred sometime between June 1 and July 3. The home is owned by Courtney Lee, 37, of Stroudsburg.