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Police Logs

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Monroe County business has been cited by the state liquor control board's Wilkes-Barre enforcement office.

Copa Bar & Grill Ltd., 16 Fork St., Mt. Pocono, was cited for failing to comply with the order of the administrative law judge mandating responsible alcohol management training on July 28 through Aug. 31.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A student at the Palmerton Area Junior/Senior High School was cited following an incident at the school in Lower Towamensing Township.

State police at Lehighton said troopers were called to the school about 11:03 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, for a report of a disorderly incident.

Troopers said a student, no age or gender was given, caused a disturbance in a classroom by making noise when told to stop by a teacher. The student then continued to cause a disturbance and stated out loud on two separate occasions that the teacher would get slapped.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two crashes probed by troopers recently on Schuylkill County roadways.

A two vehicle crash occurred about 5:18 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, along Chestnut St. (SR183), in Cressona. Troopers said Stanley J. Petrovich, 70, of Ashland, was driving into a lot at the Chestnut Street Maket while Marty A. Miller, 45, of Auburn, was southbound.

Troopers said Petrovich failed to yield the right-of-way to Miller. The front of Petrovich's 1995 Mercury Sable struck the right front quarter panel of Miller's 2005 Nissan Altima.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on burglaries and theft incidents probed recently.

Troopers said the residence of Andrej Sobol, 54, of 304 Astolat Rd., Effort, Polk Township, Monroe County, was entered by someone who broke a window to gain entry. After breaking the window the criminals crawled inside and removed six novelty guns that were on display above a fireplace. The incident occurred sometime between Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 10.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 2:20 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16.

State police at Frackville said troopers were dispatched to a vehicle stuck on an embankment along Old Route 209 in Schuylkill Township. Upon arrival troopers found Frances Ann Nazar, 54, of Middleport, in a 2003 Ford Explorer that was stuck in the mud. She was found to be under the influence.

She was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville, for a blood test. The DUI charge is pending.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Mahanoy City man has been cited by Tamaqua police after allegedly stealing from his employer.

Mike Estojak, of Tire Pros, 24 W. Broad St., contacted police on Sept. 27 when he noticed two Fuzion tires were missing from his stock. The tires had been listed as being in the building a week earlier.

The tires were found in the private vehicle of a store employee, William Donella Jr., 33, of 135 W. Pine St., Mahanoy City. Donella claimed he had the tires because he was taking them to show to someone. Store policy is that any such items must be signed out.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Tamaqua man was incarcerated in the Schuylkill County Prison Saturday after police responded to a disturbance call at 517 N. Railroad St.

Tamaqua Police were dispatched to the home at 4:50 p.m. and found Charles S. Williams, 45, of Mahanoy City sitting on a sofa inside the residence. Also in the home was Stacey Kunkel, 31, of 504 Rolling Mill Ave., Tamaqua. Kunkel told officers Williams had been asked to leave the home but refused to do so. Kunkel made the request on behalf of her mother, Linds Yeselavage, 52, of 517 N. Railroad St.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary at a Carbon County residence. It was one of two break-ins probed by troopers.

The home of Wendy C. Kneller, 37, of White St., Weissport, was entered by someone who forced open a front door. Once inside they removed the following items: GE chest freezer, GE washer, GE dryer, GE air conditioner and a woodstove with a total estimated value of $1,500.

The entry occurred sometime between Oct. 1 and Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary that took place sometime between 4 p.m. Oct. 10 and 12:45 p.m. Oct. 12 at a home located on Hypsy Gap Road, Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Police believe the burglars entered the home through a dining room window. Once inside they went through the residence, going through closet doors and a door to the enclosed porch. Three windows were open.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Monroe County teen has been jailed on multiple criminal charges.

On Oct. 15 about 7 a.m. officers of Pocono Mountain Regional and Pocono Township police served a search warrant at 5472 Sullivan Trail, Pocono Summit, for a stolen four wheel all terrain vehicle (ATV). While executing the warrant police also found a stolen motorcycle.

Arrested at the scene was Jakub Sztandera, 18, of that address. He was charged with receiving stolen property and possession of a small amount of marijuana.