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Police Logs

Monday, January 2, 2012

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating the theft of jewelry valued at $14,000.

The victim is Brian O'Connor of Effort.

The incident happened between midnight, Dec. 1, and 9 p.m., Dec. 23 at Ski Hi Terrace, Chestnuthill Township.

Police said someone stole a gold coin pendant, which was attached to a gold chain and a gold watch, before fleeing the scene undetected.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Taylor E. Gonoude, no address given, was arrested by state police at the Fogelsville barracks for retail theft after she was caught shoplifting on Dec. 29, at 8:05 p.m.

The incident happened at the Kohl's department store in Trexlertown. Police said she tried to steal $6.50 worth of merchandise.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Denise L. Norman, 60, of Wescosville, was injured in a two-vehicle crash Dec. 27, at 4:14 p.m., along Route 222 in Lower Macungie Township, according to state police at the Fogelsville barracks.

Police said she was removed from her vehicle via mechanical means by the Lower Macungie Township Fire Department and transported by the Cetronia EMS to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, to be treated for injuries, the severity of which, police said, are unknown.

Monday, January 2, 2012

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating the theft of a trailer from a site in Penn Forest Township.

The victim is Raymond DiFrancesco, 50, of Chalfont, Pa.

The theft happened between 5 p.m., Dec. 27, and 1 p.m., Dec. 30, at 240 Petrarch Trail in the township.

Police said DiFrancesco told them someone removed the 2007 Worthington trailer from the driveway of his secondary residence.

The trailer is valued at $1,900, police said.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Natalia Rose, 47, of Effort, has been cited by state police at the Fern Ridge barracks on a charge of harassment.

Police said the charge stems from an incident at 7:22 p.m., Dec. 30, at 59 Glendale Court, Chestnuthill Township.

The victim, Steven Blanco, 55, also of Effort, told police the woman struck him with a pair of salad tongs during a domestic dispute. The victim suffered a small scratch under his left eye.

Monday, January 2, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a hit-and-run accident that happened at 9:20 p.m., Dec. 29, along Route 895 in South Manheim Township.

Police said a vehicle traveling west went off the highway and struck a mailbox and post along the north berm, damaging it, and then traveled about 50 feet before coming to rest in a yard at 2563 Fair Road in the township.

Police said the vehicle left the scene by traveling west on Rt. 895.

Monday, January 2, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 9 and 10 p.m., Dec. 31, in Tremont Borough.

The victim is Amanda Dunmoyer, 53, of 16 W. Laurel St.

Police said she told them someone entered her home via an unlocked rear door and stole her purse from the kitchen counter before exiting the premises through a back door.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Two persons were injured in a head-on crash at 8:25 a.m. Dec. 20 on Route 443 in North Manheim Township, according to state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.

Police said Joshua A. Sophy, 18, and Michael G. Kurchock, 53, both of Port Carbon, were hurt in the crash. The severity of their injuries is unknown, police said.

Monday, January 2, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a recklessly endangering incident whereby someone shot a .22-caliber gun through a home in Branchdale.

The victims are Kyle Shuey, 28, Heather Matukewicz, 26, and a 4-year-old juvenile, who police said were in the room where the shot made impact.

The incident happened at 8:55 p.m. Dec. 30, at 96 S. State Road, Reilly Township.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Harry Holzer, 65, of Allentown, has been arrested by state police at the Fogelsville barracks for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police said they stopped a vehicle he was driving at 9:01 p.m., Dec. 30, along Interstate 78 in Salisbury Township and made the criminal arrest.