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Police Logs

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A man who lists addresses in Tamaqua, Coaldale and Summit Hill has been cited by Tamaqua police after causing a disturbance at the Turkey Hill Minit Mart, 330 E. Broad St.

Officers were dispatched to the convenience store at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, and found Robert Farber in the parking lot. He admitted to yelling at several patrons.

Farber appeared to be highly intoxicated and was taken in to custody.

He was cited for public drunkenness.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

State police at Fogelsville are investigating a burglary at a Lehigh County location.

Troopers said a barn at 6577 SR309, in Lynn Township, was entered sometime between 5 p.m. on Aug. 6 and 1 p.m. on Aug. 8. Removed were tools and welders. The listed victim is Stanley E. Landis, 65, of Slatington.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 395-1438

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

An Essex County, N.J., man ran out of friends in Tamaqua last Wednesday.

Anthony Charles Chaffman, 36, who moved into a home at 345 E. Union St., Tamaqua, on July 30, wore out his welcome from housemates Susan Whateley, Jennifer Maloney and Christine Oxner, when the trio suspected he was stealing from them.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Anna Komarvska, 40, of Poplar Rd., Albrightsville, was stopped along Interstate 78 in Upper Macungie Township, about 1:02 a.m. on July 24 for DUI and other offenses.

Monday, August 9, 2010

In an effort to reduce the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries on Pennsylvania roads, state police from Troop N, Lehighton, will be conducting roving DUI patrols and sobriety checkpoints this weekend as part of The Pennsylvania State Police Checkpoint Strike Force Initiative, Lehighton Station Commander Brian J. Cawley announced.

The sobriety checkpoint and roving patrols will be conducted from Aug. 13-16 in Carbon and Monroe counties.

Monday, August 9, 2010

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that started in Nesquehoning and ended with a vehicle stop by Jim Thorpe police.

Nesquehoning Police Chief Sean Smith reported on July 28 about 10:08 a.m. he was dispatched for a report of an erratic driver along SR93 south in the borough. The report to the communications center was from a driver behind a Dodge Caliber who said the vehicle was "all over the road" and almost struck several oncoming vehicles head-on.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Two area juveniles were charged after they stole two motorcycles in Summit Hill.

According to borough police on July 23 police received a call from a resident at 462 W. White St., stating that two motorcycles had been stolen from his property sometime during the evening.

An attempt to locate the bikes was put out to all local police departments.

Coaldale police stopped two individuals coming out of the woods riding motorcycles that fit the stolen bikes descriptions. The two motorcycles were impounded.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the robbery Friday of a bank in Orwigsburg.

The robber struck the Susquehanna Bank at 1251 Centre Turnpike (Route 61) at 9:45 a.m. the robber, a white male, about 6-feet, 2-inches tall, with a medium build, short dark hair, slight facial hair, possibly in his mid-20s to mid-30s, was wearing a dark baseball cap, long sleeved flannel shirt and cargo shorts.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Two Monroe County men have been charged with harassment for their actions at a Jackson Township campground.

Chester Robert Malinski, 20, of Saylorsburg, and Brice House, 25, of Effort, allegedly got into an altercation at the camp, at 507 Akiba Road, at about 12:30 a.m. July 30, in which one of the individuals was sprayed with pepper spray, according to a report from state police at Fern Ridge.

Friday, August 6, 2010

A Coaldale juvenile was charged after he assaulted a female at Panther Valley High School.

According to Summit Hill police officers received a report of an assault at the school on May 20. An investigation revealed that a 17-year-old juvenile male assaulted a female in the hallway.

Charges were filed against the male juvenile with juvenile probation for simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct.