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Police Logs

Thursday, September 29, 2011

An arrest has been made in connection with the theft of a vehicle that occurred in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Joel P. Lucci, 54, of 8 Water St., New Philadelphia, reported his 1999 Dodge Dakota truck was stolen sometime between 11 p.m. on June 27 and 7:15 a.m. on June 28. Later the same day York Area Regional Police became involved in a vehicle pursuit with someone operating Lucci's truck. The pursuit ended in a crash with the driver fleeing the scene.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rush Township police are investigating an act of criminal mischief reported to the department on Monday morning, Sept. 26.

Vandals reportedly smashed the window on a Kobelco backhoe owned by Ankiewicz Enterprises Inc.

The vehicle was parked on Bnosky Street and was undamaged as of Friday afternoon.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-6100.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Tamaqua man was incarcerated in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, on Saturday, Sept. 24, following a domestic dispute.

Borough police were dispatched to 27 N. Railroad St. at 7 p.m. Saturday for a reported domestic violence call in progress.

On scene the officers spoke with Mary Becker, who said she was tired of being hurt by her husband, Henry Edward Becker. She claimed he had been drinking all day, verbally assaulting her, then pushing and grabbing her repeatedly. At one point, he was striking her and hurt her right hand, she said.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Tamaqua man escaped serious injury early Friday morning, Sept. 23, when his vehicle climbed a curb and struck a retaining wall at the Beacon Diner in Hometown.

James Faust, 24, told police he fell asleep behind the wheel of his 1995 Subaru as he was traveling south on SR309. The vehicle drove over the curb and struck a retaining wall on the east end of the parking lot. The Subaru continued sliding sideways, traveling south, impacting a second retaining wall. It finally came to rest against a curb on the southeast edge of the lot.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tamaqua police cited a 17-year-old male for underage drinking on Friday night, Sept. 23.

Officers on patrol at 9:20 p.m. observed a white Pontiac Grand Am coming from the area of the Buehler Memorial (Bungalow) Pool.

The car failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Catawissa and Lafayette streets, turning left on to Lafayette. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was asked for his license and registration.

While a passenger in the car was searching for the car's registration an officer noticed a silver can of Coors original beer.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The North Central PA Regional DUI Enforcement Program has released the results of Roving DUI Patrols held last weekend in Schuylkill County.

On Sept. 23, four officers representing four law enforcement agencies conducted a roving patrol, contacting and detaining a total of 46 vehicles. Five operators were tested for possible intoxication, with two adult DUI and one underage drinking arrests. Officers also issued 19 traffic citations, made three criminal arrests and issued 24 warnings.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lehighton police reported on two arrests made over the past weekend.

Police said Jon R. Doughtery Jr., 27, of 201 White St., Apt. 8, Weissport, was cited for public drunkenness. The incident occurred on Friday, Sept. 23, about 3:46 a.m. in the vicinity of 200 block of N. First St.

Edwin Mertz, 52, of 131 Mauch Chunk St., Lehighton, was cited for criminal trespass at 131 N. First St. The incident occurred on Sunday, Sept. 25, about noon.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Lansford woman was cited by Rush Township police after a shoplifting incident at the Hometown Commons Walmart on Saturday, Sept. 25.

Nicole Raposo, 27, allegedly removed merchandise valued at $36.88 from the store.

She was charged with retail theft.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Two Monroe County teens are facing burglary counts.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Friday, Sept. 23, about 1:30 p.m., they responded to 7139 Robinwood Drive, in Tobyhanna, Coolbaugh Township, for a burglary in progress. Upon arrival officers were told by the homeowner that he walked in on a burglary at his residence and recognized one of the suspects from a prior contact. He provided police with information which led officers to the home of Calvin Devine, 18, of Tobyhanna, which is located in the same neighborhood.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Several acts of criminal mischief are being investigated by police in Jim Thorpe.

Police reported the incidents happened between Sept. 23-25 when someone shot out windows on several vehicles and also damaged a window of a business.

Police said the damage appears to have been caused by a BB gun. Police also believe all of the incidents are related.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact police at (570) 325-4995.