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Police Logs

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Three persons were injured in a two vehicle crash that occurred about 4:26 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, along SR335 (Kunkletown Road), in Ross Township, Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said Emilia A. Valente, 19, of Kresgeville, was operating a 2005 Subaru Impreza eastbound and failed to negotiate a right curve. Her vehicle left the road and struck a guide rail. It then continued east and struck a 2005 Dodge Stratus driven westbound by Joann M. Quinn, 57, of Ashfield.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Copper piping was reported stolen from a Monroe County property. The burglary was one of several incidents probed by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said the property of Windy Hill Pet Rescue, located along Wind Hill Road, in Polk Township, was entered by damaging a basement door. Once inside the criminals removed copper piping from the basement.

The break-in occurred sometime between midnight and 9 a.m. on May 17.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A New Jersey man was jailed in Carbon County following an incident in Jim Thorpe.

Borough police said about 4:02 p.m. on Friday, May 18, they were dispatched to the Sam Miller baseball field, located along North Avenue, for a male shooting people with a BB gun.

On scene officers found Francis G. Vitagliano Jr., 23, of Veterans Place, Hammonton. He had shot two adults and two juveniles with a BB gun. The victims were reported as Harold R. Baker, Fred J. Baker, a 13-year-old male, and a 15-year-old female, all from Jim Thorpe.

Friday, May 25, 2012

State police at Frackville are alerting area residents, especially the elderly, of a lottery scam apparently being conducted in the Schuylkill County area.

Troopers said they received information from a Mahanoy City area senior citizen that she received several phone calls and correspondence directing her to wire a sum of money to secure a lottery prize she had one.

In this instance the woman was alert and did not transmit any money.

Friday, May 25, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on two arrests made by troopers.

On Tuesday, May 22, about 12:10 p.m. troopers responded to Long Mountain Road, in Effort, Polk Township, Monroe County, for a report of a corruption of a minor.

Following an investigation troopers said Willard Marvin, 31, of Effort, was taken into custody for corruption of a minor, driving under the influence (DUI), and drug act violations. He was taken to the barracks and processed and then arraigned before a district judge. He was committed into the county prison in Monroe County.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Richard Harvilla, 37, no address, faces charges from an incident which took place on May 19 at 3:43 p.m. on East Patterson Street, Lansford. Charges of criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, and public drunkenness were filed by Officer Timothy Wuttke. Harvilla was arraigned before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek and committed to prison.

Here's what happened, according to an affidavit of probable cause:

Friday, May 25, 2012

A Tamaqua man was cited after results of blood tests were received by Tamaqua police last week.

Joseph Carroll, 42, of 320 Pine St., was driving on Mauch Chunk Street when he was stopped by Patrolman Thomas Duarte.

A blood-alcohol test confirmed Carroll was driving in an intoxicated condition with a .226 blood alcohol content (BAC).

Carroll was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Friday, May 25, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating two criminal mischief incidents that occurred in Schuylkill County.

Tarmmy Skotek, of James St., McAdoo Heights, Kline Township, reported someone put rocks and dirt into the inlet of the gas tank on her Mercedes Benz ML320 while parked at her residence. The incident occurred sometime between May 16-19.

Friday, May 25, 2012

A Schuylkill County woman is the victim of theft by deception in an apparent phone scam. State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on the incident.

Troopers said Diane C. Rowlands, 69, of Orwigsburg, West Brunswick Township, reported she was contacted by numerous individuals alleging that they represented Global Winners International and told her she had won $2.5 million and a Mercedes-Benz vehicle.

She was required to send various amounts of Money Grams via Western Union and prepaid Green Dot Money Pak cards to various individuals to claim her prize.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

State police at Lehighton announced that troopers will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint and roving DUI patrols this coming holiday weekend on various roads in Carbon and Monroe counties.

The operation is an effort to reduce the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries on state roads.

The operation will take place during the period of May 26-27.