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Police Logs

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations issued by officers.

Officer Timothy Wuttke issued the following: on Nov. 4 an inspection violation; Nov. 5, no passing; and Nov. 6, passing in a left turn only lane.

Officer Carl Breiner issued the following: speeding on Nov. 8 along SR93, 72 miles-per-hour in a 55 zone.

Officer Thomas Kurtz issued the following: on Nov. 4 speeding 41 in a 25 zone and Nov. 5, 41 in a 25 zone, both at Oak and Catawissa streets.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Texas resident is facing charges following an incident in Monroe County. State police at Fern Ridge said the incident occurred about 1:10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, in the 6300 block of SR715, in Chestnuthill Township.

Troopers said Jon Lloyd Evans Jr., of Effort, reported that he was at a residence when he got into an argument with Robert John Dehanes Jr., of Pebble Beach, Lakehills, Texas, along with Kevin John Rogan Sr. and Kevin John Rogan Jr. Evans said he was exiting the property when Dehanes told him not to return unless he found a job.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 8, along SR901, east of SR209, in the county near Mar Lin.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Kyle Thomas Pulavage, 23, of Pottsville, was driving a 2002 Buick Century eastbound at a high rate of speed when he lost control.

The car began to slide sideways with the left rear bumper striking a pole on the south berm.

After impact the car traveled another 66 feet before coming to rest off the road.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported on several crashes investigated by troopers.

A crash occurred about 7:45 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the intersection of SR209 at Weir Lake Road. in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Sean M. Dohn, 20, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2008 Toyota Sienna when he made a left turn in front of a 2002 Kia Spectra driven by Kristin M. Piekarski, 22, of Lehighton. Dohn sustained a minor injury while Piekarski was not injured. Troopers cited Dohn for vehicle turning left.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Northumberland County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance following a one vehicle crash in Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said the crash occurred about 4:25 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, along Interstate 81 in Delano Township.

Troopers said Rebecca Kotanchik, 29, of Shamokin, was driving a 2004 Kia Amanti southbound when the vehicle left the roadway on the west side and into a grassy area.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported that John Dealbertis, 18, of Albrightsville, has been charged with criminal mischief.

Troopers allege that on Sunday, Nov. 6, about 3 a.m. Dealbertis threw a piece of metal through a window at a residence along Dorshimer Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating theft incidents.

Leon Techentin, Fireline Road, Palmerton, Lower Towamensing Township, reported a Coleman generator, valued at $600, was stolen from the side of his home.

The incident occurred between Oct. 28 and Nov. 7.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Monroe County man was jailed on Saturday, Nov. 5, following a stabbing incident. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred about 9:47 p.m. at the Sullivan Trail Motel, located along SR940 in Pocono Lake.

When they arrived police were told by Curtis Parker, 19, of Albrightsville, that he had been stabbed in the stomach by Alexander Forbes, 19, also of Albrightsville.

Forbes fled the scene on foot prior to the arrival of police.

K9 Niko was called to the scene to assist in the search and found Forbes, who taken into custody.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Slatington resident is facing multiple charges following an incident that occurred about 2:16 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, along SR873 at Union Street in the borough.

Borough police said Kim Rotkewicz, 54, of 8358 SR873, has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence (DUI), and one each of fleeing or attempting to elude police, resisting arrest, careless driving, reckless driving, driver's required to be licensed, maximum speed limits and driving while under suspension.

Monday, November 7, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary and a theft incident.

The break-in occurred at the residence at 1725 White Oak Drive, in Kunkletown, Polk Township, Monroe County. Entry was gained through a window which was found broken. Once inside the criminals consumed alcoholic beverages from the refrigerator then left the home without taking anything. The incident occurred sometime between Nov. 1-4. The home is owned by Miley Bandanzo, 48, of Allentown.