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Police Logs

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mahoning Township Chief of Police Ken Barnes said his department is investigating several incidents, including the theft of a lamb.

The theft occurred between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday.

Police said a 70-year-old Walnutport man rents a barn and 11 acres of property on Lower Nis Hollow Drive. He reported to police Tuesday morning that the lamb had been stolen from a barn. It has an approximate value of $75.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers on Feb. 3.

About 9:20 p.m. troopers stopped Amy Jo Dennis, 42, of Kunkletown, for several motor vehicle code violations along Kunkletown Road at Chestnut Drive, in Eldred Township, Monroe County. She was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance, troopers said.

Troopers added that Dennis also had in her possession a small amount of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The DUI charge is pending test results, troopers added.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of retail theft.

State police at Fern Ridge said Mark Parcell, 28, of Effort, allegedly attempted to leave the Mr. Z's store in Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill Township, with $3.60 worth of merchandise without paying for it. The incident occurred about 12:19 p.m. on Feb. 3.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Coaldale police charged a borough man with simple assault and harassment after a domestic disturbance.

Christopher W. Warner, 21, of 324 Ridge Terrace, was charged after officers Joseph David and Scott Cramer were called to the home at 7:33 p.m. Feb. 3 on a report of a fall victim.

Warner told police his girlfriend had fallen and cut the back of her head. David spoke with the victim, Audrey Coady, who said Warner had pushed her down while the two argued.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Kidder Township police are alerting the public that several high quality counterfeit $20 bills were passed at a SR903 township business on or about Feb. 4.

Police added that the Mauch Chunk Trust Company branch bank in the township also reported receiving phony bills from several area businesses in the area.

Police said the distinguishing feature is the absense of the magnetic strip in the bills.

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Lewistown Valley man has been cited by Tamaqua Police following an incident at the Golden Spike Inn, Center Street, on Nov. 27, 2010.

Officers received a call onthat date from Darron Moyer, 44, of 322 Pine St., Tamaqua. Moyer claimed to have been assaulted by another man while a patron at the bar/restaurant.

Following an investigation, the second male was identified as John Blasko, 27, of 28 Kettle Rd., Tamaqua. Blasko was cited for disorderly conduct.

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one- vehicle crash.

State police at Lehighton said Pamela L. Kates, 43, of Lehighton, was driving a 2002 Kia Spectra westbound on SR248, in Parryville, about 7:25 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, and traveling too fast for conditions when she attempted to pass another vehicle.

Kates lost control of her vehicle and struck a concrete barrier. After impact with the barrier the vehicle began to rotate in a counter-clockwise direction before coming to rest in the westbound lane facing east.

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Lansford man faces driving under the influence (DUI) and related charges after being caught by Coaldale police driving erratically on SR209.

Robert James Stackhouse Jr., 29, of 117 E. Patterson St., was pulled over at 2:40 a.m. Jan. 30 after Officer Joseph David saw him accelerate to 65 miles-per-hour in a 45 zone, then drive off the highway, completely onto the shoulder between First and Anthracite streets, according to a police report.

Friday, February 4, 2011

A Tamaqua woman was picked up on an outstanding warrant early Thursday then transported to the Schuylkill County prison in Pottsville.

Tamaqua police received a tip that Candace Louise Bylinski, 26, was at a residence on Brown Street at 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Officers went to the residence and found Bylinski, who was awaiting their arrival. She was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant issued after she failed to appear for a hearing at the county courthouse, Pottsville.

She was taken into custody without incident.

Friday, February 4, 2011

On Feb. 2 at approx. 9:50 p.m., an accident occurred in the eastbound lane of Route 443 at Seneca Road between a tractor-trailer owned by New England Motor Freight and a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was Richard F. McLaughlin, 58, of Coyote Drive, Jim Thorpe. The driver of the Chevrolet Avalanche was Harvine M. Tyson, 37, of the 400 block of Fritz Road, Lehighton.