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Police Logs

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Disorderly conduct

Francisco Portalatin, 34, of 660 Mauch Chunk Road, Palmerton, was cited for disorderly conduct. The violation occurred on April 19 at 7:16 a.m. in the 600 block of Mauch Chunk Road.

Theft

Charges were filed against Allen Miller Jr., 19, of 653 Main Street, Apt. 4, Slatington, for theft, receiving stolen property, theft from motor vehicle, and driving under suspension. The incident occurred on Feb. 25 at 11:05 p.m. in the 70 block of Princeton Avenue.

Speeding

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Rush Township police have charged a York man who allegedly shoplifted items from the Hometown Commons Walmart, then tried to return them for store credit.

Dominic Sullens, 47, attempted to gain store credit for merchandise valued at $155.71 on April 28. He will be charged with theft by deception.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Nesquehoning driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 2:33 a.m. on Saturday, April 28.

Borough Officer Thomas Kurtz responded to the intersection of Angelini and Musmano for a report of a crash. On scene he observed a pickup truck off the road that had struck a utility pole.

The driver was identified as Tony Stoeckel, of 112 E. Garibaldi Ave. He claimed three deer had entered the road in front of him and he swerved to avoid hitting them.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on several crashes investigated by troopers recently.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a burglary and theft incidents.

The break-in occurred at the home of Audrey Snyder, 61, of 72 Ashfield Rd., in East Penn Township. Troopers said forced entry was made to the home and taken was a large amount of U.S. currency. The incident occurred sometime between 4 and 6:40 p.m. on April 23.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported that Bowmanstown Borough lost a registration plate for one of its vehicles somewhere in the borough.

The plate is 97706MG. If found borough officials should be contacted at (610) 825-2455, or state police at (610) 377-4270.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Lehigh County woman was cited following an incident in Slatington.

Borough police said about 4:50 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, they responded to the 500 block of Main St. for a disturbance.

As a result police said Marsha Frantz, 40, of 2405 Old Post Rd., Coplay, was cited for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lansford police took two wanted persons into custody as a result of an incident which began in Coaldale on April 26 at 5:37 p.m.

Police located a vehicle that had been involved in a gas drive off that was initially reported to Coaldale police. The vehicle was stopped at Patterson and Springgarden streets. Upon speaking with all individuals in the vehicle, it was learned that a passenger, Michael Vereen, 31, of Gilbert, was wanted on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on drug charges issued from Carbon County.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A New Tripoli man was charged by Tamaqua police following an incident on Sunday night.

Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Brown and Nescopec streets at 9:11 p.m. for a reported assault.

On scene they arrested Douglas Moyer, 52, for allegedly assaulting Jonathan Stefanik, 27, with a broom stick.

Moyer was charged with aggravated and simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Lansford man is facing charges following an incident in Nesquehoning.

Scott D. Bosworth, 45, of 130 W. Bertsch St., has been charged with criminal trespass, a felony two, two counts of criminal mischief-tampering with property, misdemeanor two, and institutional vandalism, misdemeanor two.

According to borough police on Tuesday, April 24, about 7:56 p.m. Officer Carl Breiner was dispatched to a complaint of a suspicious male attempting to break into a motor home at Available Storage Center, located at 701 Industrial Road.