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Police Logs

Thursday, April 21, 2011

State police at the Lehighton barracks reported on the following arrests.

On Sunday, April 17, about 7 p.m. at 170 Horseshoe Lane, East Penn Township, Lehighton, troopers investigated a reported harassment incident. As a result troopers said Thomas A. Weiss, 42, of Lehighton, was charged with harassment after Robert Eckhart, 52, of Lehighton, said Weiss had called him and threatened that he would physically harm him on multiple occasions for no apparent reason.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Lehighton Police Department has released its March report:

Police issued 78 traffic violations - 59 speeding tickets; 11 for failing to obey traffic control devices; two for failing to obey stop or yield signs; and one each for following too closely, fleeing or attempting to elude police, failing to obey safety requirements for towed vehicles, failure to obey traffic control signals, unauthorized persons or devices hanging on vehicles, and use of multiple beam road lighting equipment.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating two burglaries and several acts of criminal mischief in recent days.

Troopers said on Monday, April 18, about 11:25 p.m. an unknown criminal smashed the south side entry/exit glass door of TB's 903 Pub, located at 874 SR903, in Penn Forest Township, Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, and entered the building. As the intruder approached the bar area the owner, not identified by troopers, yelled at him and the criminal fled.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Two nine-year-old Tamaqua males were taken into police custody on Monday after the duo was observed spray painting grafitti on the walls at Weicker's Home Improvement Store on Spruce Street in the borough.

Neighbors observed the two boys at 7:45 p.m. and called police. The two boys were later released into the custody of their respective mothers.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A deer and a vehicle collided along Interstate 80 in Tunkhannock Township, Monroe County, on Monday, April 18, about 7:45 a.m.

State police at Fern Ridge said Maria E. Deleo, 42, of Pocono Summit, was driving a 2004 GMC Yukon sports utility vehicle eastbound when a deer entered the road in front of her. Her vehicle struck the deer.

Deleo was not injured.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported the arrest of a Schuylkill County man following a domestic incident.

Troopers said at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, they were dispatched to 25 North St., Port Carbon, for a reported altercation.

Troopers said Rose Kovitch, 58, and John Miller, 44, both of Port Carbon, were involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical. During the altercation Miller allegedly struck Kovitch in the face, causing a small cut along the nose which was bleeding, and also pulled large chunks of hair from her head.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Lehighton resident has been cited for violating a borough ordinance.

Borough police said Jake C. Buskirk, 31, of 406 S. Ninth St., was cited Sunday, April 10, at 2:58 p.m. for violating ordinance 118-9 which states, "Garbage receptacles shall be removed from the curbline or location placed for pickup by 9 a.m. the day following garbage pickup."

Police said garbage pickup was Friday, April 8.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

An employee at the Wal-Mart store in Mt. Pocono, Monroe County, has been arrested and charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Feb. 8 about 10 a.m. they were called to the store concerning the theft of iPods. The loss protection manager had discovered several iPods were stolen by several employees on Feb. 3.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lansford Police Chief John Turcmanovich has released his report for March.

Calls for service - 345; criminal arrests - six including one felony (forgery), five misdemeanors (three assaults, one terroristic threats, one driving under the influence); traffic citations -19; nontraffic citations - nine; parking tickets - 12.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rush Township police have cited a Brockton man for retail theft following an April 12 incident at the Hometown Commons Wal-Mart.

John P. Dankilich, 55, allegedly removed $29.88 worth of merchandise from the store at 1:09 p.m. without making payment.