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Police Logs

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lehighton police reported on several arrests made by officers recently.

Police said six Lehighton juveniles were cited as the result of a fight at Baer Memorial Park on Sunday, Aug. 22, about 7:30 p.m. Three males, ages 13, 13 and 14, were cited for harassment and three males, ages 17, 14 and 11 were cited for disorderly conduct.

Police said Tom Johnston, 41, of 831 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton, was cited for public drunkenness and for possessing a container of an alcoholic beverage in public. The incident occurred on Friday, Sept. 3, at 7:10 p.m. in the 500 block of Iron St.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on four retail theft arrests, three at the Walmart store in Mt. Pocono.

On Saturday, Sept. 4, about 11:45 a.m. officers were called to the store for an adult being detained for theft. The suspect was identified as John S. Gianforte, 44, of Freehold, N.J. Police said he was observed placing items into a box for a child car seat and attempted to leave without paying for them. The itmes total value was $393.38

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Schuylkill County woman is facing charges after an incident that occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 7, about 4:25 p.m.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said June E. Guidas, 52, and Darlene M Felty, 47, both of Pine Grove, were at 534 Birds Hill Rd., in Washington Township, when they became involved in a verbal argument in front of their brother's house. Felty punched Guidas on the right side of the face as the two argued over property belonging to an estate, troopers said.

Felty was charged with harassment.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Schuylkill County man is facing a charge of theft of a motor vehicle following an incident that occurred late last month.

State police at Frackville said Colin Thomas Houser, of Pine Grove, was arrested for the theft of a 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlas Sierra from the J.W. Zaprazny Inc. property at 2509 Summer Valley Rd., in New Ringgold, East Brunswick Township. The car was stolen overnight of Aug. 30-31, troopers said.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges following an incident that began as a child custody matter.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Brian J. Foster, 33, of Pine Grove, went to the residence of Becky Brown, 34, at 839 Suedberg Rd., in Pine Grove Township, on Wednesday, Sept. 8, about 5 p.m. to visit is daughter. Upon arrival Brown told Foster to leave. Foster pounded on the door until Brown opened it partically and again told him to leave.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The theft of two four-wheel all terrain vehicles (ATV) is being probed in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the two were removed from a porch of James L. Hartz, 40, of 151 Railroad St., Cressona, sometime between 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, and 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

The two small gas powerd ATVs had no keys in the ignition and no batteries. One is a SunL brand, pink and white camouflage in color and the second a Power Wheel AC style, red in color. The estimated value of the two is $1,500.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on several arrests made by officers for driving under the influence (DUI).

On Friday, Sept. 3, about 11:58 p.m. officers stopped a Chevorlet van along Hemlock Road at SR611 in Tobyhanna after observing it being driven erratically. The driver was identified as Lorenzo Najera, 43, of Tobyhanna.

Lorenzo, who did not have a license, was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety test. He was taken to the Pocono Medical Center (PMC), East Stroudsburg, for a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results.

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Tamaqua man has been cited after police received a noise complaint on Sept. 5.

Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of North Pine Street at 3 a.m. for a man reportedly yelling and causing a disturbance. Officers found Kevin Ketchledge, 49, of 402 N. Pine St., sitting on the steps of a residence a block from his home. He told officers he was on his way home from a bar and wasn't bothering anyone.

As he was visibly intoxicated officers escorted him to his home and cited him for public drunkenness.

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Hazleton man has been cited following an altercation in Tamaqua on Monday, Sept. 6.

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Tamaqua woman will be cited following a confrontation at an Aug. 29 event at the Tamaqua Bungalow Pool.

Jeanette Major, 47, of 217 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City, went to the police station at 3:16 p.m. that day to report being harassed at a fundraising event. The offender was reportedly Jennifer M. Miller, 29, of 113 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.

According to Major, she was assisting at the event when Miller approached, yelling and screaming for her to leave. Miller reportedly threatened to punch Major in the face then grabbed her by the throat and demanded that Major leave.