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Police Logs

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Jim Thorpe teen was jailed this week following an incident in the borough.

Borough police said on April 27 about 4:52 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Sixth and Center streets., for a report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival two females stated they had been assaulted by one of the female's ex-boyfriend. One female had a swollen lip with a laceration and the other female complained of pain in her wrist.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A large amount of cash was reported stolen from a Schuylkill County residence.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at the home of Kyle Francis Lombel, 19, of 406 Moon Hill Drive, in Schuylkill Haven, Wayne Township. Lombel reported $4,000 in cash was removed a hiding place he had in the residence. The theft occurred sometime between 3 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, troopers said.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of possession of a prohibited offensive weapon.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Wednesday, May 11, about 1 p.m. officers observed a male walking down Summit Avenue in Pocono Summit. The male was identified as Bobby Taylor, 31, of Pocono Summit. He was asked if he had any weapons on him and he said he had a pair of brass knuckles in his pants pocket. The brass knuckles were confiscated and Taylor and will be charged, police said.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing charges.

State police at Lehighton said Robert Vincent Toth, 46, of Kunkletown, is facing charges of harassment and criminal mischief for an incident that occurred on Monday, May 10, about 6 p.m.

Toth is charged with allegedly threatening to harm a person and damaged another person's car. Troopers did not release the name of the alleged victims. The incident occurred at 9072 Robinhood Drive, in Polk Township.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Schuylkill County woman is facing charges following an incident that occurred on Friday, May 6, about 9:31 p.m.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Melissa Beck, 26, of Sweet Arrow Lake Rd., in Schuylkill Haven, called Dana Dunkel, 26, of Chestnut St., St. Clair, at his place of employment, Big Lots, Raush Creek Rd., in Tremont, on several occasions during the course of his work shift. Beck claimed to be Dunkel's mother when she called and said there was an emergency in order to reach Dunkel.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Two Monroe County residents were cited following an incident.

State police at Fern Ridge said troopers were called to 66LE White Pine Drive, in Chestnuthill Township, about 4:44 p.m. on May 6. Troopers learned that Jessica Hendershot, of Bethlehem, and Gregory Tucker, of Saylorsburg, were taking a nap in the bedroom of the residence when Tucker woke up to change the diaper on their son.

He asked Hendershot to help him. She got upset because he woke her up. Tucker struck Hendershot in the head and she got out of bed and struck him in the mouth, troopers alleged.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jim Thorpe police reported a borough resident has been charged following a domestic incident.

Police said the incident occurred on Tuesday, May 3, about 10:21 p.m.

On the time and date stated police were dispatched to 521 South Ave. for the report of an active domestic incident.

Upon arrival officers were told that Stephen Witt, 37, of that address, allegedly dragged his girlfriend out of the residence and down the front steps by her leg.

The woman, who was not identified by police, suffered injuries to her head and back and at one point was unconscious.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft incident at a Schuylkill County site.

Troopers said unknown persons entered the property of Reading Anthracite Company coal lands in Cass Township and dismantled a screening machine and removed parts of the machine. The incident occurred sometime between 2 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 8.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of hit and run following an incident that occurred between 3 and 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Devan Degrassi, 22, of Pottsville, was driving a 1999 Volkswagen Golf eastbound on Panther Valley Road, in Wayne Township, near Moran Lane and approaching a right curve.

Degrassi traveled straight instead of negotiating a curve, entered the berm and traveled into a patch of brush, troopers said. The car then impacted with a tree with the left front.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A vehicle stop in Lehigh County has led to the jailing of one person and charges against another.

State police at Fogelsville said troopers stopped a car along Interstate 78, in Allentown, about 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, for speeding. The vehicle was clocked at 89 miles-per-hour in a 55 zone.

The driver was identified as Anthony Fiorenza, 54, of Waynesboro, Franklin County. Troopers said Fiorenza was acting erratically and was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance.