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Police Logs

Friday, March 23, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash in which she was injured and flown to a Lehigh Valley area hospital. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the crash occurred about 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at the intersection of Main Street and Manheim Road, in North Manheim Township.

Troopers said Deborah Holley-Purcell, 41, of Pottsville, operating a 1998 Ford Mustang, failed to negotiate a right turn onto Manheim Road from Main Street, and struck a large drainage ditch on the north berm.

Friday, March 23, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating two theft from vehicle incidents in Schuylkill County, both occurring in the borough of Auburn.

Sherry Ann Hamm, 201 Forest St., reported her unlocked vehicle was entered while parked near her residence. Removed was a bank card, $300 in cash, and an unknown amount of coins. The entry occurred sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, and 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

Friday, March 23, 2012

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of terroristic threats.

State police at Fern Ridge said John L. Ferencze III, 36, of Kunkletown, is charged with allegedly threatening Christopher P. Loomis, 50, also of Kunkletown, with a loaded shotgun in the area of 153 Upper Greenhill Rd., in Polk Township.

The incident occurred about 4:49 p.m. on Feb. 22, troopers said.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tamaqua Patrolman Dane O'Brien has cited Kelly Houseman of 514 Arlington St., Tamaqua, for allowing her dog to bark continuously.

The incident occurred at 1:30 p.m. on March 19.

Friday, March 23, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 5:38 a.m. on March 11.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Anthony J. Fanelli Jr., 24, of Pottsville, was found asleep behind the wheel of a Jeep Cherokee in the parking lot of the Turkey Hill Market, in Port Carbon.

He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Lansford Police Chief John Turcmanovich has released his monthly report for February.

Friday, March 23, 2012

A stolen 1998 Mazda pick up truck has been recovered through the efforts of Tamaqua and state police.

The truck was recovered on March 20 in a mountainous area in Walker Township. The vehicle is owned by Albert Schwartz, of 312 Pine St., Tamaqua.

Anyone with information concerning the theft is asked to contact police at (570) 668-6100 or 668-5000.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Rush Township police responded March 17 to a domestic dispute at a home on Clarryan Street in Hometown.

This resulted in the arrest of Joseph P. Kmetz, 42, of Hometown, who was charged with simple assault and harassment.

He was arraigned before on-call District Judge Anthony Kilker, Shenandoah, and lodged in the Schuylkill County prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Friday, March 23, 2012


Charges were filed against Anthony Seo, 28, of 1345 Hazlewood Road, Palmerton, for fleeing or attempting to elude police, terroristic threats, DUI, and numerous traffic violations.

The incident occurred on Feb. 12 at 2:37 a.m. in the 600 block of Delaware Avenue.

Charges were filed against Kyle Becker, 36, of 583 Mauch Chunk Road, Apt. C, Palmerton, for DUI. The incident occurred on Feb. 23 at 4:22 a.m. on the Lafayette Extension.

Public drunkenness

Thursday, March 22, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft report in New Ringgold, Schuylkill County.

Brenda Pensyl, of 308 E. Railroad Ave., reported someone stole a white plastic pool ladder from her backyard. The ladder is valued at $150.

The theft occurred sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 19, and 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

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