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Police Logs

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

One of two drivers involved in a crash in Monroe County is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). State police at Lehighton said the accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, along Long Mountain Road, in Polk Township.

Troopers said John Robert Grimaldi, 34, of Effort, driving a 2009 Nissan Altima, was involved in a crash with Caitlin Ramos, 20, of Effort, who was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A 15-year-old female student at the Educare Alternative School in Weissport, Carbon County, is facing a charge of harassment.

State police at Lehighton said the juvenile threatened a staff member at the school. The incident occurred about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tamaqua police are investigating an act of criminal mischief and theft from a vehicle, reported to the department at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18.

Theodore Frace, of 321 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, called to report that someone smashed the rear door side window of his vehicle, then removed a JL Audio subwoofer and red amplifier.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-6100.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

State police at Frackville are investigating a reported assault incident in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said about 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21, they responded to the Blue Knob Rod & Gun Club, located along Phinneyville Rd., in East Union Township, for an incident of harassment and assault. Troopers said four unknown white males were four-wheeling on all terrain vehicles (ATV) on the gun club property and were confronted by Robert A. Clark, 62, of Shenandoah.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Palmerton resident is facing charges following an incident that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 425 Hahns Dairy Road, in Lower Towamensing Township.

State police at Lehighton said Brandy Green, 27, alleged smashed the cell phone of Matthew Steinmetz, 30, and also struck him several times. Green was charged with harassment and criminal mischief, troopers said.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Lansford man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted another person.

According to Summit Hill police, on Nov. 18, at 3:20 p.m., they were dispatched to 30 W. Holland Street after the 911 center received a hangup call. The center had called the number from the hangup call and a male answered the phone stating that kids had been playing with the phone.

When police responded to the area they were met by the victim, who was not identified. There had been a domestic dispute inside the apartment where Joshua Berko, 22, of 263 E. Bertsch St., allegedly assaulted the victim.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tamaqua police are searching for the owner of a ladies zippered clutch bag.

The bag is constructed of a quilted fabric and was found at about 9 p.m. on Broad Street, in the area of the Five Points.

The owner may claim the bag by calling (570) 668-5000 and describing the fabric and contents.

Monday, November 22, 2010

State police will be conducting extra enforcement efforts during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Troopers will be watching for speeders, aggressive drivers and intoxicated drivers.

The enforcement effort will run from Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 28.

Motorists are asked to give themselves extra travel time and to wear their seat belts. Proper use of seat belts along with vehicles airbags, reduce the risk and severity of injuries sustained in a crash.

Monday, November 22, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported troopers are investigating two burglaries that occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 16, both along Meixell Valley Road, in Ross Township, Monroe County.

A break-in occurred at the residence of Brian Sawyer. Entry was gained through a rear door. Removed were coins, including four silver dollars valued at $100. The entry occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Lansford man is being cited by Tamaqua police for allegedly repeatedly violating a "no contact" protection from abuse (PFA) order.

Police were notified of the incidents at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday when Brandy Knauss, of 410 Hazle St., reported receiving dozens of harassing phone calls from Douglass C. Knauss Jr., 36, of 23 W. Ridge St., Lansford. Ms. Knauss does have an active PFA order against the caller.

While she was reporting the harassment Knauss called again and was advised by Cpl. Henry Woods to desist making additional calls.