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Police Logs

Monday, April 30, 2012

A Dauphin County woman was cited for retail theft at the Schuylkill Mall in New Castle Township, Schuylkill County. A crminal mischief incident was also probed at the mall.

State police at Frackville said Nicole Lynn Hoffman, 31, of Williamstown, was cited after she entered a dressing room at the Sears store and put on clothing and then exited the store without paying for the clothing.

The incident occurred on Friday, April 27, troopers said.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two crashes probed by troopers this week on Schuylkill County roads.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, along SR501 in Pine Grove Township. Troopers said Lisa Marie Dagostino, 46, of Pine Grove, was driving a 2005 Ford F250 truck southbound when she lost control while rounding a left-hand turn. The truck began to skid and eventually went off the road and down an embankment.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of copper wire from a Monroe County location.

Troopers said about $100 worth of the wire was taken from state game lands off Camelback Road, in Jackson Township, sometime between April 1-24. Troopers said the wire belonged to Temple University of Philadelphia.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A student at the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 school at Maple Avenue Campus in Norwegian Township, is facing assault charges following an incident at the school.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a 15-year-old male student attempted to stab Sean R. Lyons, 41, of Pine Grove, a behavioral interventionist at the shcool, about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24. Lyons was scraped/gouged in the right rib cage area, troopers said.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Kidder Township police reported on the following citations issued by officers recently.

On April 17 the following citations were issued:

At 2:57 p.m., Suzanne Hope, 59, of Palmerton, and John Barnaby, 82, of Ottowa, Canada, at 2:14 p.m., were both cited for obedience to traffic control devices near the Penn/Kidder Campus; Caitlyn M. Montelius, 18, of Albrightsville, was cited at 11:18 p.m., Qingson Weikel, 37, of Coaldale, at 11:40 p.m., and Louis Grillo, 40, of Bartonsville, at 11:54 p.m., all cited for stop sign violations at the intersection of state routes 1003 and 903.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Two Schuylkill County men were arrested for stealing scrap metal from a Schuylkill County site.

State police at Frackville said Joshua A. Mullins, 20, and Shawn E. Peck, 20, both of the 400 block of W. Norwegian St., Pottsville, were observed by Reading Anthracite Company personnel on the company's property north of Darkwater Road, in New Castle Township, taking the scrap metal. The incident occurred about 1-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25.

Friday, April 27, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported two male juveniles from the Palmerton area have been cited for the theft of a all terrain vehicle (ATV).

Troopers said the incident occurred on April 19 about 5 p.m. The ATV has been recovered and returned to the owner who resides in Aquashicola, and not identified by police.

Friday, April 27, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on the following driving under the influence (DUI) arrests.

Troopers said about 3:20 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, Diane Potcher, 58, of Kunkletown, was operating a 2001 Ford Focus along Silver Springs Road, at Smale Lane, in Eldred Township, Monroe County, when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree.

She was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. The DUI charge is pending, troopers said. Damages were termed severe to the vehicle.

Friday, April 27, 2012

State police reported the arrest of a Carbon County man for criminal mischief.

Troopers said Jonathan Charles Eckart, of Lehighton, has been charged after allegedly damaging the windshield, driver's side rear window, and front left fender of the car of Amanda Lynn Raub, of Lehighton.

The incident occurred in Parryville on Monday, April 23, between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., troopers said.

Friday, April 27, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on two arrests made by troopers in separate incidents.

Troopers said on Monday, April 23, about 6-6:45 p.m. they assisted two officers from Mahoning Township in an attempt to locate a vehicle and a suspect in multiple retail thefts.

The vehicle was located in a driveway at 3058 Mountain Road in Ross Township, Monroe County. Troopers then made contact with Charles S. Poff III, 39, of that address, who was determined to be a suspect in the thefts.