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Police Logs

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

State police at Lehighton are investigating two burglaries and theft incidents in recent days.

A break-in occurred at the residence of Harry Earl Heebner, 65, of Box 1627, Mountain Road, in Saylorsburg, Ross Township, Monroe County. Various gold rings and loose change were taken during the entry that occurred sometime between noon and 1 p.m. on Aug. 16.

Troopers said Cherry's Sunset Diner, Polk Township, Monroe County, was entered sometime between 9:45 p.m. on Aug. 14 and 5:20 a.m. on Aug. 14. Taken was $190 in cash.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tamaqua police were on patrol when an officer observed a male urinating on the east side of a building in the Jamesway Shopping Center. The male was identified as Filip Wilkos, 29, of 225 E. Bertsch St., Lansford.

Wilkos received a citation by mail for disorderly conduct.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Speeding

Darlene Yeakel, 66, of 80 Olive Street, Lehighton, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on Aug. 9 at 5:27 p.m. on Third Street.

A citation was issued to Todd Cermak, 27, of 1617 Washington Street, Catasauqua, for speeding. The violation occurred on Aug. 18 at 11:10 p.m. in the 100 block of Delaware Avenue.

Craig Moyer, Jr., 33, of 143 Columbia Avenue, Palmerton, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on Aug. 19 at 4:46 p.m. on Tank Road.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

State police at Lehighton are investigating three motor vehicle thefts.

Jerry Clarence Hall, 66, of 657 Apple St., Bowmanstown, reported his 1994 Saturn SL2 sedan was stolen from in front of his residence sometime between Aug. 14-21. The vehicle is teal in color and has state registration plate FTK2143.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tamaqua police are investigating a burglary at the apartment complex at 401 Hazle St.

Sometime within the past 10 days persons unknown entered a shed on the property and removed a Husquevarna self propelled lawn mower, valued at $350; a Yardman snow blower, valued at $1,000; as well as a four-foot step ladder, a hedge trimmer and a weed whacker.

Entry was made by cutting off a padlock.

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

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Two Monroe County teens are facing theft charges for allegedly entering several vehicles.

State police at Lehighton said on Aug. 13 about 12:40 p.m. Ranger David Roberts responded to Wild Crreek Trail parking lot along Pohopoco Drive, in Towamensing Township, Carbon County, for two suspicious males in the area.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Several driving under the influence (DUI) arrests were reported by state police at Lehighton, all occurring on Saturday, Aug. 14.

Troopers said Tayna Nicole Peters, 25, of Walnutport, was stopped along SR248 in Palmerton for a traffic violation. She was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. Troopers said charges will be filed. The time of the stop was not indicated on the police report.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The cause of a fire that damaged a McAdoo residence early Sunday morning is still undetermined, according to state police fire marshal Trooper Michael J. Kowalick.

The fire was discovered about 1:03 a.m. at 33 rear N. Logan St. Troopers said the residence was occupied by Randall Clawson, 54, and the building owned by Thomas Horinko, of 35 N. Logan St.

The fire started on the front porch of the home, troopers said. A story and photo of the fire scene appeared on page one of Monday's TIMES NEWS.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on several acts of criminal mischief being investigated by troopers.

Troopers said unknown criminals damaged crops along Spruce Road near Mt. Eaton Road, in Ross Township, Monroe County, sometime overnight of Aug. 13-14. Three hay fields were damaged when a vehicle was driven through them. Damages were estimated at $2,000. Anthony John Compagnola, 36, of Bath, is the owner of the fields.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a one vehicle crash about 2:27 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, in the area of 1141 Pottsville St., in Mechanicsville, just outside Pottsville.

Troopers said Brittany Guris, 20, of Pottsville, was driving a 1997 Chrysler Town & Country van eastbound when she became distracted. The van drifted onto the south berm where the right front struck the left rear of a legally parked 2007 Honda Civic. After impact the van traveled across the road about 120 feet and impacted with a concrete curb near the intersection with Chestnut St.