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Police Logs

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Minersville woman is facing charges in Rush Township after she was discovered walking erratically along Lincoln Drive in Hometown on Feb. 7.

Heather Bernitsky, 32, will be charged with possession of bath salts, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia (needle and spoon). The incident took place at 2:57 a.m.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chad Edward Zeigler, 21, of 123 East Phillips Street, Coaldale, was charged by borough police with two counts of driving under the influence and failing to drive within traffic lanes.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, Officer Joseph Krebs was on duty at 2:51 a.m. Jan. 29 and monitoring traffic on Route 2909 in the area of the No. 11 hill when he saw a red Dodge Stratus traveling east. the car crossed the double yellow line five times and over the white fog line twice.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tyler Jayne Watkins, 21, of 231 Fern Street, Freeland, Luzerne County, was charged by Coaldale police Officer Joseph Krebs with driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, violations of turning movements and required signals.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Nesquehoning man faces numerous charges following a reported retail theft in Rush Township on Feb. 10.

Cody Kmetz, 20, allegedly took $105.88 worth of video games from the Hometown Commons Wal-Mart. During the investigation, officers learned that Kmetz also committed retail thefts at the store on Feb. 5 ($143.10) and Feb. 9 ($103.70).

In addition to multiple counts of retail theft, Kmetz will also be charged with receiving stolen property.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on arrests made by troopers recently.

Troopers said Rafael Velez, 24, of Catasauqua, was cited for harassment following an incident that occurred at the Riverwalck restaurant and bar, Parryville. Troopers said about 2 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, Velez allegedly struck Nicole Lynn Dietrich, 24, also of Catasauqua, in the facial area. Dietrich did not suffer any injuries in the incident, troopers said.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a dog from a Schuylkill County residence.

Sheila Ann Strubhar, 40, of 77 Sweet Arrow Lake Road, in Pine Grove Township, reported her blonde colored, female cocker spaniel was stolen from her residence sometime between 11 and 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 593-2000.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Tamaqua woman was lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, this past weekend after causing a disturbance in a local business.

Police were dispatched to Klingaman's Stationary Store on Broad Street at 3:50 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, to deal with a young woman who seemed to be intoxicated. At the scene, officers observed Mychal Beltrami, 26, picking items off the shelf, then dropping them, as well as knocking items off the shelf. Having dealt with Beltrami in the past the officers suspected she might have misused her medication or used illegal drugs.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A reported domestic incident in Tamaqua led to a former resident being arrested, then transferred into the custody of the Berks County Sheriff's Department.

Police were dispatched to 409 W. Broad St., at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, for a possible domestic incident. The report noted that two males were allegedly arguing loudly.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Brandie White, 25, of 258 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place at 8:35 p.m. Feb. 7. She is charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution, interference with the custody of children, and corruption of minors. Charges were filed by Officer Joshua Tom. White was arraigned and placed in prison under $5,000 bail.

According to an affidavit of probable cause:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lansford police have cited the following people:

Laura Redner, 28, of 149 W. Ridge St. Apt. B1, Lansford: Driving without a license, driving under suspension, violations concerning licenses 7:10 p.m. Jan. 19 at Springgarden and Snyder Avenue.

Oswaldo Davila, 49, of 17 S. Walnut St., Apt. #1, Lansford: Operating a vehicle with an expired inspection at 8:32 a.m. Feb. 9 at Patterson and Springgarden streets.

Mary Ann Van Lieu, 54, 445 E. Ridge St., Lansford: Violation of the borough dog nuisance ordinance at 6:25 p.m. Jan. 20 at her residence.