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Police Logs

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Carbon County resident is facing charges in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Tiffany Martin, 30, of Jim Thorpe, is accused of taking $400 from a 19-year-old female from Upper Macungie Township. The alleged theft occurred at 6890 SR309, in Lynn Township, sometime between 8 a.m. and noon on Dec. 30, troopers said.

Martin is charged with theft by unlawful taking.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident about 2:12 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, along SR29 at Lower Macungie Rd., in Lower Macungie Township.

State police at Fogelsville said Melissas Hay, 33, of 1000 block of Mosser Rd., Breinigsville, was stopped and found to be under the influence. She will be charged with DUI, troopers said.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed in an accident in Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said the incident occurred about 9:50 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, along SR222 bypass northbound at Krocks Rd., in Lower Macungie Township.

Troopers said Pia Thiel-Ruhf, 57, of Trexlertown, was taken to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after the accident. She died their about 2:10 p.m. on Sunday.

Monday, January 17, 2011

State police at Frackville reported on several crashes investigated by troopers along Schuylkill County roadways.

A one-vehicle crash was reported at 10:08 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, along SR61 in Blythe Township. Troopers said Roberta E. Padgett, 25, of Mahanoy City, was driving a 1993 Dodge Dynasty northbound in an area known as "deadman's curve" when she failed to negotiate a slight left curve. The car traveled into the right lane as Padgett was distracted because she was using a cell phone at the time, troopers said.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Monroe County man was injured early Friday morning, Jan. 14, when his vehicle drove off a roadway in Kidder Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said John A. McCartney, 18, of East Stroudsburg, failed to negotiate a slight right hand curve along Interstate 80 at around 6:53 a.m.

That caused McCartney's 1995 Mitsubishi to drive straight off the roadway and into a line of small trees. The vehicle overturned onto the driver's side.

McCartney was injured in the crash and flown to Geisinger-Wyoming Hospital, Plains Township, for treatment of injuries.

Monday, January 17, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on the following theft incidents being probed by troopers.

Christine Detwiler, 62, of East Trail, Polk Township, Monroe County, reported a filled propane tank was removed from her property. The incident was reported at 1 a.m. on Jan. 10.

James Anthony Cogan, of 327 Chestnut Ridge Rd., in Kunkletown, Eldred Township, Monroe County, reported someone entered his vehicle while parked in front of his residence and removed a pair of Ray-Ban prescription sunglasses. The incident occurred sometime between 1 and 9 a.m. on Jan. 14.

Monday, January 17, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported on several crashes probed by troopers, all occurring in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

State police at Lehighton said a Monroe County man is facing a charge of criminal trepass.

Troopers said John Schmidt, 63, of Kresgeville, will be charged for an incident at the residence of Richard Mackes, 41, of 6 Frantz Rd., Kunkletown, Polk Township. Troopers said Schmidt was at the Mackes residence about 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 8 and refused to leave after being told he was no longer welcome there.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Lansford woman has been charged with corruption of minors after she encouraged two juveniles to fight.

According to Summit Hill Police, on Aug. 28, Jennifer Witroski, 37, of 263 E. Bertsch St., brought a female juvenile to a residence in Summit Hill and encouraged her to fight another female juvenile at the residence.

In addition to corruption of minors, Witroski is also charged with disorderly conduct.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Rush Township police were dispatched to a reckless driving complaint and later a motor vehicle accident in Ryan Township on SR54 on Jan. 12 at 12:20 p.m.

Due to the weather conditions, the driver, Jonathon Dombrowski, 22, Mahanoy City, was sitting in the Rush Township police car while the officer awaited the arrival of the state police from the Frackville barracks to handle the vehicle accident. Police saw Dombrowski put a needle and a spoon in the car while he was sitting there.

Dombrowski is facing drug paraphernalia charges filed by Rush police.