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Police Logs

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a theft incident that occurred at a business in Monroe County.

Daniel Oswald, 48, of Albrightsville, reported he was in the Advanced Auto store, located along SR209 in Chestnuthill Township, about 6 p.m. on Oct. 21 and and left his wallet on the counter.

The wallet was stolen and was found about 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 22 along SR534. Oswald's PNC card and his driver's license were missing from the wallet.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating two burglaries, two thefts and several acts of criminal mischief.

The first break-in occurred at the residence of Kenneth Berger, 49, of 197 Greenzweig Road, Kunkletown, Eldred Township, Monroe County. Troopers said unknown criminals gained entery to a garage/shed on the property and removed various power tools, copper fittings, extension cords, Romex wire, Alum trim coil stock and assorted hand tools. Total estimated value of the missing items is $7,000.

The incident occurred sometime between Oct. 8 and 22.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lehighton police reported the arrest of a borough resident.

Police said Michael Taschler Sr., 56, of N. First St., was cited for harassment following a physical altercation he had with another male.

Police said the incident occurred about 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in front of his residence.

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Jim Thorpe school student has been cited for bringing weapons to school.

Borough police said on Thursday, Oct. 20, about 2 p.m. they were called to the L.B. Morris Elementary School, at 150 W. 10th St., for a report of a student possessing a weapon on school property.

At the school, police were informed that on Tuesday, Oct. 18, an 11-year-old male had shown several students a fully-loaded semi-automatic handgun.

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred about 10:58 p.m. on Oct. 13 in Ross Township.

State police at Lehighton said Paul Joseph Palisoc Sr. and Paul Joseph Palisoc Jr., both of the 700 block of Timberline Drive, Lake Harmony, went to the residence of Joseph Paul Randolph, who resides in the 300 block of Vista Circle.

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver fell asleep at the wheel of his pickup truck and crashed. The accident occurred about 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, along SR901, just east of Woodside Road, in Cass Township.

State police at Frackville said Ross Sterling, 26, of Pottsville, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado westbound when he fell asleep. The truck went onto the left berm of the road and impacted with several trees.

Sterling and his passenger, Amanda Direnzo, 23, of Minersville, were not injured, however, the truck sustained heavy damages, troopers said.

Monday, October 24, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on three driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers over the past weekend, all in Carbon County.

On Friday, Oct. 21, about 8:44 a.m. troopers stopped a vehicle along SR209 at Homestead Lane, in Towamensing Township, for several motor vehicle code violations. The driver was identified as Nancy Hides, 45, of Bensalem, Bucks County.

She was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was placed under arrest. The DUI charge is pending blood test results, troopers said.

Monday, October 24, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred in Carbon County.

Troopers said a vehicle was driven westbound on Little Gap Road in Towamensing Township, about 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 17 when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed into the eastbound lane and went off the road striking a mailbox and small boulder.

After impact the driver fled the scene.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Various bottles of liquor were reported taken in a Schuylkill County burglary.

The break-in occurred at 350 Roosevelt Drive, New Boston, Mahanoy Township, sometime overnight of Oct. 13-14. Troopers, who did not release the name of the victim, asked anyone with information concerning this incident to call them at (570) 874-5300.

Monday, October 24, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported on three crashes probed by troopers on Monroe County roadways.

A crash occurred about 1 p.m. on Oct. 19 along Effort Neola Road in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Mark C. Gurry, 48, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus eastbound when the vehicle left the roadway on the right side and struck a ditch with the undercarriage, then a group of trees with the front end before coming to rest.

Gurry sustained a minor injury in the crash but did not require immediate medical attention. Damages were disabling to the vehicle.