Charges were filed against five area juveniles for various incidents that happened around Summit Hill over the last few months.
According to borough police, on Dec. 29, 2010, at 2:23 a.m., police received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked near a residence. Upon investigation, officers observed the vehicle drive by the place in question. Police attempted to stop the vehicle, driven by a 17-year-old Summit Hill female, but she did not immediately stop.
After making the stop the driver provided officers with a false name. It was also observed that the driver had consumed an alcoholic beverage.
Charges were filed following a juvenile petition with the Carbon County Juvenile Probation office. They include: false identification to law enforcement, underage consumption of alcoholic beverages, minor prohibited from operating vehicle with any alcohol in their system, driver required to be licensed, stop sign violation, one-way roadway violation, fleeing and attempting to elude police, and driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI).
On Feb. 11, police received a report from the Panther Valley Middle School of an 11-year-old student from Coaldale possessing a knife on school property. A juvenile referral was filed at the county juvenile probation office for possession of a weapon on school property.
On March 2, police received a report of a 16-year-old female from Lansford who was out of control at the high school. Reports show the girl was giving another person a hard time. She was charged with disorderly conduct.
On March 8, police responded to the high school for a report of a disturbance. It was learned that a 17-year-old male from Summit Hill punched another student. He was charged with harassment and disorderly conduct.
On March 16, police received a report of an assault at the high school. An investigation revealed that a 13-year-old female from Lansford assaulted another female juvenile. A juvenile referral was filed with juvenile probation for simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct.