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Nesquehoning incidents

Published July 28. 2010 05:00PM

Nesquehoning police reported on several incidents and citations issued in recent days.

Chief Sean Smith reported investigating a vandalism call from 339 W. Catawissa St. on July 20. Kerry Klotz reported that the passenger side of his 1997 Dodge Ram pickup truck was keyed causing an estimated $500 in damages.

Also on July 20 Smith stopped a vehicle for speeding (68.2 miles-per-hour in a 55 zone) along SR93. The driver was cited. Smith identified a passenger as Joseph M. Nunez, 5219 Main St., Apt. B, Whitehall, as being wanted by Northampton County officials. A bench warrant was issued for Nunez's arrest for theft. Nunez was taken into custody and placed in the Carbon County prison pending his return to Northampton.

On July 22 Smith was dispatched to an accident on SR93. Thomas Williams, no address given, was traveling northbound when his vehicle struck a deer. No one was injured.

Also July 22 Smith was dispatched to another accident on SR93. Matthew Wersinger, 60 N. Sheridan St., McAdoo, was southbound and his vehicle struck a deer. No one was injured.

Smith also issued the following citations on July 20 - careless driving on SR93; speeding, 84.6 and 72.6 in a 55 zone.

On July 23 Officer Carl Breiner received a complaint for stolen tools at 350 W. Coal St. Unknown criminals went to a garage between noon and 6 p.m. and took tools. Taken was one Milwaukee hole hogg power drill, one orange and white Stihl chainsaw with an 18-inch bar and a new gas tank.

On July 24 Smith received a call at 2 Seventh Ave., in the estates area, that unknown persons went into an unlocked vehicle and stole a Hitachi drill and Makita battery scanner. The theft occurred sometime between 1:30 and 7 a.m. that day.

Also on July 24 Smith received a call at 544 E. Railroad St., of unknown persons breaking into a garage and stealing a Makita hammer drill and a gas operated power washer. The incident occurred sometime between July 22 and 24.

Smith is asking all residents to keep their house, garage and car doors locked.

It was also reported that a silver or gray 1999 or 2000 Oldsmobile Aurora, four door sedan, with heavily tinted windows, with a white male driver, was traveling in the area of E. Railroad St. at the time fo the theft.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police.

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