Jim Thorpe police have busy week with arrests
Several arrests were reported by Jim Thorpe police.
On Sunday, July 1, about 8:27 p.m. police were dispatched to 355 W. Broadway for a report of harassment. On scene officers were informed by Kelly Louise Heller that James Patrick Lacey, 42, of that address, used obscene language toward her in the area of Hazard Square. Police were informed that Joseph Heller witnessed the incident.
Lacey was charged with harassment, police said.
On Wednesday, June 27, about 10 a.m. police were informed by staff at the Carbon County Prothonotary office that they received a letter from Steven Allen Walck Jr., 27, of W. Bertsch St., Lansford, who is currently an inmate at the county prison, which was dated June 21. The letter stated that he was upset with the "system". Throughout the letter it was stated that he wanted to cause serious bodily harm to the entire office staff.
Police interviewed Walck at the prison and he admitted writing the letter. He has been charged with one misdemeanor one count of terroristic threats, and one summary count of harassment.
Police said on May 30 they received information from the borough secretary of a check received on April 20 from Krista Lynn Steber, 37, of 715 Lehigh St., Jim Thorpe, for $80 for the payment of borough utilities, which later was returned for insufficient funds.
Steber was notified by certified letter advising her of the problem but it was returned as unclaimed. On May 30 police spoke to Steber who said she would immediately go to the borough office and make payment. On June 11 police were told no payment was made.
Police charged Steber with one misdemeanor two count of theft by deception and a summary count of bad check.
On Wednesday, July 5, about 6:50 p.m. police were dispatched to Kemmerer Park, located on Packer Hill, for a domestic incident. On scene officers were told by Christy Bulla, that her ex-boyfriend, Joshua David Bierman, 28, of 103 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, had assaulted her. She said an argument occurred over their child during which Bierman allegedly struck her in the back of the head and pushed her to the ground. Police observed physical injuries to Bulla, who refused medical treatment.
Bierman was located at his mother's residence at 103 Broadway, and taken into custody and charged with simple assault and harassment. He was placed in the county prison in Nesquehoning pending arraignment. Police said Bierman had a detainer placed on him by the county adult probation office for a probation violation.
On June 1 about 9:05 p.m. police were dispatched to the Molly Maguires Pub & Steakhouse, located in Hazard Square, for a male urinating in public in front of patrons. On scene the police were told the male left the area but is believed to be in the Broadway Grille & Pub, located at 24 Broadway.
Police found the suspect, identified as Larry Lee Glowacki, 37, of 5200 Torrington Circle, Baltimore, Md. He at first denied the incident occurred but later confessed to urinating in public. He was cited for disorderly conduct.
Police said Ryan E. Gregoire, 18, of 20 Sassafras Rd., Albrightsville, and a 17-year-old male from Jim Thorpe, have been charged with retail theft for an incident that occurred on June 6 at the Jim Thorpe Market.
Police allege that Gregoire removed a Swiss iced tea valued at 69-cents, and the teen removed a Swiss iced tea and plastic play ball valued at $2.80 from the store.
On June 22 about 4:30 p.m. police were dispatched to the state liquor store, located at 1215 North St., for a report of shoplifting. On scene officers were advised by the assistant manager that a clerk witnessed Beth Ann Snyder, 52, of Engler Lane, Jim Thorpe, carrying a bottle of liquor underneath her shirt and walking out the store without paying for it. The clerk stated Snyder was confronted and gave the bottle back.
Police then spoke to Snyder, who was manifestly under the influence of alcohol, and she stated that she didn't do anything wrong. Police then advised Snyder was under arrest and she resisted.
Snyder was charged with misdemeanor two counts of retail theft and resisting arrest, and a summary count of public drunkenness.