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Jim Thorpe arrests

Published March 19. 2012 05:02PM

Jim Thorpe police reported on the following arrests made by officers.

Police said on Feb. 1 about 8 a.m. officers were dispatched to the Carbon Career and Technical Institute for a student found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Upon arrival officers were told by school personnel that they learned of students using illegal drugs prior to school. Two students were searched. A 17-year-old male was found with a white pill, one brass style pipe, a plastic jar containing a green leafy substance, and a half-smoked cigarette. The juvenile later admitted in the presence of his mother that the pill was Vicodin and the green matter was a potpourri called "black rooster."

The juvenile also admitted having a pipe in his possession. A juvenile referral was filed with the county juvenile probation office charging the teen with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A second drug arrest was reported on Feb. 9 about 1:55 p.m. when police were called to the career center. Acting on information received, two students were searched. Daniel S. Leslie Jr., 18, of 1021 Mary Ann Alley, Palmerton, was found to have in his possession two suspected bags of marijuana. He later admitted to it being marijuana. Leslie was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Also on Feb. 9, about 5:30 p.m., police were called to Jim Thorpe Area High School for a disorderly student. A 17-year-old male was refusing to pay for admittance to a basketball game. Upon arrival officers spoke to the juvenile who stated that he was upset because he felt that he was being singled out of a crowd of four other students.

The juvenile was told he had to leave but attempted to enter the game despite being warned several times. He then became belligerent yelling profanities. He was placed under arrest and subdued. He was later released to the custody of his mother. He was charged with resisting arrest and persistent disorderly conduct.

The charges were filed with the county juvenile probation office.

On Feb. 18 about 10:56 p.m. police were dispatched to SR209 for an intoxicated female who was walking between the inner-borough bridge and the Liberty's.

Upon arrival police made contact with Kelly Cleary, 49, of 219 N. Laurel St., Hazleton. She was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for public drunkenness.

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