From Item SourcesA Kempton man and Schnecksville man have been arrested by State Police at Hamburg in connection with a September burglary at a Kempton home.

Police believe John A. Morales, 19, of Schnecksville, and Branden D. Zappe, 19, of Kempton, burglarized the home of Marcie and Brett Miller, Kempton. During the Sept. 5 incident, Morales and Zappe stole $340 in cash. A subsequent investigation led police to the suspects.

Morales and Zappe each face charges of burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.

Authorities caught up to Morales on Dec. 26 and arrested Zappe on Dec. 29. Both men await their hearings at District Court in Hamburg on Jan. 26.

Meat market robbed

Police are looking for someone who broke into a local butcher shop and took cash.

According to State Police at Hamburg, someone broke into Peter Brothers Meat Market, Lenhartsville, and took cash during the overnight hours of Dec. 29.

The thieves made their way into the shop located at 65 Penn St. by forcing open the rear steel door. After grabbing the cash, the thief or thieves took off in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information in this case should call State Police at 610-562-6885.

Six uninjured after apparent bad merge

Six people escaped injury from a collision on Route 61 in Tilden Township.

State Police at Hamburg report Victoria K. Glogg, 18, of New Ringgold, and her 16-year-old male passenger were attempting to enter Route 61 at Jetson Drive just after 5 p.m. on Dec. 27. According to the police report, Glogg missed the clearly marked yield sign as the road merges with the highway. As Glogg entered the right, northbound lane, she collided with a car driven by James Stoner, Pottsville. In the car with Stoner were his wife, Laurel, and Karl and Sally Irwin, North Huntingdon.

Glogg's vehicle hit the right side of Stoner's. The impact of the crash forced Stoner's car over the top of the raised center median on the highway, and both cars came to rest facing north in a southbound turning lane at a traffic signal.

D.C. man arrested on highway DUI

A Washington, D.C., man was arrested the day after Christmas after he was spotted swerving while driving.

According to State Police at Hamburg, Jayson J. Pail, 53, was serving on Interstate 78 just before noon on Dec. 26. Pail was arrested by police under suspicion of driving under the influence at Exit 29 of I-78.

Hamburg woman injured after rollover accident

A Hamburg woman was transported to the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Pottsville after she was involved in a one-vehicle crash on Christmas Eve.

According to State Police at Hamburg, the vehicle operated by Mary F. Goodman, 69, of Hamburg, initially left the road and rolled several times before landing upright on Lowland Road in Tilden Township.

Icy road conditions were believed to be a factor in the crash.

Lowland Road between Route 61 and Industrial Drive was closed to traffic for one hour after the early evening accident.

Garage hit, suspect runs on Christmas Eve

Police are looking for someone who hit a garage and fled the scene on Christmas Eve.

According to State Police in Hamburg, someone struck the garage belonging to Kevin and Kendra McCurdy, 167 Willow Road, Tilden Township, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The moulding around the garage door as well as the dry wall inside of the structure was damaged.

Anyone with information is asked to call State Police in Hamburg at 610-562-6885.

Auburnman taken to hospital on Christmas

An Auburn man lost control of his vehicle on the morning of Christmas Day.

According to State Police in Hamburg, Thomas W. Rhymer Sr., 46, of Auburn, lost control of his vehicle after negotiating a left curve while traveling southbound on Route 183 near Worman Lane in Upper Tulpehocken Township.

The front of the vehicle initially struck an embankment on the west side of the road, then spun counter-clockwise, and landed on its left side facing northwest.

Rhymer, who wore his seat-belt, was transported to Pottsville Hospital after complaining of pain.

Rhymer will be cited for driving his vehicle at an unsafe speed.

Route 183 was closed for approximately 45 minutes after the morning crash.

All escape injuries in Christmas Day crash

Icy roads were to blame for an early evening collision involving two vehicles on Christmas Day.

According to State Police at Hamburg, Denise Tiderman lost control of her vehicle while traveling west on Route 4028.

Tiderman's vehicle spun counter clockwise into the eastbound lane striking the left side of a vehicle operated by Daniel Brensinger. Brensinger's vehicle was carrying three pass-nagers.

Upon impact, Brensinger's vehicle spun counter clockwise for approximately 45 feet, and came to rest blocking the eastbound lane.

No injuries were reported.

Appliance store robbed in Lenhartsville

Police are investigating a break-in that occured during the night hours on Dec. 29 in Lenhartsville.

According to State Police at Hamburg, someone forcibly entered a warehouse located on West Penn Street belonging to Leshers Appliances between the hours of 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 and 8:30 the next morning.

The person is believed to have pried open the door with some type of bar and entered the building. The intruder fled the scene.

Restaurant proves to be robber-proof following incident

Two intruders were unsuccessful at robbing a local restaurant last week.

According to State Police in Hamburg, two people broke into CJ Hummel Restaurant located on 28 Willow St. in Lenhartsville.

The intruders forced entry through the rear door last Tuesday during the overnight hours, but they were unsuccessful at taking any cash.

Brooklyn resident needs tow on New Year's Day

A vehicle had to be towed after it struck a piece of lumber on New Year's Day in Greenwich Township.

According to State Police in Hamburg, Amanda Frey, 21, of Brooklyn, N.Y., struck a piece of lumber on Interstate 78 eastbound just east of Exit 35 around 5:30 p.m., disabling the vehicle.

The vehicle was pulled onto the side of the highway when police arrived. Neither the driver or passenager were injured, but the vehicle had to be towed.

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