Police, March 3

Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, Pa.
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Mar. 3—State police incident reports

State police at Hazleton reported the following:

— Kathleen Ries, 65, Philadelphia, told troopers someone altered the amount and also the recipient on a personal check she wrote for trash fees at 542 Buck Mountain Road in Lehigh Twp. between Jan. 30 and Feb. 4. The check was cashed after her name was forged. Anyone with information can call troopers at 570-459-3890.

— While pretending to be a customer, a male distracted a store employee at BamBam Jewelry Store, 50 W. 23rd St., Hazle Twp., and stole a 35 gram, gold Monaco link bracelet worth $2,260. The theft happened Feb. 9 between 2:50 and 3:05 p.m. Anyone with information can call troopers at 570-459-3890.

— Milton A. Carcamo, 59, Pottsville, was traveling north on Interstate 81 in Hazle Twp. on Feb. 16 at 12:46 a.m., attempting to switch lanes to use the 143 exit ramp, when he lost control of the Chrysler Aspen he was driving. The vehicle slid and turned clockwise before stopping on top of a snowbank on the right shoulder of the ramp, where it overturned on the driver's side. Carcamo wasn't injured.

— Nancy Augun, 78, Sheppton, was traveling west on Airport Road near Moisey Drive in a Honda Accord on Saturday at 5:37 p.m. when she hit the rear end of a Chevrolet Colorado driven by Albert E. Robinson, 60, Hazle Twp., who was stopped at the intersection. No injuries were reported but Augun's vehicle was towed.

— A Hazle Twp. Municipal Authority employee moving snow off the road with a plow attached to a GMC Sierra backed up and hit a telephone pole on Hillside Drive near East 37th Street on Saturday at 5:26 a.m. The vehicle was found facing south with the pole on top of it. No injuries were reported and the damage was reported to PP&L.