Friday, May 6, 2016

Police Logs

Thursday, May 5, 2016

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a reported theft incident at a Monroe County nursing home.

Troopers said a 75-year-old female resident of Brookmont Healthcare Center, Effort, reported someone took $165 from her lock box in her room.

The theft occurred sometime between April 16 and 26.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

James Walck, 40, of McAdoo, was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol after a traffic stop in McAdoo on March 26.

A borough officer was on patrol at 11:40 p.m. when he saw a black Chevrolet pickup with license plate lights that were not functioning. The truck made an abrupt left turn, without a turn signal, into a driveway at the rear of 510 S. Kennedy Drive, actually sideswiping another vehicle parked there.

Walck was identified as the driver and admitted to drinking “about five beers.” He was given, and failed, field sobriety tests.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

A Schuylkill County woman has been charged with the theft of an iPhone.

State police at Frackville said the incident occurred at the Caliendo Medical office, located at 15 Alliance St., New Philadelphia, on Wednesday, between 1:30 and 2 p.m.

Troopers said Hope Caliendo, 46, of Orwigsburg, left her iPhone in a restroom at the office. Bridget Stanakis, 54, of Mahanoy City, found the phone and attempted to steal it by turning it off and placing it in her pocket. Troopers said Stanakis initially denied knowing where the phone was, but finally gave it back.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Coaldale Police have filed charges against Justin Thomas Hill, 35, of 216 W. Ridge St., Coaldale, in connection with a vehicle stop on March 26.

An officer on patrol at 3:29 a.m. saw a silver Buick Century weaving across both lanes of travel on Route 209. The officer initiated a traffic stop and identified Hill as the driver.

Hill had a strong odor of alcohol coming from him, saying he had been at a friend’s house and had a few drinks.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

One of two drivers involved in a crash at a Schuylkill County intersection has been cited.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

McAdoo police cited Andrew Horvath Jr., 29, of Hazleton following a traffic stop on March 22.

A concerned motorist called police at 7:30 p.m. to report a small, black car being driven in an erratic manner on Kennedy Drive. An officer was on patrol in the area and remembered a black Infiniti had just passed his location at Kennedy Drive and Jackson Street. After speaking to the concerned motorist, the officer found the Infiniti to the rear of the 100 block of West Blaine Street.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one-vehicle crash at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday along Wildcat Road in Walker Township, near Tamaqua.

Troopers said Clyde S. Heisler, 80, of Northampton, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina westbound and traveling down a curved road when he failed to negotiate a slight left curve. The car went onto the north berm where it struck several trees with the front end. The car came to rest wedged between several trees.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

An employee of a Monroe County business has been charged with stealing cash.

State police at Fern Ridge said Kevin Dzwonkowski, of Effort, has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

Troopers alleged while an employee at the Dunkin Donuts, located at the intersection of Route 115 and State Road, in Chestnuthill Township, he took $150 in cash from the register. The incidents occurred between Feb. 22 and 25, and were captured on video surveillance.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A hit-and-run driver is being sought in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said the crash occurred along Interstate 81 southbound at a closed weigh station in Mahanoy Township.

Troopers said the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier veered to the right while southbound onto the ramp for the weigh station. The front of the Cavalier hit the closed yellow metal gate in front of the station. The driver then stopped the vehicle and fled the scene. The incident occurred sometime between April 23 and 24.

Monday, May 2, 2016

A Schuylkill County man has been cited for scattering rubbish.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Merlin B. Dronick Jr., 40, of Auburn, dumped two piles of shingles and assorted waste onto private property at 152 Tunnel Road, in West Brunswick Township, sometime between April 15 and 16. Dronick didn’t realize he left behind the registration plate from the trailer he was using and the plate was found in the pile of waste.