Friday, February 5, 2016

Police Logs

Friday, February 5, 2016

Jim Thorpe police have arrested Ricky Elton Stevens Jr., 33, of 8 Hillside Ave., Palmerton, on a misdemeanor-3 count of furnishing drug-free urine as a result of an incident at 4:15 p.m. Jan. 8.

Police said they filed the charge on information they received from representatives of the Carbon County Adult Probation Office who advised them Stevens was found to be in possession of a bottle of urine that he attempted to use to pass a drug test.

Friday, February 5, 2016

A one-vehicle crash along Packer Hill in Jim Thorpe, which took place at 7:31 a.m. Nov. 26, 2015, has resulted in charges being filed against a Lansford man.

Police said Jose Santa Karnish, 26, of 208 W. Patterson St., is facing charges of unauthorized use of an automobile and recklessly endangering another person, both misdemeanors, and several summary Motor Vehicle Code violations.

Police said he was driving a 2002 Subaru Legacy owned by his girlfriend, who informed them Karnish did not have permission to use her vehicle because she knew he did not have a driver’s license.

Friday, February 5, 2016

A Schuylkill County man has been charged with several counts of retail theft.

Mahoning Township Police Department said that Christopher Wolfe, 42, of Andreas, has been charged with two counts of retail theft, a misdemeanor, for thefts at Walmart.

Police said Wolfe committed the first theft at 1:56 p.m. Jan. 18, at which time he stole $44.95, and the other at 2:41 p.m. Jan. 21, when he stole $186.62.

Preliminary hearings for both offenses are scheduled for Feb. 24.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

An area driver was involved in a one-vehicle crash in Lehigh County on Monday.

State police at Fogelsville said Jubalani Jones, 23, of Albrightsville, was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic westbound on Interstate 78 in Upper Saucon Township at 4:16 p.m. when the car went onto the south berm and struck a concrete center median with its front driver’s side. Jones and her passenger, Mecca Q. Moses, 20, of East Stroudsburg, were not injured. The car had to be towed from the scene.

Jones was cited for the crash, troopers said.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Lehigh County coroner’s office is seeking the next of kin of Catherine Ksepka, 90, of 150 W. Lexington St., Allentown.

Ms. Ksepka died of natural caused on Wednesday at her residence.

Anyone with information concerning next of kin is asked to call the coroner’s office at 610-782-3426.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Schuylkill County woman has been charged with violating a protection from abuse order.

State police at Frackville said Tracey Lynn Wike, 38, of Minersville, went to the home of her husband inNew Ringgold, East Brunswick Township, on Wednesday about 1 p.m. in violation of a PFA order. She was charged with indirect criminal contempt. She was arraigned before on-call District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua, and released on ROR bail.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tamaqua Police have cited Jason Jeremy Dahm, 37, of 732 Broad St., Tuscarora, after an incident at a private parking lot on Jan. 28.

An officer was on patrol at 1:10 p.m. that day when he saw Dahm in a blue Chevrolet truck that was parked in a private spot on the Spruce and Hunter streets parking lot.

Approaching the truck to give Dahm a parking ticket, the officer saw a black zipper case on the passenger side seat. The case was partially open, making the orange capped syringes plainly visible. Dahm admitted the case and its contents were his.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A McAdoo woman has been cited as a result of a traffic stop in McAdoo on Dec. 20.

An officer was on patrol when he saw a black Toyota Scion being driven on West Blaine Street. The car kept crossing the yellow line and the license plate lights were not functioning. When he initiated a traffic stop, the officer also noted the car’s windows were heavily tinted.

The driver was identified as Marie Donadi. She initially denied drinking any alcohol, but when she was told the officer could smell alcohol on her breath, she admitted having one beer.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

McAdoo Police have filed charges against two men they picked up on Jan. 24 while assisting Rush Township Police with a retail theft incident.

Rush Township Police were looking for Joshua Gundry, 27, in connection with the theft of $472.28 in merchandise from the HT Commons Walmart. They received a tip that he was at 70 S. Kennedy Drive in McAdoo and requested assistance in his arrest.

Gundry was found in the home, along with Daniel Schwartz of McAdoo.

A records check found a warrant for Schwartz, filed by Luzerne County officials.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Nesquehoning police cited several drivers various reasons.

On Jan. 15, a driver was cited for operating a vehicle along Route 209 with an inspection sticker that expired in February 2015.

On Jan. 16, one person was cited for doing 79 in a 55 mph zone along Route 93; a second person was also cited that day for doing 60 in a 40 mph zone along Route 54.

The following day, two people were cited going 72 in a 55 mph zone along Route 93.