Saturday, February 25, 2017

Police Logs

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A representative of the Great American Power Company, with headquarters in Georgia, was cited by Tamaqua Police on Feb. 16 for soliciting without a permit.

The employee, Danielle Miller, 19, of York, was canvassing houses in the Owl Creek section of the borough when her actions caught the attention of a patrolman returning from an EMS assist call.

Miller was told about the need for a permit.

The incident took place at 4:50 p.m.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A motorcyclist was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred around 5:15 p.m. Thursday along Route 54 (Barnesville Drive), in Ryan Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Jeramie D. Schock, 39, of Barnesville, was driving a 1998 Harley-Davidson Sportster westbound and making a left turn onto Tuscarora Mountain Drive when Raymond G. Baker Jr., 60, of Shenandoah, driving a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser, pulled out onto Route 54 and struck the bike. The bike fell to the ground injuring Schock.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Tamaqua police have filed charges in relation to two domestic incidents in the borough in the last week.

James Ortiz, 46, of 74 Hunter St., Tamaqua, faces charges of making terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment in connection with an incident at his home on Feb. 17.

Tamaqua Police were dispatched to the home at 3:30 p.m. for a domestic violence call. Officers spoke to two victims, both saying that Ortiz threatened to kill them if they tried to leave the home. The argument turned physical, with both victims being punched and slapped.

Friday, February 24, 2017

A Tamaqua man and woman were arrested in two separate incidents after both were found sleeping where they didn’t belong.

Tamaqua Police were investigating a suspicious activity call Sundaywhen they encountered a man who had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Tamaqua Police have issued an arrest warrant for Gregory Ney, 36, whose last known address was in Orwigsburg, after he assaulted a woman last Friday.

The victim contacted police at 6:20 p.m., telling them that Ney threatened to kill her, smashed her cellphone, grabbed her by the hair and pulled her into his truck. As they were driving on Route 209, in the area of Sisters Cantina, he threatened to kill her with a loaded rifle he keeps in his truck before pushing her out the door, tossing her to the roadway.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Schuylkill County man was jailed Wednesday on charges he burglarized a county Legion home.

State police at Frackville said on Sunday troopers responded to the American Legion home in the 1000 block of West Main Street, Girardville, for a reported burglary.

The investigation led to Michael Butler, of Ashland. A warrant was obtained for his arrest.

On Wednesday, Butler was located in Frackville and taken into custody. He was arraigned by on-call District Judge David J. Rossi, of Tremont, on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, theft and criminal mischief.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

State police at Fogelsville have reported on the following traffic incidents.

• Christopher A. Arcand, 26, of Tamaqua, was cited for failure to drive at a safe speed, following a two-vehicle crash at 7:21 p.m.Monday at the intersection of Route 100 and Orchard Road in Lowhill Township.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident whereby a man’s belongings were removed from his residence and set on fire.

The incident happened between 1:30-2 a.m. Feb. 6 ata Briar Lane, Chestnuthill Township, location. The victim isa man from Effort.

Police said a woman from Effort removed his clothes, cellphones and jewelry from the victim’s residence, placed them in the backyard and set them on fire.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said three people were taken into custody in connection with a stolen vehicle investigation.

The theft occurred between 4 p.m. Jan. 31 and 4:22 p.m. Feb. 1 at Custom Auto Detailing, Route 209 and Weir Lake Road in Chestnuthill Township, when someone obtained the keys to a 2003 Saab that had been parked along the front of the building and drove off in the vehicle.

Police said the car was recovered by state police at the Swiftwater barracks. Police took three people into custody regarding the theft.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating the following cases.