Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Police Logs

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tamaqua Police have released a list of "quality of life" zoning ordinance violations that were issued last week.

Cited for violating the rubbish/garbage ordinance were: Kerry Titus, 310 N. Railroad St., multiple violations totaling fines of $150; Thomas Sloand, 312 N. Railroad St., first violation, $25 fine: Joseph Reppert, 419 Pine St., first violation, $25 fine; Anthony Boyle, 653 Arlington St., first violation, $25 fine; Robert Rossi, 126 Clay St., first violation, $25 fine; David Moerder, 128 Clay St., first violation, $25 fine.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County property.

Troopers said two outdoor sheds in the 300 block of Main Street, Porter Township, were broken into with several items removed.

Taken were two chainsaws, both Stihl models, a Stihl weed wacker, and an MTD log splitter/trailer. The log splitter is permanently attached to and part of a single-axle trailer. The trailer has a 5.5 horsepower engine and a splitting force of 27 tons.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident that occurred at 2:10 a.m. on Saturday.

Upper Macungie Township police said Vanessa Partington, 47, of 9000 block of Danner Road, New Tripoli, was stopped for a traffic violation along Main Street at Church Street in Fogelsville.

At the stop she showed signs of intoxication and was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Charges will be filed, police said.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Monroe County driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 9:15 p.m. Sunday along Jonas Road in Chestnuthill Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Michael J. Giordano, 49, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2013 Ford F150 pickup truck when the vehicle left the road and crashed into a tree.

Giordano was taken by West End ambulance to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for treatment of unknown injuries. The truck was towed from the scene.

Troopers said Giordano was cited for the crash.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

State police at Frackville are investigating an incident that occurred along Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County on Sunday in which an object was thrown at a vehicle.

Troopers said John Reid, of Hummelstown, Dauphin County, and his wife, Maureen, were traveling southbound in Delano Township when someone threw an object from the Lofty Road overpass at their vehicle.

The object smashed the sunroof on the vehicle. The Reid's were not injured. The incident occurred at 5:59 p.m.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-874-5300.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident that occurred Friday at 5:50 p.m.

State police at Fern Ridge said James John Peterson, 60, of Albrightsville, was stopped along Route 903, just north of the intersection with Route 534, in Kidder Township, after troopers received a phone call from his wife, stating he had taken too much of his prescription medication and left their residence.

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Schuylkill County driver ran a red light and crashed into the side of another vehicle. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the crash occurred at 11:40 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Route 61 and Brick Hill Road in West Brunswick Township.

Monday, April 20, 2015

State police at Schuylkill Haven have charged a Pottsville woman with retail theft.

Shannon M. O'Boyle, 43, is accused of trying to take clothing and jewelry from Kohl's Department store in the Fairlane Village Mall in Norwegian Township at 1:16 p.m. Thursday.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Palmerton Police Department continues to investigate the following incidents:

Indecent assault

Criminal charges were filed against Michael Held, 41, of 15674 Kutztown Road in Kutztown, for four counts of indecent assault and one count of corruption of minors. The incident occurred in 2009 in the 400 block of Lafayette Avenue.


The police department also issued six citations for speeding, two traffic violations and one vehicle violation.

Friday, April 17, 2015

State police at Lehighton are investigating a theft from vehicle incident.

A Lower Towamensing Township resident reported someone entered her 2001 Chevrolet Tracker, which was parked near her residence, and removed $25 in quarters. The incident occurred sometime between March 29 and April 2.