Thursday, August 27, 2015

Police Logs

Thursday, August 27, 2015

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Northumberland County driver who fled the scene of a one-vehicle crash in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville identified the suspect as Joseph R. McClain-Broden, 34, of Mount Carmel.

Troopers said the crash occurred Sunday at 4 a.m. along Woodside Road in Cass Township. Troopers said McClain-Broden was driving a 2008 Ford Focus eastbound at a high rate of speed when he entered a left curve. The momentum of his speed carried the Ford off the road and it slammed head-on into a tree, about 50 feet down an embankment.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Schuylkill County teen was cited for a two-vehicle crash. State police at Schuylkill Haven did not release the time or date of the crash.

Troopers said a 17-year-old female from Schuylkill Haven was driving a 2004 Saturn Ion eastbound on Route 901 (Gordon Nagle Trail) in North Manheim Township, while Richard M. Hablett, 59, of Minersville, was westbound driving a 1987 Jeep J20.

Troopers said the teen attempted to make a left turn onto Red Horse Road and her vehicle was struck by the Jeep.

The front right end of the Jeep struck the right side of the Saturn.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that happened during an unknown period of time in Penn Forest Township.

Police said someone vandalized a vehicle belonging to a 20-year-old man along Broad Mountain View Drive.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A trimmer and other garden tools were stolen from the front porch of a Kunkletown area home between 7 p.m. Aug. 8 and 10 a.m. Aug. 13.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said the victim is a 45-year-old man who lives on Lower Smith Gap Road in Kunkletown.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lehigh Township police in Northampton County released the results of a checkpoint operation officers conducted on Aug. 21, on Route 134 and Blue Mountain Drive.

Arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol were Michael Ragard, 33, of Whitehall Township, Durell Cotton, 29, of Bath; and Carmen Guzman, 34, of Walnutport. Arrested for suspicion of DUI of a controlled substance was Allen Hammersly Jr., 58, of Allentown.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Coaldale woman was cited by Tamaqua Police after she reportedly punched another woman in the face.

Officers were dispatched to 103 Washington St. at 1:28 p.m. on Aug. 5 for a reported assault.

They spoke with the victim, who said she had been driving her van on Washington Street when she became involved in an argument with a passenger, Krystal Joy Stahler, 25, of 95 W. Miner St., Coaldale.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

McAdoo police responded to a fight call on Aug. 19 and found drug paraphernalia instead.

Officers were dispatched to the area of West Blaine Street at 10:25 p.m. and noticed an open garage door to the rear of 10 N. Kennedy Drive. A television set was turned on, with two chairs positioned in front of it, but no one was around. An adjoining door was also wide open.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Woman cited in disturbance

A Tamaqua woman was cited following a disturbance on Rowe Street on Aug. 4.

Officers were dispatched to the area at 6:50 a.m. and spoke with the male caller, who said a woman had been at his house, causing a disturbance while looking for her nephew. The woman was identified as Charlene Lower, 50, of 222 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. Lower also reportedly became physical with the caller’s girlfriend.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

State police at the Lehighton barracks said Kayla V. Driscoll, 20, of Palmerton, suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash at 8:42 p.m. Aug. 20 on Forest Inn Road in Lower Towamensing Township.

Police said she was transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital by the Palmerton EMS.

Police said she was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu southbound and was negotiating a right curve in the roadway when the car traveled off the roadway and struck a utility pole. The car sustained minor passenger side fender damages.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Failing to stop for a stop sign proved costly for a Tamaqua man on July 5.

An officer was monitoring traffic at 7:11 p.m. when he saw an older red Chevrolet pick up truck going north on Washington Street.

When the truck didn’t stop for a sign at Washington and Clay Street, the officer made a traffic stop and identified the driver as William Joseph Johnson, 63, of 201 E. Broad St., Tamaqua.