Thursday, October 23, 2014

Police Logs

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Shenandoah man who fell and hit his head on Oct. 11 has been cited by Tamaqua police.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Spruce and South Railroad streets at 12:23 p.m. for a male who had fallen off a wall. When officers arrived, they were directed by a witness to Johnny Baker, 35, of 513 W. Coal St., who was walking west on Spruce Street. When Baker saw the officer, he began to run toward the rear of a home on Cherry Street.

The officer followed and caught up with him. A routine records check indicated there was a warrant issued for Baker's arrest.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

State police at Frackville are searching for the person who threw an object at a Tamaqua woman's vehicle Saturday on Old Route 209 in Reevesdale.

The victim reported she was traveling through Reevesdale around 8 p.m. when a projectile hit her 2007 Honda van, leaving a dent in the hood.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

State police at Frackville are investigating a scattering of rubbish incident that occurred at a site in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said two bags of household trash were placed along Interstate 81 northbound in Delano Township. The bags were found at 8:20 a.m. Thursday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations issued by officers.

Chief Sean Smith issued 10 speeding tickets during Oct. 17 and 18 along Route 93 a 55 mph zone. Speeds included 79, 74, 71 and 70.

Smith also cited Megan W. Watkins, 58, of 23 N. Market St., Summit Hill, for retail theft at Redner's Warehouse Market. The incident occurred on Oct. 15. She was charged with taking $31.47 worth of merchandise without paying for it. A first offense, she was issued a nontraffic citation.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks will be conducting an "operation safe stop" detail on Wednesday.

The operation is to alert the motoring public of the dangers of passing stopped school buses loading or unloading students. Police officers will target selected school bus routes that have demonstrated a high incidence of illegal passes for violations of the stopped school bus statute.

During the operation, which will run between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., marked patrol vehicles will follow targeted school buses.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Luzerne County driver was involved in a one-vehicle crash along Interstate 81 in Kline Township, Schuylkill County, on Monday.

State police at Frackville said Carlos A. Lithgow Ortega, 25, of West Hazleton, was driving a 2014 Ford Escape southbound at 5:50 a.m. and attempting to exit the interstate onto the Route 309 ramp.

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Carbon County driver was involved in a three-vehicle crash in which one of the drivers was cited. State police at Fogelsville said the crash occurred at the intersection of Route 100 and Willow Lane in Lower Macungie Township.

Troopers said Cody A. Mohn, 21, of Fleetwood, Berks County, was driving a 2005 Honda Civic and was going through the intersection when Stephanie G. Tucker, 23, of Macungie, attempted to make a right turn off 100 onto Willow Lane.

Monday, October 20, 2014

A tractor-trailer rig crashed along Interstate 81 in Ryan Township, Schuylkill County, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

State police at Frackville said Gerald W. Grant, 65, of Montpelier, Ohio, was driving a 2013 Mack truck with trailer southbound when the rig left the road on the west side. It traveled about 150 feet then re-entered the southbound lane for another 150 feet before leaving the road a second time on the west side.

Monday, October 20, 2014

A driver sustained a minor injury in a one-vehicle at 11:11 a.m. Thursday along Interstate 80 in Tunkhannock Township, Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Jeffery S. Hoover, 37, of Curwensville, Clearfield County, was driving a 2003 Ford F150 pickup eastbound when he attempted to retrieve his cellphone and failed to see traffic slowing in front of him. He applied his brakes too late, swerved to the left to avoid a collision, and struck several trees along the left berm.

Hoover was taken to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for treatment.

Monday, October 20, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating an act of criminal mischief that occurred at a Monroe County church.

Troopers said criminals damaged a bird bath and decorative steppingstone at the Zion Lutheran Church, located at 1919 Route 209, in Brodheadsville. The incident occurred sometime between Oct. 10 and 12.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-646-2271.