Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Police Logs

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Several vehicle stops by state police at Lehighton led to the arrest of drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or controlled substances.

On Aug. 26 at 7:50 p.m. Anthony James Gardo, 19, of Northampton, was stopped along Route 248 eastbound near the Palmerton exit in Lower Towamensing Township, for a traffic violation. He was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Drug charges are pending.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Pine Grove man was uninjured after he fell asleep and crashed his vehicle on Route 443 in Schuylkill County, state police at Schuylkill Haven reported.

Brian K. Cooper Sr., 49, was westbound near Hetzels Church Road in Washington Township at 4:45 a.m., when his 1996 Toyota Corolla went across the eastbound lane and struck a mailbox, concrete wall and fence.

Police said Cooper would be cited for the crash.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a three-vehicle rear-end crash at 10:27 a.m. on Thursday along Seltzer Road, near Main Street in Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Justina Laychock, 90, of Pottsville, driving a 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlas; Sarah J. Brennan, 20, of Minersville, driving a 1999 Subaru Legacy; and Faith E. Cook, 69, of Pottsville, driving a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 truck, were all eastbound.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A truck that was stolen in Schuylkill County was found several hours later in Bucks County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a 2000 Ford F-150 truck, owned by Weiner's Iron & Metal Corp., 1056 Route 61 South, in North Manheim Township, was stolen from their lot at 12:13 a.m. on Friday. The truck was unlocked and had the keys in it, troopers said.

At 9 a.m. the truck was found on a parking lot in Sellersville. The investigation is continuing.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven are looking for a driver they believe was involved in two hit-and-run crashes within a minute of each other in Pine Grove Township on Thursday.

Troopers said the first crash was reported at 9:14 p.m. at the intersection of Route 443 and Brookside Road. Troopers said a car was driven eastbound on 443 and the driver attempted a right turn onto Brookside Road when the front of his vehicle struck the front of a 2010 Ford E350 truck operated by Mark J. Snyder, 53, of Sunbury, who was stopped for a stop sign on Brookside.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Phony $100 bills were passed at two Schuylkill County stores.

State police at Frackville said the incidents occurred at the Bath & Body Works and Victoria Secret stores in the Schuylkill Mall in New Castle Township.

The bills were passed around 6 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

State police at the Lehighton barracks said six traffic stops have resulted in people being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Four of the offenses took place on Tuesday, and the other two happened on Friday.

The first incident on Tuesday happened at 7:37 p.m. at the intersection of Old Stagecoach and Gilbert roads in Polk Township. Police said Matthew Lee Frantz, 33, of Kunkletown, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs after he was initially stopped for an equipment violation.

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Tamaqua man ended up in jail after a mother-daughter dispute on Aug. 22.

Police were dispatched to the 300 block of West Broad Street in Tamaqua, at 2:45 p.m., for a reported fight between a mother and daughter. The daughter, Cory Lynn Matalavage, 33, had fled the scene.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tamaqua Police have cited James Gilson, 19, of 223 W. Rowe St., Tamaqua, after an incident at the Fegley Mini Mart, 30-32 Center St.

Gilson, who had repeatedly been warned to stay off the property, was observed at the front door by store personnel at 4:58 p.m. on Aug. 15. He was cited for defiant trespass.

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Tamaqua woman has been charged with stealing her mother's laptop.

Noelle Hannah Parisi, 18, of 223 Pine St., Tamaqua, reportedly was told to leave her mother's home at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 25.

Parisi left, but took a Toshiba laptop, owned by the mother, with her.

Parisi was charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.