Saturday, August 1, 2015

Police Logs

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Rush Township Police have identified the driver involved in a July 21 hit and run accident on Claremont Avenue as Justine Simon, 39, of Nesquehoning.

The accident occurred at 4:06 p.m. when a 1998 Jeep Cherokee, traveling south, struck a Ford Econoline van. The van was also headed south. Simon left the scene but later admitted to hitting the van.

She faces charges of hit and run of an attended vehicle as well as other charges.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Palmerton police released the following list of citations issued by officers.

Cole Kerschner, 24, of Lehighton, was cited for disorderly conduct for an incident on July 26 at 3:35 a.m. in the 200 block of Columbia Ave.

Jared Costenbader, 20, of Palmerton, was cited for speeding on July 25 at 8:10 p.m. in the 600 block of Mauch Chunk Road.

Thomas McClelland, 42, of Wantage, New Jersey, was cited on July 15 at 12:20 p.m. at Mauch Chunk Road and Franklin Avenue for obedience to traffic control devices.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Palmerton police reported the arrest of two borough residents on various drug-related charges.

Police said Gregory Seip, 44, and Maria McKittrick, 50, were arrested as the result of an incident at 8:30 p.m. on July 20 in the 900 block of Mauch Chunk Road.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Lansford police say three of the five people they have been seeking have been found.

Vanya Graul, Rachael French, and Paul Weirich were all arraigned Monday and are awaiting preliminary hearings. Weirich is currently in Lehigh County prison.

French is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault and harassment.

Weirich is charged with retail theft following an incident on May 8.

Graul is charged with theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy after an incident on June 3, 2013.

Friday, July 31, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary at an unoccupied Monroe County home.

The residence on Switzgabel Drive in Chestnuthill Township was entered through a rear side garage door.

Three to four feet of copper piping from a basement water heater were taken.

The incident occurred sometime between 8 a.m. on July 6 and 3:45 p.m. on July 9.

The residence is owned by Altisource Property Management.

Friday, July 31, 2015

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of sneakers from a Schuylkill County property.

A resident on Water Street in Norwegian Township, reported someone removed three pairs of Nike sneakers from the back porch of her home. The theft occurred sometime between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 7:55 a.m. on Wednesday.

Friday, July 31, 2015

One driver was slightly injured in a two-vehicle, rear-end crash that occurred in a work zone in Schuylkill County at 6:45 a.m. Thursday.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Christopher S. Wagner, 32, of Pottsville, driving a 2009 Dodge Ram truck, was stopped along Route 61 in West Brunswick Township, in an active work zone.

His vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2000 Subaru Impreza driven by Lyndsi M. Moyer, 20, of Schuylkill Haven.

Friday, July 31, 2015

State police at Frackville reported a multiple vehicle crash along Interstate 81 in Ryan Township, Schuylkill County that occurred at 12:33 p.m. Wednesday. The crash was caused, in part, by a one-vehicle crash that occurred a few moments earlier.

Troopers said Johnny Masters, 43 of Piedmont, South Carolina, was driving a Kenworth tractor with trailer northbound and had to stop in the right lane for a vehicle that had just crashed into a bridge.

Friday, July 31, 2015

State police at Fogelsville cited a driver after a one-vehicle crash at 3:31 p.m. Thursday along Route 143 in Lynn Township, Lehigh County.

Troopers said Catherine R. Osborne, 25, of Walnutport, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier eastbound and crossed over into the westbound lane and struck a curb and a landscaping brick wall with the front bumper and driver's side quarter panel. The car then drove up a utility pole before rolling over.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Schuylkill County woman is facing charges following an incident that occurred on June 30.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a 48-year-old man of Dauphin, Dauphin County, was at BG's Market in Pine Grove Township, about 8:03 p.m. when he dropped his wallet while paying for items. Jeana Houser, 50, of Pine Grove, picked up the wallet and left the store.

Troopers said Houser was subsequently identified and admitted taking the wallet. She has been charged with theft of mislaid/lost property and receiving stolen property.