Friday, August 1, 2014

Police Logs

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Carbon County man is facing multiple charges following an incident in Nesquehoning that occurred Wednesday.

Borough police said at 7:34 p.m. officers Brian White and Robert Blisard were dispatched for a stolen vehicle at 155 E. Catawissa St.

A 1998 blue Ford Ranger pickup was stolen.

A description of the vehicle was transmitted to all area police departments. Jim Thorpe officer Matthew Swartz spotted the vehicle a short time later along Route 209 and was following it.

A traffic stop was initiated by Swartz but the driver refused to stop.

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident that occurred at 12:27 a.m. Friday along Wolf Road, in the Pattersonville section of Union Township.

State police at Frackville said a patrol unit found a vehicle parked on the travel lanes of Wolf Road. The driver, lated identified as Martin Joseph Reese, 63, of Ringtown, was slumped over the steering wheel.

He was awakened by troopers. A strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was emitting from his breath and person, troopers said.

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Palmerton Police Department is investigating several recent incidents.

Public drunkenness

A citation was filed against Louise Smith, 48, of 2367 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton for public drunkenness. The violation occurred at 11:12 p.m. Sunday at Mauch Chunk Road and Walnut St.


Deron Christman, 42, of 226 Delaware Ave., received a citation for speeding at 5:36 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Mauch Chunk Road.

Friday, August 1, 2014

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of a large quantity of copper neutral wires from a PPL Electric Utilities site in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said PPL workers discovered that about 14 spans of wiring were cut down and stolen from a main power line network off Interstate 81 at the Delano exit near Grier City, in Delano Township.

The total length of wire taken was estimated at between 2,500 and 3,000 feet. The estimated value was set at $20,000.

The theft occurred sometime between noon Tuesday and 3 p.m. Thursday.

Friday, August 1, 2014

A motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Lehigh County on Wednesday. State police at Fogelsville said the incident occurred at 5:54 p.m. along Mountain Road in Lower Macungie Township.

Troopers said Gregory B. Tyson, 47, of Breinigsville, was operating a 2001 Yamaha XV9660 bike southbound and approaching a slight right curve in the road while Brooke F. Young Jr., 70, of Macungie, was northbound driving a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Schuylkill County woman is being sought by police on multiple charges.

State police at Frackville said they are seeking the whereabouts of Jennifer M. Eckert, 39, of New Philadelphia.

According to troopers on May 14 at 10:04 a.m. troopers said Eckert and a passenger were traveling along Mountain Road, toward New Philadelphia, in Blythe Township, where state police had set up a stationary traffic safety checkpoint.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Summit Hill man is in prison after he created a disturbance and fought with police on Tuesday.

According to Summit Hill police, at 8:43 p.m., officers were dispatched to 124 E. Fell St., Summit Hill for a report of a neighbor issue.

Upon arrival, as police talked to the person who filed the complaint, Thomas Horner, 55, of 126 E. Fell St., was outside visibly intoxicated and causing a disturbance. He was told by police several times to stop his actions but he refused.

He was then informed that he was under arrest, but he began to struggle with officers.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nesquehoning police on Friday stopped a man they believe was driving under the influence of drugs.

At 3:15 p.m. patrolman Robert Blisard saw a black Ford Explorer with an expired inspection sticker in the 400 block of West Railroad Street. Blisard stopped the car in the McDonald's parking lot.

During the investigation, he found 10 bags of heroin on the driver, identified as Jonathan O'Gurek. Blisard noticed that O'Gurek appeared to be inebriated. O'Gurek was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence of narcotics. Charges are pending.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County residence which was the site of a break-in a day earlier.

Troopers said the home of Grace Madenford, 82, of 171 Main St., village of Joliett in Porter Township, was entered sometime between July 27 and 29. Removed was a red Troy Bilt generator, which was located inside a garage on the property.

On Monday troopers reported the home had been entered sometime between 2 and 9 a.m. on Sunday through a boarded-up second floor bedroom window. A desktop computer was taken.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Schuylkill County man was cited following an altercation.

State police at Frackville said Arthur Heckman Jr., 63, of Barnesville, was cited following an incident that occurred at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday at 66 Back Road, in Barnesville.

Troopers said during an altercation the suspect punched Arthur Heckman III, 33, of Barnesville, in the mouth and hit Angela Kyelberg, 34, of Mahanoy City, in the right torso and spit in her face.

Heckman was issued two citations for harassment, troopers said.