Saturday, May 28, 2016

Police Logs

Friday, May 27, 2016

Tamaqua police cited Tabatha Marie Murphy, 27, of 339 Hazle St., Tamaqua, after an incident on Cedar Street on May 18.

Officers were called to 229 Cedar St. at 12:08 a.m. for a disturbance. The caller said a woman had come out of an apartment at the rear of 223 Cedar St., screaming, and began ripping apart a fence on the caller’s property. The woman then re-entered the apartment.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Tamaqua police cited Debra Lee Nuttall, 51, of 132 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, after an incident on May 19.

Officers were dispatched to the area at 6:27 p.m. for a women who was “out of control.” They found Nuttall to be in an intoxicated condition, yelling because she was unable to find her cat. The officer issued her a warning.

Four hours later police received a call from one of Nuttall’s neighbors, who said she was being threatened with bodily harm by the other woman.

Nuttall received a citation for harassment.

Friday, May 27, 2016

A criminal mischief incident which resulted in approximately $500 in damages is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

The victim is a 77-year-old man who resides in the 300 block of Winding Way in Kunkletown.

Police said between 11 p.m. Tuesday and noon Wednesday, someone threw a rock and smashed a window at the victim’s residence.

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Tamaqua Police Department’s security camera system came in handy on May 17 after police received a report of two teenage boys fighting at the skate park on East Spruce Street at 8:18 p.m.

With a click of the mouse, an officer was able to view the scene in real time. The two teens, a 16-year-old from Mary D and a 16-year-old from Walker Township, were taken to the police station and later released to family members.

Both were cited for disorderly conduct.

Friday, May 27, 2016

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the theft of a bird bath from a property in Eldred Township.

Police said the victim is an 81-year-old man who lives along Barlieb Court in the township.

The theft took place between 11 a.m. Sunday and 2 p.m. Thursday.

Friday, May 27, 2016

A dispute over property lines in Tamaqua resulted in citations for two people on May 21.

Officers were called to 228 W. Broad St. at 3:06 p.m. for a trespassing complaint. They met with the renters, who said their neighbors at 224 W. Broad St. entered their property, specifically the porch, which caused a verbal confrontation.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Rush Township police have filed charges against the following people after shoplifting incidents at the HT Commons Walmart in Hometown.

Gina McMurray, 24, of Lehighton was cited for an April 18 incident involving $4.13 worth of merchandise. She initially provided police with a false identity, which earned her an additional criminal charge. She was cited for retail theft, resisting arrest and providing false information to law enforcement.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Edward Sestakauskas, 68, of 541 E. Elm St., Tamaqua, was cited by Tamaqua police on May 17 after they received a complaint from a neighbor.

The neighbor came home from work at 4:45 p.m. to find a turkey claw placed on her gate. A neighbor said he saw Sestakauskas placing an item in that area of the fence about 15 minutes before the woman arrived home.

Sestakauskas denied putting the turkey leg on the fence and was advised to avoid his neighbor’s property.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Palmerton Police Department reports the following incidents:

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Charges were filed against Shane Perschy, 40, of Palmerton, for DUI, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, careless driving, and reckless driving. The incident occurred on April 3 in the 400 block of Delaware Avenue.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

State police at Frackville reported investigating a rear-end crash in Schuylkill County on Tuesday.

Troopers said Alexis C. Nevadomsky, 20, of Oneida was stopped in the southbound lane of Route 924 in East Union Township around 6:45 p.m. attempting to make a left turn. Her 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier was struck in the rear by a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck driven by Joseph E. Gilbert, 27, of Ringtown.

Both drivers sustained minor injuries and were taken to the Lehigh Valley Hospital — Hazleton Campus. The Colorado had to be towed from the scene.