Saturday, December 20, 2014

Police Logs

Friday, December 19, 2014

State police at the Schuylkill Haven were summoned to quell a verbal argument that escalated to a confrontation at 7 p.m. Thursday at 112 Pottsville St. in Cressona.

Police said a 30-year-old Cressona man will be cited for harassment after he allegedly spit in the face of a 31-year-old Cressona woman and choked her with his hands.

Friday, December 19, 2014

A Parryville man was cited by Coaldale Police after he was caught helping another man steal items from an apartment building at 127 E. Phillip St.

Arthur Gotthard, landlord of the apartment building, called police on Oct. 22 to report unwanted people on his property. Gotthard told officers the apartment was rented to a Taryn Depos. He suspected that Daniel Fink, 31, of Parryville was at the apartment, baby-sitting a child, and the electricity had been shut off.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Two battery chargers that were found at 2 p.m. Thursday on Peach Mountain Road in Norwegian Township were turned in to police.

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said anyone who may have lost the chargers can retrieve them by contacting police at 570-739-1330.

Friday, December 19, 2014

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said an 11-year-old student will be cited for criminal mischief following an incident at 1:55 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 school in Marlin, Norwegian Township.

Police said the youth, who is from Pine Grove, was observed walking through a hallway and kicking a hole in one of the walls.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tamaqua Police are investigating a burglary at the former CVS building at the east end of the borough.

An officer on patrol at 11:37 a.m. last Friday saw tire tracks in the snow leading up to the empty building and went to investigate. He found the front, glass doors had been pried open. Once inside, the burglar began removing the electrical wiring, making off with a large amount of heavy-gauge copper wire. A smaller amount of aluminum wiring, some copper pipes and copper tubing/cables were removed.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

State police at Lehighton reported investigating numerous theft incidents.

An AT&T shelter at a cell tower located in the 100 block of Firehouse Road in Towamensing Township, Carbon County, was entered and multiple copper bus bars and electrical wire taken. The incident was reported at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 17.

A 55-year-old male from the 100 block of Karaman Lane in Kunkletown, Polk Township, reported someone stole about 550 gallons of fuel oil and 48.7 gallons of propane from his residence. The theft occurred sometime between Oct. 10 and Nov. 22.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Two people are facing charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance following incidents in May in Jim Thorpe Borough.

Police reported this week Kristen N. Hickey, 48, of 25 E. Third St., Jim Thorpe, was charged after an incident at 5 p.m. May 4 at her residence. She was also cited for operating while her driver's license is suspended or revoked.

Hector Calderon, 46, of 502 Center St., Apt. 1, Jim Thorpe, was charged after an incident at 7 p.m. May 28 along Lehigh Avenue.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A 58-year-old Saylorsburg man was a victim of forgery on Friday, according to state police at Lehighton.

A family member stole checks from the man, signed the victim's name and cashed them.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

State police at Lehighton filed charges against Palmerton Area School District because its building at 3533 Fireline Road in Lower Towamensing Township had four false alarms in a one-year period.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Bath man was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence following a traffic stop Monday in Franklin Township.

State police at Lehighton said charges against Cody Charles Buskirk, 24, are pending results of a blood draw.

Buskirk was stopped just before 2 p.m. at Route 209 and Court Street for a suspended registration.