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Police Logs

Friday, April 21, 2017

State police at Lehighton are seeking the whereabouts of a man sought for violation of Megan’s Law.

Troopers are seeking information on Gilbert M. Mook, 52. Troopers said Mook failed to update his quarterly Megan’s Law status. His previously listed address in Lower Towamensing Township was found to be vacant and all previously provided contact information was found to be invalid.

District Judge William Kissner, of Palmerton, has approved a felony arrest warrant for Mook for failure to comply with registration of sexual offender requirements.

Friday, April 21, 2017

McAdoo police recently filed charges in several cases.

Thomas Gaughan Sr., 55, currently an inmate in the Schuylkill County Prison, was charged with defiant trespass and disorderly conduct after he was found scrounging for cigarette butts at the Fegley Mini Mart on Oct. 9, 2016. Gaughan is banned from the store but continues to trespass.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

State police at Lehighton are investigating the following incidents:

• On March 22, a commercial glass-front refrigerator was stolen outside of a house on the 200 block of Main Street in Parryville. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 610-681-1850.

• On March 25, a Kunkletown woman said someone entered her home on the 100 block of Kyle Drive and stole several tools valued at $1,000. On that day a Kunkletown resident reported the theft of a vehicle dolly from his residence on the 600 block of Bottom Road.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A car and farm-tractor collided along a Schuylkill County roadway on Wednesday with both drivers blaming the other for the crash.

State police at Frackville said Ralph Bley, 31, of Ringtown, was driving a 1986 Case model farm-tractor eastbound on Phinneyville Road, east of Route 924 in East Union Township about 12:15 p.m. Bley was towing a Disc and Packer unit assemblies.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Richard J. Hartman, 41, of 10 Cedar Ave., Jim Thorpe, has been charged by borough police with six charges as a result of an assault incident that happened at 12:15 a.m. March 24 at his residence.

Police said he was cited for criminal trespass, simple assault, resisting arrest, persistent disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

State Police at Lehighton reported the following DUI incidents:

• Police responded to a hit-and-run crash on March 25 on Forrest Inn Road near its intersection with Boyer Farm Road. A 45-year-old man from Lehighton was located and taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence. The man submitted to a blood draw at Palmerton Hospital and was released.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Schuylkill County driver sustained a minor injury in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 7:19 p.m. Monday along Aristes Road in Union Township.

State police at Frackville said Paul D. Hillibush, 43, of Frackville, was driving a 2009 Jeep Wrangler eastbound when the vehicle left the road and struck a pole along the south berm. After impact the Jeep rolled over once and came to rest on its wheels in a field.

Hillibush was taken by Shenandoah ambulance to the Lehigh Valley Hospital — Hazleton Campus. The Jeep had to be towed.

Troopers said charges are pending.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

State Police at Lehighton reported the following DUI incidents:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tamaqua police filed these citations last week.

• Douglas James Schartel, 35, of 203 Market St., Tamaqua, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia on April 8 after an officer saw him walking on East Broad Street. The officer knew there was a warrant for Schartel’s arrest and took him into custody, searching him for any weapons, etc. The search turned up a syringe, four empty bags with white powder residue and a glass pipe.

He was arraigned before District Judge David Rossi on the warrant.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

State police at Lehighton are investigating the following incidents.

Crashes

• On March 24, Robert Schermerhorn, 24, of Kunkletown lost control of his vehicle while traveling south on Interchange Road near Country Junction. Schermerhorn went off the left side of the road and struck a snow bank head on, and then went another 100 feet and struck a billboard in the Country Junction parking lot, where his vehicle came to a stop. No injuries were reported.