Sunday, August 28, 2016

Police Logs

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sometime overnight on Aug. 18 into Aug. 19, someone entered seven unlocked vehicles in the Borough of Tamaqua, stealing items ranging from a GPS unit, to change, to the vehicles’ paperwork.

The thefts took place on Union, Mauch Chunk, Elm and Cherry Streets.

Police urge motorists to keep their vehicles locked when they are unoccupied.

Anyone with information may contact police at 570-668-5000.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Tamaqua Police have corrected a police log item concerning retail thefts that was published in Wednesday’s edition.

Brian Scott Fritz, 39, of Tamaqua, will not be cited for retail theft from Pieracini’s Market.

An employee contacted police on Aug. 5 after she observed Fritz placing an item in his pants as he was standing in front of an open cooler containing bottles of Sprite.

The action was caught on the store’s video surveillance system.

However, upon further review of the footage, it was determined the item Fritz had in his hand was a cellphone.

Friday, August 26, 2016

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident that occurred around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday along Route 903 at Wargo Road in Penn Forest Township.

State police at Lehighton said Erica Elsbeth Hosfeld, 38, of Penn Forest Township, was stopped for an equipment violation and displayed signs of impairment and was taken into custody.

Troopers said charges were filed.

Friday, August 26, 2016

William John Welfel, 24, of Second Street, Coaldale, was picked up by Tamaqua police on Aug. 13 on an outstanding warrant.

Officers received a tip that Welfel would be driving south in a Mercury Mountaineer around 10 p.m., then stopped him on Route 309 south at 10:11 p.m.

Welfel was transported to the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville to answer to the warrant.

Tamaqua police cited him for driving with a DUI-related suspended license.

Friday, August 26, 2016

State police at the Lehighton barracks said a motorcycle operator eluded a trooper who tried to pull him over at 10:25 p.m. Aug. 19 in the area of the Lentz Trail and Route 902 in Summit Hill Borough.

Police said the officer observed the motorcycle traveling north on Route 902 at the intersection of the Lentz Trail and followed it. The trooper noticed the motorcycle did not have a registration plate. While following the motorcycle, the officer clocked it at 60 mph in a 45 mph. zone.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Michelle Marie Rex, 41, of Cherry Street, Tamaqua, was cited for allowing her dog to run loose on Aug. 1.

The white and brown pit bull was found under a trailer in the 400 block of Pine Street and was recovered by volunteers with the Tamaqua Area Animal Rescue group, who were familiar with the animal due to past incidents.

Rex told police she gave the dog away, but that person said the dog was never his.

Friday, August 26, 2016

A burglary at a Monroe County residence is being investigated by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said criminals entered the residence in the 1000 block ofHideaway Hill Road in Polk Township, through an unlocked garage door. Two Stihl 455 chain saws, Craftsman push mower, Toro weed whacker, Craftsman chop saw, two Dewalt drills, a Milwaukee handheld saw and miscellaneous hand tools were removed from the home.

The home is owned by a 49-year-old male from Coplay. The incident occurred sometime between Aug. 15 and Monday.

Friday, August 26, 2016

A Lehigh County driver was cited following a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 6:08 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Blue Ridge and Pennell roads in Ross Township, Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said Rafi J. Poueriet, 21, of Allentown, was driving a 2002 BMW 530i westbound on Blue Ridge Road at a speed too fast for conditions and failed to stop for a posted stop sign. The front of his vehicle hit the driver’s side of a 2009 Kia Rio driven by Kaleigh R. Yaich, 29, of Saylorsburg, who was attempting a left-hand turn onto Blue Ridge from Pennell Road.

Friday, August 26, 2016

State police at Schuylkill Haven are looking for a Schuylkill County man wanted in connection with an assault incident and protection from abuse violation.

Troopers said on Aug. 10 Daniel Krammes, 28, of Reilly Township, and a 25-year-old woman from Saint Clair, were at a campsite new Newtown, Reilly Township, when they began to argue over a personal matter.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Jade Eve Manz

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a report of a 16-year-old girl being missing from her home.

Police said Jade Eve Manz of the 100 block of Acorn Lane, Kunkletown, Polk Township, was last seen at about 1 p.m. Aug. 19. She was reported missing at 7:11 p.m. Wednesday.

Police are asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact them at 610-681-1850.