Saturday, April 30, 2016

Police Logs

Saturday, April 30, 2016

A Tamaqua woman was cited for harassment after an incident involving a baby stroller on April 27.

Tamaqua Police received a complaint from a woman on Cherry Street, who said Bernadette Moulthrop, 45, of 29 E. Elm St., Tamaqua, came to her home that morning and began an argument about items she claimed were missing from her apartment.

Moulthrop grabbed the stroller and began to leave. When the victim tried to stop her, Moulthrop shoved her, took the stroller and left.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Rush Township Police have given the citations for retail theft incidents that occurred at HT Commons Walmart in Hometown:

• Angel N. Schlier, 25, of Jim Thorpe, stole $4.13 worth of merchandise on April 18. She was charged with retail theft and resisting arrest.

• Winston Batista Castillo, 23, of Hazleton, stole $65.81 worth of merchandise on April 24 and is facing retail theft charges.

• Jose Martinez, 18, of Hazleton, stole items valued at $59.81 on April 24 and is facing retail theft charges.

Friday, April 29, 2016

A Carbon County man’s failure to stop for a school bus in Mahoning Township has resulted in a DUI/drug arrest.

The township’s police department said that at 10 a.m. April 6, police received a complaint from George’s Transportation, who reported vehicles were failing to stop for the school bus while it is dropping students off around 3:55-4:05 p.m. on Route 443 at stop locations of SR443 between Fredericks Grove Road and Ashtown Road.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A bicycle that was reported stolen on Sunday at a Schuylkill County residence was returned and the person who took it arrested.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the bike was removed from the residence of Rita Souchak, 54, of 103 Railroad St., Cressona, sometime between 5 and 8 a.m. Later in the day a 15-year-old Pine Grove male was observed riding the bike near the Sheetz service plaza along Route 901 in Pottsville. A witness who saw the bike on Facebook as stolen was able to identify it and notified police.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Slatington driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Karel A. Mikolas, 76, was driving a 2009 Ford Ranger pickup eastbound along Memorial Drive, at the intersection with Herbert Drive in Lynn Township, at 8:25 p.m. Saturday. Troopers said he veered his truck into an embankment, flipping it over onto the passenger side. It came to rest facing east in a ditch. Mikolas had to be extricated from the truck by rescue personnel. He did not receive any medical treatment, according to the police report.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Tamaqua woman chose the wrong time to walk by the Tamaqua Police Station on April 17.

An officer was outside the station at 9:20 p.m., preparing to go on patrol when he saw Elizabeth Jean Ostrowski, 46, of 539 E. Elm St., walk around the corner of the building. Unfortunately for Ostrowski, the officer knew there was an active warrant posted for her arrest.

The warrant was confirmed and she was taken to the Schuylkill County prison in Pottsville.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Both sides of an argument in Schuylkill County were cited for harassment.

State police at Schuylkill Haven identified the two as Karen Gotshall, 43, and Cori Sites, 35, both of Orwigsburg. Troopers said on April 15 about 6:30 p.m. the two pushed each other during an argument that occurred along Centre Turnpike (Route 61), in West Brunswick Township.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

McAdoo police cited Kevin Black Jr., 18, of Kelayres after an incident on March 16.

An officer saw Black stumbling as he walked into a mini mart on Kennedy Drive. As the officer watched Black exited the store then walked north on Kennedy Drive. During this time a blue Dodge van began circling the block, following Black’s progress.

When Black saw the patrol car he entered a yard and tried to run. He was picked up by Kline Township police who had responded to a call for assistance.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Luzerne County man has been cited for disorderly conduct in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said William Thomas Whittaker, 26, of Sugarloaf, will receive a summons by mail following an incident that occurred at 4:40 p.m. April 9 in the village of McAdoo Heights in Kline Township. Troopers said he caused a disturbance.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tamaqua police have filed charges against Samuel O. Koch, 56, of 82 Hunter St., Tamaqua, after he was found in a disoriented condition on April 14.

Concerned citizens contacted the Schuylkill County Communications Center after 11 a.m. to report an intoxicated man in the area of the Elks Building, Nescopec and Rowe streets. Officers arrived at 11:15 a.m. and found Koch on Rowe Street, weaving unsteadily on his feet.