Thursday, December 25, 2014

Police Logs

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Palmerton Police Department continues to investigate the following incidents:


Criminal charges were filed against Darrin Riley, 49, of 4341 Timberline Road, Walnutport. The incident occurred at 10:38 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the 200 block of Lehigh Avenue.

Public drunkenness

Wilbur Fountain, 39, of 771 W. Edgemont Ave. Palmerton, was cited for public drunkenness. The violation occurred at 1:01 p.m. Dec. 17 in the 600 block of West Princeton Avenue.

Retail theft

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Harassment charges will be filed against a Schuylkill County man for an incident that occurred on Saturday.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at 1:10 p.m. at 7 East Grand Ave. in Tower City Borough.

Daniel Cavanaugh, 21, of Tower City, grabbed a 20-year-old male of Tower City and pushed him into a kitchen countertop during an argument.

Charges for harassment will be filed through the Office of District Court 21-3-04 against Cavanaugh.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A Junedale woman has been cited by McAdoo Police after an incident at the Fegley Mini Mart on South Kennedy Drive.

Officers were dispatched to the store at 10 a.m. on Nov. 4 for a retail theft. A woman had entered the store and purchased a coffee, also pocketing a $2 pastry item. Through an investigation, the woman was identified as Vanessa Zapotosky, 24.

She was cited for retail theft.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Mahoning Township Police investigated the theft of copper and aluminum from 174 Mauch Chunk St. on Dec. 8.

The resident reported approximately 400 pounds of aluminum, and 500 pounds of copper were stolen from his property.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 570-386-2241.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident in which property was damaged in Mahanoy Township.

The incident happened at 12:30 a.m. Monday at 267 Park Place Road in the township.

Police said it is alleged Christian Van Horn, 38, was driving a 2004 Jeep when he intentionally drove through the front yard of Sam Quick, causing damage to the plastic piping on the sand mound before fleeing the scene.

Police said Van Horn will be cited for trespass by a motor vehicle and careless driving.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash at 7:15 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 81 in Butler Township.

State police at the Frackville barracks said Connor Clauss-Walton, 21, of Scott Township, the driver of a 2008 Infiniti, and Crystal J. Walton, 22, of El Paso, Texas, his passenger, were hurt. The driver sustained minor injuries while the passenger suffered moderate injuries, police said.

Police said the vehicle left the roadway, traveled hundreds of feet, struck trees and rolled over onto its passenger side.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Hometown man was lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, on Saturday following an assault in Rush Township.

Nathaniel Hafer, 28, was arrested by Rush Township Police at 9:52 p.m. and charged with simple assault and harassment following an incident on Claremont Avenue.

He was arraigned before on-call District Judge James Reiley and was unable to post bail.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A McAdoo woman has been charged in connection with a Nov. 11 crash after police received the results of blood tests.

McAdoo Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at 7:40 p.m. that day on Grant Street. At the scene, they found a Honda Odyssey, driven by Autumn Cleary, 31, which had struck a parked vehicle. Cleary told police she takes a lot of medication, but refused to identify the specific drugs. She was taken to the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton for treatment and blood tests.

Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Rush Township Police have cited Samantha McGeehan, 23, of Tamaqua, with retail theft after she reportedly stole items at the HT Commons Walmart. The theft took place at 5:35 p.m. on Saturday.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Fourteen drivers were issued Motor Vehicle Code traffic and nontraffic citations by Nesquehoning police between Dec. 14 and 20.

On Dec. 14, a driver who was stopped on Route 209 was cited for failure to have required financial responsibility (insurance) and because his registration plate was suspended for insurance cancellation.

On Dec. 15, two drivers were cited for incidents in the area of the school zone at the Panther Valley Elementary School. One driver was charged with careless driving while the other was issued a citation for having an expired inspection sticker.