Saturday, July 4, 2015

Police Logs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mahoning Township police reported that Tamara Lynn Sytch, 42, of Palmerton, has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence.

In addition, she was also charged with summary offenses of driving while suspended and careless driving.

Sytch was stopped on May 30 at 1:32 a.m. after an officer observed her vehicle drive into the oncoming lane and then hitting a curb on Route 443.

A blood test showed a 0.25 BAC.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 29.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A vehicle stop by Mahoning Township police had led to a Palmerton driver being charged with driving under the influence.

Dennis Smale II, 43, was stopped on June 5 at 12:55 a.m. along Route 443.

He has been charged with two counts of DUI, both misdemeanors, and a summary offense of careless driving. A blood test showed a 0.15 BAC. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 29.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

An incident on Ben Titus Road, Still Creek, early Monday morning landed a man in the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville.

Rush Township police were dispatched to 32 Ben Titus Road at 12:56 a.m. where a naked man was reportedly attempting to break into a house.

On scene officers found Alexander Riotto, 33, of 27 Ben Titus Road, who seemed to be under the influence of an unknown narcotic.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A man was jailed on theft charge stemming from an incident in Schuylkill County that occurred in June.

State police at Frackville said Jeremy Lockwitch, no age or address given, has been charged in connection with an incident that occurred on June 11, sometime between 2 and 3 p.m. at 221 Church St., in Ryan Township. Troopers said Lockwitch entered the residence and removed a Sony 42-inch flat screen television and about $30 in loose change.

Through an investigation troopers obtained an arrest warrant for Lockwitch. He was located by state police at Fern Ridge and arrested.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

An incident at St. Luke's Hospital-Miners Campus in Coaldale earned a Lansford man a number of citations.

Officers were dispatched to the hospital early in the morning on June 8 to assist Lansford Police with a man who was in custody for assaulting an emergency medical technician while being transported to the medical facility.

The man was identified as Michael R. Zuber, 29, of 2 East Ridge St., Lansford.

Police said Zuber was extremely intoxicated and continued causing a disturbance, despite repeated efforts by the officers to calm him down.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Nescopec, Luzerne County, man has been identified in a hit-and-run incident at the Beacon Diner in Hometown on Oct. 26, 2015.

David Burock, 63, was driving a 2014 Dodge Ram when he struck a parked Hyundai in the restaurant's parking lot. The incident took place at 10:26 a.m.

He was charged in the incident.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jim Thorpe police have reported the arrest of Javier Jose Garcia, 40, of 236 Sunset Way, Palmerton, on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanor offenses, as a result of an incident that happened at 11:27 a.m. Oct. 5.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

State police at Frackville are investigating a criminal mischief incident.

Troopers said Stephen Wargo Jr. of Tuscarora, Schuylkill Township, reported someone smashed the rear passenger door window on his Jeep Cherokee while parked in the area of 721 Broad St. The incident occurred sometime overnight of May 30-31, but was not reported until Monday.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following a traffic stop that occurred at 9:45 p.m. Friday along Route 1006 in Ryan Township.

State police at Frackville said George Michael Reno II, 23, of Pottsville, was found to be under the influence at the stop. He was taken to the barracks for a breath test, which showed him over the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Charges were filed.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a misdemeanor charge following a traffic stop.

State police at Frackville said John Charles Paletskie Jr., 38, of Mahanoy City, was stopped at 12:50 a.m. Saturday along Route 1008 in West Mahanoy Township. At the stop it was learned that Paletskie did not have an ignition interlock system on his vehicle, which he was required to have due to a driving under the influence conviction.

He was charged with operating a motor vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock.