Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Police Logs

Monday, October 24, 2016

State police at Lehighton report the following:

• Christina M. Fletcher, 40, of Walnutport, was arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks with harassment after an incident at 8:42 p.m. Oct. 14 on the 200 block of White St., Weissport.

Police said Fletcher, while under the influence of alcohol, punched a 31-year-old woman in the face and yelled at her in the roadway.

• Someone damaged lawn decorations in a criminal mischief incident in Penn Forest Township.

The incident happened between 4-5 p.m. Oct. 18 along Deer Park Lane.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Tamaqua Police cited John Welfel, 24, of East Union Street, Tamaqua, after receiving a report about suspicious persons on Oct. 9.

Officers received a call about two people, possible drug overdoses, in a car in the 400 block of Biddle Street at 4 p.m. They found Welfel and a woman, who were both sleeping.

Welfel said they were spending their nights at a home on East Union Street, but spending their days in the car due to the people who hang around the house during the day.

Monday, October 24, 2016

A Tamaqua man found himself in the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville on Oct. 16 after he was caught breaking into his former residence.

Duane Roy Allen II, 28, was caught entering a home at 320 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua, despite previous warnings from the owner to stay away from the property.

A records check turned up two outstanding warrants for Allen’s arrest.

He was arraigned before duty District Judge Christina Hale on charges of burglary and criminal trespass.

Bail was set at $50,000 straight, which he was unable to post.

Monday, October 24, 2016

• State police at Lehighton said a resident on Broad Mountain View Drive in Jim Thorpe reported on Oct. 16 that someone removed a Myer 57 hydraulic plow pump from his vehicle and replaced it with a Myer 47 hydraulic pump.

• A resident of New York Boulevard, Effort, reported to state police at Lehighton at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 15 that his medication was lost or stolen from him.

• State police at Schuylkill Haven reported Melissa A. Knier, of Frackville, has been charged with theft of leased property.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Dahna E. Phillips, 51, of New Ringgold, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after a one-vehicle crash at 4:32 p.m. Oct. 4 on the Mahoning Mountain Road in East Penn Township.

Monday, October 24, 2016

• Lansford police issued nontraffic citations to the following people:

Brittany Paules, 19, Lansford: Animal nuisance prohibited on Sept. 5; Jaimie Phelps, 28, Kennett Square, Bucks County: Retail theft on Aug. 25 and Aug. 29; Kevin Darrohn, 46, Lansford: Harassment on Sept. 8; Jeremy Acardi, 31, Lansford: Harassment on Aug. 16 Wendy Kaminitsky, 38, Summit Hill: Public drunkenness on Sept. 10; Maretta McGeehan, 31, Lansford: Disorderly conduct on Sept. 15; Danielle Growchowski, 39, Easton: Public drunkenness and disorderly conduct on Sept. 19.

• Traffic citations:

Monday, October 24, 2016

Two Middleport men were cited by Schuylkill Township Police after a fight on Sept. 26.

Joseph Rolenaitis, 23, of 6 Walnut St., and Joseph McGinley, 43, of 4 Main St., were both cited for disorderly conduct after the fight, which took place at the Rolenaitis home.

Witnesses said both were cursing loudly and McGinley took several swings at the door with a baseball bat.

The charges were filed by Sgt. Anthony Stanell.

Monday, October 24, 2016

State police at Lehighton barracks said someone damaged the restrooms at the Saylorsburg Playground.

The incident happened between 1 p.m. Oct. 15 and noon Oct. 16 at the playground located in Ross Township.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

State police at Fern Ridge reported on the following incidents:

• A 15-year-old male from Effort was cited for theft for an incident at the Pleasant Valley High School in Chestnuthill Township. The teen entered the locker of a 14-year-old male from Kunkletown on Sept. 7 around 1 p.m. removed his iPhone, valued at $700, and damaged it. The phone was eventually returned to the school’s assistant principal.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Tamaqua man has been charged with breaking in to the Tamaqua Salvation Army building, 105 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.

David John Brode, 22, of Pine Street, Tamaqua, entered the building at 8 p.m. on Oct. 8. Security cameras then recorded him removing tiles from the drop ceiling in the lobby. He then made his way to the office, where he removed $32 in bills and change.

He was charged for burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking and defiant trespass.