Sunday, June 25, 2017

Police Logs

Monday, May 15, 2017

State police at Frackville are seeking a hit-and-run driver involved in a crash early Monday in the borough of Ringtown, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said a vehicle was traveling northbound on Route 4033 (Main Street), about 2:24 a.m. when it struck the rear of a parked 2005 Subaru Baja, pushing it into a parked 2014 Toyota Rav4. After the impact the driver fled the scene. The Subaru sustained major damages while the Rav4 had moderate damage.

The hit-and-run vehicle is believed to be a 2010-2017 Toyota pickup with moderate damage to the front bumper, hood and grill.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Tamaqua police recently filed charges against several people.

• Dan Waldron, 34, who is homeless, was cited for disorderly conduct on May 1. He was charged after he spit in the face of a woman during an argument about trespassing and harassment in the area of Cedar Street.

• Brett Himmelreich, 34, ofWest Broad Street, Tamaqua, and Joseph Chamoun, 60, of Tuscarora, were each cited after a landlord/tenant dispute on May 1. Himmelreich was cited for disorderly conduct, while Chamoun was cited for harassment.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Police have reported the following retail thefts:

• Shawn Thomas Martin, 32, of Effort, has been charged with retail theft (shoplifting) by state police at the Fern Ridge barracks.

Police said it is alleged he stole $11 in merchandise from the Weis Market, Route 209 and Weir Lake Road, Chestnuthill Township on April 25 at 2:25 p.m.

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Lehigh County coroner’s office is seeking the next of kin of Tommy Keels, 58, of 719 W. Linden St., Allentown.

Keels died on Friday at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.

Anyone with information concerning his next of kin or family is asked to call the coroner’s office at 610-782-3426.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Leonard Michael Ruggerio, 25, of 101 First St., Coaldale, was cited for simple assault and harassment after an altercation on May 6.

Coaldale police were called to St. Luke’s Miners Campus at 2:21 a.m. May 7 to speak with the victim of an assault. The victim said she had been at Ruggerio’s home around 8:30 p.m. when they began arguing. At one point Ruggerio struck her in the face. As he continued trying to hit her, she put up her arms in an attempt to block him. There were visible bruises to her left eye, as well as a large cut and bruises on her left forearm.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Tamaqua police have cited Phillip Michael Ryan, 28, of Hazle Street, Tamaqua, for making terroristic threats and harassment.

Ryan, who is on house arrest for drug-related charges, threatened to cut off his ankle bracelet and kill his parents on May 2.

Friday, May 12, 2017

An Albrightsville teen was transported to Gnaden Huetten Hospital in Lehighton following a two-vehicle crash at 5 p.m. Tuesday on Route 209 in Jim Thorpe.

Police said a vehicle driven by Samantha Alonso, 18, struck a vehicle that stopped abruptly in front of her to allow another a vehicle to make a turn.

The other vehicle involved was driven by Joshua Knipe, 30, of Sheppton.

Knipe was not injured.

Alonso’s vehicle was towed from the scene.

Friday, May 12, 2017

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges after a domestic incident that was reported on Thursday.

State police at Frackville said troopers responded to the 100 block of Market Street in Cumbola, Blythe Township, at 5:18 p.m. for a report of a domestic situation.

On scene troopers learned that Richard A. Viars, 45, and a 54-year-old woman living at that address, were involved in a verbal argument that turned physical when Viars pushed, punched and kicked the woman.

Viars was removed from the residence and will be issued a summons for harassment, troopers added.

Friday, May 12, 2017

A Coaldale man, William Lynch, is in the Schuylkill County prison waiting to be extradited to New Mexico after he was caught stealing at the Turkey Hill Minit Mart in Tamaqua.

A convenience store employee contacted borough police after a bank bag containing more that $700 went missing from a counter shortly after 11 p.m. on May 3.

A clerk had placed the bag on the counter in preparation for a bank deposit then turned aside to wait on a male customer. After finishing with the customer the clerk noticed the bank bag was gone.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A traffic stop by Pocono Mountain Regional police led to the arrest of the driver on drug charges and his placement in the county prison on an active warrant.