Saturday, July 4, 2015

Police Logs

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A Carbon County man is facing a charge of harassment.

State police at Lehighton said Michael V. Bocina, 25, of Jim Thorpe, was charged following an incident that occurred on June 3 at 11:30 p.m. at 110 Behrens Road, in Penn Forest Township.

Troopers said Bocina got into a verbal argument with a 25-year-old woman from Jim Thorpe, and pushed her against a parked vehicle.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

State police at Lehighton reported on the following arrests for driving under the influence.

Troopers said a driver was charged after a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 2:16 p.m. May 18 along Route 209 in Franklin Township, Carbon County. Troopers said Kelly A. Yurkunas, 38, of Palmerton, was driving a 2015 Chrysler 200 northbound when her vehicle went onto the berm and struck a utility pole. Yurkunas was not injured but damages were disabling to the vehicle.

She was arrested for DUI, troopers said.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A domestic incident in Tamaqua Monday morning led to the arrests of a brother and sister.

Police were dispatched to 130 Schuylkill Avenue around 7:30 a.m. for a domestic in progress. They were met at the corner of Schuylkill Avenue and Mauch Chunk Street by the male victim.

He told police that Tina Hosier, 29, had struck him, then called her brother, Brandon Hosier, 32, for help in beating him up.

Minutes later officers saw the brother approaching on foot. When he saw police he ran toward Mauch Chunk Street.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A tractor-trailer crashed in Schuylkill County on Monday morning dumping its load of watermelons.

State police at Frackville said Jesus A. Almaguer, 37, of Clearwater, Florida, was driving a 2000 Freightliner tractor with seimi-trailer southbound on Highridge Road, in Cass Township, about 6:20 a.m., going down a steep decline. As Almaguer approached the stop sign at the intersection with Valley Road, he was unable to stop in time and went into the intersection.

Monday, June 15, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a number of vehicle break-ins along Camelback Road in Jackson Township. Police were dispatched at 10:30 Friday morning to an area a tenth of a mile south of Pocono State Park.

Troopers interviewed four victims, all of whom said that the car windows were smashed and items were taken out of the vehicles.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact state police at 570-646-2271.

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Schuylkill County motorcyclist was injured, and then cited, following a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 10:10 p.m. Friday along Route 125 in Pine Grove Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Ryan R. Stump, 31, of Pine Grove, was driving a 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa northbound when the bike left the road, causing Stump to lose control.

The bike entered a gravel parking lot along the east berm. Stump fell off the bike and it continued to travel northeast before striking a railroad tie, coming to rest facing northeast near a split rail fence.

Monday, June 15, 2015

State police at Schuylkill Haven have charged a Tremont man with harassment.

The incident happened at 3:30 p.m. Friday at 51 N. Crescent St. in Tremont. Police said Michael Kintzel was arguing with a woman and pushed, yelled and screamed at her.

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Tamaqua man, who was helping a friend move, was cited by Tamaqua police on May 29.

An officer was monitoring traffic at 2:09 p.m. in the area of Mermon Motors. He saw a black Subaru drive past him and was able to identify the driver as Michael P. Kemmerer, 26, of 100 Pitt St. Knowing that Kemmerer's driver's license was suspended the officer pulled out to make a traffic stop. As he did the driver of a pickup directly behind the Subaru attempted to get his attention.

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Schuylkill County woman was cited twice within 24 hours, and then found to be a fugitive from justice and jailed. State police at Frackville said the incidents occurred in New Philadelphia borough on June 11 and 12.

Troopers said at 9 p.m. June 11 they were dispatched to 247 Valley St. for a disturbance. As the result of an investigation troopers cited Mary Ann Smith, 33, of New Philadelphia, with harassment. Troopers said Smith assaulted a 64-year-old New Philadelphia man.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Tamaqua police have cited Robyn Lynn Erney, 23, of 423 Hazle St., Tamaqua, with retail theft.

Police were contacted at 11:36 a.m. May 30 by an employee of Boyer's Food Market, 210 Cedar St., regarding a retail theft. The report says Erney entered the store, then concealed items valued at $80.07. When she was stopped by an employee, she tried to say she bought the items at Rite Aid, despite several of them being the Boyer's store brand.

The items were recovered.