Thursday, January 19, 2017

Police Logs

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tamaqua police cited Russell J. Nelson, 36, ofVine Street, Tamaqua, after an incident on Schuylkill Avenue on Dec. 4.

A resident called police to report a suspicious male, carrying a flashlight, who seemed to be looking into parked vehicles. When officers arrived, they found Nelson, with a flashlight. He denied looking into or entering cars.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tamaqua police cited two people recently in connection with separate fights.

A 13-year-old Tamaqua girl was cited for fighting with a younger girl at the Tamaqua Skate Park at 3 p.m. on Nov. 18. Police received cellphone video of the incident on Dec. 5. The video shows the 13-year-old assaulting the 11-year-old, punching her, kneeing her in the face and knocking the victim’s glasses to the ground, where they were stepped on and broken. The younger girl repeatedly told her tormentor she didn’t want to fight.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Two vehicles reported stolen in New Jersey were found in Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said a black 2017 Ford F350XLT truck and a Dodge Ram 1500 truck were found parked behind a residencein Brodheadsville. The two vehicles were stolen from the Fullerton Auto dealership in Somerville. The theft occurred sometime between Nov. 19 and 25, troopers said.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-646-2271.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

A burglary at a Monroe County residence is being investigated.

State police at Fern Ridge said entry was made to a home at 1409 Twin Pine Road, in Jackson Township, sometime between 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8 a.m. on Dec. 2.

Removed from the home was a kerosene heater, copper piping and electrical wiring. The home is owned bya 49-year-old Stroudsburg man.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-646-2271.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary at an unoccupied Schuylkill County property.

Troopers said the property at 41-43 Broad St. in Port Clinton borough was entered and miscellaneous tools and equipment were removed.

The entry occurred sometime Sunday between 1:30 a.m. and noon. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-739-1330.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

A Tamaqua woman was cited for using another woman’s credit card without permission.

The card’s owner contacted Tamaqua police after her Santander Bank credit card was lost or stolen on Oct. 17.

Checking on the card’s purchase history, officers learned the card had been used nine times for a total of $484.58.

The card was used at Boyer’s Food Mart in Tamaqua and the HT Commons Walmart in Hometown on Oct. 19. Those purchases were made by Amanda Lynn Cope, 27, whose last known address wasHunter Street.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

A Tamaqua man was cited for public drunkenness after he tried to enter a neighbor’s home by mistake.

A resident of the 400 block of Arlington Street heard someone on the back porch, moaning, at 5:15 a.m. Dec. 1 and called police.

Officers found Matthew Osenbach, 30, of Arlington Street, on the porch, attempting to get inside. He was visibly drunk, unsteady on his feet and difficult to understand due to his slurred speech.

After about 10 minutes it was determined that Osenbach had a key to the home next door to the one he was trying to enter. He was cited and released.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Lehigh County coroner’s office is seeking the next of kin of Kevin Racine, 56, of 2901 Ithaca St., Allentown.

Deputy coroner Craig Hanzl pronounced Racine dead on Thursday at 5 p.m. at his residence.

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

Saturday, December 10, 2016

McAdoo police cited Thomas Gaughan, 54, of McAdoo, with criminal mischief after an incident on Nov. 13.

Gaughan was seen removing fence holders from a fence on South Kennedy Drive at 1 p.m. The fence owner estimated it would cost in the neighborhood of $50 to replace the holders, which kept his fence from falling over.

A neighbor of the victim witnessed the incident.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

A traffic stop along Interstate 80 in East Side Borough, Carbon County, has led to the arrest of the driver on drug charges.

State police at Fern Ridge stopped Darrell Anthony Walker, 42, ofEast Church Street, Williamsport, at about 10:42 a.m. on Saturday for a window violation.

At the stop, troopers detected multiple indicators of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle found about 25 grams of suspected cocaine and a small amount of marijuana.