Saturday, August 19, 2017

Police Logs

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

State police at the Lehighton barracks reported on the following crashes:

• One person was hurt and a second driver was cited after a crash at 5:26 p.m. July 3 on the Wilkes-Barre Boulevard (Route 115) in Ross Township.

Jamile Redding, 42, of Mount Bethel, sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono, East Stroudsburg.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A Northumberland County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said David Brown, 22, of Mount Carmel, was found slumped over the wheel of his vehicle at 5:35 p.m. on Monday along the north berm of Upper Main Street, just east of Gilberton, with the vehicle running. Illegal substances and drug paraphernalia were also found.

Troopers said charges will be filed. The DUI charge is pending blood test results.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating two criminal mischief incidents.

• A 66-year-old female from Dairy Lane, Brodheadsville, reported someone damaged a window on her residence sometime between 10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. on June 27. Damages were set at $150.

• Joyce A. Wasko, 70, of Baldelaire Mews, Penn Forest Township, reported someone slashed three tires on her 2015 Nissan while parked at her residence. The incident occurred sometime between 11 p.m. June 30 and 7 a.m. July 3.

Monday, July 10, 2017

A Lansford woman has been charged by Coaldale police after she used her position as a cashier to steal money.

Managers of Pappy’s Mini Mart, 113 E. Water St., noticed discrepancies in the sales versus cash in the cash register and contacted police at 7:58 p.m. April 21. Surveillance video from that day show the cashier, Christina Ann Musser, 20, of Lansford, taking cash out of the register and placing it on the counter. She then gave a pack of cigarettes to a man without taking payment.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Coaldale Police have cited Billyann Perez, 34, of Pine Street, Tamaqua, after an incident at St. Luke’s Miners Campus on July 7.

Perez was in the emergency room at the hospital when she dropped two baggies onto the floor. Personnel left the baggies under the bed and contacted police.

Both bags contained a white residue, which field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Perez was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Monday, July 10, 2017

A Lancaster County man is facing a driving under the influence of a controlled substance charge drug counts following an incident at 6:56 p.m. July 6.

State police at Lehighton said a 21-year-old from Manheim Township was stopped along Route 209 at the entrance to the turnpike in Franklin Township for a vehicle code violation. The man was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, troopers said.

Troopers, who declined to give the suspect’s name, said charges are pending test results.

Monday, July 10, 2017

A Freeland man landed in prison on July 3 after his actions brought him to the attention of Tamaqua police.

Officers on patrol saw Eric Kuklinski, 30, walking in an erratic manner in the downtown area at 5:30 p.m. They approached him and asked a few questions. Kuklinski said he was unfamiliar with the area and was just visiting with his girlfriend, Nicole. He did not know her last name or where she lived. As he was talking with the officers, he was very jittery. He agreed to be searched.

Monday, July 10, 2017

A Tamaqua man learned it doesn’t pay to lie to police.

An officer on patrol at 1 a.m. on July 1 was entering the Turkey Hill Minit Mart when he noticed an expired inspection sticker on a car just pulling into the lot. As the female passenger went into the store the officer attempted to tell the driver about the expired sticker. The man initially ignored him but then rolled down the window and said the vehicle was owned by his friend who just went in the store.

Monday, July 10, 2017

State police at Fern Ridge reported on a theft incident investigated by troopers.

The theft of a wood chipper was reported. Coopers Tree Service reported a wood chipper it owns was parked along Camp Akiba Road near Sterling Road in Jackson Township, Monroe County, was stolen. Troopers said criminals hitched up the chipper and towed it away sometime between May 18 and 19.

Monday, July 10, 2017

A Bethlehem man has been cited for false alarms for a residence he owns in Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said Louis M. Calixto, 61, was cited after the fourth false alarm in a 12-month period at his residencein the 100 block of Hemlock Drive, in Polk Township.