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Police Logs

Friday, April 10, 2015

A McAdoo man's idea of a sick joke resulted in the arrests of three people.

McAdoo Police were contacted by a North Carolina 911 center in the early morning hours of Feb. 25. The center had received a call from a local woman who received disturbing photos on her cellphone, sent by her ex-husband, Victor Craig, 37, who resided in McAdoo. The pictures were of a naked woman who appeared to be deceased.

Friday, April 10, 2015

A Carbon County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred on Friday at 9:50 p.m. along East Market Street, in Tresckow, Banks Township.

State police at Hazleton said troopers responded to the above address for a report of an assault and theft. The victim, Ashley M. Sist, 29, reported that David John Swedo, 52, of Beaver Meadows, grabbed her by the neck and shoved her to the floor before taking her cell phone. Charges were filed.

Friday, April 10, 2015

A traffic stop in McAdoo on March 28 resulted in charges being filed against a Drums man.

Officers stopped a vehicle at 1:51 a.m. that day after noticing the car had a nonworking headlight and heavy window tint. The driver was identified as Francis Carr III, 26, who appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was given, and failed, field sobriety tests. Carr refused to submit to a blood test.

He was charged with driving under the influence and two traffic offenses.

Friday, April 10, 2015

A criminal mischief incident transpired over the weekend in Schuylkill County.

State police in Frackville said the incident occurred sometime Saturday overnight into Sunday along Mt. Olive Boulevard in West Mahanoy Township.

The victim was a resident of Mt. Olive Boulevard, who reported damage to the windshield on their 2002 Ford F-150 truck, which was parked along that road.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Pocono Mountain Regional police arrested an Albrightsville husband and wife as a result of an incident that happened on Feb. 28 in Blakeslee.

Barbara Tobin, 48, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and her husband, Keith, 47, was charged with false reports to law enforcement and hindering an apprehension.

Police said they responded to the intersection of Kuhenbeaker and Tallow roads for a disabled vehicle on top of a snow bank.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating an incident in which a Molotov cocktail was thrown onto a Carbon County road.

The incident occurred along Route 903, south of Unionville Road, in Penn Forest Township. The green glass bottle was thrown onto the road from a wooded area west of the southbound lane. The incident was reported at 7:46 p.m. on Monday.

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

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tamaqua police have cited Christian Shilko, 45, of 222 Hunter St., Tamaqua, after an incident at the Fegley Mini Mart, Center Street, on March 15.

According to the police report, a female clerk was working at the convenience store that afternoon when Shilko came in to use the restroom.

When he came out, he told the clerk the light fixture was "messed up." He offered to show her the problem, if she went to the room with him.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge have charged a Kresgeville man with domestic violence and simple assault after he threw food in a woman's face.

Anthony Pellegrino, 36, went with the woman to Mike's Pizza in West End Plaza at 4:40 p.m. March 26 to pick up a food order.

For reasons not detailed in the police report, he threw the food at her outside the restaurant.

She threw it back at him, and he punched her in the face.

The woman suffered a swollen forehead, bruised eye and a bloody mouth.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

A Tamaqua man who has been avoiding law enforcement authorities since Feb. 3 was apprehended on April 2.

Robert Rex, 20, of 6 Cherry St., was placed in an inpatient rehabilitation facility on Feb. 2 as a condition of his parole on felony assault charges. He walked away the next day and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Probation officers went to his Tamaqua home several times in an attempt to apprehend him, including on March 13 when he made an escape through a third-floor bedroom window and fled into the woods.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Branislav Brili, 46, of 126 Greenwood St., Coaldale, has been charged by Coaldale police in connection with a crash on March 26.

Coaldale fire police had closed down Route 209 near the intersection with Fifth Street due to a fire.

A green 2001 Isuzu Rodeo was being used as a fire police vehicle, stationed in the roadway with roof top emergency lights activated.