Saturday, November 28, 2015

Police Logs

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A Schuylkill County resident is the victim of fraud.

State police at Frackville said a 55-year-old male from Middleport contacted another person, who he believed to be in Topeka, Kansas, to purchase a John Deere excavator. Troopers said it was a scam and no excavator was for sale. The address was fake and so was the contact information.

The victim wired a large sum of money to the suspects without checking the validity of the transaction.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating two theft incidents reported to them in Monroe County.

A 23-year-old female from Toll Road in Effort reported a necklace was removed from her home sometime between Oct. 1 and Monday.

A 52-year-old male from North Drive in Brodheadsville reported someone removed prescription medications from his home. The theft occurred sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 30.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

An armored truck crashed on an exit ramp to Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County on Tuesday.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A stolen wishing well led to the arrest of two men on drug charges.

At 12:10 p.m. Sept. 1, Mahoning Township police were dispatched on a report of a vehicle trespassing on Swiss View Road. An officer spotted a vehicle matching the description traveling off the road.

While traveling behind the vehicle, the officer saw the rear side door was not closed. The vehicle was stopped and a wishing well was found in the back seat. The size of the object prevented the door from closing. Police determined the well had been taken from a home on Swiss View Road.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Mahoning Township police, responding to a report of a shoplifter, charged the suspect with having marijuana.

Jason L. Conklin, 38, of East Bangor, was accused on Aug. 15 of taking $68 worth of merchandise by loss prevention staff at Walmart. He was found to have marijuana, and was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, a misdemeanor, and a summary charge of retail theft.

Conklin faces a preliminary hearing at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 18 before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A Lansford man faces burglary and other charges for his role in an incident at the Tractor Supply Co. in Lehighton.

Mahoning Township Police said that on Sept. 20, at 12:15 a.m. police were dispatched to a burglary alarm at Tractor Supply.

Police found a vehicle by the fenced storage lot. The vehicle had the keys in the ignition, and the driver window was down. They found three post hole drill bits leaning against the fence.

Lehighton Police, along with Franklin Township Police, responded to assist. A short time later, Franklin Police located a man near 84 Lumber.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A Carbon County man, wanted in Michigan, was apprehended on Tuesday.

State police at Fern Ridge said Scott Leroy Fortin, 48, of 90 E. Cherokee Trail, Albrightsville, Penn Forest Township, was picked up at his residence about 1:32 p.m.

Troopers said there is an active warrant issued from the Attorney General’s office of Michigan for Fortin. Fortin was placed in the county prison in Nesquehoning pending extradition to Michigan.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary at a Monroe County residence.

Troopers said a home along Hickory Lane, Gilbert, in Chestnuthill Township was entered through a open window.

A plastic bin containing electronic equipment such as scanners, radios, tape recorders and old cellphones was taken.

An unlocked shed to the rear of the property was also entered and removed was various tools such as a skill saw and hand saw.

The entry occurred sometime between Sept. 1 and 30.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Palmerton Police Department continues to investigate the following incidents:

Criminal mischief

Criminal charges were filed against Tyler Billings, 23, of Palmerton, for criminal mischief. The incident occurred at 3 p.m. Sept. 22 in the 200 block of Delaware Avenue. Criminal charges were also filed against Billings for criminal mischief for an incident that occurred Sept. 20 at 2:23 p.m. in the 200 block of Lehigh Avenue.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

An incident on the Hauto Highway, Route 54, landed a Hazleton man in the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville on Oct. 28.

Rush Township Police responded to a trespassing complaint at 4:59 p.m. that day and found Seth Mellor, 24, of Hazleton. A records check determined there was an outstanding warrant for Mellor’s arrest, earning him a ride to the county prison.

He will also be charged with trespassing.