Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Police Logs

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A New York driver faces multiple charges after a traffic stop in Tamaqua on Feb. 19.

An officer was monitoring traffic on Route 309, in the area of Biddle Street, when he heard and observed a Dodge truck revving its engine. As the officer continued watching the truck, a motorist pulled up alongside him and reported that the black Dodge had almost run her vehicle off the road. The officer followed the truck south for several yards when it suddenly swerved and struck a telephone pole.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A party on Lincoln Drive in Hometown on Feb. 22 turned ugly, resulting in criminal charges for two of the participants.

Rush Township police pieced together the details after speaking to several people after the 7 a.m. incident.

Joshua Honey, 18, of Tamaqua and James Weeks Jr., 19, of Quakake allegedly slashed the tires and urinated on the car of an 18-year-old male from Girardville, sparking an argument.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Tamaqua man wanted on an outstanding warrant was arrested by Rush Township police on Feb. 25.

Jordan Ohl, 19, was arrested at 11:42 a.m. and then placed in the Carbon County Prison in Nesquehoning, as the warrant was issued by county officials.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Schuylkill County woman was cited for an incident at a county mall.

State police at Frackville said security personnel at the Schuylkill Mall, New Castle Township, called them at 10:40 a.m. Monday for a female lying on the floor in a common area of the mall. The female was inhaling the aerosol out of an air duster can.

The female was identified as Linda A. Polach, 51, of Frackville. She was under the influence and removed from the mall by troopers.

She was charged with public drunkenness.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A traffic stop on Pine Creek Drive in Rush Township on Feb. 23 resulted in charges being filed against a Coaldale man.

Walter Deets, 44, was stopped at 9:48 p.m. and officers discovered he had altered the registration plate on the vehicle, which had expired in 2005.

He was charged with altering/counterfeiting/forging documents and plates, as well as driving without a valid license and driving without insurance.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Tamaqua woman escaped injury when a vehicle slid into her lane of travel on a snow-covered road Tuesday. State police at Frackville said the crash occurred at 1:30 p.m. along Route 209 in New Philadelphia.

Troopers said Kyrsten E. Furman, 20, of Frackville, was driving a 2008 Pontiac G5 southbound and negotiating a left curve while Kimberly A. Steigerwalt, 45, of Tamaqua, was northbound negotiating a right curve, driving a 2011 Jeep Liberty.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Lansford man, who Nesquehoning police said tried to sneak heroin into Carbon County Correctional Facility, faces charges of possession of contraband, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Charges were filed Feb. 26 against John Charles Sabol, 52, of East Bertsch Street.

During a strip search on Feb. 10, prison staff found a "suboxone strip" under Sabol's top denture and a capped needle, containing heroin, in the index finger of his left glove.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Nesquehoning Police issued the following citations between Feb. 24 and 28:

Twelve speeding citations at Oak and Catawissa streets with the fastest vehicle clocked at 53 mph in a 25 mph zone.

A speeding citation on Route 54 for a driver traveling 58 mph in a 40 mph zone.

Three stop sign violations at routes 209 and 93.

A careless driving violation along Hazard Street.

A driving while operating privilege was revoked or suspended citation along Route 209.

A driver required to be licensed citation along Route 54.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

State police at Hazleton are investigating a criminal attempt-theft and theft incidents occurring in Carbon County.

Troopers said unknown criminals attempted to gain entry to a camper owned by Master Mechanical Corporation, and located along Banks Avenue in Banks Township, by smashing out a side window. No entry was made.

The criminals did enter two unlocked vehicles owned by Full Service Vending and stole fuel cards. The vehicles were located in the area of the camper.

The incidents occurred on Feb. 8.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Schuylkill County driver involved in a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday was found to be a wanted person and driving without a valid license. He was arrested and jailed.

State police at Frackville said the crash occurred at 7:20 a.m. along Route 924 in East Union Township.

Troopers said Joshua T. Llewellyn, 25, of Ringtown, was driving a 2013 Ford Escape southbound when he lost control. His vehicle entered the northbound lane where it collided into a 2011 Nissan Sentra driven by Linda M. Lorah, 61, of Ringtown.