Sunday, February 7, 2016

Police Logs

Saturday, January 9, 2016

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of a truck trailer at a Schuylkill County location.

Troopers said a driver for Deep Trucking, of Myerstown, Lebanon County, dropped off an empty white 2015 Wabash 53-foot trailer at the Jeld-Wen manufacturing plant in the Highridge Industrial Park, Cass Township, on Dec. 24 When the truck company contacted Jeld-Wen on Wednesday to arrange loading of the trailer, it was found that the trailer was gone.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Rush Township police have identified the suspect wanted in connection with a retail theft and assault at the HT Commons Walmart on Dec. 29.

Matthew W. Wurst, 26, of Jim Thorpe, will be charged with retail theft, simple assault and criminal conspiracy in connection with the 7:29 p.m. incident.

Wurst took merchandise valued at $494.42.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Two Tamaqua men are facing charges after a Christmas Eve shoplifting incident in Rush Township.

Anthony Napolitano, 30, and Jason Stephens, 22, entered the HT Commons Walmart in Hometown before 1 p.m. Both men then shoplifted items.

Napolitano took merchandise valued at $9.82 and will be charged with retail theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft.

Stephens took $14.84 worth of merchandise and will be charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Rush Township Police will cite Matthew Hartranft, 32, of Tamaqua, following an incident on Dec. 29.

Hartranft entered the HT Commons Walmart and stole merchandise valued at $15.89. He will be cited for retail theft.

The incident took place at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, January 8, 2016

A Tamaqua woman picked up on Dec. 18 on an outstanding arrest warrant is facing additional charges.

Taryn Depos, 29, whose address was 216 Owl Creek Road, was picked up on Center Street after police received a tip about her whereabouts. She was wanted for failing to appear in court and was taken directly to the office of District Judge Stephen Bayer.

Depos had a baggie containing four Xanax pills.

The judge dissolved the warrant after Depos said she moved and didn’t receive the notice to appear. She gave her new address as 302 Mahanoy St.

Friday, January 8, 2016

A McAdoo man has been cited in connection with a traffic stop on Oct. 18, 2015.

McAdoo police were monitoring traffic at 9:46 a.m. when a blue Mitsubishi drove past the intersection of Kennedy Drive and Jackson Street. The officer recognized the driver as Miguel Calderon and knew the man did not have a valid driver’s license. The officer activated his lights and siren in an attempt to have the Mitsubishi stopped but the driver continued along Route 309, headed north. He finally stopped near the intersection with Gulas Drive.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Tamaqua police have cited William Manness, 34, whose last known address was on Rowe Street in Tamaqua, for an incident on Dec. 21.

Officers received a call at 7:05 a.m. from staff at St. Luke’s Medical Center, 120 Pine St. They were concerned because a white man, wearing a black bandanna over his face, was staring through the windows.

At the scene officers found Manness, who admitted looking through the windows while covering his face with the bandanna. He offered no explanation for his actions and was cited for disorderly conduct.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A tractor-trailer operator is being sought in connection with a hit-and-run incident that occurred along Interstate 81 in Kline Township, Schuylkill County, at 11:37 a.m. on Wednesday.

State police at Frackville said a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was being operated southbound in the right lane when the driver attempted to pass a tractor-trailer rig in front of him. As the driver moved his vehicle into the left lane the truck driver swerved into the left lane with the rear trailer portion hitting the front of the Silverado. After impact the truck driver continued southbound.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Tamaqua police have cited Matthew Hedrick, 37, of 219 Market St., Tamaqua, after a domestic incident on Dec. 20.

Officers were dispatched to the home at 5:30 a.m. after the Schuylkill County Communications Center received a call from a neighbor’s house. The call was made by one of Hedrick’s family members.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A truck and a van collided along Interstate 81 in Kline Township, Schuylkill County, on Tuesday at 6:41 a.m.

State police at Frackville said Manuel S. Morrobel Dela Cruz, 59, of Hazleton, driving a 1995 Ford Windstar van, and Tyler R. Crowl, 20, of Dover, York County, driving a 2004 Peterbilt truck, were both southbound in the right lane.

Morrobel Dela Cruz began to slow down while rounding a left curve.

Crowl did not observe Morrobel Dela Cruz slowing with his truck striking the driver’s side of the van.