Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Police Logs

Saturday, August 8, 2015

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said the home in the 100 block of West Ogden Street in Girardville was entered while the family went grocery shopping on Thursday, between 1:30 and 3:05 p.m.

Troopers said the criminal gained entry to the home by going through a rear yard, then climbing a 4-foot chain link fence to access the lower rear roof. The suspect then slid up an unlatched second-story window screen to a rear bedroom.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations issued by officers.

Officer Timothy Wuttke issued the following citations, on July 31, at 129 E. Center St., for prohibited growth of vegetation-high grass; on Monday, at routes 209 and 93 for a stop sign violation; and on Route 93, vehicle passed in a no passing zone.

Friday, August 7, 2015

A Schuylkill County business had been cited for false alarms.

State police at Frackville said Dunham's, located in the Schuylkill Mall, in New Castle Township, permitted four false alarms to occur in a consecutive 12-month period.

The firm faces a fine, troopers said.

Friday, August 7, 2015

A homeless man was arrested by Tamaqua police on July 29 after he caused a disturbance at a business office at 204 E. Broad St.

Officers were called to the office at 9:23 a.m. after Zachary Guy Zerby, 22, began causing a disturbance, smashing several items.

Zerby was asked to leave, which he did, but he returned. He then refused to leave despite repeated requests.

He was charged with defiant trespass, simple trespass and disorderly conduct.

Friday, August 7, 2015

A Coaldale woman faces criminal charges after she left a bag containing drug paraphernalia at a resident on E. High Street in Coaldale.

Police were called to the home at 1 p.m. on July 27 after a 3-year-old child found the bag and began emptying it. The child's mother said the bag was left at the home by Amber Allen, 23, of 208 E. High St., who had been visiting. She thought Allen had gone to a home on Third Street.

Friday, August 7, 2015

A Weatherly man has been charged with bringing illegal substances into the county prison.

On Monday Nesquehoning officer Timothy Wuttke was called to the county prison by prison personnel. Wuttke was told at the prison that Kori Errichetto, 22, of 1001 North St., Weatherly, had reported to the prison to begin a prison term.

Wuttke was told during the intake portion of Errichetto's entering the prison suspected marijuana and a pill were found in his wallet.

Wuttke interviewed Errichetto who agreed to speak to the him.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Jim Thorpe police are warning borough residents of a phone scam being operated in the borough.

Police said a man with a foreign accent called a resident claiming he was a borough police officer. The man told the resident that they needed to give money to the police or be arrested.

The phone number that the man was calling from showed the actual phone number of the borough police department on caller ID. The act of tricking someone into being called by a certain number is called "caller ID spoofing."

Friday, August 7, 2015

A Monroe County driver is facing charges following an incident that began at 12:08 a.m. on Wednesday along Long Pond Road in Tunkhannock Township.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said they were dispatched to a residence along the road for a report of a male smashing out windows of a truck. Officers were told the caller was still in the truck as the windows were being smashed.

Friday, August 7, 2015

A Schuylkill County woman is facing a charge of retail theft.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Allison Hicks, 39, of Pottsville, was found concealing merchandise while inside Boscov's Department Store in the Fairlane Village Mall, Norwegian Township.

The incident occurred at 5:41 p.m. on Tuesday. The value of the items taken was $349.92.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Two people were injured in a crash involving a tractor trailer and car.

State police at Frackville said the crash happened about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday along Interstate 81 in Kline Township.

Troopers said Balkar Singh, 54, of Dollard Des Ormeraux, Québec, Canada, driving a 2005 Kenworth tractor trailer and Deborah Andino-Cabrera, 31, of Hazleton, driving a 2002 Kia Sedona, were both southbound and approaching the McAdoo/Tamaqua exit off ramp. Singh was in the passing lane while Cabrera was in the right lane.