Saturday, August 30, 2014

Police Logs

Friday, August 8, 2014

A Tamaqua juvenile has been cited for retail theft following an incident at the Family Dollar Store, 137 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

The teenage girl entered the store at 3:38 p.m. on July 26 and attempted to steal several candy bars and pencils, police said.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Two Tamaqua men face charges in connection with the theft, and subsequent sale, of copper piping from a Nesquehoning residence in May.

Cody Deetz, 19, and Anthony Napolitano, 29, were implicated in the case by Deetz's 17-year-old girlfriend, according to Nesquehoning police officer Dane O'Brien.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by O'Brien, a borough resident called police to report finding several drug related items at his former residence on East Mill Street at 3:18 p.m. on May 17.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Three people selling meat products out of a van/truck were cited by Tamaqua police on July 24.

Jamison Lee DeGroft, 31, of Abbottstown, Adams County, Robert Steven Kelly, 27, of Millers, Maryland, and Shelley Ann Sweet, 25, of Ocean City, Maryland, were in the Dutch Hill area of the borough during the afternoon, offering various cuts of meat for sale.

When officers found the trio on East Elm Street, DeGroft initially tried to say they were just lost, but then admitted they did not have a solicitation permit.

All three were cited for soliciting without a permit.

Friday, August 8, 2014

An all-terrain vehicle was among several items stolen in a Schuylkill County burglary.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a detached garage on the property of Kevin James Tosh, 59, of 529 Second Mountain Road, in Orwigsburg, West Brunswick Township, was entered sometime between Aug. 1 and 6.

The following items were stolen: a 2007 Polaris Trail Boss 330 ATV, Stihl weed trimmer, Echo weed trimmer, an unknown make weed trimmer, a Miller 110 volt welder, and a Milwaukee Sawzall.

Troopers are also investigating a theft from vehicle incident.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Rush Township Police are looking for Michael Jevelle, 27, of Ringtown in connection with a domestic incident on Grier Avenue. He is facing charges of simple assault and harassment after an altercation with his girlfriend.

Jevelle will also be charged with attempting to elude police from an April 22 incident, where he led police on a chase from Hometown to Barnesville while driving a Jeep Wrangler.

A warrant for his arrest has also been issued by the Schuylkill County Adult Probation Office.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Rush Township Police are investigating the theft of a gauge cluster and a stereo cluster, reportedly taken from a 1997 Jeep Wrangler that had been parked on Heckman Street in Quakake.

Someone slashed the soft top of the Jeep to gain entry.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 570-668-4242.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Bucks County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident in Carbon County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Francis Xaiver Franklin, 51, of Bensalem, was stopped along Route 903 in Penn Forest Township, at 1:31 a.m. on Sunday after being observed driving erratically.

He was found to be under the influence and taken to the barracks for a breath test. Troopers said DUI and related charges were filed against Franklin.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Rush Township Police have cited Ryan Composto, 23, of Hazle Township for retail theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft after her allegedly stole television sets from the Hometown Commons Walmart on July 31 and Aug. 4.

An accomplice, Stephen Orlando, 22, of Drums, will be charged with receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

John Garrett, 47, of 635 Arlington St., Tamaqua, has been cited by Tamaqua Police for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Officers were conducting a roving DUI patrol at 1:20 a.m. on July 26, when they saw a green GMC make an illegal turn from Cedar on to Center Street. The GMC then traveled north until pulling into a parking space in the first block of Mauch Chunk Street.

The driver was identified as Garrett, who smelled of alcohol and showed signs of being drunk. He admitted to drinking one half-hour earlier and was only out to "pick up a friend."

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Two people were cited for underage drinking and other offenses following an incident that occurred Tuesday.

State police at Fern Ridge said Troy Schauder, 20, of Effort, and Berkay Kasal, 18, of Forest Hills, N.Y., arrived at 1340 Route 209 in Chestnuthill Township at 4:14 a.m. under the influence of alcohol and were knocking on the door and windows of the residence before fleeing.

They were lated located. They were also charged with public drunkenness and criminal trespass, troopers said.