Saturday, April 29, 2017

Police Logs

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Two people were arrested on drug counts, with one also having an active warrant of his arrest, in an incident in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on March 1 at 4:52 p.m. Kendal Librizzi, 21, who police said is homeless, and Michael Smith, 55, of Long Pond, entered Aharts Market, located along Route 940, in Blakeslee, and attempted to sell methamphetamines to employees before giving a 19-year-old woman a small amount of a controlled substance.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Police report the following retail thefts:

• State police at Schuylkill Haven said Matthew Slagle, 40, no address given, entered the Giant Market in the Cressona Mall, located off Route 61 in North Manheim Township, at 3:45 p.m. Monday and removed merchandise from the shelving and left the store without paying for the items.

He was arraigned before on-call District Judge Stephen Bayer of Tamaqua and committed to the county prison in Pottsville after failing to post bail.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tamaqua police reported investigating the following incidents:

• Two homeless people were recently cited for trespassing in unrelated incidents in Tamaqua. Travis Welfel, 24, with a last known address in Cressona, was cited after he was found sleeping in the lobby of the Majestic House Apartments at 5:03 a.m. on March 3.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Nesquehoning police recently released a report of citations issued between Feb. 20 and March 6.

Rudolph Petschauer of East Railroad Street was cited for meeting or overtaking a school bus that was at the intersection of Railroad and Ratcliff streets.

Madeline Pegeuro of Millwood Drive, Tobyhanna, was cited for operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident that occurred on Feb. 17.

State police at Schuylkill Haven stopped a vehicle operated by Anario Maurice Thompson, 28, of Pottsville, along Pheasant Run Road in West Brunswick Township. He was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Troopers said charges have been filed.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A fugitive from New Jersey was picked up by Tamaqua police on March 1 after officers were called to the intersection of Pine and Broad streets for a fight in progress.

The caller said a man and women were arguing on the sidewalk at 1:02 a.m., when the man began pushing, then grabbing the woman. Officers found the couple on Pine Street. Both said they were arguing about living conditions: she wanted to stay in Pennsylvania; he wanted to move home to New Jersey.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a three-vehicle crash, involving a parked school bus, in the parking lot of a Schuylkill County mall. Troopers said the crash occurred Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Fairlane Village Mall in Norwegian Township, near Boscov’s Department store.

Troopers said Julie A. Charlton, 69, of Ringtown, was traveling south through the parking lot when her 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis struck a 2008 Ford Taurus driven by Chad W. Strohl, 26, of Shenandoah, who was westbound at the time.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Tamaqua man spent a short time in the Schuylkill County prison in Pottsville on March 7 after a disturbance on Mauch Chunk Street in the borough.

A motorist on Mauch Chunk Street heard a woman calling for help as well as a male voice yelling loudly at 6 a.m., then called police.

On scene officers heard loud voices coming from a residence and went to investigate. A woman answered the door and as she asked for help, she was grabbed by the neck by Lawrence Fredericks, 52.

He tried to pull her back into the apartment but was stopped by an officer.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tamaqua Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that took place at the Five Points intersection on March 3.

The victim contacted police after her car was struck from behind by a man driving a dark 1994 era Ford Mustang. The Ford left the scene, illegally passing several cars stopped for a red light at Mauch Chunk and Pine Streets. It then headed east on Mauch Chunk Street.

The car is described as dark, with three spoke silver wheels. It is missing a right headlight/turn signal lens.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Palmerton Police Department reports the following incidents:

Theft by unlawful taking:William Hartzell, 58, of Palmerton, was charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, loitering and prowling at night and defiant trespass for an incident Jan. 23 in the 500 block of Delaware Avenue.

DUI:Richard Viands II, 23, of Lehighton, was charged with three counts of DUI, careless driving and windshield obstructions, for an incident Dec. 27, 2016, in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue.