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Police Logs

Friday, January 2, 2015

Rush Township Police are investigating a burglary reported to the department on Christmas Eve.

Someone gained entry to a home on Pine Creek Drive and removed an SA Sport crossbow and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with information may contact police at 570-668-4242.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Charges of driving under the influence of drugs are pending against a White Stone, New York, man, according to state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said they stopped the 31-year-old for traffic violations at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday on Route 209 at Sylvia Lane in Towamensing Township.

In addition to the DUI charge, which is pending the results of toxicology tests, the man is facing charges of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Charges of driving under the influence of alcohol are pending against a Tamaqua woman following a one-vehicle crash at 4:05 a.m. Thursday on Old Route 209 in Schuylkill Township.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Corey Herring, 30, of Barnesville, is facing charges of simple assault and harassment as a result of an incident at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on North Apple Street in Ryan Township.

State police at the Frackville barracks said he was arraigned before Magisterial District Justice David Rossi, who set bail at $5,000 R.O.R.

Police said the victim is a 30-year-old female from Weatherly who told officers a verbal dispute turned physical in nature, at which time Herring punched her in the eye causing a minor injury.

Friday, January 2, 2015

State police at the Lehighton barracks said a 62-year-old Lansford man is facing charges of driving under the influence after he was stopped at 8:24 p.m. Thursday on Route 209, near the Castle Grill, in Lehighton.

Police said the man was pulled over for a traffic stop, after which time police took him to the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton, for a blood test, the results of which are pending.

Friday, January 2, 2015

State police at the Frackville barracks said a driver fled the scene of a one-vehicle mishap at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Third and North streets in Oneida, East Union Township.

Police said the vehicle backed into a PPL utility pole, causing damage to the pole, with the operator leaving the scene without notifying police or the utility.

Friday, January 2, 2015

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between Dec. 10 and Tuesday in Chestnuthill Township.

The victim is the North Star Bank, Dallas, Texas.

Police said the burglary happened at 222 Terrace Drive in the township, where a contractor discovered kitchen cabinets stolen from the residence.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Tamaqua Police have cited a borough couple in separate domestic assault incidents.

On Dec. 11, officers were dispatched to 12 S. Greenwood St., at 7:06 p.m. for a domestic fight in progress. They spoke with Shannon Lynn Wilkinson, 26, and Tyrell Rucker, 24, who both admitted shoving and pushing each other. Wilkinson said the couple had been arguing, and when she tried to leave, Rucker caught her in a bear hug and refused to let go. She only pushed him in an effort to get away. When she did get free, Rucker called police to report being assaulted.

Friday, January 2, 2015

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 2 p.m. Nov. 27 and 3 p.m. Monday at a property in Porter Township.

The victim is Joseph Hoffman, 34, of Tower City.

He told police someone arrived at 15 Beagle Road in the township and broke into a shed on his property, stealing a Stihl chain saw with a 16-inch bar and multiple blades for it, fleeing the scene in an unknown direction.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Rush Township Police have filed charges against Bernard Hellebrand Jr., 51, of Coaldale, in relation to an incident at the HT Commons Walmart.

On Dec. 24, Hellebrand stole merchandise valued at $84.42 from the store.

He was cited for retail theft and receiving stolen property.