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Police Logs

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a three-vehicle, rear-end crash along Route 61 in Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County at 5:05 p.m. Thursday in which one driver was cited.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 3:46 p.m. March 14 at the intersection of Route 901 and West Lawn Road in Branch Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Laurence F. Fox, 87, of Pottsville, was driving a 2006 Buick Terraza northbound on West Lawn Road while Charles Marquette, 79, of Pottsville, was driving a 2007 Nissan Sentra eastbound on 901.

Troopers said at the intersection Fox pulled out and attempted to cross 901 and pulled into the path of Marquette.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

An incident at a Schuylkill County bank is being investigated.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said an unknown male attempted to gain entry to the Gratz Bank, located at 1625 W. Main St., Valley View, about 10 a.m. Thursday. Troopers said the male was wearing yellow gloves and a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and covering his face. The male fled the scene after an unsuccessful attempt to enter the building through a side door.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a identity theft incident in Monroe County.

A 62-year-old woman from Alpha Drive, in Jackson Township, reported someone obtained her personal information for her Keystone National Bank and Trust account and made an unauthorized transaction from her debit account. The total loss to the victim was $1,253.81. The incident occurred sometime on March 16.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-646-2271.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A Tamaqua area man was cited after a domestic incident in the borough on March 13.

Borough police received a report at 8:37 p.m. about a disturbance at 310 Biddle St. The caller said her ex-boyfriend, Matthew Robert Martin, 36, of 5 Gamelands Road, Tamaqua, had caused a disturbance, chased their 6-year-old son, threatened and harassed them. Martin left the scene when she called police.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Rush Township police are investigating a burglary that was reported at 6:27 p.m. on March 20.

Officers were dispatched to 361 Claremont Ave., Hometown, for a burglary in progress. The caller reported the suspects fled the scene in a black Honda that had a loud exhaust. The car was last seen headed south on Route 309.

The homeowner said he was out and came home at 6:27 p.m. to find a black Honda in his driveway.

Monday, March 21, 2016

A case of ethnic intimidation, criminal trespass, and harassment over the weekend in Monroe County remains under investigation.

State police at Fern Ridge said the incident occurred sometime Saturday and Sunday during the night, when someone entered onto the property of the victim, leaving the complete head of a cow.

At 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Trooper Carrie A. Gula responded to Possinger Drive, Jackson Township.

The male victim, whose identity is being withheld, resides in the area, which is also the home to a cow sanctuary.

Monday, March 21, 2016

A New Ringgold man was charged by Tamaqua police after a traffic stop on March 12.

An officer on patrol at 2:33 a.m. saw a green Volkswagen Jetta being operated in an erratic manner on Greenwood Street. After reversing onto Mauch Chunk Street, the Jetta’s driver drove on the wrong side of the street and made several turns before stopping to pick up a passenger at Biddle and Market streets.

Monday, March 21, 2016

A traffic stop by Tamaqua police on Feb. 20 led to multiple charges being filed against a Coaldale man.

An officer on patrol at 2:07 a.m. saw a blue Toyota Tacoma with a nonworking passenger side headlight headed east on Route 209. When the officer activated the cruiser’s lights the Toyota’s driver pulled off to the side of the road, barely missing a ditch.

Monday, March 21, 2016

One of three drivers involved in a crash at 6:46 p.m. March 3 in Monroe County is facing a charge of driving under the influence. State police at Fern Ridge said the crash occurred at the intersection of Route 115 and Astolat Road, in Chestnuthill Township.