Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Police Logs

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Someone damaged a sliding door at a home in Effort, Monroe County, on Friday, according to state police at Fern Ridge.

Police said that a 45-year-old resident of Shenkel Road reported damage to the rear sliding door of her home.

The incident occurred Sept. 4 at 4:15 p.m. No further details were available.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact police at 570-646-2271.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 3 and 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at a home in Chestnuthill Township.

The victim lives on Warner Drive in Saylorsburg.

Police said someone gained entry to her residence and stole money and jewelry before fleeing the scene.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The North Central Pennsylvania Regional DUI Enforcement Program has released results of a DUI/Sobriety Checkpoint and a Roving DUI Patrol held recently in Schuylkill County.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Nearly 100 people were cited as a result of roving and stationary DUI patrols undertaken by state police at Lehighton Friday night.

The patrols took place on various roads in Carbon and Monroe counties.

Police said that as a result of the patrols, seven motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.

Six people were arrested, but released after they passed field sobriety tests.

Eighty-six citations were issued.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A New Ringgold woman was charged by Tamaqua police three times in August.

Allison Jade Sanders, 26, who formerly lived in Nesquehoning, was first cited on Aug. 5 for retail theft. On that day she took an energy drink and placed it in her purse at the Fegley Mini Mart on Center Street.

On Aug. 26, at 5:25 p.m., Sanders was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Schuylkill County woman was jailed late last week for stealing a vehicle. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred on Sept. 3 between 8:30 and 11:45 a.m. at 2064 Market St., in West Brunswick Township.

Troopers said the owner had an unregistered vehicle parked at a rental property that he owns at the above-stated location.

Judith J. Creitz, of Orwigsburg, took the vehicle, which was unlocked with the keys inside, without permission. She was located about 2:28 p.m. in Auburn.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Palmerton Police Department continues to investigate the following incidents:

• Pamela Berger, 46, of Palmerton, was cited for criminal mischief. The violation occurred at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 on Third Street.

• Cheryl Brooker, 57, of Lehighton, was cited for retail theft. The violation occurred at 7:02 p.m. Aug. 30 in the 500 block of Delaware Avenue.

• Police also issued three citations for speeding.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A state police cruiser was damaged in a crash in Schuylkill County on Friday. State police at Frackville said the incident occurred at 9:15 p.m. at the intersection of routes 924 and 61 in Frackville.

Troopers said a trooper observed two vehicles traveling one behind the other northbound on Oak Street and approaching the intersection of 924 and 61 at a high rate of speed.

The first vehicle entered the intersection as the traffic light was yellow. The light then turned to steady red, while the trooper attempted to make a U-turn to pursue the speeding vehicle.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

At 5:03 p.m. July 24, a retail theft occurred at Walmart in Mahoning Township.

Loss prevention reported a man had stolen merchandise and he ran off when they attempted to stop him.

Using store security video, police located the vehicle driven by the man. During the investigation, drug paraphernalia was seized from the vehicle.

Using Facebook, and assistance from Lehigh Township Police, Garett Castro, 43, of Danielsville, has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, and retail theft.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 23.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A camper, being towed by a pickup rolled along Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County on Friday afternoon, forcing the rerouting of traffic for two hours.

State police at Frackville said Richard Michael Smith, 38, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado towing a 2010 Keys Retreat camper southbound about 3:29 p.m. in Delano Township when he moved from the right lane to the left lane. He lost control of the vehicle. The Silverado then jackknifed causing the camper to roll onto its right side blocking both southbound lanes.