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Police Logs

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

State Police at Lehighton are investigating a criminal mischief incident that happened between 1 p.m. July 30 and 2:30 p.m. Monday in Eldred Township.

Police said someone cut the lock on the well house door on the victim’s property, located at Silver Springs Boulevard and Richard Lane in Kingswood Lake Estates development.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Shane R. Rex, 27, of West Water Street, Lansford, was cited by Coaldale Police after an incident on July 28.

Officers received a call about a suspicious vehicle parked in the woods at the bottom of Kline Hill at 6:27 p.m. There were two people in the car.

The driver said she parked in the woods because she needed to urinate. She gave the officer permission to search the car.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Larry N. Vanderbilt, 73, of Mount Bethel, was cited for following too closely after a crash at 1:35 p.m. July 28 as the intersection of Old Route 115 and Flyte Road in Ross Township.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said he was driving a 1996 Ford F-250 northbound when it was unable to stop in time for traffic that was backed up. The vehicle rear-ended a 2004 Dodge Caravan operated by Andrew D. Zafiropoulos, 66, of Gilbert, which was stopped in the line of traffic.

No one was injured in the collision.

Vanderbilt’s F-250 was towed from the scene.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Drinking alcohol in public earned a Coaldale woman a trip to the Schuylkill County prison in Pottsville on July 28.

Borough police were dispatched to the 100 block of Ridge Street at 9:24 p.m. to investigate a suspicious person report. They found a woman sitting near a white garage, holding a Miller Lite in her hand. She was attempting to open the beer when she saw the officer, then tried to hide it between her legs.

She refused to provide identification, became belligerent and turned to walk away.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

State police at Frackville reported investigating two burglaries at two Schuylkill County locations.

A break-in occurred at the Gasway Fuel Station, along Route 61 in New Castle Township, just north of Saint Clair. At 12:18 a.m., criminals used a prying tool to open the locked front door. They were apparently scared off when the alarm system activated. Nothing was reported missing by the owner.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

State police at Frackville reported investigating two burglaries at two Schuylkill County locations.

A break-in occurred at the Gasway Fuel Station, along Route 61 in New Castle Township, just north of Saint Clair. At 12:18 a.m., criminals used a prying tool to open the locked front door. They were apparently scared off when the alarm system activated. Nothing was reported missing by the owner.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A Schuylkill County man is facing a charge of harassment following an incident that occurred at 8:07 p.m. July 20.

State police at Frackville said troopers responded to Boyer’s Food Market, at 600 W. Centre St. in Shenandoah, for a reported disturbance. On scene, troopers learned that William Booth of Shenandoah had assaulted a man fromLost Creek. Booth fled the scene before troopers arrived. Charges will be filed. Troopers said Shenandoah police were not on duty at the time of the incident, requiring troopers to respond.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Three people were injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 10:10 p.m. Saturday along the Burma Road in Blythe Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Michael McShaw, 21, of Pottsville, was driving a 2002 BMW 5301 southbound and attempting to pass another vehicle while negotiating a right curve. McShaw lost control of the vehicle, which went onto the east shoulder and struck a tree head-on.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A Columbia County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Walter E. Ridall Jr., 54, of Bloomsburg, was stopped about 12:48 a.m. along Route 54 in Mahanoy City. Ridall was found to be under the influence and was taken to a Pottsville hospital for a blood test. Troopers said charges will be filed.

Monday, August 1, 2016

A 36-year-old man is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol after state police at the Lehighton barracks said he was observed sleeping in his vehicle which was sitting off the roadway with its engine running.

The incident took place at 3:05 a.m.Thursday on the Kunkletown Road in Eldred Township.

Police said after it was determined the man was driving under the influence, he was taken into custody and transported to the Monroe County DUI Center for further processing. Police said the charges are pending blood alcohol results. His name was not released.