Sunday, January 22, 2017

Police Logs

Monday, November 28, 2016

• One driver sustained a minor injury in a two-vehicle crash along Interstate 81 in Butler Township, Schuylkill County, that occurred at 9:20 a.m. on Nov. 17.

State police at Frackville said Aleksic Cedomir, 28, of Mount Prospect, Illinois, was northbound and began to slow down after seeing a vehicle ahead of him go out of control. His 2011 Volvo D13 truck was struck in the rear by a 2016 Ford Focus operated by Suzanne M. Miskiel, 59, of Drums, Luzerne County, who also began to slow down but did not stop in time.

Monday, November 28, 2016

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 2:11 p.m. Wednesday along Long Run Road in Wayne Township.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Malgorzata I. Wiercinski, 50, of Saylorsburg, escaped injury when a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer she was driving struck a deer at 8 p.m. Nov. 10.

The incident happened on Route 115, north of Merwinsburg Road, in Chestnuthill Township.

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said she was southbound on the two-lane highway when her vehicle struck the deer that had entered its path.

Monday, November 28, 2016

In Schuylkill County, two men were cited by Tamaqua Police after an argument in their apartment house.

Officers were called toMauch Chunk Street in Tamaqua, at 9:32 p.m. Nov. 14 for a fight. They spoke with Kevin Wolke, 56, who said he had been attacked by Jeremy Highland, 25. There was a visible bruise on the left side of his face.

Highland, who was upstairs in a third-floor bedroom, was bleeding from his mouth. He said Wolke grabbed him by the throat and then punched him.

Both men refused medical treatment.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Tamaqua Police filed charges in several recent incidents.

• Thomas Joseph Sands Jr., 46, of Cottage Avenue in Tamaqua, was cited for harassment after he sent numerous threatening text messages to a Tamaqua woman on Nov. 10.

• Michael Houser, 26, of Lincoln Street in Tamaqua, was charged with harassment on Nov. 18, after his ex-girlfriend told police he was following her every time she left her house.

• William Dietrich, 41, of Tamaqua, was cited for indirect criminal contempt after he violated a protection from abuse order on Nov. 18.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating two cases of credit card theft.

A Stroudsburg mantold police someone used his credit card numbers to make unauthorized purchases sometime between 3 p.m. Sept. 24 and 3 p.m. Sept. 25 when someone charged $1,200.54 in merchandise to his account.

An Albrightsville womantold police someone obtained her credit card information and illegally used it between 3 and 9 p.m. Oct. 20 to purchase several items from Foot Locker online. The purchases totaled $117.97.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

McAdoo police filed charges against Jesus Pujols-Mejia, 23, of Hazleton after a domestic incident on Nov. 3.

Officers received a report about a domestic assault in progress in the 100 block of Blaine Street at 2:05 p.m. When they arrived they spoke with the victim, who said Pujols-Mejia began arguing with her, then grabbed her by the neck. At one point he bit her hand, breaking the skin on one of her knuckles. He fled when she called police.

He was cited for simple assault.

Friday, November 25, 2016

No one was hurt in a crash that happened at 5:29 a.m. Nov. 16 on the King’s Highway (Route 143) in Lynn Township, according to state police at Fogelsville.

Police said Todd L. Schaffer, 48, of Slatington, was driving a 1987 Peterbuilt tractor trailer westbound in the area of Lesser Road when it struck a deer that had entered its path. The rig veered off the right side of the road, struck an embankment, continued over both lanes of King’s Highway and jackknifed on the left side of the road.

The rig needed to be towed from the scene, police said.

Friday, November 25, 2016

State police at Fern Ridge said a Boston terrier French poodle was removed from a home in Chestnuthill Township.

The victim, who lives on Holden Lane, reported that between 6 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14, a known woman entered her residence and removed “Smooch.” Police said the woman was later found with the dog but claims it had been wandering the roadway.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Emily Wyckoff, 26, of Brodheadsville, was cited by state police at Fern Ridge following a two-vehicle crash at 8:46 a.m. Nov. 18 on Silver Valley Road in Chestnuthill Township.

Police said she was driving a 1997 Volvo that failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was stuck by a 2000 Honda Civil operated by Jamie E. Messler, 24, of Saylorsburg.

Police said both drivers sustained suspected minor injuries.