Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Police Logs

Monday, April 17, 2017

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 11 a.m. March 26 and 12:30 p.m. April 9 at a residence in Lower Towamensing Township.

The break-in occurred ata residence on Little Gap Road. The victims are a 64-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man. Both are from Kunkletown.

Police said someone broke into and ransacked the home, stealing numerous items, including flat-screen televisions, an Xbox unit and antiques.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact police at 610-681-1850.

Monday, April 17, 2017

State police at Lehighton have reported on the following incidents.

• State police were summoned to a domestic violence incident at 11:03 p.m.Wednesday ata residence on Lower Middle Creek Road, Polk Township, resulting in the arrest of a man for assault and driving under the influence of alcohol. A woman told police the man threatened her with a kitchen knife before leaving the scene. Police later conducted a traffic stop of the man, who exhibited signs of being under the influence of alcohol. He was requested to submit to a chemical test of his blood.

Monday, April 17, 2017

The theft of a 1992 Dodge Ram 2500 truck from a residence in Ross Township is being investigated by state police at Lehighton.

Police said a man on the 300 block of Kunkletown Road reported someone stole the orange and black truck from a residence.

Police said the vehicle was removed from the driveway sometime within the last three weeks. It does not have a registration plate on it.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Tamaqua police released information on several recent cases.

• James Richard Rodick, 67, of Ryan Avenue, Tamaqua, was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol on April 6.

Police were notified of an erratic driver traveling north on Pine Street in a red Chevrolet S10 pickup. The truck then turned onto Elm Street and made a turn onto Railroad Street, traveling in the wrong direction on the one-way street.

Rodick appeared to be drunk. He was transported to St. Luke’s Miners Campus in Coaldale for blood tests.

Charges are pending the test results.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Summit Hill police charged a number of individuals for various incidents in the borough.

• Jenny Kopp, 28, ofWest Ridge Street, Summit Hill, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after police found her 2-year-old outside, wearing pajamas in the rain and unattended on the morning of April 4.

• Jeremy Rawlins, 29, ofEast Kline Avenue, Lansford, was charged with theft and receiving stolen Summit Hill property after police investigated a robbery on Jan. 25. It was determined that Rawlins took a number of items from the home.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Police are looking for suspects in a theft that occurred at 10:51 p.m. at the Walmart in Mahoning Township on March 30.

Police said the suspects got away with items, including a drone, cookware and an HP computer.

The total value of the items stolen was $1,200, according to police.

Police are attempting to identify two suspects who entered the store, as well as a third person who drove them from the store.

The driver was reportedly driving a dark-colored Ford F-Series with a stripe on the passenger side door.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Mahoning Township Police Department has reported the following incidents:

• At 10:47 p.m. Sunday, police said an assault was reported in the 100 block of Jamestown Street.

Police said that at 10:45 a.m. Monday, a resident of the 100 block of Jamestown Street reported their residence was shot with a BB gun.

• At 1:59 p.m. Monday, Walmart reported a retail theft of under $100 in merchandise. Katie Conrad, 23, and Kattarina Leonard, 22, both of New Tripoli, have been charged with retail theft.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A number of motorists face criminal charges after traffic stops in McAdoo.

• Pedro Acevedo, 69, of Reading was stopped at 12:48 a.m. for failing to lower his high beams to oncoming traffic. A strong odor of alcohol on his breath led to field sobriety tests, which he was unable to complete due to a language barrier. A portable breath test indicated his blood alcohol content was 0.145 percent.

He refused a blood test and was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol in addition to the traffic citation.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

State police at Frackville reported a “sideswipe” crash along Interstate 81 in Butler Township, Schuylkill County, that occurred about 8:33 a.m. on Monday.

Troopers said Tina M. Dumas, 46, of Binghamton, New York, was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox northbound and attempting to pass a 2014 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Phillip E. Kropf, 57, of Felton, York County, when her vehicle sideswiped the trailer portion of the rig.

No one was injured. The Equinox had to be towed from the scene.

Troopers cited Dumas for the crash.

Monday, April 10, 2017

State police at Frackville reported on three crashes investigated by troopers recently.

• A two-vehicle crash occurred about 7:30 a.m. on April 6 along Main Street in Ringtown. Troopers said Paul Burkoski, 54, of Elysburg, Northumberland County, was driving a 2013 Chrysler 200 westbound when he fell asleep. The Chrysler veered to the right and struck a parked 2002 Subaru Outback. Burkoski was not injured. Both vehicles had to be towed.

Troopers cited Burkoski for the crash.