Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Police Logs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Tamaqua man is facing charges of retail theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief after an incident at the Hometown Commons Wal-Mart on March 5.

Ronald W. Musselman, 30, allegedly entered the store at 12:38 a.m., and then proceeded to smash a display case and steal merchandise valued at $359.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A 32-year-old Grier City woman is facing drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Rush Township on March 5.

Jeanette Hadesty was stopped on Bernhard Road at 12:42 p.m. and will be charged with possession of a schedule 2 drug, possession of a schedule 3 drug and misbranding.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Injuries were reported in two crashes that occurred on Schuylkill County roadways.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 10 a.m. on Thursday along Route 443 in Wayne Township.

Troopers said Courtney A. Tyler, 21, of Pine Grove, was driving a 2008 Toyota Scion westbound when the vehicle left the road on the north side and traveled about 15 feet before striking a utility pole.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A burglary that happened between Nov. 16, 2013 and March 17 of this year at a residence in Gilbert, Polk Township, is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said the home is located at 1068 Interchange Road in the township, which is a property that is being foreclosed upon and owned by Federal National Mortgage Association Mortgage Provider, Dallas, Tex.

Police said the residence was left unattended during which time unknown actor(s) forced their way into it through a rear garage window and cut and took various amounts of copper piping from it.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Joseph Moyer, 30, of Jim Thorpe, is facing charges in Rush Township following an incident at the Hometown Commons Wal-Mart on March 11.

Police said Moyer removed merchandise valued at $159.76 from the store. He will be charged with retail theft.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A burglary at a Carbon County residence is being investigated.

State police at Fern Ridge said a shed on the property at 80 Jeffers Way, Towamensing Trails, Penn Forest Township, was entered sometime between Jan. 15 and Saturday, March 15.

Removed from the shed was a 18-inch Poulan chain saw, a three-ton hydraulic jack, and a marine battery. Total value of the missing items was set at $200. The property is owned by Andrew T. Irving, 61, of Red Bank, N.J.

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

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Palmerton couple that became involved in a domestic dispute was cited by state police at the Lehighton barracks for harassment.

Police said they responded to 1855 Little Gap Road at 8 a.m. March 17 for a dispute between Susan Ann Bollinger, 46, and Allen Bollinger, 40, of Palmerton.

Police listed each of them as the accused and the victim and cited them both for harassment.

Monday, March 17, 2014

On March 11 about 8:50 a.m. Nesquehoning Police Chief Sean Smith investigated a rear-end crash along Mermon Avenue in a posted school zone.

Smith said Patricia Bednar, 50 E. Diaz Ave., Nesquehoning, was traveling south and struck the rear of a Dodge pickup truck driven by Joe Trimmel Jr., of 144 W. Columbus Ave., Nesquehoning, with the front of her vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Bednar's vehicle, not identified by police, had to be towed. She was cited by Smith for careless driving.

Monday, March 17, 2014

State police at Frackville reported investigating a rear-end crash along Route 61 at an on-ramp from the Schuylkill Mall in Blythe Township.

Troopers said Kristina M. McCarthy, 19, of Mahanoy Plane was driving a 1993 Ford Taurus and was southbound on the ramp attempting to enter onto Route 61 when her vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2007 Ford Explorer operated by David L. Boyer, 33, of Ashland.

Troopers said McCarthy sustained a minor injury and was taken to a Pottsville hospital for treatment. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident that occurred about 1:40 a.m. Saturday.

State police at Frackville said Stacy Kaufman, 36, of Barnesville, was stopped for a traffic violation at the intersection of state routes 1008 and 54 in Mahanoy Township.

She was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was transported to a Pottsville hospital for a blood test.

The DUI charge is pending the test results, troopers said.