Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Police Logs

Monday, November 10, 2014

A hit-and-run driver is being sought in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a vehicle was driven eastbound on Pottsville Street in Mechanicsville at 2 a.m. Saturday when it sideswiped a parked 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt. After impact the driver fled the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call troopers at 570-739-1330.

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Larksville, Luzerne County, resident wanted on a warrant out of Northampton County was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 4, by Pocono Mountain Regional police following a traffic stop on Route 115.

Keith Scarpelli, 40, was stopped near the Monroe/Luzerne county line just before 2 a.m. According to police the arrest warrant was for fraud.

Scarpelli was transported to the Monroe County Correctional Facility in Snydersville.

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Luzerne County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Miguel Angel Gutierrez, 25, of Hazleton, was observed driving a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac eastbound on Route 54 at Stadium Road in Shenandoah at 1:05 a.m. on Sunday in an erratic manner, crossing the fog line and back across the center line multiple times.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Tamaqua police assisted a state parole agent with serving a warrant on Nov. 4 and then filed their own charges against Brian Filer, 47.

The parole agent went to Filer's home address, 31 N. Railroad St., at 4:17 p.m. to serve the warrant. Filer threatened to harm the agent, then fled. He was caught on Cottage Avenue after police assisted with the search.

Filer admitted he had been "drinking and smoking weed all day," and a homemade aluminum foil bowl with marijuana residue was found in his bedroom.

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Schuylkill County woman has been jailed, charged with breaking into her neighbors' home and stealing jewelry.

State police at Frackville said a resident of West Main Street in Girardville reported someone had entered her home and removed rings. The incident was reported at 1 p.m. Oct. 29.

Troopers learned that Kayla Leonhardt, a neighbor, entered the home and removed the rings and then sold them at a local business. Some of the rings were recovered.

Monday, November 10, 2014

A 33-year-old man from Stroudsburg was injured when he crashed his motorcycle along Carney Road, near Hideaway Hills Golf Course, in Polk Township, Monroe County on Sunday.

Troopers said the cyclist was operating a Suzuki off road bike about 10:40 a.m. westbound when he lost control. The bike left the road and crashed into a ditch.

Reports from the scene indicate the man was flown to a hospital, but the police report but did not indicate where he received medical treatment.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge aren't naming the Lehighton residents who stole from the elderly Penn Forest Township woman they were living with.

State police on Saturday released a report saying that a 42-year old woman and a 51-year-old man, both of Lehighton, lived with the 74-year-old woman, of Albrightsville, until she became ill and had to go into a nursing home.

Then, Trooper Christopher J. Bohenek reported, between May 29 and Sept. 6, the couple used the elderly woman's credit card and stole items from her home. Both have since moved out of the home.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a hit-and-run crash that occurred in Schuylkill County early Wednesday.

Troopers said Lawrence Longenberger, 56, of Mahanoy Plane, was stopped for a stop sign on Cressona Road, at the intersection with Route 901 (Gordon Nagle Trail), at 4:19 a.m. when a vehicle, traveling westbound on 901 traveled into the southbound lane of Cressona Road and struck the right front of Longenberger's 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations issued by officers.

Officer Timothy Wuttke issued a citation to Dean Tessitore, 53, of 53 W. High St., for public drunkenness. The incident occurred at 6:36 p.m. on Oct. 31.

Wuttke also cited a driver for not having a license, along Route 93 on Nov. 2.

Chief Sean Smith issued two speeding tickets on Nov. 4 along Route 93, a 55 mph zone. Speeds were 70.4 and 70.1.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Upper Macungie Township Police Department continues to investigate a theft incident that occurred in Lehigh County.

Police said the theft occurred at 9:49 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of Quail Drive in Allentown.

At that time, the thief stole a wallet, which contained cash and personal effects from the residence of the victim, a 49-year-old male.

The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information should contact Upper Macungie Police at 484-661-5911.