Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Police Logs

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Tamaqua man wanted on an outstanding warrant had additional charges filed against him after a foot chase in the borough on Sept. 5.

An officer on patrol spotted James Edward Thomas Gilson, 19, in the area of the railroad tracks on South Railroad Street at 10:02 p.m. and stopped to take him into custody. Gilson ran north, crossed Broad Street and then fled into the wooded area near Pleasant Row. He was spotted a short time later near the Pine and Mauch Chunk streets intersection and again fled as soon as he saw the officer.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Carbon County resident was arrested in Lehigh County following a domestic dispute.

Upper Macungie Township police said at 3:59 a.m. Saturday officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Rebecca Lane in Orefield for a domestic dispute. On scene officers said Jennifer Paulas, 35, of Palmerton, and a 37-year-old male who resides at the above address, were involved in a verbal dispute, during which Paulas punched the male in the forehead several times.

Paulas was cited for harassment, police said.

Monday, September 15, 2014

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft from vehicle incident in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the 2002 Dodge Dakota pickup of William Richard Webber, 67, of 104 Valley St., New Philadelphia, was entered while parked near the victim's residence. Removed from the truck was a cellphone, a Wrangler jean jacket with "Alabama" written on the back in white letters, a bottle of nitroglycerin pills, and two checkbooks with Webber's name on them.

The theft occurred sometime between 9:30 p.m. Thursday and 6:30 a.m. Friday.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Schuylkill County man was cited twice on Sunday.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Thomas Unverdorben Jr., 33, of Muir, was told by Kristy M. Kocher, 37, of 241 W. Grand Ave., Porter Township, to leave her residence at 4 a.m.

Unverdorben left the residence intoxicated and drove a vehicle. While leaving, he crossed into the oncoming lane and hit a state police cruiser, which was en route to the Kocher home.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A vehicle stop led to the arrest of the driver and a passenger in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said a vehicle was stopped for traffic violations along Route 309 at Grant Street in McAdoo at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday.

The driver was identified as Ryan W. Culbert, 24, of Wilkes-Barre. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was taken to the barracks for a breath test. The test showed he was over the legal limit of 0.08 percent. He was arrested for driving under the influence.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Weatherly driver was injured when he fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle and crashed.

State police at Hazleton said Robert E. Sims, 30, was driving a 2009 Honda Civic northbound on Stockton Mountain Road in Hazle Township, Luzerne County, at 6:55 a.m. on Sept. 8 when he fell asleep. The vehicle went onto the berm and into a wooded area, where it struck two trees.

Sims sustained a minor injury and was treated at the scene. Damages were disabling to the front end of the Honda.

Monday, September 15, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a two-vehicle crash at 12:32 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Route 183 and Schwartz Valley Road, in Wayne Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Teresa J. Fredwald, 40, of Schuylkill Haven, was driving a 2014 Ford Escape northbound on 183 and attempting a left turn onto Schwartz Valley Road when Dylan K. Kramer, 20, of Schuylkill Haven, driving a 1989 Jeep Wrangler, attempted to pass in the southbound lane. The Wrangler struck the Escape.

No one was injured. Kramer was cited for causing the crash.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Tamaqua woman was cited following a shoplifting incident at Boyer's Food Market, 210 Cedar St., on Sept. 8.

Megan Hill, 24, of 87 Skyline Drive, reportedly entered the store before 1 p.m. and began placing items into a zippered bag. When she saw store personnel watching her she began placing the items from the bag on to the shelves. Store personnel were paying attention to Hill's shopping habits as she had been caught shoplifting the previous week.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Monroe County driver was involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said the crash occurred about 12:57 p.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Hamilton Boulevard and the Interstate 78 off-ramp in Lower Macungie Township.

Troopers said Jennifer L. Dieter, 48, of Allentown, was driving a 2014 Honda Accord southbound on Hamilton while Judy A. Minnich, 69, of Gilbert, was exiting the off ramp driving a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina. attempting to turn left onto Hamilton.

The front of the Honda struck the driver's side of the Chevrolet.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Tamaqua Police have charged the former manager of the Dunkin' Donuts with theft related to her failure to deposit funds over a three-day period in July.

Janelle Ostrowski, 35, of 447 Hazle St., Tamaqua, was employed as a manager of the Tamaqua store, 30-32 Center St., during the time period of July 20 through July 22.

Daily receipts are placed in a safe at the end of each employee's shift and are then deposited in the bank by the manager.