Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Police Logs

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a burglary that happened in Lower Towamensing Township.

The victim is David Paul Eckhart, 61, of Kunkletown.

Police said someone gained entry to the structures at his property at 5570 Little Gap Road and took multiple cans of fuel from them. The date and time of the burglary are not known.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kelvin Samuel Williams, 43, of Nesquehoning, was arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks for driving under the influence after a traffic stop made at 8:34 p.m. Feb. 4 at the intersection of Route 209 and Parkway Road in Lansford.

Police said he was stopped for Motor Vehicle Code violations, after which time it was determined he was under the influence.

Police said he refused to take a chemical test and was charged with DUI.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A McAdoo teen faces charges in connection with a Feb. 12 crash in Rush Township.

James Kolbush, 18, was driving a Dodge Ram pickup on Fairview Street at 4:34 p.m. when he lost control, went through a guide wire, down an embankment and struck a tree. Kolbush escaped serious injury.

Police have determined he was texting while driving.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Two Tamaqua residents were arrested afterthey were caught stealingat a Nesquehoning business.

According to police, Camille Lukas and her son Thomas John Lukas Jr., of 31 Lafayette Ave., were observed taking merchandise from Redner's Warehouse Markets on Sunday afternoon. Thomas was taking meat and stuffing it in hismother's purse. The pair took a total of $63 worth of food and items from the store.

They were taken into custody and face charges for retail theft.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Schuylkill County driver sustained a minor injury in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 5:24 p.m. on Monday along Route 924 in East Union Township.

State police at Frackville said Vincent J. Zaccone, 28, of Shenandoah, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt southbound when he lost control and struck a snow bank along the west berm. After impact the Cobalt flipped onto its roof and came to rest along the berm. The vehicle had to be towed. Zaccone was treated at the scene by Shenandoah ambulance personnel.

Zaccone was cited for the crash.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Schuylkill County woman is facing a retail theft charge following an incident at a county business.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Jasmine Ferron of Cressona entered the Adult Shop 61 store located off Route 61 in North Manheim Township at 12:45 p.m. on Monday and was observed by store personnel placing an item on her person and then leaving the store without paying for it. She was stopped and detained until troopers arrived.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Palmerton Police Department is investigating the following incidents:

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Criminal charges were filed against Raymond Witkowski, 34, of 516 Franklin Ave., Palmerton, for receiving stolen property. The incident occurred at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in the 300 block of Lehigh Avenue.

Criminal charges were filed against Tanya Partington, 25, of 688 Mauch Chunk Road, Palmerton, for two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a one-vehicle crash at 10:46 p.m. Sunday along Route 61 in North Manheim Township.

Troopers said Kevin W. Kintzel, 26, of Tremont, was driving a 1997 Subaru Outback northbound when he traveled off the road and onto the east berm. The vehicle struck some snow and ice, causing Kintzel to lose control. The Outback traveled across both northbound lanes and hit a center concrete divider with the left front. It continued along the divider for about 60 feet before coming to rest against the barrier.

Monday, February 16, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary at a Monroe County home.

Troopers said that the residence on Wilson Court, in Chestnuthill Township, was entered by prying open a rear window. Once inside the criminals rummaged through the contents of the home. Apparently nothing was taken and there were no damages other than the window. The incident occurred sometime between Dec. 28, 2014, and Feb. 8.

The home is owned by Paul Carroll Hackett Jr. of East Hanover, New Jersey.

Monday, February 16, 2015

A Florida truck driver escaped injury when he crashed his rig along Interstate 81 in Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County, at 12:46 a.m. Saturday.

State police at Frackville said Gradaille D. Yaniel, 31, of Miami, was driving a 2002 Freightliner tractor northbound when he lost control after the truck hit a patch of ice. The truck overturned onto its passenger side and came to rest facing east and blocking both northbound lanes. Traffic had to be rerouted for several hours because of the crash.

Troopers said Yaniel was cited for the crash.