Friday, January 30, 2015

Police Logs

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

State police at the Frackville barracks said William Staples, 34, of Carbondale, has been arrested on charges that he violated a Protection From Abuse order against him in Schuylkill County.

Police said the violations took place between 8:34 p.m. Dec. 16 and 3:45 p.m. Friday, when the man repeatedly send emails, text messages and telephone calls to the victim, a 31-year-old Cumbola woman.

Staples has been charged with indirect criminal contempt of a court order.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the theft of construction equipment from a job site in Monroe County.

The incident happened between Thursday and noon Sunday in the 800 block of Faulstick Road in Ross Township.

The victim is S&K Forest Resources LLC of Saylorsburg.

Police said someone removed a 2005 Thomas T320 Skidder from the site. A 2007 Grapple Rake, Model 759, was attached to the skidder.

Police said the suspect fled the scene, possibly heading south on Faulstick Road.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A 24-year-old Palmerton man has been arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks with driving under the influence of drugs.

Police said they stopped the man for traffic and equipment violations while he was driving at the intersection of routes 248 and 145 at 9:40 p.m. Monday.

The charges are pending blood test results.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

State police at the Fogelsville barracks arrested Ryan Lindsey, 23, of New Tripoli, on criminal mischief charges after he used his vehicle to push/run over three mailboxes in the 700 block of Ontelaunee Road in Lynn Township.

Police said the incident happened between 2-2:30 a.m. on Friday.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

An 800-watt portable generator was stolen in a burglary that happened between 2:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday in the Village of Kaska, Blythe Township, Schuylkill County.

The victim told police someone forced open the side door of his garage and stole the generator. The property is located on the 300 block of New Philadelphia Road.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The investigation continues on a burglary that occurred over the weekend in Towamensing Township.

Lehighton State Police said the incident occurred between noon Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at 836 Strohls Valley Road, after entry was made into a locked basement area.

Once inside the dwelling, copper piping and wiring were taken.

Copper wiring and two radiators were taken from barns on the property as well.

Anyone with information should contact Lehighton State Police at 610-681-1850.

Monday, December 29, 2014

A teenage male was arrested during a traffic study checkpoint last week near Weissport.

Lehighton State Police said that at around 4:30 p.m. Friday, a 19-year-old male was observed operating his gray 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier along Bridge Street near Route 209, Weissport Borough.

During the traffic study checkpoint, the male was found to be under the influence of marijuana, and was also in possession of about 19.5 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Monday, December 29, 2014

The cause of a vehicle that caught fire last week in Franklin Township remains under investigation.

Lehighton State Police said that at 12:50 a.m. Friday, a fully-involved vehicle fire was reported at Skyline Drive, north of Renner Road.

Upon arrival, the vehicle was located on a dirt road on a power line cut out.

The fire was extinguished by Franklin Township Fire Company.

There were no occupants of the vehicle located at the scene.

Anyone with information should contact Lehighton State Police at 610-681-1850.

Friday, December 26, 2014

A Coaldale woman has been cited by Tamaqua Police after a shoplifting incident on Sunday.

Officers were dispatched to the Dollar General Store, 1213 E. Broad S., Tamaqua, at 3:48 p.m., where employees had detained a 27-year-old woman, identified as Christina Kieffer of 52 Fifth St., Coaldale.

The store manager told the officer that Kieffer had been observed placing items into her purse. When confronted, Kieffer returned the items to store personnel.

A criminal records check determined this was Kieffer's second retail theft offense.

Friday, December 26, 2014

A Mahanoy City man ended up in the Schuylkill County Prison last weekend following a disturbance in Tamaqua.

Police were dispatched to Willing Street at 2:22 p.m. after a caller reported being threatened by Robert Pastucha, 30, of 109 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City.

The victim said Pastucha had threatened to kill him, but he was able to get away. Pastucha was reportedly sitting in a tan Jeep near the intersection of Willing and Columbia streets.