Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Police Logs

Friday, April 1, 2016

A Monroe County man was jailed this week for breaking into a neighbor’s home. Pocono Mountain Regional police identified the suspect as Frans Abbema, 39, of Tobyhanna. On Mondayofficers were dispatched to 8577 Bumble Bee Way in Coolbaugh Township for a reported burglary. Officers identified Abbema through video surveillance on the property. Abbema lives only several houses away from the victim.

Friday, April 1, 2016

• Tamaqua Police have filed charges against two people for theft incidents at the Boyer’s Food Market on Cedar Street in Tamaqua.

John Schaluch Jr., 31, of Tamaqua, took a candy bar valued at $3.63 on March 24. He was charged with retail theft and trespassing. This is his third offense and he was previously banned from the store.

Samuel Koch, 56, of Tamaqua shoplifted two packages of ground beef, valued at $25.02, on March 17. He was cited for retail theft and banned from the store.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a rear-end crash at 12:02 p.m. March 20 along Route 183 at the intersection with Fire House Road in Wayne Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said James M. Cooper 48, of Schuylkill Haven, was southbound on 183 and stopped to make a left turn onto Fire House Road.

Pauline A. Schuller, 52, of Saint Clair, also southbound, did not realize Cooper had stopped and her 1999 Pontiac Grand Am hit the rear of Schuller’s 2011 Chevrolet Silverado truck.

Upon impact, the Grand Am then struck the guardrail.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Luzerne County woman has an active warrant for her arrest out of Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Tara Ann Lapoint, 23, of Conyngham is wanted for receiving stolen property.

Troopers said through an investigation it was determined that Lapoint had a stolen television belonging toa resident of Hazle Street in Delano Township.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Lapoint is asked to call troopers at 570-874-5300.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Tamaqua man is facing a felony county of receiving stolen property.

State police at Frackville said Anthony A. Mundo, 45, of 115 Catawissa St., was charged for receiving a 2002 Ducati 748 Sport motorcycle that was stolen in East Brunswick Township.

The theft occurred sometime between 3 and 4 p.m. on Nov. 29, 2015. The charge was filed against Mundo on March 15.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a two-vehicle crash at 6:46 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Route 901 (Gordon Nagle Trail) and Red Horse Road in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Joanne M. Houser, 56, of Llewellyn, was stopped in the eastbound lane on 901 waiting to turn onto Red Horse Road when her 2003 Ford Taurus was struck in the rear by a 2014 Freightliner tractor with trailer driven by Jamie E. Roadarmel, 44, of Trevorton, Northumberland County.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Maryland driver was slightly injured in a one-vehicle crash along Interstate 81 in Foster Township, Schuylkill County, at 2:25 p.m. Sunday.

State police at Frackville said Alison K. Dart, 20, of Emmitsburg, was driving a 1998 Honda Civic southbound when she began to doze.

The car went onto the left shoulder over rumble strips. Dart heard the noise from the strips and woke up. She oversteered hard right, causing the car to travel about 112 feet, crossing both southbound lanes and going onto the berm on the west side.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Quakake woman spent some time in the Schuylkill County prison in Pottsville after an incident on March 21.

Rita Melusky, 45, was charged by Rush Township police with simple assault and harassment after the 3:15 p.m. incident at 14 Jones St. in Quakake. She was arraigned before District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua, and sent to the prison when she was unable to post bail.

On March 23, her bail was modified to $10,000 unsecured, earning her a release from jail.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

• Rush Township police have cited the following people for retail theft incidents at the HT Commons Walmart in Hometown.

Robert Cesanek, 29, of Nesquehoning, took merchandise valued at $3.98 on March 4.

Ronelle McLeod, 25, of Lansford, stole merchandise valued at $35.74 on March 14.

Eric Garzio, 21, of Hazleton, took merchandise valued at $17.16 on March 14.

Derek Kotsko Jr., 23, of Sugarloaf, took merchandise valued at $468.97 on March 17.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A man is scheduled to appear for a hearing in district court next month on drug charges.

At 6:30 p.m. March 1, Mahoning Township Police were dispatched to Giant on Route 443 for a woman passed out in the bathroom.

Police made contact with the woman and a man identified as Jesse Stahler.

During the investigation, police seized heroin.

Stahler has been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and false identification to law enforcement authorities, all misdemeanors.