Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Police Logs

Monday, March 7, 2016

State police at Lehighton reported responding at 2:54 a.m. Saturday to a residence along Little John Drive in Kunkletown, Polk Township, for shots fired.

On scene troopers determined that a male attempted to commit suicide. He was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, and admitted to the mental health unit for evaluation.

Monday, March 7, 2016

A Schuylkill County driver was involved in a one-vehicle crash after she reached for her cellphone while driving. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the crash occurred at 6:54 p.m. on Sunday along Peach Mountain Road, in Norwegian Township.

Troopers said Gypsy L. Williams, 35, of Pottsville, was driving a 2011 Hyundai Sonata southbound when she reached for her cellphone to make a call. The car went onto the berm and struck an embankment, the rolled over a came to rest on the yellow line in the middle of the road facing south.

Friday, March 4, 2016

A Perkasie man faces charges following a vehicle stop in Tamaqua on Feb. 28.

An officer was on patrol at 9:17 p.m. when he saw a green Subaru traveling west on Broad Street. One of the headlights wasn’t working and the officer stopped the Subaru and identified the driver as Andrew Sell, 21. While waiting for Sell to provide his license, registration and proof of insurance, the officer noticed the inspection sticker was out of date.

Friday, March 4, 2016

A Kelayres man who tried to purchase a .22 caliber rifle at the HT Commons Walmart in Hometown faces charges after his firearm’s permit application was denied.

Friday, March 4, 2016

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the reported theft of a pickup.

Troopers said a Port Carbon man reported his green and black Dodge Ram truck was stolen from in front of his residence on Third Street at 7:40 a.m. on Thursday. The truck bears state plate registration of ZBW7772.

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

Friday, March 4, 2016

Jennifer Williams, 37, of Wescosville is facing charges after shoplifting at the HT Commons Walmart in Hometown.

Williams took merchandise valued at $47.03 from the retail store on Feb. 28.

Rush Township Police will charge her with retail theft.

Friday, March 4, 2016

A Middleport woman has been cited by McAdoo police after an incident at the Fegley Mini Mart on Kennedy Drive on Feb. 3.

Corina Leach, 18, entered the mini mart and walked to the rear aisles, where she took a drink and placed it inside her sweatshirt. She also placed several other items inside the sweatshirt and walked out without paying.

She was cited for retail theft.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Tamaqua Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a group of juveniles who have been egging cars on Lafayette Street.

Using the Iron Steps in the middle of the Lafayette Street hill as their cover, the group has been tossing eggs at passing cars, then fleeing into the wooded area.

Anyone with information may contact police at 570-668-5000.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Two 17-year-old males from Palmerton have been identified as the thieves in a shoplifting incident at the HT Commons Walmart in Hometown.

The teens entered the store on Feb. 28, and each stole a laptop. One of the computers was valued at $249, while the other cost $449.

Both face charges of retail theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy to commit retail theft.

Friday, March 4, 2016

A Tamaqua man, who borrowed his wife’s car without permission, found himself locked up in the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville on Wednesday.

Tamaqua Police were on patrol at 3:45 a.m. when an officer saw a 1999 Dodge Avenger that had earlier been reported as taken without the owner’s permission.

The car was in the area of Hope’s Auto Body at the western end of the Tamaqua Borough, heading east on Broad Street.

The officer was able to identify the driver as Matthew M. Hartranft, 32, of 109 Coal St. in Tamaqua.