Saturday, August 23, 2014

Police Logs

Monday, July 21, 2014

A theft incident at a Monroe County nursing facility is being probed.

State police at Fern Ridge said Gwyneth E. Seese, 76, a resident of the Brookmont Healthcare Center in Chestnuthill Township, reported someone stole her wallet, which contained $50 in cash. The incident occurred between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Tamaqua man was cited for an incident at a Schuylkill County market.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Michael Kemmerer, 20, was cited for harassment after he grabbed James Strockoz, 48, of Barnesville, by the throat at Renninger's Market in North Manheim Township.

The incident occurred at 5:07 p.m. on Saturday.

Monday, July 21, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers on Schuylkill County roadways.

A hit-and-run crash was reported at 9:35 a.m. on July 12 in the parking lot of King's Village Shopping Center in Norwegian Township. A parked Ford Explorer was struck by another vehicle and pushed into a light pole. The other driver fled the scene.

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Monroe County man has been cited for discharging a weapon in an unsafe manner.

State police at Fern Ridge said Thomas Albert Staehle, 63, of 617 Thunder Road, Stroudsburg, was warned by police on July 4 not to discharge his unloaded muzzleloader into the wooded area behind his residence because he was causing a disturbance.

At 9:17 p.m. Staehle was seen by neighbors discharging multiple rounds of ammunition from a pistol into a tree stump. Directly behind the tree stump were residential homes that were separated by trees, troopers said.

Monday, July 21, 2014
Police have released this surveillance photo of the first suspect in the Verizon Wireless armed robbery. They are asking for the public's help in identifying the man.

State police at Hazleton are investigating an armed robbery at a Hazleton-area business.

Troopers said two men entered the Verizon Wireless Retail store at 837 Airport Road in Hazle Township at 12:55 p.m. on Sunday, with one brandishing a firearm.

The two took an undetermined amount of cellphones and tablets. No one was injured in the incident.

Friday, July 18, 2014

A Oklahoma driver was cited following a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Friday morning in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Nikka L. Knox, 38, of Oklahoma City, was driving a 2006 Dodge Stratus northbound on Brookside Road, Route 645, in Pine Grove Township, at 12:45 a.m. and was going too fast as she approached a left curve in the road.

Her car went onto the east berm and hit a concrete culvert, continued another 33 feet along the berm, before hitting a segment marker. The car came to rest along the berm.

Friday, July 18, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge reported on a burglary and theft incidents investigated by troopers.

The break-in occurred at 260 Russell Court, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. The home was entered sometime between Dec. 29, 2013, and May 24. Removed was a 32-inch Sharp HD television. The home is owned by Mark Anthony Albano, of Staten Island, New York.

Friday, July 18, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge reported on a hit-and-run crash that occurred along Rodenbach Lane at the intersection with Route 209 in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Two Summit Hill residents were charged with possession of drugs following two separate incidents.

On April 26, borough police observed a vehicle driving with an expired registration.

A traffic stop was initiated and police then smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Officers found a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the driver's possession, later identified as Sean Higgins, 39, of 20 W. Amidon St.

Friday, July 18, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge reported on two arrests for retail thefts made at two Monroe County pharmacies.

The first incident occurred at 12:10 p.m. on May 16. A male entered the CVS Pharmacy at routes 209 and 115 in Brodheadsville and removed several items from the store.

The suspect was observed on the store's video surveillance system and later identified as Sandra Roberto of Saylorsburg, troopers said.