Saturday, September 20, 2014

Police Logs

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Barry Free

A warrant has been issued for Barry Free, 40, of 25 Main St., Richlandtown, Bucks County, for an incident which took place on April 1 at 200 W. Ridge St., Lansford.

Free is charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Glenn Vosburgh, 27, of 672 S. Chestnut St., Jim Thorpe, faces charges from an incident that happened in the 100 block of West Patterson Street, Lansford.

He is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, and disorderly conduct. He remains in Carbon County prison under $2,500 percentage bail.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by officer Joseph Reis with District Judge Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford, here's what happened:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Audrey Warner, 32, of Lansford, faces charges from an incident that happened in the 100 block of West Patterson Street in the borough.

She is charged with driving under the influence, careless driving, and driving without a license.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by officer Richard Reis, here's what happened:

At 11:18 p.m. May 26, he was sent to a car crash at 112 W. Patterson St. Summit Hill police were already there because Reis had been on another assignment.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Norman Sterling Jr. 59, of 306 S. Arlington St., Tamaqua, faces charges from an incident that happened in the 200 block of West Water Street, Lansford.

He's charged with two counts of driving under the influence, driving without insurance, and operating a vehicle following suspension of registration.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Schuylkill County man is facing a charge of criminal mischief following an incident that occurred at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Phinneyville Road in East Union Township.

State police at Frackvile said Michale Harley Bechtel Jr. of Shenandoah entered the garage of a relative, James Bobbit of Ringtown, after a verbal dispute.

Once inside he intentionally damaged a Homelite generator owned by Bobbit by poking holes in the gas tank.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Schuylkill County driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 9:50 a.m. on Monday along Route 443 in North Manheim Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Vicky L. Stripe, 36, of Schuylkill Haven, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Impala eastbound when she fell asleep at the wheel. Stripe woke up suddenly as her vehicle struck a utility pole along the berm. Upon impact the car spun clockwise and came to rest blocking the eastbound lane.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pocono Mountain Regional Police were dispatched to a crash at Route 196 South in Coolbaugh Township, near Route 423.

The incident occurred on Sept. 3. Upon arrival, the operator of the vehicle was identified as Jacob Reynolds, 24, from Newfoundland, who was entrapped in the vehicle.

Reynolds had to be extricated by Coolbaugh Township Fire personnel and was flown to Community Medical Center in Scranton. Charges are pending crash investigation.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Tamaqua woman faces charges of theft and receiving stolen property after she took a laptop computer from her estranged husband's house, Lansford police say.

Star Murphy, 22, of 62 Hunter St., Apt. B, faces a preliminary hearing at 3:15 p.m. Oct. 1 before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by officer Jason Helmer, here's what happened:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

State police at Frackville reported another driver arrested at a sobriety checkpoint set up over the past weekend in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Marleeka Ballard, 24, of Frackville, entered the checkpoint, which was set up along Route 924 in West Mahanoy Township, at 12:17 a.m. on Aug. 31.

She showed signs of intoxication, failed field sobriety tests, and submitted to a blood test at the scene which showed her to be over the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Charges were filed, troopers said.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Palmerton Police Department is investigating the following incidents:

Retail theft

Kathleen Smith, 56, of 125 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton, was cited for retail theft. The violation occurred at 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 27 in the 500 block of Delaware Avenue.

Junked vehicles

Citations for junked vehicles were filed against Richard German Jr., 32, of 815 W Princeton Ave.; Jonas Gostonyi, 39, of 306 Columbia Ave.; Frederick Nothstein, 78, of 767 Columbia Ave.; Dion Smith Sr., 52, of 125 Lehigh Ave.; and Amanda Heffelfinger, 35, of 176 Avenue A.

Traffic violation