Friday, July 11, 2014

Police Logs

Monday, July 7, 2014

State police at Lehighton reported on the following crashes probed by troopers.

A one-vehicle crash was reported at 10:58 p.m. on Saturday along Route 209 (Interchange Road), in Towamensing Township.

Troopers said Eric J. Miller, 42, of Brodheadsville, was driving a 2003 Subaru Forester southbound when the vehicle left the road and went onto the west shoulder. It then struck branches of a tree, continued through the branches, then struck a utility pole. After striking the pole, the vehicle turned clockwise and came to rest.

Monday, July 7, 2014

A Tamaqua man is being sought by state police at Frackville.

Troopers said Nathan G. Fritz, 26, is being sought on criminal counts including theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

According to troopers Fritz brought stolen property to J.W. Zaprazny Inc., 2401 Summer Valley Road, in East Brunswick Township, on June 26 to be recycled for cash. The stolen metal that Fritz possessed was stolen drainage grates from roadways in East Brunswick and Walker townships.

Monday, July 7, 2014

State police at Lehighton reported investigating two burglaries and mischief incidents.

A home under construction at 1770 Fireline Road in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, was entered sometime between June 28 and July 3. About 180 feet of copper piping was removed.

A home at 540 Gernerd Road in Polk Township, Monroe County, was entered sometime between June 17 and July 3. Troopers said unknown items were removed.

The following criminal mischief incidents were probed.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Reginald Kranert, 51, of 655 Arlington St., Tamaqua, has been cited in connection with a disturbance at his home on June 27.

Tamaqua Police were dispatched to the home at 7:52 a.m. on a report of an intoxicated male causing a disturbance. Officers found Kranert standing on his porch, loudly yelling obscenities. He continued to yell and scream, refusing to cooperate with police.

As the officers spoke with people inside the home, Kranert began stumbling down Arlington Street, continuing his tirade.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a theft from vehicle and mischief incidents.

Troopers said Brent Herb, 31, of Elizabethville, Dauphin County, parked his truck at the Route 209 and Interstate 81 parking lot in Frailey Township, Schuylkill County. Sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, someone pried open the locked truck bed and cap.

Removed from the truck was a Husky 5HP air compressor, Dewalt nailer, two-ton car jack, circular saw, air hose, hammer and flat bar.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred about 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2.

State police at Frackville said John Yagielniskie, 29, of 125 W. Ogden St., Girardville, went to 615 E. Mahanoy Ave. in Girardville, and threw a bottle through a glass pane window and also kicked in a door at the residence while screaming and cursing.

He will be cited for criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, troopers said.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Rush Township police are investigating a burglary at 27 Mahanoy Ave. in Hometown on July 1.

Two shotguns were taken from the home.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at 570-668-4242.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Edward Nesgoda, 46, of Tamaqua, has been charged with violating a protection from abuse order by Rush Township police.

Nesgoda is currently jailed in the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville, on charges of simple assault, making terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and harassment from a June 6 incident in Rush.

The new charges were filed after Nesgoda wrote a letter to the victim of the earlier incident.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Rush Township police arrested Jeremy Plasko of Tamaqua on July 1 after an incident at 27 Mahanoy Ave. in Hometown.

Plasko was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued to Tamaqua police. Plasko was transported to the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Tamaqua police have cited Cory M. Whitley, 21, of 7016 Valley Ave., New Philadelphia, after he was discovered sleeping on a sidewalk, covered in vomit.

Police and ambulance personnel were able to rouse Whitley, who was transported to the police station and given citations for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.