Thursday, August 28, 2014

Police Logs

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Tamaqua man said his 2003 Suzuki SV1000S motorcycle was stolen early Sunday morning, according to state police at Schuylkill Haven.

The motorcycle was parked in a park and ride lot at "The Rock" in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

According to Aaron M. Hollenbach, 21, it was unattended for around three hours while he was fishing in a nearby river.

Police said the theft occurred between 10 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Two Luzerne County residents are facing retail theft charges for an incident in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were dispatched to the Walmart store in Mount Pocono at 12:46 a.m. on Monday, for two male suspects wanted for theft and who had just fled the store and were observed leaving in a black Mitsubishi.

A few minutes later police observed the vehicle fleeing eastbound on Route 940, toward Route 611. Police initiated a vehicle stop and took both men into custody.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

State police at Frackville reported on three crashes investigated by troopers on Schuylkill County roads, including two hit-and-runs.

A two-vehicle crash occurred along Interstate 81 in Frailey Township at 1:55 p.m. Thursday. Troopers said Kathy J. Rothermel, 47, of Shamokin, operating a 2013 Ford Explorer, was stopped in the left lane due to a backup of stopped vehicles, when Jacob C. Souva, 21, of Sayre, Bradford County, driving a 2009 Hyundai Sonata, was unable to stop and rammed the rear of the Explorer with his Sonata.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrest of a Monroe County woman for false reports to law enforcement.

At 12:41 a.m. July 14, officers were dispatched to the Walmart store in Mount Pocono for a report of a woman being held at gunpoint. Further information supplied to responding officers said the woman was being forced into a vehicle to drive the suspect to her home to get money for a drug deal gone bad.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The theft of trail cameras is being probed in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said four Reconyx trail cameras, valued at $2,149.80, were removed from a wooded area off Walnut Street, north of Valley Road, in Schuylkill Township. The cameras are the property of Raymond Fayash, of Brockton.

The theft occurred sometime between Aug. 2 and 16, troopers said.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-874-5300.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Palmerton Police Department is investigating the following incidents:


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Hamburg man accused of stealing from a Giant Supermarket in the Cressona Mall, North Manheim Township, is in Schuylkill County Prison, according to state police at Schuylkill Haven.

Robert Joseph Ryan Jr. was reportedly spotted Aug. 12 pushing a cart with unpaid grocery items on a sidewalk near the store between 9 and 9:30 p.m. Police said Ryan has two prior retail theft convictions and will face felony charges for last week's incident.

Ryan is in prison in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating theft from vehicle incidents at a Schuylkill County retirement community.

Troopers said two vehicles at the Swatara Village Retirement Community, located in Pine Grove Township, were entered sometime between 9 p.m. Aug. 14 and 8:35 a.m. Aug. 15.

Once inside the vehicles the criminals removed a Magellan GPS unit and credit/debit cards. The victims, Roberta Ann Jelicks, 73, and Raymond Hipple, 64, are both residents of the facility.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred on Sunday.

State police at Frackville said the incident occurred at 4 a.m. at 115 Furnace Road in New Philadelphia.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating an incident in Monroe County.

Troopers said at 11:45 a.m. on July 27, Desiree Garcia, 51, of Saylorsburg, was stopped for a stop sign on Route 715 at the intersection of Hypsie Gap Road in Jackson Township before entering a construction area for work on McMichael's Bridge.

Garcia waited for a vehicle to pass over the bridge due to one-lane traffic. As the other vehicle passed her, the driver was yelling and threw an unknown object at Garcia's, vehicle damaging the windshield. Garcia was not injured.