Saturday, October 25, 2014

Police Logs

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tamaqua police have cited Robert W. Fredericks, 32, of 304 W. Spruce St., Tamaqua, after a shoplifting incident on Sept. 25.

According to police, Fredericks was in Fegley's Mini Mart, 32-34 Center St., at 11:02 a.m. At one point he placed a container of motor oil under his shirt, which was witnessed by an employee and caught on surveillance video.

He was charged with a misdemeanor count of retail theft as this was his second offense.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A 16-year-old Tamaqua male has been cited for a shoplifting incident on Sept. 25.

The teen took a pack of Trojan condoms from a display at Fegley's Mini Mart, 32-34 Center St., Tamaqua. The merchandise was valued at $2.75.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tamaqua police are investigating a burglary at 125 W. Spruce St.

On Oct. 1, at 9:22 a.m., the property owners opened the front door to show the vacant property to a prospective buyer. As the front door opened, someone ran out of the rear of the building.

Police found a broken glass door at the rear of the building.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at 570-668-5000.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A 15-year-old male juvenile is a suspect in the theft of money from a donation jar.

State police at Fern Ridge said the teen took $120 from a donation jar that was placed at 971 River St., East Side Borough, Carbon County, by a 26-year-old female. Troopers said the victim was collecting money for a local charity. The incident occurred on Monday, sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The investigation is continuing, troopers added.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tamaqua police have cited Keith Sterling McFarland, 35, of 212 N. Greenwood St., Tamaqua, following a traffic stop on Sept. 27.

At 2 a.m. officers were monitoring traffic when they heard a revving engine in the area near Burger King. They saw a blue Jeep Wrangler parked in the drive-through area. The driver kept revving the engine for several minutes, then pulled through the drive-through area and made a right turn on to Center Street. Despite the traffic light showing a steady red signal the driver kept going, then made a left turn into the Fegley Mini Mart lot.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Two people were cited by Tamaqua police on Oct. 7 following a domestic dispute.

The Schuylkill County Communications Center received two calls from the area of Oak and Spruce streets that morning. One caller said two people were fighting in a silver vehicle, while the second call was an open line, with no one responding to the dispatcher.

At the intersection, police found Ricky Nelson, 36, of 129 E. Phillips St., Coaldale, lying in the roadway and Vicki Jones, 42, of 12 Thrush Hollow Lane, New Ringgold, sitting in the car.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mahoning Township police reported on two arrests Tuesday, both after stops at driving under the influence checkpoints.

Andrew Carino, of Towamensing Township, was stopped along Route 443 just before 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 23 and found to be under the influence of controlled substances and in possession of marijuana.

A blood test showed the presence of alprazolam, oxycodone, and marijuana in his system.

Carino was charged with two counts of DUI, and one count of possession of a small amount of marijuana.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 5.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rush Township police are investigating a recent burglary in the 400 block of Fairview Street.

The thief took a number of power tools from the building.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at 570-668-4242 or 570-668-6100.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

An Ohio truck driver was cited by Tamaqua police on Sept. 27 after his rig struck a pole at the Five Points Intersection.

David A. Cobb, 45, of Kettering, was driving a Freightliner tractor and trailer north on Route 309 when he attempted to make the right turn onto Broad Street.

The rear tires of the trailer struck a pole, causing them to blow up and the rig to become hung up on the curb. Hope's Towing was called to free the rig.

Cobb was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device as truck traffic was being detoured due to a bridge reconstruction project.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Tamaqua area man has been cited by Tamaqua police after an argument with a co-worker led him to make threats to her.

The victim contacted police at 10 a.m. on Oct. 1 and said Vincent Owens, 36, with addresses in Tamaqua and Reevesdale, had sent text messages to another co-worker, threatening to harm the victim. She said the two had a disagreement about several things he said to her daughter.

Police were able to retrieve the texted messages which did threaten the victim with bodily harm.