Thursday, October 23, 2014

Police Logs

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

State police at Frackville said a men's mountain bike was found along Route 209, a mile east of Middleport, in Blythe Township.

The bike was found at 1:35 p.m. on Sunday.

The owner can claim the bike by calling troopers at 570-874-5300, and providing proper identification.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

State police at Lehighton are investigating several theft incidents.

Troopers are investigating the theft of four 12-volt batteries from a back of a truck. The incident occurred at 150 White St. in Weissport. Chris Phillip Metz, 36, of Lehighton, reported the thefts. There is no time frame for the thefts.

Joseph Douglas Schmelzle, 36, of 153 Old Stage Coach Road in Gilbert, Polk Township, reported a box of comic books and a box of silverware was taken form his residence. No time frame was listed for the thefts.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Coaldale police are warning residents of an increase in phone scams and mail fraud.

The scams vary in nature, but most involve a suspect contacting the victim by phone and telling them they are the subject of a government investigation.

The government agency they supposedly represent varies by the victim's location.

The caller tells the victim to send money through various means to keep from being arrested.

In some cases, suspects alter their caller identification display to be that of a governmental agency.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A domestic incident has led to a Schuylkill County man being charged.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the dispute occurred at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday at 612 Moyer's Station Road in Wayne Township.

Troopers said a 41-year-old woman and Clarence Emmett Eckert Jr., 46, of that address, became involved in a verbal dispute.

The dispute escalated with Eckert grabbing the woman by the neck and throwing her onto a bed. The argument eventually spilled outside where Eckert pulled the female's hair and threw her to the ground. Eckert fled the scene before troopers arrived.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Monroe County man is facing charges.

State police at Fern Ridge said Kevin Young Johnson, of Brodheadsville, sold several iPhones to the Radio Shack, located at 107 Kinsley Drive, Brodheadsville on Sept. 12. The victim later found out that the phones were involved in an identity theft incident and were deactivated by the phone carrier.

Johnson is facing theft, fraud, and related counts. Anyone with information is asked to call troopers at 570-646-2271.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

An entry to a Schuylkill County business is being investigated.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said unknown criminals arrived on a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle at the Family Dollar store, located at 30 Forest Drive, in Hegins Township, about 11:39 p.m. on Monday.

The power was cut to the building and the criminals threw a rock through the aluminum framed tempered glass front door to gain entry.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Carbon County driver was involved in a crash in Lehigh County on Monday.

State police at Fogelsville said Barbara A. Daderko, 56, of Nesquehoning, was driving a 2009 Subaru Impreza southbound on Route 100 in Lowhill Township at 7:07 a.m. when a deer entered the road in front of her.

She attempted to avoid the animal but could not. The drivers' side front of the car hit the deer.

Daderko was not injured but damages to the vehicle were disabling.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Kunkletown driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence and drug counts following a crash that occurred at 10:05 p.m. Oct. 3 along 57 Road in Towamensing Township.

State police at Lehighton said Jeremy M. Long, 18, was driving a 2004 Toyota Corolla northbound at a speed too fast for conditions and subsequently the Toyota left the road.

The vehicle traveled through a dense area of shrubs, went airborne, and landed in a ditch located near an open field.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

State police at Lehighton reported on several crashes investigated by troopers on Carbon County roadways.

A two-vehicle crash occurred at 3:50 p.m. Sept. 15 at the intersection of Canal Street and Main Road in Franklin Township. Troopers said Ronald D. Neff, 62, of Lehighton, was driving a 2005 Ford Ranger pickup northbound on Canal and approaching the intersection while Denise M. Ackles, 48, of Barnesville, driving a 2011 Toyota Scion, was stopped on Canal Street behind another vehicle, at the intersection.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Schuylkill County man was cited for harassment following a dispute.

State police at Frackville said a 40-year-old female and Jack Triano, 58, of 7 Wolf St., Middleport, got into a verbal argument on the front porch of the residence. During the dispute Triano grabbed the female by the arm.

The incident occurred at 7 p.m. Friday.