Friday, March 24, 2017

Police Logs

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident that occurred on Feb. 17.

State police at Schuylkill Haven stopped a vehicle operated by Anario Maurice Thompson, 28, of Pottsville, along Pheasant Run Road in West Brunswick Township. He was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Troopers said charges have been filed.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A fugitive from New Jersey was picked up by Tamaqua police on March 1 after officers were called to the intersection of Pine and Broad streets for a fight in progress.

The caller said a man and women were arguing on the sidewalk at 1:02 a.m., when the man began pushing, then grabbing the woman. Officers found the couple on Pine Street. Both said they were arguing about living conditions: she wanted to stay in Pennsylvania; he wanted to move home to New Jersey.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a three-vehicle crash, involving a parked school bus, in the parking lot of a Schuylkill County mall. Troopers said the crash occurred Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Fairlane Village Mall in Norwegian Township, near Boscov’s Department store.

Troopers said Julie A. Charlton, 69, of Ringtown, was traveling south through the parking lot when her 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis struck a 2008 Ford Taurus driven by Chad W. Strohl, 26, of Shenandoah, who was westbound at the time.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Tamaqua man spent a short time in the Schuylkill County prison in Pottsville on March 7 after a disturbance on Mauch Chunk Street in the borough.

A motorist on Mauch Chunk Street heard a woman calling for help as well as a male voice yelling loudly at 6 a.m., then called police.

On scene officers heard loud voices coming from a residence and went to investigate. A woman answered the door and as she asked for help, she was grabbed by the neck by Lawrence Fredericks, 52.

He tried to pull her back into the apartment but was stopped by an officer.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tamaqua Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that took place at the Five Points intersection on March 3.

The victim contacted police after her car was struck from behind by a man driving a dark 1994 era Ford Mustang. The Ford left the scene, illegally passing several cars stopped for a red light at Mauch Chunk and Pine Streets. It then headed east on Mauch Chunk Street.

The car is described as dark, with three spoke silver wheels. It is missing a right headlight/turn signal lens.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Palmerton Police Department reports the following incidents:

Theft by unlawful taking:William Hartzell, 58, of Palmerton, was charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, loitering and prowling at night and defiant trespass for an incident Jan. 23 in the 500 block of Delaware Avenue.

DUI:Richard Viands II, 23, of Lehighton, was charged with three counts of DUI, careless driving and windshield obstructions, for an incident Dec. 27, 2016, in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A vehicle stop along Interstate 80 in Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County, became an “unlucky” stop for an Ohio driver.

State police at Fern Ridge stopped Sean Jamel Lucky, 47, of Newton Falls, at 11:47 a.m. Feb. 23 in the westbound lanes for a traffic violation. Troopers detected indicators of criminal activity and requested a consent search of the vehicle, which Lucky first denied. A K-9 unit was then called to the scene.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary at a Carbon County residence in which an item was taken by one person and later returned by another. The unusual incident occurred at a residence along Iowa Road in Albrightsville, Penn Forest Township.

Troopers said the home was entered sometime between midnight and 1:59 p.m. on Feb. 27. A stereo was removed by one person and later returned by another person. The two suspects intentionally damaged the interior of the home before fleeing, troopers added.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the following identity theft cases:

• A 33-year-old Palmerton man reported at 3:21 p.m. March 2 in the 500 block of Hill Road, Towamensing Township, a 33-year-old Lehighton woman used his Social Security number to make fraudulent purchases.

• An 82-year-old woman from Polk Township is the victim of a fraud/theft/forgery case that was reported at noon March 2.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A school bus and a car were involved in a crash in Schuylkill County on March 2 in which four of 13 students on the bus sustained minor injuries. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the crash occurred around 8:05 a.m. in the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit school parking lot in Norwegian Township.

Troopers said Maureen C. Capone, 64, of Barnesville, was operating a 2015 Bluebird school bus across the parking lot over the parking stalls when the bus struck a 2017 Chevrolet Impala, which was parked in a parking stall.