Sunday, February 26, 2017

Police Logs

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A 95-year-old resident at the Brookmont Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 510 Brookmont Drive, Chestnuthill Township, is the victim of a theft.

Troopers from state police at Fern Ridge were summoned to the facility at 5 p.m. Feb. 2 to investigate the theft of two rings and $20 from the patient’s room at the home.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lansford police have charged the following borough residents.

Cynthia Arthur, 61, of 216 W. Ridge St., Apt. 3: Driving under the influence, careless driving and expired registration on Jan. 3; George Michlovsky, 77, of 216 W. Abbott St.: Driving under the influence, careless driving and failing to drive on right lane of roadway on Nov. 23, 2016; and Daryl Greenawalt, 53, of 300 W. Bertsch St.: Driving under the influence and careless driving on Dec. 17, 2016.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

When a woman left her purse inside a restroom at a Pottsville area store, it was found in the store and a bank card and $75 in cash were missing from it, state police at Schuylkill Haven said.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. Fridayat The Dollar Store in the Fairlane Village Mall, Norwegian Township.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

State police at the Lehighton barracks were summoned to a Lower Towamensing Township residence on Fridayto investigate the theft of firearms from a residence.

The incident happened at 1855 Little Gap Road, where the victim is a 74-year-old Palmerton man.

Police said he told them he believes his son, 43, of Palmerton, stole the guns from the residence between Jan. 1 and 31.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

When state police at Fern Ridge made a traffic violation stop on Interstate 80 in Kidder Township they learned the driver of the vehicle had an active warrant out for her arrest in Warren County, New Jersey

Police said Mariya Ann Fenton, 31, of Phillipsburg, was stopped at 1:44 p.m. Jan. 27 at mile marker 275.4 while driving a 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 that made several traffic violations.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Kunkletown man was cited by state police at the Lehighton barracks with failure to yield to a stop sign or yield sign following a two-vehicle collision at 4:42 p.m. Feb. 3 at the intersection of Route 534 and Acorn Drive in Polk Township.

Police said Quintin A. Vesga, 19, was cited after the crash. Vesga, driving a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche, pulled out from Acorn Drive attempting a left-hand turn onto Route 534 when he directly entered the path of a 2013 Ford Fusion driven by Derek W. Hoffman, 45, also of Kunkletown. Hoffman was eastbound on Route 534 at the time.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the theft of a revolver from a home in East Penn Township.

The victim is a 44-year-old resident of the 100 block of Cheyenne Lane.

He told police someone stole the .357 magnum revolver sometime between 8 a.m. Oct. 1 and 4:20 p.m. Feb. 6.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A 2016 Freightliner tractor trailer jackknifed after it struck an embankment at 10:14 a.m. Jan. 31 on Interstate 80 in Tobyhanna Township. The driver was uninjured.

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said Keith A. Rowlands, 41, of Avoca, was traveling westbound when he lost control of the rig causing it to crash.

Police said he was cited for failure to drive at a safe speed.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Kimberly A. Kelly, 52, of Palmerton, suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash at 2:21 p.m. Feb. 2 on Route 115 in Chestnuthill Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said she was driving a 2002 Dodge Neon southbound between Colleen Drive and Russell Court when the vehicle traveled onto the rumble strips along the centerline of the roadway. Police said Kelly panicked and jerked the vehicle back into its lane, but the overcorrection sent the vehicle into an embankment along the east berm.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Three people were cited on drug related charges in three separate incidents last week.

Douglas J. Schartel, 35, of Tamaqua, was cited on Jan. 30 after he was found to have a syringe in his pocket while being taken to the local district magistrate’s office by a constable.

He was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dane K. Lowell, 19, of Arlington Street, Tamaqua, was picked up by a constable on Feb. 1 to be transported to the magistrate’s office. His right front pocket contained a glass jar, which Lowell admitted contained marijuana.