Friday, April 18, 2014

Police Logs

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Two Schuylkill County residents were cited following a domestic dispute. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred between 5 and 5:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 113 E. Spring St., in the village of Donaldson, Frailey Township.

Troopers said Valerie Schaeffer, 33, and a 16-year-old female, both of that address, entered into a verbal dispute during which each pushed the other and pulled each other's hair.

Both were issued nontraffic citations for harassment, troopers said.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Franklin Berger, 40, of 38 Dowell St., Slatington, has been charged by borough police with burglary, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

Police said the charges stem from an incident at 7:53 p.m. Jan. 15 at 620 Main St. in the borough.

Police did not release any other information on the arrest or incident.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

An icy Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County on Wednesday, Jan. 15, was the cause of several crashes investigated by state police at Frackville.

Troopers said the first crash was reported about 7:33 a.m. in Kline Township. Dana Boyer, 29, McAdoo, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu on the on-ramp from Route 309 when he lost control due to the icy road. The car struck a concrete barrier in the medium where it came to rest. Boyer sustained a minor injury but did not require immediate medical attention. The car had to be towed from the scene.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Lehighton police charged Derick L. Hymans, 21, of 806 Monroe St., Allentown, and Jessica L. Hartman, 24, of 201 S. Second St., Lehighton, with disorderly conduct on Sunday, Jan. 12, following a domestic incident.

Police reported that yelling could be heard on the sidewalk outside of 201 S. Second St., just after midnight and again at 1 a.m.

Charges recently have also been filed on Hymans for another incident which occurred at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 3, 2013, at the same location after police were dispatched to the apartment due to three 911 hang up calls.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Schuylkill County driver is facing charges after police said he crashed his vehicle and then fled the scene.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Todd A. Hoke, 34, Pine Grove, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt westbound on Oak Grove Road in Pine Grove Township, about 7:18 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, when he lost control while negotiating a slight right curve.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tamaqua police have cited Justin Frable, 21, of 21 W. Spruce St., Tamaqua, and his mother, Tammy Frable, 51, of 12 W. Spruce St., Tamaqua, following an incident on Penn Street on Jan. 6.

Officers were called to Penn Street at 6 p.m. for a report of two male pit bull dogs running loose. One of the dogs reportedly jumped on a child.

Mayor Christian Morrison was in the area and was able to follow the dogs to North Cherry Street. At that time Justin Frable came forward to claim one of the dogs, saying the other was owned by his mother, Tammy.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Tamaqua man spent some time in prison just before Christmas after he allegedly violated a protection from abuse order issued to his wife.

Patrolman Thomas Rodgers was dispatched to 222 Gay St. at 5:22 a.m. on Dec. 21 for a possible breaking and entering in progress. At the scene he spoke with Barbara Zellner, who said her husband, David Zellner, 42, had smashed his way into the residence through a back door.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tamaqua police have issued a warrant for the arrest of James Joseph Englert, 37, of Newkirk.

Englert is wanted on charges of simple assault and harassment following an incident on Dec. 29 when officers were dispatched to 324 Van Gelder St. for a reported domestic assault.

When officers arrived they spoke with the victim who said Englert punched her in the face after she told him he wasn't welcome to stay there.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A traffic stop in Tamaqua on Dec. 27 resulted in the arrest of James Neff, 30, of 231 E. Abbott St., Lansford.

Neff was a passenger in a car that was stopped at 12:50 a.m. for a traffic violation. Neff initially told the officer he was Jeffrey Neff and he lived in the area of the Pine Street Pub. When the officer ran a routine records check there was no record found on a Jeffrey Neff. The driver was issued a warning for the traffic violation and released.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

An Emmaus man faces criminal charges following an incident in Tamaqua on Dec. 23.

Patrolman Matthew Houser was on patrol at 8:58 p.m. in the area of Mountain Avenue when he noticed a man sitting inside a blue Subaru parked in the roadway. As the officer approached he saw the man, identified as Brian E. Hamill, 25, drinking from a can of beer.