Saturday, December 3, 2016

Police Logs

Monday, August 8, 2016

State police at the Lehighton barracks said they will file harassment charges against a 41-year-old woman from Lehighton who was involved in a verbal argument that turned physical at 10:31 p.m. Aug. 1.

The incident happened at on West Lizard Creek Road in East Penn Township.

Police did not release the woman’s name.

Monday, August 8, 2016

A Tamaqua man was cited for disorderly conduct after an incident on July 10.

Officers received a call at 4:11 p.m. to respond to a Hazle Street address where a man was making threats. That man was identified as Chris Mutheru, 30, who was covered in his own blood. EMS was called to assist and tend to Mutheru’s wound, which was apparently self-inflicted.

He appeared to be under the influence of a drug and was transported to Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street in Pottsville for treatment.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Coaldale Police have filed charges against April Lynn McGeehan, 28, of East High Street, Coaldale, after officers provided an assist to a state constable serving a warrant.

The constable took McGeehan into custody Friday morning on several outstanding warrants. At the time, she had a spoon, four hypodermic needles and two pills, suspected to be Xanax, on her.

She faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a misbranded controlled substance.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Tamaqua police charged Thomas Jon Ahn, 34, ofOrwigsburg Street, Tamaqua, after an incident on July 23.

The victim contacted police saying Ahn had threatened her.

Officers had been at the residence two days prior, when the couple was arguing over custody of their children. The woman was cited in that incident.

Ahn was cited for harassment.

Monday, August 8, 2016

State police at Frackville investigating a one-vehicle crash at 8:35 p.m. on Friday along Interstate 81 in Butler Township, Schuylkill County.

Jarod M. Kidd, 32, of Scottsville, Virginia, was driving a 2014 Honda CRV northbound when a deer entered the road in front of him. Kidd was unable to avoid striking the deer, which caused damages to the front end and engine. Kidd and his passenger, Kathryn E. Dolan, 36, of Scottsville, were not injured.

The vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

Monday, August 8, 2016

A 46-year-old woman from Kunkletown has been arrested for simple assault for injuring a 23-year-old woman, also from Kunkletown, in a physical altercation that took place. July 27 at the Shell Gas Station, located at Route 534 and the 8000 block of Robinhood Drive in Polk Township.

State police at Lehighton said the older woman struck the 23-year-old twice with the passenger side door of her vehicle. Police said the victim was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for treatment of injuries. Police did not release the names of those involved.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Andrew Bensinger, 29, of Catawissa Street, Tamaqua, was cited following an argument with his girlfriend on July 25.

Tamaqua police were called to the Bensinger home at 9:01 a.m. and spoke to the victim, who said the couple was arguing about cellphones when Bensinger pushed her onto a bed and grabbed her around the neck in a choke hold. She was able to get free and dial 9-1-1.

Bensinger was cited for simple assault and harassment.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Recent retail theft arrests include:

• Tamaqua police cited Amanda Lynn Cope, 27, of Hunter Street, Tamaqua, after an incident at Fegley’s Mini Mart, 30-32 Center St. on July 22.

Cope, who has two prior convictions for shoplifting, attempted to steal a pastry and a Rice Krispies Treat by hiding them in her purse.

She was charged with a felony count of retail theft.

Friday, August 5, 2016

James J. Bynon II, 45, of 315 Schuylkill Ave., Tamaqua, was cited by Tamaqua police after a domestic incident at his home on July 17.

Officers were dispatched to the home at 9:45 p.m. and met with the victim, who said she was arguing with Bynon about money that was missing.

At one point she grabbed the keys to his vehicle because he had been drinking.

Bynon tried to get the keys back by pushing her to the floor.

He was cited for harassment.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Four people were injured in a three-vehicle crash that occurred about 12:34 p.m. on Wednesday along Route 54 in Ryan Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Helen P. Lauricella, no age given, of Tamaqua, was driving a 2008 Ford Edge eastbound when she lost consciousness.

Her vehicle crossed into the westbound lane where it sideswiped a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Shanna M. Poindexter, 36, of Tamaqua.

The Edge continued on and then collided head-on with a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Mandy L. Starling, 34, of Mount Carmel.