Friday, December 26, 2014

Police Logs

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

An inmate at the state correctional institution at Frackville, 1111 Altamont Blvd., Ryan Township, has been charged with assaulting two correctional officers at the prison.

State police at Frackville said Michael John Scullen, 22, has been charged with aggravated assault and two counts each of assault by prisoner, simple assault and harassment.

According to troopers, Scullen assaulted Joseph Lynch and Mitchell Sarkowski at 1:40 p.m. on Sept. 8. Lynch sustained a broken nose that required surgery and contusions while Sarkowski sustained contusions in the incident.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Tamaqua woman was arrested by Rush Township police three times this month.

Crystal Milner, 28, was cited on Sept. 7 in connection with the 5:27 p.m. theft of 13 cans of baby formula from the HT Commons Wal-Mart. The formula was valued at $200.98. Also cited at the time was Megan Hill, 24, of Tamaqua, who stole 32 cans of baby formula, valued at $494.72. Both face charges of retail theft and receiving stolen property.

Monday, September 22, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a hit-and-run crash which occurred in the parking lot of a Schuylkill County mall.

Troopers said an unknown driver was traveling east through the lot of King's Village Plaza, located off Route 901 in Norwegian Township, and struck the right front of a parked 2000 GMC Jimmy. After impact the driver fled the scene.

The incident was reported at 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 17.

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Carbon County driver is facing charges following a traffic stop that occurred about 5:08 p.m. on Friday along Route 248 eastbound near the Harley dealership in Franklin Township.

State police at Lehighton said Peter B. Vosburgh, 66, of Jim Thorpe, was stopped at the above location for an equipment violation. After further investigation Vosburgh was issued three motor vehicle code violations. He was then informed that his vehicle was going to be towed because he had a suspended license.

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Northampton driver is facing charges of driving under the influence and fleeing or attempting to elude police following an incident that occurred on Tuesday.

State police at Lehighton said Jonathan Bender, 26, was operating a motorcycle on Route 33 at the Lehighton exit to Route 309, in Hamilton Township, Monroe County, when troopers attempted to stop him for a traffic violation, at 2:18 p.m.

Bender did not stop and a pursuit ensued that lasted for about five and a half miles before he stopped and was arrested.

Charges were filed in the matter, troopers added.

Monday, September 22, 2014

State police at Frackville reported the arrest of a Lackawanna County man for retail theft at a Schuylkill County store.

Troopers said Gerald Korner Jr., 37, of Carbondale, was arrested following an incident at the Sears store in the Schuylkill Mall, New Castle Township, which occurred at 12:50 p.m. Sunday.

Troopers said Korner removed two headsets from the store without paying for them. It was his third arrest for retail theft, which makes it a felony three offense.

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Carbon County woman is facing charges following an incident that occurred at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 415 Boyer Farm Road in Lower Towamensing Township.

State police at Lehighton said Shannon Lacy, 41, of Palmerton, got into an argument with two females, ages 39 and 17. During the argument Lacy pushed the 39-year-old into a musical instrument in the residence and then scratched the arm of the teenage female.

She will be cited for harassment, troopers said.

Monday, September 22, 2014

State police at Lehighton are investigating the theft of batteries.

Troopers said four, 12-volt batteries were removed from the rear of a truck owned by Chris Philip Metz, 36, of Lehighton, while it was parked at 150 White St., Weissport. No time frame for the theft was set.

Troopers also reported that James Warren Vassas, 3 Potato Path Road, Kunkletown, reported the state registration plate on his vehicle was stolen sometime between Sept. 8 and 18, and somewhere between his home and Canada.

The plate number is XFF3882.

Monday, September 22, 2014

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft incident at a storage facility in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said two storage units at S.S.U. Store, located in the village of Trenton, Mahanoy Township, were entered sometime between Aug. 20 and Sept. 19. Locks were cut off the units to gain entry.

Removed from one unit was a washer and dryer. Removed from the second unit was a Craftsman tool set, two Black and Decker grinders, a Dewalt drill, and a buffer. No value was listed for the missing items.

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Tamaqua woman was transported to St. Luke's Hospital-Miner's Campus in Coaldale after she was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 6:38 a.m. on Friday.

State police at Frackville said Jillian N. Datchko, 29, was headed west on Route 209 in Schuylkill Township when she lost control of her 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, which slid 20 feet off the road and into a tree. The vehicle flipped and landed on its roof. Datchko's injuries were described as minor.

Tuscarora Fire Company and Tamaqua EMS assisted at the scene.