Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Police Logs

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Schuylkill County man has been cited for indecent exposure following an incident at the Schuylkill Mall in New Castle Township.

State police at Frackville said Eric Anthony Warner, 28, of Ashland, was arrested for an incident that occurred at 8:15 a.m. on Jan. 23. Troopers said they responded to a parking lot in the mall for a report of a male masturbating in front of a female. Troopers, assisted by mall security, identified Warner as the suspect.

On Feb. 15 a criminal complaint was completed and the charges were filed on Monday, troopers said.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Coaldale man fell asleep behind the wheel of his 2006 Dodge Caravan on Valentine's Day, crashing into a stone wall on the Hometown Hill (Claremont Avenue) property in Rush Township.

Brandon Bennyhoff, 24, was traveling north at 7:23 a.m. when he nodded off. The van crossed over into the southbound lane, struck the wall, then careened back into the northbound lane, where it struck an embankment.

The vehicle had heavy front-end damage and had to be towed from the scene. Bennyhoff was not injured.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

State police at Frackville reported investigating two crashes this week on Schuylkill County roads.

A crash occurred at 2:54 p.m. on Monday along Route 61 in Blythe Township. Troopers said David C. Keeley Sr., 59, of Port Carbon, was driving a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound and passing another vehicle when he lost control. The Jeep left the road and struck a utility pole along the west berm.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A hit-and-run accident that was reported at 5:20 p.m. Monday in the area of the Sand Quarry Road in Palmerton Borough is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said a black Nissan sedan traveling south on Sand Quarry Road left the roadway and struck a PPL utility pole, splintering it and causing it to lean over the roadway.

Police said the vehicle sustained damage to its front bumper and headlight assembly, causing the bumper to fall off the vehicle. It was found at the scene.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a case of a lost or missing gun.

The victim is a 24-year-old man who resides along Laurel Lane in Saylorsburg.

Police said he reported a black Glock .40-caliber pistol was either lost or stolen.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a burglary that happened in Lower Towamensing Township.

The victim is David Paul Eckhart, 61, of Kunkletown.

Police said someone gained entry to the structures at his property at 5570 Little Gap Road and took multiple cans of fuel from them. The date and time of the burglary are not known.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kelvin Samuel Williams, 43, of Nesquehoning, was arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks for driving under the influence after a traffic stop made at 8:34 p.m. Feb. 4 at the intersection of Route 209 and Parkway Road in Lansford.

Police said he was stopped for Motor Vehicle Code violations, after which time it was determined he was under the influence.

Police said he refused to take a chemical test and was charged with DUI.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A McAdoo teen faces charges in connection with a Feb. 12 crash in Rush Township.

James Kolbush, 18, was driving a Dodge Ram pickup on Fairview Street at 4:34 p.m. when he lost control, went through a guide wire, down an embankment and struck a tree. Kolbush escaped serious injury.

Police have determined he was texting while driving.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Two Tamaqua residents were arrested afterthey were caught stealingat a Nesquehoning business.

According to police, Camille Lukas and her son Thomas John Lukas Jr., of 31 Lafayette Ave., were observed taking merchandise from Redner's Warehouse Markets on Sunday afternoon. Thomas was taking meat and stuffing it in hismother's purse. The pair took a total of $63 worth of food and items from the store.

They were taken into custody and face charges for retail theft.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Schuylkill County driver sustained a minor injury in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 5:24 p.m. on Monday along Route 924 in East Union Township.

State police at Frackville said Vincent J. Zaccone, 28, of Shenandoah, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt southbound when he lost control and struck a snow bank along the west berm. After impact the Cobalt flipped onto its roof and came to rest along the berm. The vehicle had to be towed. Zaccone was treated at the scene by Shenandoah ambulance personnel.

Zaccone was cited for the crash.