Thursday, October 30, 2014

Police Logs

Monday, July 28, 2014

State police at Frackville reported the arrest of a Schuylkill County man for criminal trespass.

Troopers said Robert Matlock, 37, of Brockton, Schuylkill Township, was cited for entering the residence of Robert Wallace, 58, of 478 Valley St., Brockton, at 6 a.m. on Saturday, knowing that he was not licensed or privileged to do so. Matlock left the residence when Wallace called 911.

Charges will be filed.

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Carbon County business has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board for violating the liquor code.

JTAMS Inc., of 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, was cited for used, or permitted to be used on the inside of the licensed premises, a loudspeaker or similar device whereby the sound of music or other entertainment, or the advertisement thereof, could be heard beyond the licensee's property line. The violation occurred June 12.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Tamaqua Police cited two people on Saturday after separate incidents at the Family Dollar Store at 137 N. Railroad St.

At 1 p.m., officers were called to the store for a retail theft committed by Amanda Lillian Ramirez, 25, of 224 First St. Coaldale. Store personnel told the officer that Ramirez had been in the store for about 30 minutes and was observed placing items in her purse. She then purchased a box of cereal, but failed to pay for the other items, valued at $26.28.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Tamaqua Police are investigating an attempted break-in at the concession stand at the North and Middle Ward Playground.

Ray Sell, president of the playground association, called police on Tuesday, after the attempted break-in was discovered.

The incident took place sometime between 9 p.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Tuesday. Sell pointed out there is no cash or anything of value kept in the stand.

Anyone with information may contact police at 570-668-5000.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Michael Allen Kemmerer, 35, of Effort, is facing a charge of harassment as a result of an incident at 9:30 p.m. June 26 at 144 Shenkel Road, Chestnuthill Township.

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said the victim is a 32-year-old woman from Effort.

Police said the victim and the accused were engaged in a verbal argument indoors and eventually continued the argument in the backyard of their residence. Police said the argument escalated as the accused grabbed the victim by the neck and shoulders and shoved her into a tree in the backyard.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Three men were cited by Tamaqua Police on Tuesday after a confrontation in the 300 block of West Broad Street.

Officers were called to the area at 11:15 p.m. after neighbors complained about a group of males causing a disturbance.

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Tamaqua man spent some time in the Schuylkill County Prison last week after he punched another man.

Police were dispatched to 529 N. Railroad St. at 4:45 p.m. on July 16 for an assault. Once on scene, they were told that resident Seth Valentine, 34, had punched another man, Frank Ditchey, in the face.

Valentine admitted striking Ditchey and appeared to have been drinking alcohol. As officers tried to sort things out, Valentine continued making threats against Ditchey.

Friday, July 25, 2014

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating the theft of a 2005 Kawasaki KX-125 motorcycle in Penn Forest Township.

The victim is John Wasyliw, 50, of 59 Minisink Trail, Albrightsville.

He told police someone stole the cycle between July 22-23.

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Tamaqua man has been cited after he harassed a group of people waiting for a bus on Sunday.

Officers were dispatched to the parking lot at Spruce and Railroad streets, where several people said they were harassed by a male who threatened to smash the windows in their vehicles. The man then threw several rocks onto the lot and walked south behind the former Anchor Deep building.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating the theft of an air conditioner from in front of a residence at 133 Main St. in Norwegian Township.

The victim is Theresa Shermeta of Seltzer.

The incident happened between 10:10-10:15 p.m. Monday.

Police said the Frigidaire air conditioner was placed on the sidewalk in front of the residence to thaw out because it had been "freezing up," when a female picked it up and fled the area.