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Police Logs

Monday, July 29, 2013

State police at Lehighton reported on the following arrests.

Troopers said Erin Strandberg, of Lansdowne, Delaware County, was arrested for harassment and public drunkenness on Friday, July 25, about 10:30 p.m. at Penn's Peak, Maury Rd., in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Strandberg was attending a event at Penn's Peak and was found to be extremely intoxicated. She engaged in a argument with Carmelo Caban, of Allentown, a security guard. Strandberg allegedly kicked Caban in the groin.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

State Police report that a Kenworth T600 was traveling west on SR25 on July 25 at 4:52 a.m. on East Main Street, Hegins, Schuylkill County, when for unknown reasons the trailer caught fire. The driver, Albert Davis, 54, of Houston, TX, was unable to control the fire with his fire extinguisher.

The trailer, which was loaded with approximately 40,000 pounds of potatoes, sustained heavy fire damage.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

State Police in Schuylkill Haven report that eight tires were slashed in a parking lot at SR 4011 and Rausch Creek Road, Pine Grove, Schuylkill County between July 23 at 1 p.m. and July 24 at 10 a.m.

The owner of the vehicle, Allen Winn, 57, of Pine Grove, reported that an unknown person slashed the tires on a 2009 Tow Dolly and a 1974 brown Jeep in the parking lot. The actor(s) made a four-inch cut into eight tires, then fled in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 739-1330.

Friday, July 26, 2013

State police at the Fogelsville barracks reporter Collin Francis Devlin, 42, of Saylorsburg, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 25.

Police said they responded to a report of an unresponsive man being down in the cemetery adjacent to the Chestnut Hill Church, Lower Milford Township, at 5:26 a.m. on the above date, and learned Devlin was deceased. The Lehigh County Coroner's office ruled the death a suicide.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Four youths between the ages of five and seven were hurt when they were struck by a car at 1:37 p.m. July 25 in front of the Casino Theatre on Route 611 in Mount Pocono.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police reported a Honda CRV driven by Sarah Ginyard, 56, of Tobyhanna, "struck a family crossing Rt. 611." Police said the youths appeared to have minor injuries and were transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, by multiple units from the Pocono Mountaion Regional EMS.

Friday, July 26, 2013

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 11:30 a.m. July 22 and 1 p.m. July 24 at a residence in Pine Grove Township.

The victims are Sallie Deichert, 65, of Pine Grove, and James Deichert, 45, of Branchdale.

The burglary happened at 947 Oak Grove Road in the township when someone entered the home through a basement door. While inside, the intruder(s) attempted to access a safe using power tools and proceeded through the remainder of the house, dumping contents out of drawers as they searched for valuables.

Friday, July 26, 2013

A Tamaqua man faces charges following an incident in the borough on July 10.

Police were dispatched to the Burger King parking lot at 9:50 p.m. for suspicious activity on the south side of the lot. Patrolman Anthony Stanell responded and observed three occupants of a white minivan making furtive movements as he approached. When asked, all three said they were just talking.

Friday, July 26, 2013

A McAdoo woman has been cited following a domestic incident in Tamaqua on July 11.

Police were dispatched to 613 Arlington St. at 1:22 a.m. after someone reported a disturbance. On scene, they spoke with Olga Gomez, who reported that Megan Luchetta, 19, of 109 N. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, had used a putty scraper to open the door, then entered the residence and assaulted her. Luchetta then fled the scene with Gomez's dog.

Officers conducted a search and found Luchetta and the dog in the basement of the residence. Gomez had injuries to her forehead, finger and left arm.

Friday, July 26, 2013

A Tamaqua man has been cited following an incident in the borough on July 12.

Patrolman Peter Wysochansky was dispatched to 125 Orwigsburg St. at 9:35 p.m. and spoke with Arlene Yost, who reported that a neighborhood man had been yelling about her dogs. Yost said the problem was ongoing. The man was identified as Christian Shilko, 43, of 207 Orwigsburg St.

He will be cited for harassment.

Friday, July 26, 2013

McAdoo Police are actively seeking the whereabouts of Fred Scott Williams, 50, of 30 Walnut St., Delano, in connection with an incident that took place at 2:43 a.m. on July 20.

Patrolman William Curilla was on patrol that morning when he observed a blue Chevrolet Impala traveling on South Kennedy Drive.

The car's license plate lights weren't operating, so the officer made a vehicle stop. As he approached the Impala, Curilla made eye contact with the white male driver and observed a female in the passenger seat.