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Police Logs

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

State police at Frackville said Thomas Alshefski, 27, of Shenandoah, entered the home of Peter Delaurentis, 42, of 204 Florida Ave., Shenandoah, West Mahanoy Township, about 4:20 a.m. without permission of the owner. Alshefski was found inside the home by Delaurentis, who then fled on foot.

An arrest warrant for Alshefski has been issued for criminal trespass, troopers said. Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Alshefski is asked to call the barracks at (570) 874-5300.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Criminal charges were filed against Lee Kester, 31, of 2385 Stoney Ridge Road, Palmerton, for prohibited offensive weapons, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and DUI. The incident occurred on May 18 at 1:03 a.m. in the 400 block of Lafayette Avenue.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Tamaqua man was lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison this past weekend after violating his parole while in Rush Township.

Township police found Joseph J. Forster II, 35, passed out behind the wheel of a running motor vehicle, which was in the Hometown Commons Walmart parking lot. The incident was reported at 4:14 p.m. Friday.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations issued by officers.

Anne Horrigan, 639 E. Center St., Nesquehoning, was cited for failure to pay a sanitation bill of $261.60.

Richard Defeo, 5 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, was cited for failure to pay a sanitation bill for 17B W. Catawissa St., totaling $188.40.

Geoffrey Gehrig, 7665 Steinsberg Rd., Coopersburg, Lehigh County, was cited for failure to pay a sanitation bill for 418 W. Catawissa St. totaling $188.40.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Hazleton man is facing charges in Rush Township after he allegedly damaged a vehicle parked in the Transwestern Polymers lot, just off Progress Avenue in Hometown.

Township police said Anthony Morales, 20, will be charged with criminal mischief after breaking the windshield and sunroof on the vehicle on Aug. 8.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary and criminal mischief incidents.

The break-in occurred at the home of Bozema Cholewa, 59, of 202 Lower Valley Drive, in Kunkletown, Polk Township, Monroe County. Entry was gained by kicking in the front door. Once inside the criminals rummaged through various area. They then fled with an unknown amount of opened liquor bottles. The incident occurred sometime between Aug. 6 and Monday, Aug. 12.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

State police at Lehighton reported on two crashes probed by troopers.

A one-vehicle crash was reported at 11 a.m. on July 31 along SR33 exit ramp in Saylorsburg, Hamilton Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Colin A. Aranzullo, 31, of Albrightsville, was attempting to exit the road when he lost control of his 1988 Suzuki motorcycle. The bike laid down on its side.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Two Schuylkill County drivers escaped injury in a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 5:50 p.m. on Aug. 7 along SR443 in North Union Township.

Troopers said Mario Bellizia, 40, of Zion Grove, was westbound approaching a tight left curve while Diane M. Zimmerman, 26, also of Zion Grove, was eastbound approaching a tight right curve, both approaching the intersection with Speice Rd.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

State police at Lehighton said Christopher Lee Everitt, 34, of East Stroudsburg, was southbound on SR33 near the Snydersville exit, in Hamilton Township, when he was stopped for speeding, about 8:10 p.m. on Aug. 9.

He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest, troopers said. The DUI charge is pending blood test results.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Schuylkill County man has been charged with stealing electrical service from his provider.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Troy Schneck, 47, of 399 Rock Rd., in Pine Grove, Washington Township, has been charged with theft of services.

Troopers allege that Schneck stole electrical service from PPL during the time frame of Sept. 25, 2012, to Aug. 7 at his residence. Troopers said he tampered with the electric meter outside his home which prevented PPL from being able to properly read his electric usage.