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Police Logs

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Carbon County motorcyclist was slightly injured in a crash in Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said the accident occurred about 1:48 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, along Mountain Road in Blythe Township.

Troopers said Joseph M. Kupec, 71, of Lansford, was operating a 2002 Harley Davidson northbound when he lost control while negotiating a left curve. Kupec laid the bike down on its left side causing minor damage to the bike. Kupec sustained a minor injury, troopers added.

Troopers said Kupec was cited for the crash.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Schuylkill County woman is facing drug charges following an incident that occurred about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 27.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Amanda Lee Campion, 20, of Pottsville, was found in the parking lot of the Manheim Diner, located along SR61 in North Manheim Township, in possession of a marijuana smoking pipe and a metal marijuana grinder. Drug charges are pending, troopers said.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Jim Thorpe driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI), and other counts, following an incident on Friday, April 20.

Borough police said about 3:30 p.m. they received a report of a hit-and-run accident that occurred at the intersection of SR209 and Broadway.

Police also received information that the hit-and-run vehicle was a gold truck and the registration came back to Nicholas Kuzo III, 66, of 14 W. Seventh St.

It was also reported that Mahoning Township police were attempting to locate the same vehicle for an earlier report of an erratic driver.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of an ATM from a Schuylkill County golf course.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the Mountain Valley Golf Course in Ryan Township. On Monday, May 28, about 4:50 a.m. unknown criminals arrived at the front entrance to the lodge on an all terrain vehicle (ATV). They then pried open the front doors. Once inside they dislodged the ATM from the wall just inside the main entry doors.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Two Schuylkill County drivers are facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges following separate incidents.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said on Saturday, May 26, about 3:08 a.m. troopers stopped Brandon Lee Erb, 27, of Pottsville, along SR61 at Norwegian St., in Pottsville.

Troopers said he was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI of a controlled substance. He will be charged.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A vehicle stop led to a drug charge in Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Matthew Ronald Werley, 21, of Walnutport, was stopped about 10:11 p.m. on May 16 along the Stanley Hoffman Blvd., in Lehighton. At the stop Werley was found to be in possession of a controlled substance, troopers said.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating three acts of criminal mischief at Schuylkill County locations.

Troopers said unknown criminals spray-painted walls with red and yellow paint at the American Legion building located at 2 Clarks Valley Road, in Porter Township. The incident occurred sometime between May 14-16.

Troopers said unknown criminals smashed a six-foot by five-foot, nine-inch plate glass window at the Carpet Man store, located at 1150 SR61 South, in North Manheim Township. The incident occurred sometime overnight of May 16-17.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Amber Allen, 20, of 248 W. Ridge St., Lansford, and Stephanie Forrester, 20, of the same address, face charges after an incident which occurred on March 20 at 6:07 p.m. Charges of simple assault and harassment were filed by Officer Joshua Tom. Here's what happened, according to an affidavit of probable cause:

Tom and fellow officer Brian Horos were on duty when they received a call about an active domestic dispute between two females. They arrived on scene to find Allen and Forrester, spoke with both women and learned that each had assaulted the other.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

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

J.D. Citro's Inc., 328 S. Second St., Lehighton, was cited for a violation on Jan. 22 in which liquor was sold, furnished or gave liquor for consumption off premises.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Schuylkill County man has been charged with violating a protection from abuse (PFA) order.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Joseph Edward Setlock, 67, of Tremont, violated the order by having direct contact with his estranged wife, Barbara Ann Setlock, 65, of 51 N. Crescent St., Tremont. The violation occurred about 2:20 p.m. on Friday, May 18, troopers said.

Charges will be filed with District Judge Carol Pankake, of Tremont, troopers said.