Saturday, November 22, 2014

Police Logs

Monday, November 10, 2014

A 33-year-old man from Stroudsburg was injured when he crashed his motorcycle along Carney Road, near Hideaway Hills Golf Course, in Polk Township, Monroe County on Sunday.

Troopers said the cyclist was operating a Suzuki off road bike about 10:40 a.m. westbound when he lost control. The bike left the road and crashed into a ditch.

Reports from the scene indicate the man was flown to a hospital, but the police report but did not indicate where he received medical treatment.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge aren't naming the Lehighton residents who stole from the elderly Penn Forest Township woman they were living with.

State police on Saturday released a report saying that a 42-year old woman and a 51-year-old man, both of Lehighton, lived with the 74-year-old woman, of Albrightsville, until she became ill and had to go into a nursing home.

Then, Trooper Christopher J. Bohenek reported, between May 29 and Sept. 6, the couple used the elderly woman's credit card and stole items from her home. Both have since moved out of the home.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a hit-and-run crash that occurred in Schuylkill County early Wednesday.

Troopers said Lawrence Longenberger, 56, of Mahanoy Plane, was stopped for a stop sign on Cressona Road, at the intersection with Route 901 (Gordon Nagle Trail), at 4:19 a.m. when a vehicle, traveling westbound on 901 traveled into the southbound lane of Cressona Road and struck the right front of Longenberger's 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations issued by officers.

Officer Timothy Wuttke issued a citation to Dean Tessitore, 53, of 53 W. High St., for public drunkenness. The incident occurred at 6:36 p.m. on Oct. 31.

Wuttke also cited a driver for not having a license, along Route 93 on Nov. 2.

Chief Sean Smith issued two speeding tickets on Nov. 4 along Route 93, a 55 mph zone. Speeds were 70.4 and 70.1.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Upper Macungie Township Police Department continues to investigate a theft incident that occurred in Lehigh County.

Police said the theft occurred at 9:49 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of Quail Drive in Allentown.

At that time, the thief stole a wallet, which contained cash and personal effects from the residence of the victim, a 49-year-old male.

The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information should contact Upper Macungie Police at 484-661-5911.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on the arrest of two Schuylkill County residents for retail thefts, in separate incidents at different locations, both occurring on Wednesday.

At 2 p.m. Ryan Malick, 24, of Tower City was arrested at Boscov's Department Store in the Fairlane Village Mall, located off Route 61, in Norwegian Township, for taking earrings valued at $10 from a display case. He placed them in a coat pocket and walked out of the store without paying for them.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

A Schuylkill County driver sustained a minor injury in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 6:03 a.m. Thursday along Bethel Road, near Lancaster Avenue, in Pine Grove Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said John J. Cooper, 47, of Pine Grove, was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 truck southbound and traveling up a steep grade behind a slower-moving tractor-trailer. Cooper crossed into the northbound lane to pass the slower-moving truck. As he was returning back to the southbound lane, his vehicle began to fishtail, causing him to lose control.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Pennsylvania State Police want people to watch out for phone scams.

Information has been received that people in Schuylkill County have been receiving phone calls from a "Pennsylvania State Police Foundation" asking for money for injured troopers.

State police do not and will not ever call and solicit money.

If a call from this foundation is received, do not give the caller any personal or banking information.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Recent shoplifting incidents at the HT Commons Walmart in Hometown have resulted in charges being filed.

Rush Township police have charged Jericha Skuntz, 23, of Hazle Township, with taking merchandise valued at $431.38 from the retailer on Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. The charges include retail theft and receiving stolen property.

David Frangioudakis, 26, of Lansford, was charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property in connection with a theft from Oct. 20.

Friday, November 7, 2014

A Schuylkill County driver was cited following a crash in which parked vehicles and property were damaged. It was one of two crashes reported by state police at Frackville.

Troopers said Marvin P. Houtz, 56, of Shenandoah, was driving a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan southbound on Route 339 in North Union Township at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, and intended to turn slightly left onto Green Mountain Road. He said an oncoming pickup northbound on Green Mountain Road was in his lane.