Friday, October 21, 2016

Police Logs

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Sunday after being arrested on a theft charge.

State police at Frackville said John E. Filozof, 51, of Sheppton, was arrested on the charge and arraigned before on-call District Judge David Rossi, of Tremont. He was committed to the county prison in Pottsville after failing to post $10,000 cash bail.

Troopers said a 53-year-old Brandonville man reported his Taurus .44 Magnum revolver was stolen from his vehicle while he was camping at Locust Lake State Park in Barnesville.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

State police at Lehighton report:

• A 30-year-old man from Kutztown will be arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop at 7:26 p.m. Sept. 14 in the area of White and Forge streets in Bowmanstown.

Police said he was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer that was stopped for a Motor Vehicle Code violation and he had drugs and was driving while under the influence.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

James Thomas Faust, 29, of South Hickory Street, Mount Carmel, was cited by Tamaqua police after he reportedly entered the home of his former girlfriend and left with approximately $5,500 worth of her jewelry.

The victim, who lives in Tamaqua, contacted police on Sept. 5 after she returned home and found that someone had been inside. A number of jewelry items were missing, including rings and earrings. A neighbor told her that Faust had been in the home between 4:30 and 5 p.m. that day.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A Carbon County woman was cited for an incident in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Pamela Jo Berger, 47, of Palmerton, went to the place of employment of her ex-husband, at 4280 Chestnut St., Upper Milford Township, at 6:20 p.m. on Monday to get him to sign foreclosure paperwork. During the interaction the husband’s current girlfriend, Denise Francis Herman, 49, of Northampton, and Berger got into an altercation during which both women pulled each other’s hair, spit in each other’s face and struck each other.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hope J. Baker, 38, of East Ridge Street, Coaldale, was cited by Tamaqua police after a check she used to pay a fine was returned due to insufficient funds.

Baker wrote out a check for $300 to the court of District Judge Stephen Bayer on May 26. The check was drawn on a Wells Fargo account and was returned to the court on June 1.

Baker hasn’t made any attempt to resolve the issue and was cited for passing a bad check.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A New York man was cited by McAdoo police in connection with a traffic stop on Aug. 26.

It was 1:34 a.m. when an officer on patrol saw a blue Chevrolet traveling north on Kennedy Drive with a nonworking passenger-side head light. After stopping the car the officer noticed a strong aroma of marijuana coming from inside. The driver was identified as Richard Maxwell, 50.

A passenger in the car said he was the one who had been smoking, but Maxwell’s tongue had a green tint.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

State police at Frackville said Anthony Joseph Kleeman, 19, of Girardville, was charged after he allegedly damaged the passenger side rear window and windshield of the vehicle ofan East Mahanoy Avenue, Girardville, resident. The incident occurred in front of the victim’s home.

Troopers are continuing their investigation and ask if anyone has information concerning this incident to call them at 570-874-5300.

Attempted break-in:State police at Frackville are investigating an attempted burglary at a Schuylkill County residence.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Summit Hill Police Chief Joseph Fittos Jr. has reported the following incidents:

DUI: On Aug. 13 at 12:02 a.m., police observed a vehicle parked on Hazard Street running with a male slumped over the steering wheel. Police conducted a field sobriety test. When the officer went to put something in the cruiser, the driver, Christopher Barachie, 35, of 321 N. Third St. Lehighton, fled the scene. A foot chase ensued and Barachie was taken into custody. He was charged with DUI, resisting arrest, and escape.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Jim Thorpe police reported on arrests made by officers.

Suzanne Frohnheiser,25, of Center Street, Jim Thorpe, has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The incident occurred on Sept. 5 at 11:23 a.m. along the 200 block of Fern Street.

Brian Robert Vitols Jr., 22, of Mayflower Road, Levittown, has been charged with stalking, simple assault, resisting arrest, defiant trespass, loitering and prowling at night, persistent disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. The incident occurred on Sept. 20 at 2:03 a.m. in front of the Union Publick House, at 212 Center St.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Two people were charged by Tamaqua police after they tried to cash a stolen check on Sept. 22.

Officers were called to the Wells Fargo Bank on West Broad Street at 11 a.m. after an employee became suspicious of a woman trying to cash a check. As officers arrived, they saw Joshua DeWire, 27, who currently has no permanent address, yelling and causing a disturbance.

Once inside the bank they were met by the bank manager, who had already called the customer whose name was on the check and confirmed it had been stolen.