Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Police Logs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Nesquehoning police reported on an illegal dumping incident in which a borough resident was issued citations.

Police said at 12:18 p.m. Tuesday, officer Dane O'Brien received information of an illegal dumping that was taking place at the end of Locust Streeet in the area of Maple Shades involving an older model dump truck, black in color.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

State police at Frackville are again warning residents of the Schuylkill Township area of a phone scam.

Troopers said a resident of the township received a call originating in the 876 area code, which is Jamaica, instructing her to electronically transmit an amount of money to secure prize winnings in a contest she did not enter. Fortunately, troopers said, the woman did not respond.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Two area residents were charged with harassing each other on June 25.

According to Summit Hill police, there was a landlord-tenant issue going on between Kevin Zuercher, 47, of 3259 High Hill Road, Slatington; and Lissette Cruz, 43, of 413 W. White St.

The two were harassing each other via text messaging.

Both were told to cease the messages but actions continued.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Schuylkill County teen was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash at 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday along Route 61, south of Ridge Lane in North Manheim Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a 17-year-old female from Orwigsburg was driving a Dodge Durango northbound on a straight section of road when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle drifted toward the shoulder. The teen overcorrected to get back to the northbound lane, and the Durgano began to slide, causing her to lose control.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Carbon County woman was involved in an incident in Lehigh County in which the other party was cited.

Upper Macungie Township police said a female juvenile from Royersford, Montgomery County, got into a verbal argument with Terri O'Donnell, 50, of Palmerton, at the Holiday Inn, located at 7736 Adrienne Drive, in Breinigsville, about 1:37 p.m. on Monday, July 14.

During the argument the juvenile spit on O'Donnell's car. The juvenile was cited for disorderly conduct, police said.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Lansford man admitted stealing a $300 computer tablet from a local restaurant, then sold it for $15 to buy food and cigarettes, police say.

Kyle Nalesnik, 27, was charged by borough police with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. But the charges, filed on May 30, were withdrawn on July 2 after the tablet was returned.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by officer Jason Helmer, here's what happened:

At 10:41 p.m. May 1, Helmer was called to Our Place restaurant on Centre Street to investigate a theft.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Tamaqua driver was the victim of a hit-and-run in Luzerne County.

State police at Hazleton said Diane Pupko told troopers her 2011 Mazda 3 was struck in the rear by a Honda about 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday along Walmart Drive and Airport Road in Hazle Township.

She said a Hispanic male was operating the 1996 Honda and struck her vehicle. He did not provide information after the collision and fled the scene. Pupko was able to provide a registration number from the Honda and it came back as registered to Juan Soler-Abreu, of Wyoming Street in Hazleton.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A McAdoo man has been cited for allowing his dog to roam free.

Borough police were dispatched to 109 S. Sheridan St. at 10:42 p.m. on June 12 after the Schuylkill County Communications Center received a call about a dog running loose. The communications center told the officer the dog was owned by Victor Craig, of 107 S. Sheridan St., and had previously been reported as dangerous.

An officer found the dog on the porch at 109 S. Sheridan. The animal then went to Craig's front porch. The officer used the patrol car's lights and air horn to attract Craig's attention.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lansford police have a charged a borough man for threatening to kill his family.

Officer Shawn Nunnemacher charged Harry Dale, 57, of 333 W. Bertsch St., with terroristic threats and harassment.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, at 6:08 p.m. May 15, Nunnemacher was sent to an emergency medical services call to that address on a report of a drunk, combative man. People in the house told him Dale was upstairs in the bathtub and that he had threatened to kill them.

Emergency medical crews had already evaluated Dale, and he refused any kind of treatment.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A dog owner in Monroe County has been cited after her dog bit a bicyclist.

State police at Fern Ridge said Matthew E. Koch, 20, of Jackson Township, was riding his bike in front of the residence of Krystal N. Amato, 21, of 1240 Neola Church Road in Jackson Township, when her 19-month-old German shepherd bit Koch on his lower right leg.

Troopers said Amato was cited under the state's dog law. Troopers did not indicate if Koch required medical attention.