Friday, February 5, 2016

Police Logs

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Two Schuylkill County residents have been charged in connection with thefts from a property in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said William Veach, 38, and Jennifer Velousky, 33, both of Shenandoah, are charged with entering the property of Reading Anthracite in Pottsville, located off Route 61 in New Castle Township, and removing various items.

Troopers said Veach was found in possession of three cans of motor oil, one tarpaulin, one glass ash tray, one small bag of scrap wire, five golf balls, one stapler and three pliers, all removed from the property.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Mandy J. Knappenberger, 34 of Jim Thorpe, was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 7:10 a.m. Sundayon Route 248 in Lower Towamensing Township.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said she sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Palmerton Hospital in the Palmerton ambulance.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported they are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred early Monday morning in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County.

Police were called to 8051 Possum Court in the A Pocono Country Place development for a reported shooting. The investigation revealed evidence and damage to the residence consistent with a drive-by shooting. The incident occurred about 3 a.m. Interviews at the scene reported a car was heard leaving the cul-de-sac area around the time of the shooting. No one was injured in the incident.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Two tractor-trailer rigs crashed along Interstate 81 in Foster Township, Schuylkill County, at 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

State police at Frackville said Joshua W. Tillett, 30, of Annville, Lebanon County, and Anthony J. Moorehead, 44, of Rosedale, Maryland, were both northbound in the right lane operating Freightliner tractors with trailers when the front of Tollett’s tractor hit the rear of Moorehead’s trailer. After impact Tillett’s tractor got stuck to Moorehead’s trailer. Both continued north for a short distance before stopping.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Tamaqua police have cited Cory Michael Whitley, 23, of 107 Washington St., Tamaqua, after an incident on Jan. 7.

Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of High Street after a security guard at the LCCC Morgan Center reported a suspicious vehicle. The car had been parked, with the engine running, for more than an hour. The caller said there were three occupants who appeared to be sleeping.

The threesome were sleeping, with Whitley behind the steering wheel. One of the occupants was a juvenile who had been reported as missing on Jan. 6.

Monday, January 18, 2016

A hit-and-run driver is being sought for a crash in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said the crash occurred along Shenandoah Road in Ringtown borough on Jan. 10 around 7:30 p.m.

Troopers said a vehicle was driven northbound when it left the road and struck a wooden horse fence. After impact the driver fled the scene.

The property owner reported the incident to troopers.

Friday, January 15, 2016

A Lansford man faces charges of driving under the influence following a traffic stop in Tamaqua on Jan. 9.

An officer traveling on the Hometown Hill, driving south, noticed a white Dodge Caravan, also headed south. The van was swerving back and forth, crossing the white fog line, then the double yellow centerline. The officer initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as CristhianFernandez-Vargas, 39, of 200 W. Bertsch St., Lansford. Fernandez-Vargas said he was on his way home after visiting family in the Hazleton area.

Friday, January 15, 2016

State police at the Lehighton barracks said charges of driving under the influence are pending against a 50-year-old Lehighton man as a result of a traffic stop early Friday.

Police said the stop was made on Route 443 in Mahoning Township after police observed a Motor Vehicle Code violation. The driver was taken into custody for DUI and transported for a blood test.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Tamaqua police have filed charges against Corey Lynn Matalavage after a reported overdose on Jan. 7.

Officers and medical personnel were dispatched to Matalavage’s apartment at 305 W. Broad St. at 6:56 p.m. They were initially given the wrong address, 504 W. Broad St., but the Schuylkill County Communications Center was able to get the right address from the caller.

As officers arrived, Matalavage left the building, stumbling around, appearing disoriented. At first, she said she didn’t know what kind of drug she took, but later said it was some type of “speed.”

Friday, January 15, 2016

A Tamaqua man and his son-in-law will both be cited by police after an argument on Jan. 9.

Tamaqua Police were dispatched to 12 S. Greenwood St. at 10:08 p.m. for two males reportedly fighting.

At the scene, they spoke with Tyrell Rucker, 25, who said he had been assaulted by his father-in-law, Timothy Gillette, 56, of 255 Cedar St., Tamaqua. Rucker was in an inebriated condition and had a small bruise on the left side of his face, below his eye.