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Police Logs

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one-vehicle crash at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday along Wildcat Road in Walker Township, near Tamaqua.

Troopers said Clyde S. Heisler, 80, of Northampton, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina westbound and traveling down a curved road when he failed to negotiate a slight left curve. The car went onto the north berm where it struck several trees with the front end. The car came to rest wedged between several trees.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

An employee of a Monroe County business has been charged with stealing cash.

State police at Fern Ridge said Kevin Dzwonkowski, of Effort, has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

Troopers alleged while an employee at the Dunkin Donuts, located at the intersection of Route 115 and State Road, in Chestnuthill Township, he took $150 in cash from the register. The incidents occurred between Feb. 22 and 25, and were captured on video surveillance.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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

State police at Frackville said the crash occurred along Interstate 81 southbound at a closed weigh station in Mahanoy Township.

Troopers said the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier veered to the right while southbound onto the ramp for the weigh station. The front of the Cavalier hit the closed yellow metal gate in front of the station. The driver then stopped the vehicle and fled the scene. The incident occurred sometime between April 23 and 24.

Monday, May 2, 2016

A Schuylkill County man has been cited for scattering rubbish.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Merlin B. Dronick Jr., 40, of Auburn, dumped two piles of shingles and assorted waste onto private property at 152 Tunnel Road, in West Brunswick Township, sometime between April 15 and 16. Dronick didn’t realize he left behind the registration plate from the trailer he was using and the plate was found in the pile of waste.

Monday, May 2, 2016

A Luzerne County driver was cited following a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 5:20 p.m. Friday along Route 339 in East Union Township, Schuylkill County.

Monday, May 2, 2016

A Long Pond, Monroe County, driver was jailed on April 26 after failing to pull over for police and fleeing.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers attempted to stop Stephen Rodriguez, 41, along Kuhenbeaker Road for a traffic violation. Rodriguez refused to pull over and traveled two miles before stopping. He was then taken into custody and charged with fleeing or attempting to elude police, invalid inspection sticker, invalid vehicle registration and no insurance.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Tamaqua Police cited Kyle Michael Hoppes, 27, whose last known address is 161 Mill Drive, Tamaqua, after an incident on April 20.

Police were contacted by a Bowe Street resident who said Hoppes was driving a silver Saturn when he stopped in front of the victim’s home, pointed it out to a female passenger, and held up a bundle and laughed at the victim. The car came back about 15 minutes later and Hoppes did the same thing.

After Hoppes drove away, the victim could still hear the car, so he began walking west on South Street.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

A Tamaqua woman was cited for harassment after an incident involving a baby stroller on April 27.

Tamaqua Police received a complaint from a woman on Cherry Street, who said Bernadette Moulthrop, 45, of 29 E. Elm St., Tamaqua, came to her home that morning and began an argument about items she claimed were missing from her apartment.

Moulthrop grabbed the stroller and began to leave. When the victim tried to stop her, Moulthrop shoved her, took the stroller and left.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Rush Township Police have given the citations for retail theft incidents that occurred at HT Commons Walmart in Hometown:

• Angel N. Schlier, 25, of Jim Thorpe, stole $4.13 worth of merchandise on April 18. She was charged with retail theft and resisting arrest.

• Winston Batista Castillo, 23, of Hazleton, stole $65.81 worth of merchandise on April 24 and is facing retail theft charges.

• Jose Martinez, 18, of Hazleton, stole items valued at $59.81 on April 24 and is facing retail theft charges.

Friday, April 29, 2016

A Carbon County man’s failure to stop for a school bus in Mahoning Township has resulted in a DUI/drug arrest.

The township’s police department said that at 10 a.m. April 6, police received a complaint from George’s Transportation, who reported vehicles were failing to stop for the school bus while it is dropping students off around 3:55-4:05 p.m. on Route 443 at stop locations of SR443 between Fredericks Grove Road and Ashtown Road.