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Police Logs

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

State police at Frackville are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in a wooded area of Blythe Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said three individuals were on a moutain in the area of Silver Creek Road four wheeling in a pickup truck when it got stuck on some rocks. The victims said two four-wheel all terrain vehicles (ATVs) were about 400 feet away riding around.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Schuylkill County man is facing a charge of harassment following a domestic incident.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at the residence of Jan Linda Astrove, 54, of E. Grande Avenue., Tower City, about 4:54 p.m. on Feb. 4. Troopers said Jan Astrove and Perry Hamilton Astrove, 30, also of that address, became involved in a verbal argument during which he allegedly shoved the victim.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported a retail theft arrest at a Schuylkill County department store.

Troopers said Shawna McGuire, 22, of Mahanoy City, was charged following an incident that occurred about 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Boscov's Department Store in the Fairlane Village Mall, in Norwegian Township.

McGuire is accused of concealing a T-shirt valued at $10 in a shopping bag and attempting to leave the store without paying for it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Lehighton resident has been cited for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

Borough police said Kelly A. Schroeter, 41, of Fairyland Rd., was cited for an incident that occurred about 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, in the area of Iron St. and East Alley.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 12:24 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, along Windy Road, south of Claussville Road, in Lowhill Township.

State police at Fogelsville said Steven Lach, 24, of New Tripoli, was stopped for several traffic violations.

He was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI.

He was transported to the county DUI center for a blood test.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Lehigh County woman has been cited for retail theft.

State police at Fogelsville said Diane Marie Kressley, of New Tripoli, was arrested for retail theft and receiving stolen property for an incident at the Wal-Mart store, located at 1091 Millcreek Road, in Lower Macungie Township.

Troopers said Kressley allegedly attempted to leave the store with $180.92 worth of merchandise about 12:45 p.m. on Feb. 12 without paying for it.

Monday, February 18, 2013

A pedestrian was struck by a car in Schuylkill County and flown to a Lehigh Valley area hospital. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 5:36 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, along SR61 at Uniersity Drive, in North Manheim Township.

Troopers identified the pedestrian as Joshua Rivera, 19, of Philadelphia. He was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, by Medevac helicopter. The driver was identified as Richard Mattes, 54, of Frackville, driving a 1995 Chevrolet Aveo.

Friday, February 15, 2013

A Hazleton woman has been cited by McAdoo police following a texting incident on July 2, 2012.

Patrolman William Curilla was monitoring traffic that day when he observed a woman texting while driving a tan 1998 Ford Escort. The officer initiated a traffic stop, observing the two occupants making several sudden movements before the Escort came to a stop.

Friday, February 15, 2013

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigtaing a burglary that happened between 2:30-2:35 a.m. Feb. 15 at Corky's Fourth Street Station in Tower City.

Police said a male actor pried open the front door of the bar and stole "at least" $490 in cash, as well as several packs of cigarettes before fleeing the bar on foot.

Friday, February 15, 2013

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of a state vehicle registration plate.

Troopers said the plate was taken from the 2001 Kia Sportage of Ronald F. Farrell, 58, of 147 Meadow Lane, Tamaqua, Walker Township, while parked near his home. The theft occurred sometime between Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. on Feb. 10. The plate number is DJG4936.