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Police Logs

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.

Friday, February 15, 2013

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Wednesday on charges of terroristic threats and other counts.

State police at Frackville said Michael Hannock, 36, of Grier City, Barnesville, was arrested on a warrant which was obtained on Feb. 9. Troopers allege that Hannock phoned a 37-year-old Mahanoy City woman and texted her on multiple occasions, making verbal threats to her and the child they had together, during a two-day period.

Friday, February 15, 2013

A Schuylkill County driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 4:13 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, along Mountain Road, in East Union Township.

State police at Frackville said Mary E. Singley, 34, of Nuremberg, was driving a 2001 Jeep Cherokee northbound and negotiating a slight left curve when she lost control on the snow-slicked roadway.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Two persons were arrested this week and charged in connection with a burglary that occurred at a Schuylkill County business last year.