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Police Logs

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating the theft of four lawn mowers from a field in Lower Macungie Township.

The victim is Dennis Heffelfinger of Wescosville.

He told police someone removed the mowers from the area across from 1031 Village Round in the township.

Police said a witness saw a Caucasian male, between 20-30 years of age and with a "scrufty" beard removing the lawn mowers and driving off in a late model gray-colored pickup truck.

The incident happened between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Dec. 15.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A 15-year-old boy from Tremont was issued a disorderly conduct citation by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks after an incident at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 16 in that borough.

The victim is Chad Reiner, 21, also of Tremont.

He told police the boy approached his vehicle and proceeded to throw a cup of coffee on the windshield and front hood while the victim observed the incident.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Jason Cuff, 28, of Throop, is facing multiple charges as a result of a near headon crash at 4:15 p.m. Dec. 14 in Cressona Borough.

Police said he was driving a Ford Fusion northbound on State Route 183 when it was involved in a collision with a Honda Accord driven by Joan M.Koslosky, 65, of Cressopna, near the south side of the underpass on the roadway. Police said Cuff fled the scene and was later located in the area of Grove Street in the borough. Police credited the Cressona Fire Company members with rendering them assistance to identify Cuff.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Two persons are facing drug charges as a result of a traffic stop made by state police at the Fogelsville barracks on Dec. 16 at 1:43 a.m. on Route 100 in Upper Macungie Township.

Police said Michael B. Wood, 20, of Lower Macungie Township, the driver of the vehicloe, was arrested for driving while under the influence of a controlled substance, while Matthew M. McCann, 18, of Bethlehem, a passenger, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating the theft of $740 worth of copper wire from a site in Schuylkill County.

The incident happened between 5 p.m. Dec. 14 and 7 a.m. Dec. 15 at Management Construction and Development, LLC, Oncore Power and Data, Inc., 1252 Morea Road, Mahanoy Township.

Police said someone arrived at the sites between the above hours and entered a commercial construction site where they cut several pieces of 12/2 and 10/2 electrical Romeo copper power wire, stole it and fled the scene undetected.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Jim Thorpe police have reported the arrest of Mark Peter Hettler, 337 W. Iron St., Summit Hill.

He was charged with resisting arrest and persistent disorderly conduct after an incident at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 7.

Police said the charges stem from an incident at the Carbon County Adult Probation Office at the courthouse in Jim Thorpe after Hettler created a disturbance by yelling and screaming obscenities while being removed from the office after he was informed he was under arrest for a probation violation.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tamaqua Police are searching for two men in a white van who reportedly attempted to abduct a 9-year-old girl on Friday.

The victim told police she was at the bus stop at Market and Biddle streets when the two men called out to her, saying "Come here sweetheart." The child told her mother of the incident over the weekend, but it wasn't until she displayed fear about going to the bus stop on Monday that the mother contacted police and Tamaqua Area School District personnel.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between Aug. 1 and Dec. 15 along Dorshimer Road in Kunkletown, Polk Township.

The victims are Nancy Genne Rounsaville, 71, of Saylorsburg, and Dana Andrew Smith, 40, of Easton.

Police said someone gained entry to a side door leading to the basement of their residence and went inside and stole copper piping valued at $50. the actor(s) then proceeded to gain entry to an unlocked shed near the residence, where they stole two red Toro snowblowers valued at $100 each.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating the theft of a stereo system from a vehicle that was parked at R & R Auto Group, 388 Rt. 61, North Manheim Township.

Police said someone arrived at the scene between 3 p.m. Dec. 13 and 10 a.m. Dec. 15 and smashed a passenger side window on a 1997 Toyota 4Runner to gain entry to the vehicle, proceeding to pry the stereo system from the dashboard before fleeing in an unknown direction.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thomas A. Ward, 60, of Mertztown, was arrested by state police at the Fogelsville barracks on Dec. 15 after a routing treaffic stop at 2:17 a.m. at the intersection of Hamilton Bolevard and Trexlertown Road in Upper Macungie Township.

Police said after making the stop for a traffic violation and speaking to Ward, it was determined he was under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the Lehigh County Central Booking Center where he submitted to a clemical test of blood.