Thursday, July 27, 2017
     

Police Logs

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Tamaqua Police, acting on a tip, picked up a local man wanted by the Luzerne County Sheriff's Office and a bail bondsman.

Bruce Layton, 22, was taken into custody on Feb. 1 at 434 Arlington St., Tamaqua, after a representative of Accurate Bail Bonds received a tip that Layton was at a Tamaqua residence.

Initially, despite activity being observed in the home, no one answered when officers knocked on the door. After repeated attempts, a woman answered the door. When officers showed her the warrant for Layton, she admitted he was hiding in the front room.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Lancaster woman has been cited by Tamaqua Police after a shoplifting incident at the Family Dollar Store, 137 N. Railroad St.

Meghan Megargee, 27, of 25 Rumford Ct., Lancaster, was observed stealing batteries, shaving gel, eyeshadow and glue, valued at $28.20. She was detained at the scene until police arrived.

She was cited for retail theft.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department observed a Toyota Corolla driving on Old Route 940 on at 10:10 a.m. on Feb. 7 without a Pennsylvania inspection sticker.

Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver was identified as Matthew McCarthy, 27, of Blakeslee by his Pa. driver's identification card.

Police ran a wants and warrant check on McCarthy which revealed an active warrant from PMRPD. The warrant was for simple assault and harassment.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Tamaqua Police are investigating a possible attempt at breaking and entering.

Patrolman Joseph Krebs was dispatched to 237 Center St. at 8:56 a.m. on Feb. 5 after a broken window was discovered at the Charlotte Solt Real Estate office. The office had ben secure at the end of the business day on Feb. 4.

Broken glass littered the area outside of the window as well as inside the office. The broken window was lifted approximately one inch from the sill. Nothing was reportedly missing.

Anyone with information may contact the department at (570) 668-6100.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Tamaqua man was cited by police on Feb. 4 after he failed to pay for a meal he ate at the Tamaqua Diner, 39 Center St.

According to the report, a Hispanic male entered the diner in the early morning hours, ordered and ate a meal, then left without making payment. He was unknown to diner personnel, but was kind enough to leave behind his cell phone.

Patrolman Peter Wysochansky was then able to identify the alleged thief as Marcello Russo, 35, of 111 Washington St., Tamaqua.

Russo was cited for theft of services.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Schuylkill County driver was cited following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 10:10 a..m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, along SR61, north of Darkwater Road, in New Castle Township.

State police at Frackville said Robert Lutz II, 30, of Shenandoah, was driving a 1998 Ford Taurus southbound in the left lane when he lost control while negotiating a curve. The car left the road and struck the guard rail along the east berm. The car then traveled across the lanes of travel and struck an embankment along the west berm where it came to rest.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

State police at Lehighton reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers.

A crash occurred on Jan. 29 about 7:45 a.m. along Meixell Valley Road, in Ross Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Susan M. Defeo, 50, of Effort, was driving a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 truck eastbound when she lost control while trying to negotiate a left hand curve due to snow and ice on the road.

The truck spun slightly counter-clockwise, crossing into the westbound lane and continued to slide off the road and onto the berm where it struck a tree.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A vehicle stop for motor vehicle code violations has led to charges pending against a Carbon County driver.

State police at Lehighton said Jonathan Creveling, 41, of Lehighton, was stopped about 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Bridge St. and Summit Ave., in Lehighton.

As a result troopers said Creveling submitted to a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results. Troopers also noted Creveling was driving while his license was suspended – DUI related.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Tamaqua man has been charged with violating a protection from abuse order issued by Schuylkill County Judge James Goodman.

The judge issued to PFA on Feb. 4, prohibiting Nicholas B. Hazlett, 31, from the residence of Crystal Hazlett, 118 Schuylkill Ave., Tamaqua.

Hazlett was charged with indirect criminal contempt of court after he was reported to be on the porch at the residence on Feb. 5.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

State police at Fogelsville reported on two crashes probed by troopers on Lehigh County roads, and both occurring on Monday, Feb. 4.

A crash occurred about 7:09 a.m. along Interstate 78 in Upper Macungie Township. Troopers said Shannon J. Mauro, 41, of New Tripoli, was eastbound in the right lane when Leonard L. Scheetz, 46, of Walnutport, driving a 2012 Peterbilt truck, attempted to pass in the left lane. As Scheetz attempted to pass his truck traveled into the right lane and struck Mauro's 2013 Mazda CX-5 on the driver's side door.