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Police Logs

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Tamaqua driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred early Friday, Dec. 10.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Trent J. Jacoby, 30, was stopped about 2:55 a.m. along SR183, in the vicinity of Kramer's Equipment and Bridge Market, in Wayne Township, after being observed driving erratically.

He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest, troopers said. The DUI charge is pending.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two crashes probed by troopers that occurred on Schuylkill County roadways earlier this week.

A hit and run crash was reported about 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, along SR209, near SR125, in Tremont. Troopers said a vehicle was traveling northbound when the right passenger's side mirror struck the left driver's side mirror of a 2007 Dodge Caravan, parked at the above location. After impact the driver fled the scene north on 209.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two crashes probed by troopers along Schuylkill County roadways, both occurring on Wednesday, Dec. 8.

The first crash occurred about 8 a.m. along Panther Valley Road, in North Manheim Township. Troopers said Jenna L. Donmoyer, 23, of Pottsville, was driving a 2005 Ford Focus and exiting her driveway while Erik R. Bubeck, 24, of Schuylkill Haven, was westbound in a 2000 Jeep Cherokee.

Donmoyer attempted to turn left onto the road and pulled into the path of Bubeck, who swerved to avoid the Focus but could not.

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Summit Hill man was charged with driving under the influence (DUI).

According to Summit Hill police, on Nov. 1, at 6:35 p.m., officers received a report from a citizen that a vehicle was being driven erratically on the wrong side of the road and was also driving off the road. The caller also gave a description of the vehicle and driver as well as the license plate number of the vehicle.

Police investigated the call and learned that the driver was Harry Connor, 45, of 15 E. Fell St. They spoke to Connor and an investigation revealed that he was intoxicated.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Lehighton police reported on two arrests made by officers recently.

On Friday, Dec. 3, about 4 p.m. Brian T. Delaney, 43, of 2380 Little Gap Rd., Palmerton, was arrested for retail theft at Mallard Market along S. Second St. Police allege he attempted to conceal a total of $90.37 worth of merchandise.

On Saturday, Dec. 4, Edwin Mertz, 51, of 131 Mauch Chunk St., Lehighton, was cited for public drunkenness in the area of 125 Alum St.

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Brockton man has been cited by Tamaqua police following a traffic stop on Dec. 5.

Officers were on patrol when they observed a black vehicle sliding to a stop as it traveled on South Railroad Street at 3:20 a.m. When the vehicle turned right on to Broad Street, the driver accelerated rapidly. Officers followed the vehicle for a short distance then initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Travis Comisac, exhibited signs of intoxication. He was given, and failed, field sobriety tests, then transported to the Pottsville Hospital for blood tests.

Friday, December 10, 2010

State police at Frackville reported an arrest has been made in a shoplifting incident at a Schuylkill County store.

Troopers said Stephanie Knorr, 23, last known address of 7 Fourth St., Frackville, has been charged with retail theft.

She is charged in connection with an incident that occurred about 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Sears store in the Schuylkill Mall, New Castle Township. Troopers alleged she left the store with merchandise without paying for it. When confronted outside by store security she fled in a late 1990s model Pontiac Grand Am.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Two area residents were charged after Summit Hill police conducted a traffic stop.

According to police, on Aug. 29, at 1:23 a.m. police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with a loud exhaust system.

Upon making the stop officers smelled the odor of alcoholic beverages on the driver, later identified as Gemile Mehmeti, 23, of 645 E. Patterson St., Lansford.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Summit Hill woman was cited after she sent a bad check.

According to Summit Hill police, on Oct. 15, Danielle Green of 3 E. Ludlow St., Apt. 8, issued a check to the borough for a bill and the check was sent back for insufficient funds. She was then sent certified mail requesting the payment with extra charges and she failed to pay.

She was cited for issuing a bad check.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Berks County man was jailed following an incident in Schuylkill County that occurred about 7:45 a.m. on Nov. 14.

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported that Eric Scott Cobb, and Mamie McClain, of Minersville, were in a vehicle riding along SR901 in the area of Red House Road, in North Manheim Townshihp, when he punched McClain about the face and head area numerous times. Cobb also grabbed her by the neck.