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Police Logs

Thursday, September 20, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the Tremont Nursing Home parking lot in Tremont. Unknown criminals entered the unlocked 1993 Subaru Impreza of Michele Barr, 34, of Minersville, and attempted to steal it, damaging the steering column and ignition. The incident occurred sometime between 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, and 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A hit-and-run driver is being sought in Schuylkill County. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred about 2:24 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, along Mollystown Road, in Tremont Township.

Troopers said Linda M. Shrawder, 52, of Tower City, was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox eastbound and stopped for a stop sign. Her vehicle was struck in the rear by another vehicle.

After impact the other driver backed up and fled the scene, traveling through the parking lot of the Ravine Truck Stop and into nearby woods. Shrawder was not injured.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Grier City man was jailed this past weekend following a domestic incident in Rush Township.

Police were dispatched to a possible domestic at 10:06 p.m. on Saturday and arrested Michael D. Hannock, 36, after he allegedly fought with his girlfriend and 3-day-old child.

Hannock was arraigned before on-call District Judge Carol Pankake, of Tremont, on charges of simple assault and child endangerment.

Bail was set at $15,000. Unable to post the required amount, Hannock was then lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Mahanoy City man faces charges following an incident in Rush Township on Sept. 8.

Matthew L. Ketchledge, 26, was found walking along Taggerstville Road at 9 p.m. in a highly intoxicated condition. He was charged with public drunkenness.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an incident involving the theft of items and damages done to property. The incident occurred at 79 Mill Road, in Barry Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said unknown criminals entered the property and removed four old car batteries and two extension cords that were located outside the residence near a barn. They also cut the radiator hose on a 1983 Ford F150 truck parked nearby and also bent the grill on a 1977 Mack dump truck in the same area. Damages were estimated at $60 and the stolen items valued at $80.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Allentown enforcement office of the state liquor control board reported on several violations by Schuylkill County businesses.

Ÿ M&T Enterprises, LLC, trading as M&T Take Outs, 200-202 S. Main St., Shenandoah was cited for two violations. Licensed premises was not a bona fide restaurant in that you, by your servants, agents or employees, maintained insufficient food items, eating utensils, dishes, and failed to provide food upon request. Also, smoked and/or permitted smoking in a public place where smoking is not permitted

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A large quantity of tools were stolen from a site in Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville reported on the theft and also a burglary troopers are also probing.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A motorcyclist was injured in a crash in Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said the accident occurred about 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, along State Road in Ryan Township.

Troopers said Lonnie E. Watford, 49, of Saint Clair, was operating a 2008 BMW bike westbound when he lost control while traveling over some loose gravel. The bike was laid down by Watford.

Watford sustained a moderate injury, troopers said, and was taken by Ryan Township ambulance to St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale. Troopers noted Watford was wearing a helmet.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Andrew Schmick, 32, of 3075 Wiedasville Road, Orefield, has been cited for harassment by Slatington police.

Police said the charge stems from an incident that happened at 4 p.m. Sept. 6 at 215 E. South St. in the borough.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

One of two drivers involved in a crash about 8:34 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, along SR61 in Deer Lake borough, Schuylkill County, has been cited.