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Police Logs

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Several Tamaqua area residents were cited following an incident in Lehighton. Borough police said the incident occurred in the parking lot of the Lehighton Middle School about 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. Lehighton and Tamaqua football teams were playing that night nearby.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Damages were termed heavy to a truck that crashed in Schuylkill County on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Raul Cruz, 57, of Emmaus, was operating a 2002 International truck westbound on Sweer Arrow Lake Road, in Wayne Township, about 11:30 a.m. and negotiating a left-hand curve. The right tires of the truck went off the road and onto the berm. It traveled 66 feet along the berm before re-entering the road.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a large amount of cash during a burglary in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the burglary occurred at the residence of Eleanor I. Gicking, 69, of 131 Main St., Seltzer, Norwegian Township. Unknown persons gained entry to the home through an unlocked door.

The criminals removed $10,000 in U.S. currency from a locked safe, troopers said. The incident occurred sometime between Sept. 5 and Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tamaqua police have filed charges against a former Lehigh County man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

David Scott Reed, 24, whose last known address was 1017 Virginia St., Allentown, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, indecent assault, indecent exposure and corruption of minors.

Reed was arrested after police received a complaint early Saturday evening from the teenage victim's mother.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Schuylkill County teen has been charged with harassment following an incident at his residence.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Zachary Scott Himmelberger, 19, and Shawn Patrick Himmelberger, 30, both of Penn St., Port Clinton, were involved in a verbal argument on Wednesday, Sept. 14. During the argument Zachary allegedly threatened to get a gun and shoot Shawn, troopers said.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

One driver was cited following a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 5:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the intersection of Anchorage Road and Brian Lane, in Ross Township, Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said a 2000 Dodge Intrepid operated by Amanda M. Hahn, 27, of Gilbert, struck a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Catherine N. Grimes, 17, of Saylorsburg, as she was attempting a left turn.

No one was injured. Troopers cited Grimes for a stop sign violation.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating two theft from vehicle incidents both occurring at the same location in Carbon County.

Troopers said the two vehicles were entered while parked at the Blue Ridge Country Club parking lot in Lower Towamensing Township. The Lexus ES330 of Barbara Snell, Palmerton, and the Honda Accord of Carolyn M.W. Frantz, of Laury's Station, were entered when the passenger side windows on both were smashed.

Removed from each vehicle was a purse. The incident occurred sometime between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Jim Thorpe police reported on several arrests made by officers.

Anthony N. Jordan, 21, of 375 Lafayette St., Copiague, N.Y., was arrested on drug counts following an incident that occurred about 11:50 p.m. on Aug. 5. Police were called to the boat launch area at Mauch Chunk Lake at the request of the state Fish & Boat Commission for alleged drug activity. Jordan allegedly admitted to possessing a small amount of marijuana. He was arrested on charges of possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

State police at Lehighton said Michael Rehl, 39, of Lehighton, was stopped about 10:16 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, along Fairyland Road in Franklin Township, for a traffic violation operating a 1995 Jeep.

Rehl was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A New Jersey driver is facing charges following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 1:54 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, along SR61 in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Elijah R. James, 22, of Edison, N.J., was driving a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria northbound when he fell asleep. The car drifted off the road and struck the guide rail about 190 feet north of Municipal Road.

James and his passenger, Joseph C. Hinkley, 22, of Iselin, N.J., were not injured.

Troopers cited James for driving on roadways laned for traffic.