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Police Logs

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Summit Hill man was charged after he allegedly stole money from a family member.

According to Summit Hill police, on Sept. 15, officers received a report from a family member of Daniel Joseph O'Donnell, 40, of 444 W. Ludlow St., who said that their check cards, as well as checks were missing; and money had been taken out of their account without their permission.

Over the course of the next few weeks, an investigation was conducted and revealed that O'Donnell stole the items and forged the name of the family member on the checks.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating two criminal mischief incidents at Schuylkill County locations.

Ronald C. Donton, 68, of 550 Deturksville Rd., Pine Grove, Washington Township, reported someone damaged the driver's side windshield on his 2000 Peterbilt dump truck. The incident occurred sometime between noon on Nov. 16 and 6 a.m. on Nov. 17. Damages were estimated at $250.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a criminal mischief incident at a Carbon County location.

Troopers said unknown criminals threw a piece of concrete through the window of the residence of Susan Mae Wagner, 54, of 707 Pine St., Weissport. The incident occurred sometime between 6 a.m. and noon on Friday, Nov. 18.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Two 20-year-olds were charged with underage drinking after police conducted a traffic stop in Summit Hill on Oct. 16.

According to Summit Hill police, officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Boat Launch B, Mauch Chunk Lake, around 12:03 a.m. During the stop, police believed that two passengers were thought to be drinking.

An investigation revealed that the two in question, Jonathan Moran of 263 E. Bertsch St., Lansford; and Joseph Chambers of 335 W. Berstch St., Lansford, were both under 21.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Summit Hill police are looking for the person involved in the theft of a canoe.

According to borough police, on Oct. 8, officers received a report of a canoe that was stolen from Boat Launch B at Mauch Chunk Lake. The canoe is described as a Solo 13 Mohawk canoe, green in color, 1987 model.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Summit Hill police at (570) 645-7429.

Police said, a reward has also been issued for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the theft.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A 17-year-old from Coaldale was charged after Summit Hill police performed a traffic stop on Oct. 9.

According to borough police, officers initiated a traffic stop at 12:55 p.m., on a vehicle who committed a traffic violation. As officers conducted the stop, they discovered that a 17-year-old, who was a passenger in the vehicle, had been drinking alcohol.

He was charged with underage drinking.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Six individuals were charged following a fight that occurred in Summit Hill on Aug. 25.

According to Summit Hill police, officers were dispatched to the area of 300 E. Ludlow St., at 8:43 p.m., after they received a report of 15 people fighting.

An investigation revealed that a fight had occurred.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Lansford man was charged with driving under the influence after a one-vehicle accident in Summit Hill.

According to borough police, on July 21, police received a report of a crash at 128 E. White Bear Drive.

During the investigation, it was learned that the vehicle that went off the road and crashed into a tree was owned by Edward Butterworth, 58, of 206 W. Water St. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Charges against Butterworth include two counts driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Summit Hill police are investigating a report of gunfire in the borough on Oct. 23.

According to borough police, at 5:23 a.m., a report was received of shots being fired in the rear of the units block of West White Street.

Officers were assisted by Lansford police to investigate the report.

The investigation is continuing and police are asking that anyone with information regarding the shots to contact the Summit Hill police at (570) 645-7429.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Two Panther Valley High School students were charged with disorderly conduct and harassment on Oct. 22.

According to Summit Hill police, officers received a report of a fight at the high school at 9 a.m.

Upon arrival, they learned that a 15-year-old Lansford male and a 15-year-old Summit Hill male were involved in the fight.