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Police Logs

Thursday, October 4, 2012

McAdoo police have cited Zaine Mitchell, 31, of 595 W. Maple St., Hazleton, following a traffic stop on Sept. 8.

Patrolman Steven Homanko was on patrol at 6:30 p.m. when he observed a 2004 Honda Civic traveling south on Kennedy Drive. The vehicle did not have a driver's side mirror. The officer turned to follow the vehicle, at which time the driver increased his speed and failed to stop for a stop sign.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Hazleton man has been cited by McAdoo police following an incident on Sept. 9.

Patrolman Steven Homanko was on routine patrol at 2 a.m. when he observed a 2002 Subaru being driven on Kennedy Drive at a high rate of speed. The vehicle proceeded to turn on to West Blaine Street and the operator failed to use a turn signal. Homanko stopped the Subaru and identified the driver as Ramon Zoquier Medina, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Jim Thorpe man is facing theft and related counts following an incident that occurred on Aug. 23.

Borough police said they responded to 112 South Ave., for a report of a unwanted person. On scene officers were told by Denise L. Staubinger that Arthur Scott Hanman, 43, of 49 W. Fourth St., had stolen her prescribed medication.

Hanman, who was on probation, was taken into custody and transported to the adult probation office at the county courthouse. He was later incarcerated on a probation violation.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

An inmate at the state correctional institution at Mahanoy, Frackville, Schuylkill County, has admitted making a false report to police.

State police at Frackville have charged Michael Lee Reed, 33, with false reports to law enforcement authorities. Troopers said on Sept. 18 Reed was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-E. Norwegian St., Pottsville, for treatment and examination. Reed reported that he was assaulted by another inmate at the prison while in his cell.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County business and a break-in at a private residence.

Troopers said Kreiser's Market, located at 198 S. Tremont St., Tremont, was entered by two individuals who smashed the front window to gain entry.

Once inside they removed cigarettes, money, and a small lockbox containing keys. The incident occurred about 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 27, troopers said.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Jim Thorpe police reported the arrest of a borough teen for robbery.

Police said Michael John Hickey, 18, of 533 North St., Apt. 2, has been charged with robbery, a felony two, theft and receiving stolen property, both misdemeanor ones.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Slatington male juvenile has been charged with burglary and related counts.

Borough police said the juvenile has been charged in connection with a entry at 1038 Oakhurst Drive which was reported about 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

He was also charged with criminal trespass, theft, and receiving stolen property.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A two vehicle crash occurred about 11:15 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, at the intersection of SR901 and Condor Lane, in Cass Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Richard E. Guldin, 70, of Temple, Berks County, was eastbound on 901 operating a 2003 Honda ST1300 when Shannon M. Hoffman, 40, of Pottsville, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, pulled out from Condor Lane to cross 901 and pulled into the path of Guldin, troopers said. No one was injured but both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Troopers said Hoffman was cited for causing the crash.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Charges were filed by Rush Township Police against Joseph M. Porvaznik III, 28, Nesquehoning, after he attempted to get 120 Oxycodone and 90 Alprazolan pills from the pharmacy at Wal-Mart, Rush Township on Sept. 28 at 11:13 a.m. Rush Township Police stated that the defendant stole 100 blank scripts from a doctor's office in Pottsville and forged the doctor's name on the blank scripts.

The defendant was unsuccessful in getting the pills. He is facing forgery, receiving stolen property charges and criminal attempt acquisition by misrepresentation.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said the home of Adam M. Gallimore, 25, of 171 Mexico Rd., in Pine Grove Township, was entered sometime between 12:45 and 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27. Removed from the home was a Playstation 3, a Wii game console, laptop computer, and a jar containing loose change.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 593-2000.