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Police Logs

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Lehighton man will be cited by Tamaqua police following an incident on July 23.

An officer on patrol at 3:09 a.m. observed a green Dodge Dakota traveling west on Rowe Street, with the tires squealing. A vehicle stop was made and the driver identified as Brian L. Wolfe, of 416 S. Third St.

Wolfe told officers he was unable to perform field sobriety tests due to a medical issue.

He consented to and was taken for a portable breath test.

The results indicated a .151 blood alcohol content, almost twice the legal limit of .08.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

State police at Frackville reported a cardboard box containing sports memorabilia was found at a location in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the box was found along Interstate 81 in Mahanoy Township. The box was found about 2:30 p.m. on July 26.

Troopers are seeking the owner, who can claim the items by calling the barracks at (570) 874-5300 and providing information verifying the contents of the box.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Tamaqua man faces charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol following a July 21 incident in the borough.

An officer on patrol at 2:37 a.m. observed a silver vehicle traveling west on Rowe Street, failing to stop for a stop sign at the intersection with Nescopec Street. The vehicle was then placed in reverse, making a left turn onto Nescopec St. It then went through a red light at the intersection with Broad Street.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Michael Kieffer Sr., 48, of 335 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident that took place at his residence at 4:22 a.m. July 16. Charges of simple assault, harassment, and possession of marijuana were filed by Officer Jason Helmer. Kieffer was arraigned before District Judge Edward Lewis and committed to the county prison.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Tamaqua man has been cited after causing a disturbance in the borough on July 23.

Jesse Michael Lincovich, 30, of 323 W. Broad St., was on West Rowe Street at 3:30 a.m. and appoached officers who had made a traffic stop. Lincovich began yelling and screaming, approaching the officers in an aggravated state. He became uncooperative and began cursing when officers attempted to question him.

Noting an odor of alcohol emanating from Lincovich the officer took him into custody.

He was released at 4:30 p.m. with citations for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A woman is facing a charge of retail theft following an incident at the Schuylkill Mall in New Castle Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Ana Nguyen, 30, of Kelayres, was stopped by Sears store security about 3:50 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, hiding clothing in a bag and attempting to leave without paying for the items. When checked, troopers said, clothing items were also found on Nguyen from the Bon-Ton and the Gap stores.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A physical altercation on a street of a Schuylkill County borough has led to citations being issued to the two participants.

State police at Frackville said the incident occurred about 10:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, in the area of 206 E. Ogden St., Girardville. Troopers said Samantha Simpson, 38, and Nicole Harris, 23, both of Girardville, were both issued citaions for harassment following the incident.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Carbon County man is facing a charge of harassment following an incident that occurred about 4:45 p.m. on July 27 in Towamensing Township.

State police at Lehighton a 30-year-old woman from Schnecksville went to the residence of Richard Allan Reed, 29, 155 Penn Drive, Lehighton, to pick up their three-year-old daughter. While she attempted to leave a verbal argument took place. During the argument Reed allegedly pushed the woman twice in the upper body area nearly causing her to fall to the ground, troopers said.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Schuylkill County man has been charged with scattering rubbish.

State police at Frackville said Tyler Schmoltze, of Ringtown, was cited for allegedly leaving several bags of household waste along Old Mill Road, in East Union Township, recently.

Troopers said if convicted, Schmoltze faces a fine of $300 and costs.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Luzerne County man is facing several drug counts.

State police at Frackville said troopers went to 72 Swatara Road, in Shenandoah Heights, West Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County, about 11:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, for a report of a disturbance. While at that location troopers made contact with Brian John Degenhart, 22, no address given.

Degenhart was found to have in his possession hydrocodon tablets which were stolen from a location in Hazleton. He was charged with drug code violations and receiving stolen property.