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Police Logs

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Burglars were caught in the act by a property owner but managed to escape. State police at Frackville said the incident occurred at an old unoccupied three story residence at 27 Church St., in Lost Creek, West Mahanoy Township, just outside Shenandoah. The incident occurred about 11 p.m. on Monday, May 23.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

An area business has been the victim of three separate incidents of thefts and break-ins.

State police at Frackville said troopers are investigating three incidents at J.W. Zaprazny's, located along Summer Valley Rd., in East Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

In the first incident unknown criminals entered the property and stole three Snap-on impact guns and two Snap-on air chisels. In the second incident a truck was broken into. Taken was a heavy duty strap cutter and a Snap-on three-foot pry bar. In the third incident an attempt was made to break into a scale house.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Two persons were cited following an incident at a Schuylkill County nursing home.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said troopers responded to the Tremont Nursing Home, located along Donaldson Rd., in Tremont, about 5:45 p.m. on May 27 to a report of two people causing a disturbance at the home.

Upon arrival troopers learned that John Schedin, 50, of Minersville, and Bonnie Benner, 54, of Pine Grove, were causing a disturbance at the home and were asked to leave the home by the nursing supervisor and staff members but refused.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A man was cited for an incident at the Jim Thorpe High School graduation on Friday, June 10.

Borough police were called to the high school auditorium about 7 p.m. for a report of a person using an airhorn at the ceremonies, which are prohibited, police said.

Christopher R. Mazzella, 23, of 86 Leslie Lane, Jim Thorpe, was being escorted from the auditorium when he resisted after being told he was under arrest.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 5:55 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, along SR209 near Hemlock St., Franklin Township, Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Mark Anthony McKeown, 52, of Stroudsburg, was stopped for several motor vehicle code violations. H was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. Charges will be filed, troopers added.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Several crashes were investigated on Schuylkill County roadways over the past weekend by state police at Schuylkill Haven.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Two men were cited for an incident at a lake in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at Sweet Arrow Lake in Washington Township, on Saturday, June 4, about 2:10 p.m.

Troopers said Mark Rose Jr., 33, of Schuylkill Haven, arrived at the lake where Brian Kintzel, 47, of Pine Grove, was fishing. Rose jumped over guide rail and began arguing with Kintzel over money.

Rose allegedly threatened to drown Kintzel in the lake and Kintzel allegedly threatened to beat Rose with a rock. Both were cited for disorderly conduct, troopers said.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Schuylkill County woman was cited following an incident at a bus stop. State police at Frackville said the incident occurred at the intersection of Water and Federal sts., in New Philadelphia, about 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31.

Troopers said Vanessa Fisher, 47, and Tori Wallace, 33, were at the bus stop for their children to board a school bus.

After the bus left Wallace attempted to confront Fisher by poking and yelling at her. She then followed Fisher to her residence and while they were walking she allegedly threatened to cause physical harm to Fisher.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Both sides of a dispute in Schuylkill County were cited.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said John Schedin, 51, of Minersville, and Bonnie Benner, 55, of Pine Grove, got into a verbal argument about 3 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at the Laurel Court in Pine Grove Township. During the argument Schedin grabbed Benner around the neck and shoved her while she shoved Schedin.

Both were issued citations for harassment, troopers said.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating an incident in which a brother assaulted his sister. Troopers said the incident occurred about 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at a property along Oak Road, in Washington Township.

Troopers said Pamela Jean Heiser, 36, of Schuylkill Haven, went to trailers where her father stores belongings. While there Ernest Dale Scheaffer, 35, also of Schuylkill Haven, arrived and was upset that Heiser, his sister, was in the trailers. A verbal argument ensued.