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Police Logs

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Monroe County business has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

JNS Enterprises, trading as Jonny's Bar N Grill, Box 184, Hamilton Township, was cited for an incident on Aug. 15. The board stated the licensed premises was not a bona fide hotel in that bedrooms maintained for the accommodation of guests were insufficient in number and/or inadequately equipped.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

State police troopers at Frackville responded to 167 Roosevelt Road, in Morea, Mahanoy Township, about 3:05 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, to a report of a neighbors' dispute.

On scene troopers said they learned that John Brinsko, 49, had allegedly harassed Ryan Coxe, 28, during an argument.

Troopers said the investigation is continuing and Brinsko is facing a charge of harassment.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Berks County driver was cited for driving under the influence (DUI) in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Garrido-Betancourth, 23, of Reading, was stopped about 12:13 a.m. on Sept. 2 along SR183 at Reedsville Road, in Wayne Township for erratic driving. He was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest for DUI.

The charge is pending, troopers said.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a crash that occurred about 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, along SR1006 (Burma Road), in Ryan Township.

State police at Frackville said Adam Ould, 21, of Pottsville, operating a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, was southbound just past the Mountain Valley Golf Course, when his vehicle left the road and struck a tree. It was raining at the time, troopers noted.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County residence in which a large amount of cash was taken.

Troopers said the break-in occurred at the home of Sally Rebecca Miller, 59, of Market Street, Auburn. Unknown criminals entered the home through an unlocked door.

They went upstairs and removed a locked Sentry lockbox which contained $22,000 in cash. The entry occurred sometime between Aug. 3 and Thursday, Sept. 19.

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

Thursday, September 20, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the Tremont Nursing Home parking lot in Tremont. Unknown criminals entered the unlocked 1993 Subaru Impreza of Michele Barr, 34, of Minersville, and attempted to steal it, damaging the steering column and ignition. The incident occurred sometime between 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, and 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A hit-and-run driver is being sought in Schuylkill County. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred about 2:24 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, along Mollystown Road, in Tremont Township.

Troopers said Linda M. Shrawder, 52, of Tower City, was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox eastbound and stopped for a stop sign. Her vehicle was struck in the rear by another vehicle.

After impact the other driver backed up and fled the scene, traveling through the parking lot of the Ravine Truck Stop and into nearby woods. Shrawder was not injured.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Grier City man was jailed this past weekend following a domestic incident in Rush Township.

Police were dispatched to a possible domestic at 10:06 p.m. on Saturday and arrested Michael D. Hannock, 36, after he allegedly fought with his girlfriend and 3-day-old child.

Hannock was arraigned before on-call District Judge Carol Pankake, of Tremont, on charges of simple assault and child endangerment.

Bail was set at $15,000. Unable to post the required amount, Hannock was then lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Mahanoy City man faces charges following an incident in Rush Township on Sept. 8.

Matthew L. Ketchledge, 26, was found walking along Taggerstville Road at 9 p.m. in a highly intoxicated condition. He was charged with public drunkenness.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an incident involving the theft of items and damages done to property. The incident occurred at 79 Mill Road, in Barry Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said unknown criminals entered the property and removed four old car batteries and two extension cords that were located outside the residence near a barn. They also cut the radiator hose on a 1983 Ford F150 truck parked nearby and also bent the grill on a 1977 Mack dump truck in the same area. Damages were estimated at $60 and the stolen items valued at $80.