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Police Logs

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that happened between 11:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 8:30 a.m. Dec. 16 in Lynn Township.

The victim is Barbara Byler of New Tripoli.

She told police someone slashed or punctured seven tires on two vehicles that were parked at 6621 Reeser Road in the township.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A shooting incident that was reported at 1:15 a.m. Dec. 14 in Cash Township, Schuylkill County, is under investigation by state police at the Frackville barracks.

Police said the victim is Adam T. Davis, 24, of Port Carbon.

Police did not release any details of the incident except to say it happened at 22 Ash Road in the township.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mary Ann Hughes of 251 S. Second St., Lehighton, has been arrested by Jim Thorpe police on two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and summary charges of careless driving and failure to drive on the right side of the road.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

James Bachman, 41, of New Tripoli, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of a one-vehicle accident at 6:15 a.m. Dec. 16 at the intersection of Springhouse and Mosserville roads in Lynn Township.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said they responded to a report of a vehicle in the roadway with a person inside it being slumped over the steering wheel.

Upon awakening Bachman, he exhibited signs of impairment leaving police to determine he was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Kathy L. Dvoracek, 50, of Schnecksville, was hurt in a three-vehicle crash at 10:44 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Hamilton Bouldvard entrance ramp to Interstate 78 in Lower Macungie Township.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said the severity of her injuries was not immediately known.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating the theft of four lawn mowers from a field in Lower Macungie Township.

The victim is Dennis Heffelfinger of Wescosville.

He told police someone removed the mowers from the area across from 1031 Village Round in the township.

Police said a witness saw a Caucasian male, between 20-30 years of age and with a "scrufty" beard removing the lawn mowers and driving off in a late model gray-colored pickup truck.

The incident happened between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Dec. 15.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A 15-year-old boy from Tremont was issued a disorderly conduct citation by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks after an incident at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 16 in that borough.

The victim is Chad Reiner, 21, also of Tremont.

He told police the boy approached his vehicle and proceeded to throw a cup of coffee on the windshield and front hood while the victim observed the incident.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Jason Cuff, 28, of Throop, is facing multiple charges as a result of a near headon crash at 4:15 p.m. Dec. 14 in Cressona Borough.

Police said he was driving a Ford Fusion northbound on State Route 183 when it was involved in a collision with a Honda Accord driven by Joan M.Koslosky, 65, of Cressopna, near the south side of the underpass on the roadway. Police said Cuff fled the scene and was later located in the area of Grove Street in the borough. Police credited the Cressona Fire Company members with rendering them assistance to identify Cuff.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Two persons are facing drug charges as a result of a traffic stop made by state police at the Fogelsville barracks on Dec. 16 at 1:43 a.m. on Route 100 in Upper Macungie Township.

Police said Michael B. Wood, 20, of Lower Macungie Township, the driver of the vehicloe, was arrested for driving while under the influence of a controlled substance, while Matthew M. McCann, 18, of Bethlehem, a passenger, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating the theft of $740 worth of copper wire from a site in Schuylkill County.

The incident happened between 5 p.m. Dec. 14 and 7 a.m. Dec. 15 at Management Construction and Development, LLC, Oncore Power and Data, Inc., 1252 Morea Road, Mahanoy Township.

Police said someone arrived at the sites between the above hours and entered a commercial construction site where they cut several pieces of 12/2 and 10/2 electrical Romeo copper power wire, stole it and fled the scene undetected.