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Police Logs

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Carbon County inn has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board for violating the state liquor code.

Heart of the Valley Inc, trading as Inn of William Stoddard, 345 Stagecoach Rd., Lehighton, Towamensing Township, was cited for allegedly on May 4 sold, furnished, and/or gave or permitted such sale, furnishing or giving of alcoholic beverages to a minor.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 2 p.m. on Monday, June 4, along SR895, just east of Church Lane, in East Brunswick Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Robert Dennis Rotkiske, 54, of New Ringgold, was driving a 1989 Jeep Comanche westbound when the vehicle left the road for unknown reasons. The Jeep went down a six-foot embankment where it came to rest.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Two Schuylkill County residents are facing possible harassment charges following an incident at a Schuylkill County restaurant.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at the Burger King Restaurant, located along SR183, in North Manheim Township.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Assault

Criminal charges were filed against Randy Pastor, 19, of 210 Lehigh Avenue, Palmerton, for aggravated assault, and 2 counts of simple assault. The incident occurred on June 1 at 4:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Lehigh Avenue.

Criminal mischief

Criminal charges were filed against James Smiley, 40, last known address, 836 Mauch Chunk Road, Palmerton, for risking a catastrophe, recklessly endangering another person, and 2 counts of criminal mischief. The incident occurred on May 26 at 5:14 p.m. in the 800 block of Mauch Chunk Road.

Theft

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Schuylkill County woman is facing charges after she was found operating a stolen vehicle.

State police at Frackville said Angela Kohl, 23, of Shenandoah, was stopped about 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, along SR61 southbound, south of the Schuylkill Mall, for operating a vehicle without the headlights on.

At the stop it was learned the 1990 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight she was driving was reported stolen out of Laureldale, Berks County. The vehicle is the property of Brock Thompson, 25, of Shillington.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a dirt bike along with a burglary, both occurring at Schuylkill County locations.

Troopers said Brett Jared Hornberger, of 177 Railroad St., Cressona, reported his 1998 Kawasaki KX 250 bike, green and black in color, was stolen from under a house deck at 191 Railroad St. The theft occurred sometime between May 27 and June 3.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Schuylkill County woman has been charged with access device fraud and theft for an incident that occurred on Tuesday, June 5, at the Fairlane Village Mall in North Manheim Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven allege that Maegan Elizabeth Azbell, 19, of Saint Clair, took the debit card of Sherry Lynn McCray, 31, of Pottsville, from her bag while at the mall then proceeded to use it to make purchases at the Subway, CVC pharmacy, and Rue 21 stores, totaling $600.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Lehigh County coroner's office is seeking the next of kin of Teri L. Deemer, 45, of 1327 W. Chew St., Allentown.

Ms. Deemer died on Monday, June, 4, at the Lehigh Valley Inpatient Hospice Unit at 17th St., Allentown. Anyone with family information is asked to call the coroner's office at (610) 782-3426.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on the following crashes on Schuylkill County roads investigated by troopers over the past weekend.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Northumberland County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Monroe County.

State police at Swiftwater said Mark Andrew Bickhart, 34, of Milton, was stopped for an expired inspection sticker about 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, along Long Pond Road at SR115, in Tunkhannock Township. He showed signs of intoxication and was placed under arrest for DUI. He was taken to the Fern Ridge barracks for a breath test, troopers said.