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Police Logs

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tamaqua police have cited three men and a juvenile following an apparent drinking party at Kellner's Dam on Tuesday.

Officers were dispatched to the popular fishing spot at 12:57 a.m. and observed four males congregated in the area of the concession stand. The officer also found five unopened cans of Milwaukee beer, two empty beer cans and an empty can of Colt 45 malt liquor on the ground. In addition, he observed two beer cans floating in the water.

All four males were transported back to the station.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A McAdoo woman, who refused to stop when directed to do so by Rush Township fire police, has been cited.

Police say Patricia A. Headley was traveling on East Main Street at 10:20 p.m. on April 17 where fire police had shutdown the road due to downed power lines. She was stopped a short distance later and police were contacted.

Headley was found to be in a highly intoxicated state. Blood tests indicate a .14 percent blood/alcohol content, almost twice the legal limit of .08.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Monday, April 25, for retail theft at a county department store.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Scott B. Haluska, of Schuylkill Haven, was charged with entering Boscov's in the Fairlane Village Mall, in Norwegian Township, and removing about $429.97 worth of electronic items including two Sony Blu-ray DVD players, one being a 3D unit, and one Panasonic Blu-ray DVD player.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Monroe County man was cited at a accident scene.

State police at Fern Ridge said the incident occurred about 8:13 a.m. on April 17 along Pheasant Run Road, near Merwinsburg Road, in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Geroge Chamas, 58, of Saylorsburg, a volunteer fireman, and Neal Murphy, 74, of Kunkletown, became involved in a verbal argument over the closure of Pheasant Run Road due to a traffic accident.

During the dispute Murphy got out of his vehicle and allegedly bumped Chamas. Murphy was cited for harassment, troopers said. Chamas was not injured in the incident.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Speeding

William Graver, Jr., 43, of 146 Robrucel Drive, Lehighton, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on April 18 at 6:52 a.m. on SR248 east.

A citation was filed against Mark Solt, 41, of 135 Main St., Lehighton, for speeding. The violation occurred on April 19 at 12:48 a.m. on SR248 east.

Keith Smith, 23, of 311 White St., Bowmanstown, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on April 18 at 6:36 a.m. on SR248 east.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Two persons were injured in a two vehicle crash that occurred about 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 22, along SR61, in New Castle Township, Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville reported on the crash and also one on Intestate 81.

Troopers said Joshua A. Rosato, 24, of McAdoo, and John E. Callaway III, 17, of Schuylkill Haven, were both northbound. Callaway slowed down for traffic ahead of him and his 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 truck was struck in the rear by Rosato's 2010 Ford E150 van.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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

State police at Frackville said Thomas Jacobs, 58, of Silver

Spring, was stopped about 10:40 p.m. on Friday, April 22, along SR4033 (Pattersonville Hill), in Union Township, for a traffic violation.

Jacobs showed signs of intoxication and was taken to the barracks for a breath test. He was found to be over the legal limit of .08 percent, troopers said.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers recently.

On Friday, April 22, about 9:12 a.m. a one vehicle crash occurred along Old Stage Road in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County. Troopers said Shari N. Edwards, 24, of Albrightsville, was driving a 1994 Nissan Altima westbound when she lost control. The car went onto the berm and into a ditch. The front end impacted with the ditch and then overturned onto the driver's side where it came to rest. Edwards was not injured.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Lehighton man was jailed on Monday, April 25, for burglary and related counts.

Borough police said Ryan T. Heiser, 29, of 415 N. Fourth St., was arrested for an incident that occurred at 413 N. Fourth St., at about 6:45 p.m.

In addition to burglary he was also charged with criminal trespass (breaking into a structure), and theft. He was arraigned before duty District Judge Casimir Kosciolek, of Lansford, and committed to the county prison in Nesquehoning, after failing to post $2,500 straight cash bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 4, police noted.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a two-vehicle crash about 11:26 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, in the area of 147 Tremont Road (SR125), in Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Derick Fidler, 24, of Tower City, and Scott Miller, 44, of Tremont, were both traveling north during a heavy rainfall and gusty winds. As a result of weather conditions a tree along the west berm began to fall. The tree landed on telephone wires and began falling toward the roadway.