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Police Logs

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A homeless man from Lansford, who already has a lengthy criminal record, has been charged by Coaldale police after trying to escape after being arrested.

Officer Jeremy Paul Talanca on Tuesday, May 24, charged Jaden Diacheysn, 23, with escape, resisting arrest, criminal trespass, loitering and prowling at night, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Carbon County man was jailed on a charge of simple assault.

State police at Lehighton said Scott Fisher, 38, of Lehighton, was charged for an incident that occurred on Saturday, May 14, about 12:45 a.m. at 12 Fairyland Road, Apt. B, in Franklin Township.

Troopers said Fisher and a unnamed 24-year-old female were involved in a physical altercation. Troopers said Fisher was taken into custody and lodged in the county prison in Nesquehoning.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported two brothers were cited following an incident at their home in which they fought.

Troopers said Brandon Elsdon, 29, and his 17-year-old brother, both of 21 Judy Drive, in Cressona, got into an argument over missing cigarettes. The argument turned physical when the two punched one another in the head.

Both were issued citations for harassment, troopers said. The incident occurred about 6:28 p.m. Tuesday, May 17.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ricky Hunsicker Jr., 25, of 232 E. Patterson St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on Dec. 18, 2009, at 9:24 p.m. at 214 E. Snyder Ave. Charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (a felony), possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia were filed by Officer Joshua Tom.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Tom, along with Det./Sgt. Jack Soberick and Officer Thomas Fort, were dispatched to investigate a crime of violence at 214 East Snyder Ave.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on three crashes investigated by troopers along Schuylkill County roadways recently.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 11:40 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, along SR125, about a half mile north of Deep Creek Rd., in Hegins Township. Troopers said Tiffany Stehr, of Pitman, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier southbound and failed to negotiate a right curve. The car went onto the east berm and struck a large tree with the left front. The force of the impact caused the car to rotate counter-clockwise, trapping Stehr inside.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The theft of a pickup truck is being investigated in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said a 1987 Chevrolet 1500 truck was removed from the parking lot at the J.W. Zaprazny Inc. property at 2509 Summer Valley Rd., in New Ringgold, East Brunswick Township. The truck, red in color, was taken sometime between May 13 and Monday, May 16.

Troopers said the truck had no registration plate on it and was in poor condition.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating two acts of criminal mischief.

Bernard J. Bann, of 1075 Willow Drive, Orwigsburg, West Brunswick Township, reported someone threw a rock through the front window of his home sometime during the overnight hours of May 19-20. Damages were estimated at $100.

Adrian L. Beck, of 6 Phaon's Rd., in Pine Grove, Wayne Township, reported someone smashed the front windshield on his 2000 Audi S4 sedan while parked in front of his residence. The incident occurred sometime beween 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) and drug counts, following an incident in Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Laurie Hudak, 47, of Catasauqua, was stopped operating a 2001 Pontiac sedan along SR903 in Penn Forest Township, about 3:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, for traffic violations.

At the stop troopers found Hudak to be under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance.

Cocaine and marijuana was found in her possession, troopers added.

Charges are pending.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Tamaqua man was cited following an incident in the Spruce Street area on May 16.

Police were dispatched to 107 Hunter St. at 10:16 p.m. where they met Christopher Kieffer, 25, of 344 Arlington St. Kieffer told officers he had been walking along Spruce Street when a white Mitsubishi SUV pulled up. A male identified as Henry Winger, 29, exited the vehicle and proceeded to sucker punch Kieffer's left cheek. Winger then reportedly got back in to the vehicle and left the scene.

Winger was cited for harassment.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Two Tamaqua men charged with an attempted break in at Tommy's Italian Restaurant, Tamaqua, on May 9, now face charges related to a May 6 burglary at Padora's Six Pack House, 209 N. Railroad St. Evidence connecting the duo of Corey Michael Whitley and Damon Lee Cluff to the Padora's burglary was discovered during the investigation into the attempted break in.