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Police Logs

Thursday, October 4, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft incident at a Schuylkill County club.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the South End Field and Stream Club, located along Morea Road, in West Mahanoy Township. Unknown criminals broke open a soda machine located outside the clubhouse and removed the money inside. The incident occurred sometime between Sunday, Sept. 30, at 10 p.m. and Monday at 6:30 a.m.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A crash at a temporary bridge in Tamaqua involved a state police cruiser.

State police at Frackville said Robert Henry Hinkey, 29, of Iron City, Tenn., was northbound on SR309 and entering Tamaqua about 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, when he encountered a temporary bridge. Hinkey, operating a combination tractor and semi-trailer, misjudged the clearances necessary to negotiate his rig through the curve approaches of the bridge with the wheels of the trailer striking, or nearly striking, the approach walls.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred Oct. 3 about 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of SR903 and Maury Road, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Brandon M. Grammes, 20, of Albrightsville, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo southbound on 903 when he attempted to make a left turn onto Maury Road and pulled into the path of a northbound 2005 Dodge Ram truck driven by Anthony R. McGraw, 25, of Palmerton. The front of the Ram struck the passenger side of the Monte Carlo.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tuesday night, Rush Township Police, Tamaqua Police and the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force arrested Amber L. Mummert, 26, and Christopher C. Fetter, 23, both of Tamaqua, on charges of delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent deliver, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Lehighton man is facing charges following an incident in the borough that occurred on Sept. 6.

Borough police said Edwin Mertz, 53, of 131 Mauch Chunk St., has been charged with two counts of theft and receiving stolen property, and one count of defiant trespass.

Police allege that on Sept. 6 he entered a property in the 400 block of Mahoning St., and removed bicycles and a riding lawn mower from the backyard area without authorization of the property owner. Prior to the incident Mertz had been warned by the property owner not to go onto the property, police added.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Rush Township Police are preparing retail theft charges against a 17 year old male, who allegedly removed merchandise valued at $10.97 from the Hometown Commons Wal Mart.

The incident reportedly took place at 8:21 p.m. on Sept. 28.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A theft incident at a Schuylkill County coal company site is being probed.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at the Michael's Coal Company site in Tremont Township. Unknown criminals entered the property sometime between Saturday, Sept. 29, and Monday, Oct. 1.

Removed was a 15-inch Hensley bucket teeth-blue in color, 10-inch Komatsu bucket teeth-yellow, Komatsu corners-yellow, nine-inch Hensley repair links-green, and six-inch Hensley repair links-green. The items are for a bulldozer.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Rush Township Police are charging Kelly L. Hausma, 45, of Tamaqua with retail theft after she reportedly stole $172.97 worth of merchandise from the Hometown Wal-Mart on Sept. 30.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 12:30 and 5:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at a residence in Deer Lake.

The victims are Joseph and Gretchen Sterns of Orwigsburg.

Police said they reported someone entered the residence at 203 Chestnut Ridge Road and removed two laptop computers before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Two persons were taken to a Lehigh Valley area hospital following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 10:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, along Pine Valley Road, in East Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Tyler Ryan McNulty, 20, of Schuylkill Haven, was driving westbound when he failed to negotiate a right hand curve in the road. The vehicle went onto the south berm and struck a tree head-on.