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Police Logs

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Schuylkill County club has been cited for an alarm violation.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said 10 Pin Club, at 85 Long Stretch Rd., in Pine Grove Township, was cited for its seventh false-at fault, alarm from their property that occurred over a 12-month period.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Tamaqua woman faces charges following an alleged confrontation with a woman from Girardville on Sunday.

The victim, Sharon Hockenberry, went to the Tamaqua police station at 10 a.m. to report being struck by Wendy Fredericks, 50, of 304 Spruce St. Hockenberry and a Randy Smith were at the Fredericks home at the time when an argument began over changing the last name of Hockenberry's son.

Fredericks allegedly became angry, threatened to punch Hockenberry in the face, then ordered her from the home.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a theft incident at a Schuylkill County location.

Troopers said Michelle Diane Banks, 28, of 715 Suedburg Rd., Pine Grove, reported she temporarily relocated from her residence last November. Upon returning on March 27 she discovered items missing from her house. Also, the criminals used the victim's bank account information to make several purchases online. Withdrawals totaled $400, not including overdraft fees.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Slatington police reported on two arrests made following a disturbance.

Police said about 3:15 p.m. on Monday, April 2, they were called to E. Church and Railroad sts., for a disturbance.

As the result of an investigation Dean Bachman, 50, of 551 E. Church St., and Brian DeLong, 39, of 112 Cherry St., Box 235, were both cited for disorderly conduct.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 7:20 p.m. on March 30.

State police at Fogelsville said Margaret Chomo, 53, of New Tripoli, was involved in a crash along Holbens Valley Road, in Weisenberg Township, when her vehicle struck the guard rail on the right side of the road. She fled the scene but was later stopped in Lynn Township. She was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Lehighton man has been cited for public drunkenness in the borough, again.

Richard E. Hartranft, 46, c/o 101 Lehigh Drive, was cited for an incident at 200 N. East Alley, on Sunday, April 1, at 9:30 p.m.

This is not the first time Hartranft has been cited for public drunkenness by borough police. He was previously cited on March 3.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Tamaqua woman has been cited following a shoplifting incident at the Family Dollar Store on March 31.

Tamaqua police were dispatched to the Railroad Street store at 8:12 p.m. where store personnel had detained Amanda Welker, 24, of 34 Hunter St.

Welker was cited for retail theft.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Schuylkill County teen driver was cited following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, along N. West Lawn Road, in Branch Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a 17-year-old male from Pottsville was driving a 1994 Saturn SC2 southbound and approaching the intersection of the Minersville/Llewellyn highway when he failed to stop for a posted stop sign.

He began making a left turn to go east and lost control. The car traveled onto the south berm where it collided with a concrete culvert.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Monroe County teen is facing a charge of retail theft count.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers were called to the Walmart store in Mount Pocono about 3:24 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, for a 16-year-old female juvenile in custody for theft.

The teen attempted to leave the store without paying for $116.49 worth of merchandise. She was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters and issued a citation and released

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating three crashes on Monday, April 1, along Monroe County roadways.

A crash occurred about 4:15 p.m. along SR715, in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Michael Wasco, 16, of Saylorsburg, was operating a 1997 Subaru Legacy northbound when he crossed over the southbound lane and onto the left shoulder. The front end of the Legacy then collided into a utility pole. Upon impact the car spun and came to rest with its rear end resting against a tree.