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Police Logs

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sherry Phillips, 36, of 34 E. Water St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on Nov. 18 at 224 E. Ridge St. Charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia were filed by Officer Jason Helmer.

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

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Brad Simpson, 42, of 372 W. Snyder Ave., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on October 22 at Valley Athletic Supply. A charge of receiving stolen property was filed by Lansford Officer Christopher M. Ondrus.

Simpson was picked up on an arrest warrant by police and state parole. He was arraigned and committed to prison under $8,500 bail.

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

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Joseph Gindhart, 27, of 1 W. Water St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on Nov. 23 at Water and Centre streets, Lansford. Charges of altered, forged, or counterfeit documents and plates, display of registration plate, registration and certificate of title required, unauthorized transfer or use of vehicle registration, drivers required to be licensed, driving under suspension, and driving without insurance.

Charges were filed by Officer Jason Helmer.

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

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Coaldale police have charged a borough man with three counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, and possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Michael J. Kabana, 22, of 15 W. Ruddle St., was charged on Oct. 20 by Officer Joseph Krebs.

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

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Lansford man was injured in a three-vehicle accident Christmas Eve in Rush Township.

Antonio Betancourt Jr., 30, was traveling on Tide Road at 2:30 p.m. when he lost control of his Geo Tracker, sliding into the path of a tractor trailer being operated by Michael Turchick, of Jim Thorpe. The rig is owned by Praxair Distributing.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Coaldale police have charged a Tamaqua man with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, and driving on roadways zoned for traffic.

James Wilson Freiling, 32, of 323 W. Broad St., who was charged Oct. 14 by Officer Joseph Krebs, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.113 percent. The threshold for drunken driving is 0.08 percent.

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

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Darcie N. Roeder, 56, of Schuylkill Haven, was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 2:49 p.m. Dec. 29 on SR183 in North Manheim Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said she was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-E. Norwegian St., Pottsville, by the Orwigsburg Community EMS. The severity of her injuries is unknown, police said.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Schuylkill County driver is facing charges following a vehicle stop, and chase. State police at Frackville said the incident began about 8:51 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31.

According to troopers a vehicle stop was made in the area of SR209 at Water St., in New Philadelphia. The driver was identified as a Michael John Setlock Jr., 39, of Middleport. While troopers were attempting to identify him Setlock fled in his vehicle. A one mile chase ensued with Setlock's vehicle getting struck in the snow.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A 15-year-old Tamaqua male had a juvenile petition filed against him after he allegedly used a vehicle without the owners' permission.

The incident was reported to borough police on Dec. 23 by Randy Schock, 436 Hazle St. Schock told officers the teen had taken his vehicle without authorization.

The teen also faces charges of driving without a license.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Two persons were injured in a crash at 3:57 p.m. Dec. 30 at the intersection of SR209 and Washington Street in Middleport, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Mary J. Kristoff, 69, of Middleport, and Mark E. Pelton, 36, of Bethlehem, sustained injuries of unknown severity. Kristoff was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-E. Norwegian St., Pottsville, by the Pottsville EMS, while Pelton was taken to the St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale..