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Police Logs

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Tamaqua woman escaped serious injury when her vehicle went over an embankment Christmas Eve.

Samantha Richardson was traveling north on Market Street, approaching Elm Street, when she was unable to bring her vehicle to a stop. The car slid sideways and went over an embankment.

Road surfaces were snow covered and slippery at the time of the 7 p.m. incident, according to the police report.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Rush Township woman was cited by Tamaqua police on Dec. 21 following an incident at the Family Dollar Store, 137 N. Railroad St.

Lacy Pajakinas, 22, of 20 Ben Titus Rd., was cited for retail theft after store personnel allegedly observed her shoplifting items valued at $12.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Two South Carolina residents escaped injury in a weather-related crash at 5:57 p.m. Dec. 30 on Interstate 81 in Kline Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at the Frackville said William J. Murtagh, 54, the driver of the vehicle, and Renee Murtagh, 53, his passenger, were unhurt in the crash.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 5:20 p.m. Dec. 29 on Interstate 78 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said James R. Anderson, 57, Jim Thorpe, was driving a 2007 Honda Fit westbound when it was struck from behind by another westbound vehicle, a 2009 Toyota Corolla operated by Anya K. Mertz, 23, of Kutztown. Police said the Honda rotated clockwise and struck the concrete barrier on the north shoulder of the roadway with its left front bumper.

Police said Mertz will be cited for following too closely.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an accident that took place at 12:07 Friday on SR61 in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

Police reported that the accident occurred when Martin Stine, 59, of Schuylkill Haven, driving a tractor trailer, was traveling south in the right lane as Adam Faust, of Orwigsburg, driving a Ford Explorer, was attempting to turn left out of the 3C's Restaurant.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Adam H. Faust, 82, of Orwigsburg, will be cited for causing a two-vehicle crash at 12:07 p.m. Dec. 28 on SR61 in West Brunswick Township. The accident happened in the area of the 3C's Restaurant.

Police said Faust and his passenger, Anna J. Faust, sustained injuries of unknown severity and were transported to the Reading Hospital by the Auburn and Hamburg EMS units.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tamaqua police are investigating two reported thefts on Christmas Eve.

Thomas Carroll, of 320 Pine St., contacted police at 1 p.m. Christmas Eve to report that a package had been stolen from his porch. Carroll wasn't sure of exactly which date the package, containing a Christmas gift, had been removed, just sometime during the previous week.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating case whereby a man tried to lure two children into his vehicle.

The incident happened at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at 4346 Reservoir Road, Lower Macungie Township.

Police said two boys, ages 8 and 11, told them a white male operating a black sedan attempted to get them into his vehicle by enticing them with a toy.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A 15-year-old female is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) and other counts following an incident that occurred about 11:10 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, near the intersection of Chestnut Street and SR54, in Shenandoah. It was one of two DUI arrests reported by state police at Frackville.

Troopers said the teen from Shenandoah was stopped at the above-stated location and found to be under the influence of alcohol. She was transported to the barracks and submitted to a breath test, which indicated she was well over the legal limit of .08 percent.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tamaqua police are investigating two acts of criminal mischief reported to the department on Dec. 23. Unknown persons allegedly caused damage to two Railroad Street businesses during the overnight hours.

The M&I Deli, at 535 N. Railroad St., had a glass door broken. The door led to a storage area. At Padora's Six Pack House, 209 N. Railroad St., someone smashed a front window and ripped siding off a door.

Anyone with information concerning either incideht is asked to call police at (570) 668-5000.