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Police Logs

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tamaqua police are investigating the theft of a Sony Cyber Shot digital camera, reported to the department at 9 a.m. on Monday.

Kenneth Hoffman, 65, of 414 Arlington St., Tamaqua, told officers the camera was removed from his 2005 Ford Escape, which was parked in his carport on Mountain Avenue. The vehicle was unlocked and the culprit also went through the glove box.

Anyone with information may contact police at (570) 668-5000.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tamaqua Police are investigating an act of criminal mischief, reported to the department on Saturday.

Keith McFarland, 33, of 212 N. Greenwood St., contacted police at 11:40 a.m. that day to report that someone had damaged two of his family's vehicles. The passenger side rear view mirror had been ripped off his 1993 Mazda 626 and an antenna was broken off his wife's 1998 Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicles were parked in front of McFarland's home.

Anyone with information may contact Tamaqua Police at (570) 668-5000.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Robert Joseph Holiday, 28, with a last known address of 226 Green St., Tamaqua, was picked up by Lehigh Township police on April 13 on outstanding felony warrants issued by the Tamaqua Police Department.

Holiday was then arraigned before duty District Judge James Reiley on the three warrants. The judge set bail at $35,000 straight cash bond.

He was incarcerated in the Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of bail.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The theft of an IPod Touch and an Apple 1 IPAD is being investigated by Tamaqua Police.

The items were reportedly taken from the Salvation Army gymnasium on West Broad Street. The incident was reported at 3 p.m. on Friday.

Anyone with information may contact Tamaqua Police at (570) 668-5000.

Friday, April 20, 2012

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are seeking the whereabouts of a Kunkletown man who is a suspect in an assault of his ex-wife.

Police said they are looking for Klayton Drake, 28, who is facing numerous criminal charges, including criminal trespass, assault and theft of a motor vehicle.

Police said they were called to the home of the man's ex-wife, Anneliese Drake, 29, of 28 Shenkel Road, Effort, Chestnuthill Township, on April 20 at about 2:40 a.m.

Friday, April 20, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 6 p.m. April 14 and 5:30 p.m. April 16 in Washington Township.

The victim is Wyatt Frantz of Pin Grove.

He told police someone gained entry to his garage through a locked side door and proceeded to steal a Snap On Tap and Dye set, a 10-inch Craftsman sliding compound miter saw and various other tools.

The actor(s) fled in an unknown direction.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Margaret Schultz, 59, of Llewellyn, is facing harassment charges as a result of an incident that happened at 12:35 p.m. April 18 in Branch Township, state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks reported.

Police said the victim is Dorothy Schultz, 41, also of Llewellyn.

Friday, April 20, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a theft that happened between 9 p.m. April 17 and 7 a.m. April 18 in Upper Mahantongo Township, Schuylkill County.

The victim is Kyle William Brown, 44, of Klingerstown.

He told police someone removed 20 pieces of 30-foot-four-inch irrigation pipe ($2,020 value), 30 pieces of aluminum pipe ($2,700 value) and 20 gray, metal sprinklers ($240 value) for an irrigation system from his trailer while it was parked along Valley Road in the township.

Friday, April 20, 2012

No one was injured in an unusual accident in Tamaqua on Saturday.

Eddy A. Peraita, 37, of 423 N. Oley St., Reading was traveling south of Railroad Street at approximately 6 p.m., towing a Ford Explorer with his 1999 Dodge pick up truck. Imagine his surprise when the Explorer began passing his pick up after the tow dolley broke. In an effort to avert injuries to pedestrians and other motorists, Peraita used his truck to push the Ford into a utility pole.

Friday, April 20, 2012

A New Ringgold man was lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, after being found illegally fishing on property owned by the West Penn Rod and Gun Club.

John Brode, a member of the club, contacted police at 9:15 a.m. last Friday to report that someone had broken into his recreational vehicle, which was parked on club property off SR309.