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Police Logs

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Speeding

Tim Heimbach, 35, of 88 Walnut Street, Lehighton, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on Sept. 16 at 5:39 a.m. on SR248 east.

DUI

Criminal charges were filed against Christopher Crook, 23, of 14 E Catawissa Street, Nesquehoning, for DUI, registration and certificate of title required, unauthorized transfer or use of registration, drivers required to be licensed, driving under suspension, required financial responsibility, and periods for required lighted lamps. The incidents occurred on Sept. 2 at 2:13 a.m. in the 500 block of Delaware Avenue.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Carbon County resident was jailed over on theft of items from vehicles.

Nesquehoning police said Sean Christopher McFadden, 22, of 318 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, has been charged with criminal conspiracy-theft, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property.

McFadden was arraigned before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek, of Lansford, and committed to the county prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Officer Thomas Kurtz gave the following report on the incident.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Slatington driver is facing multiple charges following an incident in Nesquehoning.

Borough police identified the suspect as Sula Blaze Sabwa, 36, of 122 Hill St. He has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or a controlled substance, resisting arrest, persistent disorderly conduct, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault (two counts), aggravated assault and summary offense of maximum speed limits – 50.6 miles-per-hour in a 25 zone.

Arresting officer Robert Blisard reported the following.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a one vehicle crash about 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, along Spruce Drive, near SR125, in Pine Grove Township.

Troopers said Joshua A. Bishop, 18, of Schuylkill Haven, was operating a 2002 Mazda Portege 5 when it left the road and traveled about 16 feet along the berm before striking an embankment. After impact the car traveled another 34 feet before turning over onto its roof and coming to rest back on the road.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

An arrest has been made in connection with the theft of a vehicle that occurred in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Joel P. Lucci, 54, of 8 Water St., New Philadelphia, reported his 1999 Dodge Dakota truck was stolen sometime between 11 p.m. on June 27 and 7:15 a.m. on June 28. Later the same day York Area Regional Police became involved in a vehicle pursuit with someone operating Lucci's truck. The pursuit ended in a crash with the driver fleeing the scene.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rush Township police are investigating an act of criminal mischief reported to the department on Monday morning, Sept. 26.

Vandals reportedly smashed the window on a Kobelco backhoe owned by Ankiewicz Enterprises Inc.

The vehicle was parked on Bnosky Street and was undamaged as of Friday afternoon.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-6100.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Tamaqua man was incarcerated in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, on Saturday, Sept. 24, following a domestic dispute.

Borough police were dispatched to 27 N. Railroad St. at 7 p.m. Saturday for a reported domestic violence call in progress.

On scene the officers spoke with Mary Becker, who said she was tired of being hurt by her husband, Henry Edward Becker. She claimed he had been drinking all day, verbally assaulting her, then pushing and grabbing her repeatedly. At one point, he was striking her and hurt her right hand, she said.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Tamaqua man escaped serious injury early Friday morning, Sept. 23, when his vehicle climbed a curb and struck a retaining wall at the Beacon Diner in Hometown.

James Faust, 24, told police he fell asleep behind the wheel of his 1995 Subaru as he was traveling south on SR309. The vehicle drove over the curb and struck a retaining wall on the east end of the parking lot. The Subaru continued sliding sideways, traveling south, impacting a second retaining wall. It finally came to rest against a curb on the southeast edge of the lot.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tamaqua police cited a 17-year-old male for underage drinking on Friday night, Sept. 23.

Officers on patrol at 9:20 p.m. observed a white Pontiac Grand Am coming from the area of the Buehler Memorial (Bungalow) Pool.

The car failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Catawissa and Lafayette streets, turning left on to Lafayette. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was asked for his license and registration.

While a passenger in the car was searching for the car's registration an officer noticed a silver can of Coors original beer.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The North Central PA Regional DUI Enforcement Program has released the results of Roving DUI Patrols held last weekend in Schuylkill County.

On Sept. 23, four officers representing four law enforcement agencies conducted a roving patrol, contacting and detaining a total of 46 vehicles. Five operators were tested for possible intoxication, with two adult DUI and one underage drinking arrests. Officers also issued 19 traffic citations, made three criminal arrests and issued 24 warnings.