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Police Logs

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Tamaqua man has been cited after police received a noise complaint on Sept. 5.

Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of North Pine Street at 3 a.m. for a man reportedly yelling and causing a disturbance. Officers found Kevin Ketchledge, 49, of 402 N. Pine St., sitting on the steps of a residence a block from his home. He told officers he was on his way home from a bar and wasn't bothering anyone.

As he was visibly intoxicated officers escorted him to his home and cited him for public drunkenness.

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Hazleton man has been cited following an altercation in Tamaqua on Monday, Sept. 6.

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Tamaqua woman will be cited following a confrontation at an Aug. 29 event at the Tamaqua Bungalow Pool.

Jeanette Major, 47, of 217 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City, went to the police station at 3:16 p.m. that day to report being harassed at a fundraising event. The offender was reportedly Jennifer M. Miller, 29, of 113 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.

According to Major, she was assisting at the event when Miller approached, yelling and screaming for her to leave. Miller reportedly threatened to punch Major in the face then grabbed her by the throat and demanded that Major leave.

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Schuylkill County motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash on Thursday. The accident occurred about 7:55 a.m. along SR901, at Beckville Road, in North Manheim Township, according to state police at Schuylkill Haven.

Troopers said Bryan A. Flannery, 31, of Minersville, was operating a Suzuki GN400X bike eastbound and approaching Beckville Road while Sharon V. Moyer, 44, of Pine Grove, was northbound on Beckville Road driving a 2005 Dodge Neon.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Nesquehoning police received a report of a phone scam from an elderly couple around 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

A male with a foreign accent called them and wanted information. Their daughter then took the phone and the caller hung up after being scared off. The caller's phone number is (707) 260-2562.

Police urge residents to not give out any information to persons unknown and notify police if you get a call.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on a burglary, several theft and criminal mischief incidents investigated by troopers in recent days.

The break-in occurred at a residence at 1721 Faulstick Rd., in Saylorsburg, Ross Township, Monroe County. Troopers said the criminals used an unknown type tool to open the front door. Items, not specified, were removed from the home. The incident occurred sometime between Aug. 25 and Sept. 1. The property is owned by David Ralph Vetter, 54, of Yardley, Bucks County.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Traffic violation

Kimberly Light, 34, of 286-75 Lower Nis Hollow Road, Lehighton, was cited for right of way of pedestrians in crosswalks. The violation occurred on Aug. 10 at 11:47 a.m. at Delaware Avenue and Seventh Street.

Public drunkenness

Criminal charges were filed against Brandon Coulson, 21, of 1003 Mauch Chunk Road, Apt. 1, Palmerton, for defiant trespass, criminal mischief, and public drunkenness. The incident occurred on Aug. 20 at 1:25 a.m. at the above address.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Lansford Police Chief John Turcmanovich has released his monthly report for August:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on several crashes investigated by troopers in recent days.

A crash occurred on Aug. 27 about 10:30 a.m. along SR33 in Hamilton Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Geoffrey S. Martin, 27, of Saylorsburg, was northbound and made a lane change and struck a 2005 GMC truck driven by Roberto Orozco, 37, of Cranbury, N.J., with his 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo hitting the rear driver side.

Troopers said Martin was taken into custody for suspected drunk driving. Troopers added that a driving under the influence (DUI) charge is pending.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge reported on two crashes probed by troopers recently.

A crash occurred about 12:25 p.m. on Aug. 31 along SR209 at the intersection with McIlhaney Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Praful Patel, 59, of North Bergen, N.J., and Thomas J. Colbert, 27, of Saylorsburg, were stopped for traffic in opposite directions. Troopers said a vehicle pulled out from McIlhaney Road into Patel's path as he pulled out. Patel swerved his 1999 Saturn SL to avoid the other car and collided head-on into Colbert's 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer.