Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Police Logs

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Jim Thorpe police at investigating the theft of a newspaper vending machine.

Police aid on Wednesday, Sept. 28, about 7:05 p.m. a female discovered a TIMES NEWS machine along the Switchback Trail below South Avenue, while jogging. Police said the machine was pried open and an undetermined amount of change taken.

Police, with the help of the Jim Thorpe Community Watch Group, learned that the machine had been taken from in front of 300 Center Avenue sometime on Tuesday.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 325-4995.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Monroe County woman is facing a charge of retail theft.

State police at Fern Ridge said about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, Mary Catherine Howard, of Old Stage Rd., in Brodheadsville, was observed on video surveillance concealing baby items in her purse inside the Weis Market, located along SR209 at Weir Lake Rd., in Chestnuthill Township.

She then allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for the items.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft incident at a Schuylkill County business.

Troopers said unknown criminals entered onto the property of Cleveland Brothers, located in the 1500 block of Altamont Blvd., in Ryan Township, and took steel track shoes from a piece of equipment. The shoes are valued at $620.

The incident occurred sometime between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. Sept. 20-21.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a theft incident and several acts of criminal mischief.

Polk Township, Monroe County, maintenance officials reported someone stole a stop sign and street sign, which reads Hemlock Road, from the intersection of that road and Mountain Road. The theft occurred sometime overnight of Sept. 13-14.

The following mischief incidents were reported.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A 15-year-old male juvenile from Palmerton has been charged with underage drinking.

State police at Lehighton said the incident occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 27, about 8:50 a.m. when the teen arrived at the Pamerton Area High School, 3525 Fireline Rd., Lower Towamensing Township, under the influence of alcohol.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a five vehicle, rear-end type crash on Tuesday, Sept. 27, along SR209 in Polk Township, Monroe County. It was one of several crashes probed by troopers recently.

The operators of the vehicles were Samantha A. Harlan, 18, of Lake Harmony; Amy L. Walker, 27, of Califon, N.J.; Cheryl Vlasak, 48, of Saylorsburg; Ramona L. Mondillo, 43, of Saylorsburg; and Joshua D. Altemos, 29, of Saylorsburg.

Friday, September 30, 2011

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 7:14 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, along SR61 at Darkwater Road, in New Castle Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Joseph H. Smith, 59, of Columbia, Md., and Melvin R. Nye, 36, of Sunbury, were both southbound. Smith, operating a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, made a right turn onto Darkwater Road and proceeded to make a U-turn.

He then attempted to turn left onto 61 northbound but failed to yield the right-of-way to Nye. The Equinox struck a utility trailer attached to Nye's 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 truck.

Friday, September 30, 2011

A Schuylkill County man was jailed this week for passing a fake $20 bill at a county business.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Juesten Davis, 23, of Pine Grove, went to the McDonald's restaurant at 427 Suedber Rd., in Pine Grove Township, about 4:37 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, and gave the bill to a cashier, who gave him four $5 bills in exchange.

Friday, September 30, 2011

A Schuylkill County teen nabbed for retail theft was later found to be in the country illegally.

State police at Frackville were called to the Sears store in the Schuylkill Mall, New Castle Township, about noon on Wednesday, Sept. 28, for a person in custody for retail theft.

Store security identified the suspect as Ramiro Olayo, 19, of Shenandoah. He was charged with taking five shirts valued at $116 from the store without paying for them.

Friday, September 30, 2011

A Tamaqua woman escaped injury after losing control of her car on a wet Schuylkill County roadway.

State police Frackville said Geraldine A. Schuetrumpf, 51, was driving a 2000 Ford Focus eastbound on SR443 in East Brunswick Township, about 6:22 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28. She failed to negotiate a right curve just after heavy rain fell in the area. The car spun around multiple times, troopers said, before traveling north through the westbound lane.

The car left the road and impacted with the embankment and trees where it came to rest.