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Police Logs

Thursday, November 11, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on several crashes investigated by troopers along Schuylkill County roadways.

A two vehicle crash was reported about 9:42 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, along SR61 at the entrance to Faith Church, in West Brunswick Township. Troopers said Taryn J. Gehman, 17, of Auburn, was in the left lane operating a 1999 Ford Ranger pickup truck while Rhonda C. Reed, 60, of Orwigsburg, was stopped ahead of her in a 2006 Hyundai Elantra.

Troopers said Gehman failed to stop and hit the rear of the Hyundai with the front of her truck.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nesquehoning police Officer Tom Kurtz issued three traffic tickets for speeding to drivers at Oak and Catawissa streets, a 25 mph zone, in late October. Two tickets were issued on Oct. 30, one to a driver traveling 43 mph and the other to a driver traveling 41 mph. The third ticket went to a driver traveling 42 mph.

Officer Brian White issued citations to two drivers on Nov. 2, one for an expired inspection sticker on Route 93 and the other for a driver who violated a no-passing zone rule at Routes 54 and 209.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Wilkes-Barre woman faces drug charges after her vehicle was stopped in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County, by Pocono Mountain Regional police on Nov. 6.

Cassandra Pardini, 21, was charged after police stopped her vehicle for an equipment violation on SR423 at the baseball field. Police could smell burnt marijuana inside the vehicle. K-9 Niko searched the vehicle and found the drug, a large stash of pills and drug paraphernalia.

Pardini was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver and possession of marijuana.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Lehigh County man is facing charges following an incident reported about 9:30 p.m .on Nov. 4.

State police at Fogelsville said Gregory Michael Considine, of New Tripoli, was charged with terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Schuylkill County man is facing a charge of criminal mischief following an incident that occurred about 10 p.m. on Nov. 4 along the Pottsville-Minersville highway near McNulty Carpet firm, in Branch Township.

Troopers allege that Gregory Aungst, 38, of Pine Grove, ripped the rear-view mirror off the windshield of the 2000 Chrysler Concorde of Brenda Setlock 44, of Minersville.

The action caused the mirror to break and the windshield to crack, troopers said.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks released their statistical report of activities for the month of October.

In the criminal division there were 136 offenses reported, 134 founded, 67 cleared and 51 arrests made. In the traffic division there were 57 crashes investigated, one fatality, 13 hit and runs, 17 injured, three drunk driving arrests, six alcohol related crashes, 198 traffic citations issued and 70 written warnings handed out.

There were 695 incidents for the month.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating an attempted burglary at a Carbon County residence.

Troopers said the incident occurred at 575 Engle Lane, in Penn Forest Streams, Jim Thorpe, Penn Forest Township. Unknown criminals attempted to enter the residence of Marietta Padilla about 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, but fled the scene.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 646-2271.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Schuylkill County woman has been cited for retail theft.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Renee Hunt, 24, of Pottsville, was cited for an incident that occurred about 1:05 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Rite Aid pharmacy located at 44 King Plaza, SR901, in Branch Township.

Hunt allegedly placed three pairs of earrings, three eye liners, mascara and a pencil sharpener into the front pocket of her hooded shirt and left the store without paying for the items. The items are valued at $38.02.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Schuylkill County resident is facing charges following an incident that occurred about 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 4.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Kenneth Mark Witmer, 24, of W. Center St., Good Spring section of Frailey Township, and Calvin Leroy Osborne, 56, of Port Royal, Juniata County, were involved in a physical altercation at Witmer's residence.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Lehigh County driver has been charged with homicide by vehicle stemming from a fatal crash that occurred last June.

State police at Fogelsville have charged Joseph Mark Hammer, 22, of Apline Circle, Emmaus, with homcide by vehicle while driving under the influence (DUI), aggravaed assault by vehicle while DUI, homicide by vehicle, possession of marijuana/drug paraphernalia, DUI, involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering another person, and several motor vehicle code summary offenses.