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Police Logs

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Nesquehoning police reported on citations being issued by various officers.

Officer Thomas Kurtz issued 24 speeding citations at Oak St. and SR209 during the period of July 7 to 14. Speeds varied from as high as 50 miles-per-hour in a 25 zone. Other speeds noted were 46, 45, 43, 42 and 40. A citation was also issued for a red light violation at Mermon and SR209.

Kurtz also cited Thomas Boyle, of 249 E. Abbott St., Lansford, for driving with a suspended license.

Officer Timothy Wuttke issued two citations for tire equipment and an expired inspection sticker.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

An Allentown man allegedly assaulted a Lansford police officer early Thursday morning.

Raymond Rolon, 20, whose last known address was 715 North Penn St., faces charges of felony aggravated assault on police officer; resisting arrest; persistent disorderly conduct; possession of a controlled substance (crack cocaine); public drunkenness and underage drinking.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tamaqua Police arrested three individuals Thursday morning for underage drinking.

An officer was on patrol at 3:15 a.m., in the area of the Tamaqua Senior High School, when he observed two male teens walking in the area. As the police cruiser approached, the two young men fled. Minutes later, the officer observed a white vehicle turn on to Oak Street, from Orwigsburg Street, and quickly park.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Tamaqua man turned himself in to police Friday morning after a hit and run acident in the borough earlier the same morning.

Police were dispatched to West Broad and Lafayette Streets at 1:30 a.m. Friday for a hit and run accident. The victim, William Glen of Schuylkill Haven, told officers he had been traveling west on Broad Street, in a 1993 Dodge, when a white Subaru station wagon pulled out from Lehigh Street, striking his Dodge.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rush Township Police arrested two members of a trio suspected of stealing from the Mazaika Coal Company, Rush Township. The thefts allegedly occurred on July 11 and 12.

Chastity Yanetti, 27, of Hazleton, and Brian Viechec, 31, of Freeland, were taken into custody Thursday at Hazleton Scrap and Recycling, Hazle Township, as the duo attempted to sell the stolen property. Pennsylvania State Police from the Hazleton Barracks and McAdoo Police assisted in the arrest.

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Luzerne County teen was charged for an incident in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Sunday, July 10, about 9:59 p.m. officers on patrol along SR611 in Mt. Pocono observed illegal fireworks in the area of Kinney Avenue. A further investigation led officers to 209 Pocono Blvd., where they encountered Cory Williams, 18, of Wilkes-Barre.

Williams was found to be in possession of and under the influence of alcohol. He was cited for underage drinking.

Friday, July 15, 2011

A crash occurred on Interstate 81 at 5:12 a.m. Thursday, July 14, in Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County when a vehicle struck a guide rail, say state police at Frackville.

Patrick J. Kelly Sr., 54, of Lansford, was traveling north in a 2000 Dodge Neon when his vehicle left the east side of the roadway and struck a metal guide rail with the right front end. The car then continued north against the guide rail for approximately 75 feet. The vehicle came to final rest against the guide rail facing northeast.

Police say Kelly left the scene of the crash before their arrival.

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges as the result of a domestic incident that occurred on Thursday, July 14.

State police at Frackville said troopers went to 221 Church St., Barnesville, Ryan Township, about 10:40 p.m. for a domestic dispute involving Maria Delcarmen Ortiz, 42, and Christopher Andrew Jadosh, 35, both of that address.

Ortiz told troopers that she and Jadosh had a physical altercation during which he allegedly pushed Ortiz to the floor and pavement and then fled the scene in her vehicle.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Coaldale police have charged Jason Hurley, 27, of 147 Fourth St., Coaldale, with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, on June 16 at 9:20 p.m., Officer Jeremy Paul Talanca, along with Officer Krebs, stopped a black Ford Escort at First and High streets for failing to have a working license plate light. Talanca approached the driver's side of the vehicle and identified the driver as Hurley. There was also a white male in the passenger seat.

Friday, July 15, 2011

A two-vehicle crash occurred along SR100 at Orchard Road, Lowhill Township, Lehigh County, at 3:48 p.m. July 13, say state police at Fogelsville.

Troopers said Daniel Silfies, 31, of Palmerton, attempted to pass a vehicle that was slowing to turn right. As Silfies passed the vehicle he crossed over the double yellow line to get around. As Silfies was passing the vehicle, Amy Hosterman, 26, of Mertztown, was making a left turn from Orchard Road and did not see Silfies because it was behind another vehicle.

Both units collided.