Thursday, May 5, 2016

Police Logs

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

McAdoo police have charged John Raymond Miller, 21, of McAdoo, after a traffic stop on Feb. 7.

An officer was on patrol at 11:39 p.m. when he noticed a black pickup with an unlit middle brake light.

He initiated a traffic stop and identified Miller as the driver. Miller was asked to perform field sobriety tests due to the odor of alcohol coming from his breath. He failed all of the tests and was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

McAdoo police have cited Ryan Buchman, 20, of Ringtown in connection with a disturbance on March 28.

Officers were dispatched to 211 E. Sherman St. at 2:31 a.m., and spoke with the resident, who said Buchman had been drinking and was “out of control.” Officers heard him yelling and then saw him run out the back door and down the alley. An officer followed him.

After a few minutes Buchman stopped, turned around and started walking back toward police. He shoved an officer and a struggle started.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Two people were injured in a collision at 5:57 a.m. Tuesdayat the intersection of Orchard Road and Route 100 in Lowhill Township.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said Linda D. Harkness, 57, of Orefield, and Olivia J. Rohricht, 22, of Allentown, were hurt, although police said the severity of their injuries was unknown.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Palmerton Police Department continues to investigate the following incidents:

Drug paraphernalia: Criminal charges were filed against Alison Serfass, 30, of Nesquehoning, for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The incident occurred on March 7 on Route 248 west.

Other: Police also issued nine citations for speeding, five for traffic violations, and two for vehicle violations.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Three men were cited for trespassing after they were found in an active mining zone. The property is owned by BET Associates IV and is located at the northern edge of Tamaqua.

BET officials were notified of a large amount of smoke coming from the northwest corner of their property at 8:45 a.m. March 23. The safety director checked on the smoke and found three men with a campfire and notified Tamaqua police.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Tamaqua police have asked for a warrant to be issued for John R. Muffley Jr., 35, of 215 Brown St., Tamaqua. The warrant is in connection with a domestic assault on March 29.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic in progress on Patterson Street at 12:06 p.m. The caller said Muffley had punched a female victim in the face, then pulled her out of his Ford Ranger and tossed her into the street in front of an approaching fuel oil truck. The truck driver was able to stop before striking the woman.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Tamaqua police have cited Matthew Robert Martin, 36, of 5 Gamelands Road, Tamaqua R.D., with witness intimidation.

Martin is awaiting trial on charges related to a domestic assault incident on March 13 when he was charged with stalking and harassment.

Since that time he has continued to harass the victim, telling her to drop the charges or things would get worse.

Monday, April 4, 2016

A disturbance in Tamaqua on March 17 landed Michael P. Kemmerer, 27, of 100 Pitt St., in the Schuylkill County prison in Pottsville.

Officers were dispatched to Kemmerer’s home at 7:55 p.m. They found him inside the home yelling at a man who was standing outside. A woman was inside the home, at a window. She told police Kemmerer told her she wasn’t allowed to leave the residence.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Failure to use a turn signal proved costly for Anthony E. Polcheck, 37, of 36 Bruno Ave., McAdoo.

A police officer on patrol in Tamaqua at 12:12 p.m. March 20 saw a blue minivan traveling east on Brown Street. When the driver, identified as Polcheck, failed to use a turn signal when turning on to Nescopec Street, the officer conducted a traffic stop.

Monday, April 4, 2016

A Schuylkill County business was the victim of a burglary three times.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Mystic Screen Printing and Embroidery, located at 1108 S. Center St., Mount Carbon, was entered three times during the period of March 20 to 29.

Suspects forced entry on a door on the east side of the building, police said.

An undetermined amount of change was taken from the cash register and a credit card belonging to the business. The credit card was later found on the ground near the Rite Aid pharmacy in Pottsville.