Saturday, January 21, 2017

Police Logs

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Ryan Township Police were investigating a number of thefts from motor vehicles when they discovered the crimes may have been committed by two juvenile runaways from the state of Georgia.

It started last week when three 16-year-old boys ran away from their homes, possibly on their way to Bedminster Township in Bucks County, to meet with a girl one of them “met” on social media.

Friday, December 16, 2016

A domestic incident in Tamaqua on Dec. 14 resulted in charges being filed on Eric Berger, 32, of 150 Penn St.

Police were called to Penn Street at 7:55 a.m. for an ongoing dispute. Before they arrived officers were told Berger had left in a blue GMC. They made contact and stopped the car on South Railroad Street. Berger was driving, despite his license being suspended for driving under the influence.

He was cited for disorderly conduct and driving while under suspension.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Two people were sent to the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville on Dec. 10 after they broke into an unoccupied home in Tamaqua.

Police received a call about possible trespassers ata home on Van Gelder Street at 2:26 a.m. Police found two people inside the home. They were identified as William Ladlee, 35, and Nicole M. Arabaci, 34.

Friday, December 16, 2016

A Tamaqua man landed in the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville on Dec. 11 after scuffling with police who were responding to a domestic abuse call.

Officers were called to the 200 block of Brown Street at 1:51 a.m. where they could hear loud voices coming from a living room near the middle of the block. Once inside the home the officer spoke with Rocci Schuima, 38, and a female victim who was sporting a large bruise on her forehead. The woman said she was struck by Schuima during an argument.

Friday, December 16, 2016

A vehicle backing out of a parking space struck a teen pedestrian in Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in the parking lot of the CVS pharmacy, Effort, in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Joshua P. Marth, 27, of Effort, was backing his 1997 Subaru Impreza out of a parking space when he struck a 17-year-old female from Kunkletown, who was standing to the rear of a parked 2010 Mazda 3. The Impreza pinned a leg of the victim between it and the Mazda.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Palmerton Police Department reports the following incidents:

Possession of drug paraphernalia: Erin Fisher, 22, of Weissport, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, theft, receiving stolen property, and unauthorized use of automobile, for an incident Oct. 17 in the 200 block of Delaware Avenue.

Possession of small amount of marijuana: Michael Everett, 41, of Lehighton, charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, DUI, driving under suspension, and general lighting requirements, for an incident Sept. 30 at Third Street and Delaware Avenue.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Joshua Michael Stubits, 32, of Lower Towamensing Township, was charged with harassment after he assaulted a woman during an argument at 11:44 a.m. Dec. 4on Little Gap Road in the township.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said the victim is a 26-year-old woman from the township.

Police said she and Stubits were engaged in a verbal argument that results in Stubits physically assaulting her.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Casey James Steffanic of Pine Grove was arraigned on charges of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct after state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks were summoned to investigate a domestic dispute between an engaged couple at 2:45 a.m. Dec. 4on Second Mountain Road in Wayne Township.

Police said he was released on $25,000 unsecured bail set by District Magistrate Christina Hale.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

State police at the Lehighton barracks have reported on the following thefts:

• A 43-year-old Saylorsburg man reported to state policethat he is the victim of a theft. Police said the incident occurred at 6:54 a.m. Nov. 30 when the man reported the theft happened in the 2000 block of Mountain Road in Ross Township.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

State police at the Lehighton barracks have reported on several DUI incidents:

• A 49-year-old man from Albrightsville is facing charges of driving under the influence of drugs after a traffic stop.

Police said the man was stopped at 4:54 p.m. Dec. 10 in the 400 block of the Maury Road in Penn Forest Township.

•A 31-year-old Parryville man was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs after a traffic stop made for summary violations at 8:02 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Exxon Gas Station, 24 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive East, Lehighton.