Friday, February 24, 2017

Police Logs

Monday, January 30, 2017

A domestic dispute in Tamaqua landed Eric R. Lamberth, 23, of West Rowe Street, Tamaqua, in the Schuylkill County prison in Pottsville.

Police were called to Lamberth’s home at 3:41 p.m. on Jan. 21 where they met with a woman who had visible bumps, bruises and scrapes on her face. She said the injuries came from Lamberth, who kicked her in the head, knocked her to the ground and then punched her repeatedly in the face, head and body.

Lamberth had left the home but was later found on West Broad Street.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Tamaqua police filed charges in two theft-related incidents from the last week.

Katie Garcia, 33, of 104 Schuylkill Ave., Tamaqua, was charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. She reportedly took a Sony Tablet from another occupant of the apartment building on Jan. 22.

Monday, January 30, 2017

A Schuylkill County man is facing various drug charges following a search of his home by state police.

Troopers at the Frackville barracks, along with members of the Troop L vice/narcotics unit and members of the county drug task force, executed a search warrant a the home of Robert Miller, 40, of 301 New St., Pottsville, New Castle Township, on Jan. 19.

As a result of the search, several bags of suspected methamphetamine were recovered, as well as U.S. currency and drug paraphernalia.

Monday, January 30, 2017

A Tamaqua man was sent to the Schuylkill County prison in Pottsville on Jan. 21 after resisting arrest.

Tamaqua police were conducting an investigation at 8;50 p.m. in the 300 block of East Broad Street when they noticed Joseph Cierlitsky, who appeared to be drunk. He was carrying a half empty bottle of whiskey under his left arm.

When the officers spoke to Cierlitsky, the man began emptying his pockets, repeatedly saying he had no drugs on him. A records search found an outstanding warrant for his arrest, issued by Lackawanna County on drug related charges.

Monday, January 30, 2017

State police at Frackville reported on two crashes investigated by troopers over the past weekend.

A hit-and-run crash was reported on Saturday at 12:30 a.m. along Swatara Road in West Mahanoy Township.

Troopers said a vehicle was driven southbound when it struck the front driver’s side of a parked vehicle on the right side of the road.

The driver then fled the scene. The hit-and-run vehicle should have minor damage to the front driver’s side fender.

The second crash occurred at 1:16 a.m. Sunday along Route 901 in Foster Township.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Palmerton Police Department reports the following incidents:

Public drunkenness: Troy Dubois, 45, of Palmerton, was charged with public drunkenness and scattering rubbish, for an incident Jan. 19 in the 500 block of Delaware Avenue.

Retail theft: Lester David, 39, of Palmerton, was charged with retail theft, for an incident Jan. 16 in the 500 block of Delaware Avenue.

Scattering rubbish: Martin Konze, 46, of Palmerton, was charged with scattering rubbish, for an incident Oct. 30 in the 200 block of Alley H.

Friday, January 27, 2017

State police at Lehighton reported on two area crashes.

Police said a driver who backed his vehicle into a parked car in the parking lot of the Blue Mountain Ski Area at 4:19 p.m. Jan. 15 will be cited for the incident.

Police said a 2004 Honda Pilot backed into a 2016 Honda Civic and left the scene. A witness was able to get the registration number of the vehicle leaving the scene and police received the assistance of the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland in identifying the driver.

Friday, January 27, 2017

McAdoo Police are receiving numerous reports of unlocked vehicles being entered and valuables being stolen.

Chief Jeffrey Wainwright cautions residents to remember to lock their vehicles and remove any valuables from sight.

Officers are asking anyone who has video surveillance cameras installed at their homes or businesses to call the department at 570-929-2590. Video footage may be helpful in positively identifying the suspects in the thefts.

Friday, January 27, 2017

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one-vehicle crash and a report of debris on a road causing another crash, both occurring on Tuesday.

Troopers said Jonalynn Biros, 20, of Oneida, was driving a 2009 Pontiac Vibe southbound on Route 924 in East Union Township at 9:35 p.m. when her vehicle drifted onto the right shoulder and scraped the guide rail.

The vehicle then crossed both lanes and traveled up an embankment on the left side.

Biros was not injured but the Vibe was towed. Troopers cited Biros for the crash.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Lehigh Township Police took a Walnutport woman into custody after she crashed her vehicle into a mailbox and home.

Alexis L. Davies, 35, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after crashing her 2004 Mercury Sable into a mailbox and a residence in the 1200 block of Riverview Drive at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday.

No one was injured as result of the crash.