Friday, October 31, 2014

Police Logs

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mahoning Township police reported on two arrests Tuesday, both after stops at driving under the influence checkpoints.

Andrew Carino, of Towamensing Township, was stopped along Route 443 just before 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 23 and found to be under the influence of controlled substances and in possession of marijuana.

A blood test showed the presence of alprazolam, oxycodone, and marijuana in his system.

Carino was charged with two counts of DUI, and one count of possession of a small amount of marijuana.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 5.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rush Township police are investigating a recent burglary in the 400 block of Fairview Street.

The thief took a number of power tools from the building.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at 570-668-4242 or 570-668-6100.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

An Ohio truck driver was cited by Tamaqua police on Sept. 27 after his rig struck a pole at the Five Points Intersection.

David A. Cobb, 45, of Kettering, was driving a Freightliner tractor and trailer north on Route 309 when he attempted to make the right turn onto Broad Street.

The rear tires of the trailer struck a pole, causing them to blow up and the rig to become hung up on the curb. Hope's Towing was called to free the rig.

Cobb was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device as truck traffic was being detoured due to a bridge reconstruction project.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Tamaqua area man has been cited by Tamaqua police after an argument with a co-worker led him to make threats to her.

The victim contacted police at 10 a.m. on Oct. 1 and said Vincent Owens, 36, with addresses in Tamaqua and Reevesdale, had sent text messages to another co-worker, threatening to harm the victim. She said the two had a disagreement about several things he said to her daughter.

Police were able to retrieve the texted messages which did threaten the victim with bodily harm.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Three occupants of a 2000 Ford Taurus said their vehicle was struck by a BB pellet Sunday around 3 p.m. in Jim Thorpe. Police said the incident happened near North and West Front streets.

The BB smashed out a window in the vehicle, which was driven by a Freeland resident.

Police are asking anyone with information concerning the incident to contact Detective Lee Marzen at 570-325-4995, or

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The following arrests were reported by state police at Lehighton.

Kelly A. York, of Effort, was cited for public drunkenness for an incident that occurred at 4:12 a.m. on Oct. 8. Troopers said York was found in the area of 3955 Fireline Road, in Lower Towamensing Township, highly intoxicated and reportedly lying on the roadway. She was cited for public drunkenness.

A 16-year-old male juvenile was cited for underage drinking at 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 27 along Meadow Lake Drive in Chestnuthill Township.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

State police at Lehighton reported on the following incidents ofr harassment.

A Monroe County couple was cited at 1:33 p.m. Sept. 13 at their residence at 181 Victoria Arms Circle in Kunkletown. Troopers said Steven Chase, 20, and Stephanie Chase, 25, were each cited following a verbal argument that turned physical when both engaged in contact with each other.

Scott Hontz, of Palmerton, was cited after he punched Marc Suchon of Palmerton in the face. The incident occurred at 8:35 p.m. Sept. 18 at Box 4145 Fireline Road in Lower Towamensing Township.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary at a Carbon County property.

A shed on the property at 228 Canal St., Franklin Township, was entered. Once inside the criminals removed about 100 gallons of fuel oil.

The property is owned by Thomas Phillip Maruschak, 71, of Coaldale, troopers said. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 610-681-1850.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Schuylkill County man was jailed for assault early Monday morning.

State police at Frackville said Brian James Corbett, 34, of 225 Mahanoy Ave., in Nuremburg, North Union Township, came home at 2:31 a.m. intoxicated. He began an argument with a 30-year-old female who was lying in bed.

The argument escalated into a physical confrontation when Corbett grabbed the female by the throat and threw her onto the floor. He then stomped on her left toe, causing an apparent broken toe.

Corbett was arrested and charged with simple assault and harassment.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

State police at Lehighton are investigating two acts of criminal mischief, both occurring on Sept. 15.

Christopher Blose, 13 Cornell Ave., Palmerton, reported someone put holes in the radiator of his Jeep Cherokee while parked at his residence. The incident was reported at 1:27 p.m.

David Noel, 49, of 112 Rolling Meadows Road, Ross Township, reported someone broke the rear lighting fixture on his home. The incident occurred sometime between 11 and 11:20 p.m.

Anyone with information concerning either incident is asked to call troopers at 610-681-1850.