Saturday, April 29, 2017

Police Logs

Monday, March 27, 2017

A Lehigh County motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Saturday.

State police at Fogelsville said Baher Eskander, 24, of Allentown, was operating a 2001 Honda CBR600 bike southbound at 12:47 p.m. on Route 309 in Lower Macungie Township, at the Interstate 78 overpass and negotiating a left curve.

At that time Eskander lost control of the bike and struck the right concrete barrier.

Upon impact Eskander was ejected from the bike. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Jackie Seidman. He died of multiple traumatic injuries, the county coroner’s office ruled.

Monday, March 27, 2017

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred on Saturday about 5:47 p.m.

State police at Frackville responded to 115 W. Coal St., Room No. 14, Granny’s Hotel, in West Mahanoy Township.

Troopers learned that Stephen Anthony Mackeravage, 45, of Shenandoah, and a 48-year-old woman from that address, engaged in a verbal argument that turned physical.

During the incident Mackeravage pushed the woman by her neck onto a bed and then smacked her in the head.

Troopers said he will be charged with harassment.

Monday, March 27, 2017

A Schuylkill County man has been charged with aggravated assault and other counts on state troopers.

State police at Frackville said they responded to the village of William Penn, West Mahanoy Township, on Feb. 25 to investigate a disturbance.

On scene Michael Charles Linkchorst, 36, of Shenandoah, became combative with troopers and had to be subdued.

On Friday he appeared at the office of District Judge Anthony Kilker, of Shenandoah, to be arraigned on charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and harassment.

Friday, March 24, 2017

A hearing has been set for a Carbon County resident found to be in possession of drugs.

Mahoning Township Police said that at 11:18 p.m. Feb. 6, an arrest warrant was served at the home of Ashly Tansley, 28, of Jamestown Street.

At the home, police seized syringes and heroin packets.

Tansley has been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tansley’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 12.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

State police at Fern Ridge reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers recently.

• A one-vehicle crash occurred at 6:36 a.m. March 10 along Route 903 in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County. Troopers said Zachary J. Knox, 24, of Jim Thorpe, was driving a 2005 Mazda 3 northbound and traveling too fast for conditions on the snow-covered road. He lost control of the vehicle, which crashed into a guide rail on the right side. Knox was not injured but the Mazda had to be towed.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Three people were injured, one seriously, in a three-vehicle crash on Tuesday around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of West Main and Saint Johns streets, in Ringtown, Schuylkill County.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The following incidents of retail theft have been reported by area police.

• State police at Fogelsville said Clayton Stauffer, 60, of Lehighton, was arrested Tuesdayat the Walmart store in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, at 2:17 p.m. Troopers said he attempted to steal $75.48 worth of merchandise from the store.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Over a pound of marijuana was found in a vehicle following a traffic stop along Interstate 80 westbound in Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said a 2013 Hyundai Azera was stopped at 2:21 p.m. on Saturday for traffic violations. The driver was identified as Sharif James Seals, 41, of 46 Darling St., Wilkes-Barre.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

State police from Fern Ridge reported investigating the following incidents:

• Two 16-year-old girls from Kunkletown were cited after a verbal argument turned into a physical fight at 6:26 p.m. March 9 ata location on Route 209 in Chestnuthill Township. One teen was charged with harassment and the other with disorderly conduct.

• William Thomas Paladino, 53, of 85 Buckhill Road, Albrightsville, Penn Forest Township, is charged with slapping a26-year-old Albrightsville man in the head several times around 8 p.m. Sunday. He was charged with harassment.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The owner of a red bicycle that was found along the shoulder of Interstate 81 northbound in Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County, is being sought.

State police at Frackville said the bike was found on Monday at 9:55 p.m.

Anyone with information about the bike or its owner, is asked to call troopers at 570-874-5300