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Police Logs

Monday, January 10, 2011

Lansford police are seeking information on a possible stabbing that may have occurred in the early morning hours of Dec. 29.

Officer Chris Ondrus said that Officer Brian Zulic was dispatched to the 200 block of East Ridge Street on a report of a large amount of blood on a sidewalk and a sport utility vehicle, and a bloody knife. The bloody trail led from the middle of the block to the intersection of Ridge and Walnut streets.

Officer Dave Midas, Det. Jack Soberick and Summit Hill Officer Lori Leinhard assisted in examining the scene and interviewing neighbors.

Monday, January 10, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Monroe County residence.

Troopers said the home of Timothy Tracy, 52, of SR534, in Kresgeville, Polk Township, was entered on Dec. 29. Removed was a .22-caliber pistol and various custom jewelry.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Several acts of criminal mischief are under investigation by Tamaqua Police.

Bruce Jones of Clearview Crossing, Tamaqua, reportedly had the side windows of his Ford F150 pick up truck shattered on Jan. 1, while parked in the 300 block of Market Street.

Someone also damaged nine shrubs owned by the South Ward Fire Company. The shrubs are located at the east edge of the company's property, acting as a buffer between a driveway and the LCCC parking lot. Total value of the damage was estimated at $387. The damage was discovered on Jan. 2.

Monday, January 10, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a two vehicle crash at the intersection of state routes 209 and 903 in Jim Thorpe, involving a borough police car.

Monday, January 10, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating egg-throwing incidents that occurred on Thursday, Jan. 8, in Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said about 1:30 a.m. unknown persons arrived at 58 Lake Terrace Drive, and threw eggs at the residence which is owned by Daniel J. Becker, 59. The eggs broke a portion of a window shutter on the front of the home.

At 2 a.m. eggs were thrown at the home of David Muldowney, 39, of 67 Oak Grove Road. At 2:10 a.m. the home of Gary Townsend, 35, of 177 Sweet Arrow Lake Road, was struck by eggs causing damage to a window.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges after he entered a home in an intoxicated condition and fell asleep, later being found by the homeowner. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred on Sunday, Jan. 9, at the residence of Jeffrey J. Weaver, 408 E. Wiconisco Ave., Tower City.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Schuylkill County woman is facing charges following an incident that occurred in August of 2010.

State police at Frackville said a Mahanoy City couple became aware that their credit cards were being used to make purchases that exceeded pre-set spending limits. They became aware on Aug. 22. They checked their vehicle and found that the cards were removed from it on Aug. 20, when the first purchase was made.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of hit and run following an incident that occurred on Sunday, Jan. 9. It was one of three crashes on county roadways investigated by state police at Schuylkill Haven.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Two men were jailed early Wednesday, Jan. 5, for a theft incident in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said about 2:50 a.m. troopers responded to a report of the theft of a tow-along compressor from Diversified Technologies, 100 block of Lakeside Ave., in Delano Township. A witness observed the theft and followed the suspect vehicle. While following the vehicle the witness contacted state police.

Troopers arrived on scene and made a stop of the suspect vehicle along Catawissa Road in Ryan Township.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Tamaqua Police are investigating a reported assault that took place Jan. 1 at Freddy's Pub on Mauch Chunk Street.

Officers were dispatched to the establishment at 2 a.m. and were told that a Nicole Swanson of Lansford had struck Justin Startzel of Tamaqua, in the head. Startzel was then also allegedly struck by Swanson's friend, Charles Oliver of Andreas. According to the report, Swanson and Oliver were both ejected from the premises before officers were called.

Charges are pending completion of the investigation.