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Police Logs

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating the theft of a washing machine from a property at 2501 Golden Key Road, Weisenberg Township.

The incident happened between 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Dec. 21.

The victim is Leroy Hahn, 25, of Weisenberg Township.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Randy Jo Whiteman, 30, of Lehighton, is facing several charges as a result of two incidents between 9:50 and 11:30 p.m. Dec. 24.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said he was driving a 1989 Buick sedan that crashed into a ditch at the intersection of Rt. 895 and West Bowmans Road in East Penn Township.

Police said he then arrived at his residence along Lower Nis Hollow Drive in the township and assaulted a male resident.

Police said he will be arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, summary Motor Vehicle Code violations and harassment.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 5:30 and 9:15 p.m. Dec. 25 at a home in Gilberton.

The victim is Randy Jarred Ratliff, 39, of 1406 Railroad St.

He told police someone arrived at his home in an unknown manner, possibly on foot, and pried open a locked rear sliding door to the premises. Once inside, the actor(s) unplugged and removed a Panasonic Vieta Model TC-P50S2 plasma TV and an entertainment center set from on top of a stand, and left the structure through a rear door.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said a son and father, both from Port Clinton, were imprisoned after a fight they had on Christmas Eve at the father's home in Port Clinton.

As a result of the melee, Codey Himmelberger, 22, and Bradley Himmelberger, 41, were committed to the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said a 1996 Jeep Cherokee that was stolen in Weisenberg Township, Lehigh County, was involved in a crash in which the investigation remains open.

Police said the victim is Heather Mae Wickett, 2103 Independent Drive, Breinigsville.

Police said the vehicle was reported stolen between 4:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 27.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said someone stole $1,000 in cash and miscellaneous credit cards when they entered a vehicle between 6:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Mack Trucks Plant in Lower Macungie Township.

The victim is a 44-year-old female from Wescosville.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ralph H. Bankes, 38, of Bloomsburg, sustained minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash at 6 a.m. Dec. 23 on State Route 339 in North Union Township, Schuylkill County, according to state police at the Frackville barracks.

Police said he was driving a 2003 Ford F150 northbound when it traveled off the left shoulder of the roadway, went over a guide rail and rolled partially down an embankment.

Police said Bankes was treated at the Berwick Hospital.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Police said the driver will be cited as a result of the crash.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a burglary that was reported at 4:25 a.m. Dec. 26 at J.C. Cleaners, Hamilton Boulevard, Lower Macungie Township.

Police said someone forcibly entered the business and stole about $40 in change.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 5:05 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at a residence in Polk Township.

The victim is Phyllis V. Wandell, 83, of Kunkletown, who resides along Shafer Drive in the township.

Police said someone forced their way into the home through a rear door and once inside proceeded to ransack the entire residence. The actor(s) removed jewelry before fleeing the scene.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

State police at the Fogelsville reported a Lehigh County business has been cited for disorderly conduct as a result of repeated false alarms.

Police said the last incident happened at 8:41 p.m. Nov. 4 at TD Bank, 5980 Hamilton Blvd., Lower Macungie Township.

The citation was issued, police said, because the bank had multiple false alarms take place within a 12-month period.