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Police Logs

Monday, December 20, 2010

A 2002 Chevrolet Trail Blazer sustained heavy damages in a crash Dec. 18 at 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of routes 924 and 339 in East Union Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at the Frackville barracks said Arsenio Santiago, 26, of Hazleton, was driving the vehicle southbound on Rt. 924 when he lost control of it due to black ice on the roadway. The vehicle exited the left side of the road and struck a tree with its passenger's side.

No injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Summit Hill woman was arrested for violating a protection from abuse (PFA) order.

Nesquehoning Police Chief Sean Smith was dispatched to the Panther Valley Elementary School on Dec. 7 for a report of an irate woman at the school refusing to leave the grounds. Upon arrival Smith encountered Nicole Lynn, 404 W. Ludlow St.

She was at the school in violation of the order. Smith took her into custody and she was arraigned before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek, of Lansford, for contempt of the order. She was released after posting $4,000 straight cash bail.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Nesquehoning police reported on the following traffic arrests.

Chief Sean Smith filed a charge of obedience to traffic control devices against Gary Arendt, 345 Lakeview Drive, Lehighton, for an incident on Dec. 10. According to Smith about 5:08 p.m. a cell phone caller notified the county communications center of an erratic driver traveling south of SR93 by Hudsondale. Smith got behind the vehicle in question and observed it all over the road, crossing the center lines and almost causing an accident.

A stop was made and the driver was identified as Arendt, Smith said.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The two drivers involved in a collision that occurred about 7:37 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, in Schuylkill County were injured. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the crash occurred along W. Bacon street just west of Union St., in Palo Alto.

Troopers said Ronald E. Wolfe Jr., 32, of Cumbola, was eastbound in a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier while Jessica L. Youst, 28, of Port Carbon, was westbound in a 1991 Pontiac Grand Am. Troopers said Wolfe went into the oncoming lane and his vehicle collided head-on with Youst's car.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Nesquehoning man was jailed for domestic assault.

Borough police officers Brian White and Tom Kurtz were dispatched to 7 E. Railroad St. for an active domestic incident. Upon arrival the officers were told that Michael Peters and Renee Gibbons were fighting. During the argument Peters allegedly struck Gibbons in the left eye.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Mahoning Township police are investigating an attempted burglary of a home in the 200 block of Oak Drive.

Police were called to the home at 9:59 a.m. Dec. 14. The attempted break-in happened between 1 p.m. Dec. 13 and 9 a.m. Dec. 14. The homeowners found that someone had unsuccessfully tried to get into the home through a rear door window.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Lehighton woman has been charged with retail theft for allegedly taking a $100 gift card from her employer.

Mahoning Township police were called to the Wal-Mart store at 12:25 p.m. Dec. 13 to meet with the store's loss prevention manager. The manager had investigated the theft of the gift card, which the employee allegedly used to buy $78.15 worth of merchandise on Dec. 10.

Stephanie N. Lill, 23, of the 300 block of East Alley, was interviewed and subsequently admitted to the theft. She has been charged via citation with retail theft.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A piece of metal on a road caused damages to two vehicles. State police at Lehighton said the incidents occurred along SR248 in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

Troopers said about 5:35 p.m. Jacob L. Roth, 28, of Lehighton, was driving a 2001 Mitsubishi Galante eastbound near Parryville when his car struck a large piece of metal on the road.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a two vehicle crash that occurred about 4:03 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15, along SR901 at the entrance to a Turkey Hill market in Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Dorothy Reichert, 52, of Minersville, was operating a 1996 Mercury Sable eastbound and attempting to turn right into the market when her vehicle was struck from behind by a 1998 Chrysler Town & Country driven by Jeffrey William Tellez, 39, of Pottsville.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tamaqua police are investigating a break-in at Boyer's Food Mart on Center Street.

Entry to the store was gained by forcing open a rear loading door.

The suspects were limited in gathering their loot as an audible alarm sounded within minutes of their gaining access to the front of the store.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 658-5000.