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Police Logs

Monday, July 16, 2012

Lansford Police Chief John Turcmanovich has released his report for June.

Monday, July 16, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating several crashes on Schuylkill County roadways.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Lehigh County coroner's office is seeking the next of kin of Donald N. Frack, 61, of Allentown.

Frack was pronounced dead at 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, of natural causes. Anyone with information regarding family of Mr. Frack is asked to call the coroner's office at 610-782-3426.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Lansford police have issued non-traffic citations to the following Lansford residents: Deziray Cunningham, of 633 E. Patterson St. – bad check issued on April 30 to Marco's Pizza in the amount of $85; Nicole Allard, 24, of 237 E. Ridge St. – harassment on June 2 at 10:19 p.m. at that address; Janette Yorro, 44, of 371 W. Ridge St. – disorderly conduct, scattering rubbish, and public drunkenness on June 12 at 2:06 p.m. at 371 W. Ridge St.; Katie Atkinson, 21, of 219 E. Ridge St. – confinement and housing of dogs on June 9 at 7:06 p.m. at her residence.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Michael Kieffer, 49, of 335 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on March 17 at 8:30 a.m. at his residence.

Charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia were filed by Lansford officer Brian Horos.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Monday, July 16, 2012

State police at Frackville reported investigating a three vehicle crash in a work zone along Interstate 81 in Ryan Township, Schuylkill County. The crash occurred about 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 15.

Troopers said Gregory A. Steinke, 64, of Clintonville, Wis., driving a 2012 Ford Expedition, was stopped in the left lane while southbound in a construction zone where there is only one lane of travel. He was stopped for traffic ahead of him.

Monday, July 16, 2012

A Tamaqua driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance following a one-vehicle crash. State police at Frackville said the accident occurred about 5:53 p.m. Friday, July 13, along SR209 in Walker Township, just south of the Tamaqua borough line.

Troopers said Kim K. Leary, 46, was driving a 1998 Dodge Caravan southbound when she traveled to the right off the road with the passenger side striking the guiderails. The van then veered to the left, crossed both lanes of travel, and overturned and came to rest off the road on its roof.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Two Schuylkill County men were jailed on Saturday, July 14, in two separate assault incidents stemming from domestic disputes. State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on the incidents.

Troopers said about 5:30 p.m. Elizabeth Steine 51, and her husband, Edward Stine, 49, of 81 Spring St., Pottsville, Branch Township, became involved in a domestic altercation in the front yard area of their residence. Edward Stine shot a shotgun into the air in the presence of his wife and a friend, and made threats toward her and the friend.

Monday, July 16, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 6:20 to 6:25 p.m. on Friday, July 13, along SR61, south of Manheim Road, in North Manheim Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Stephan W. Goodman, 30, of Schuylkill Haven, was stopped operating a Jeep Wrangler for multiple motor vehicle code violations.

Goodman was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. Goodman was taken to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville, for a blood test.

Monday, July 16, 2012

A Schuylkill County teen was nabbed in the act of entering a home illegally. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred about 11:44 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, at the residence of Melissa Shappell, 36, of 2 Pike St., Port Carbon.

Troopers said Shappell and her boyfriend, not named, arrived at the home and entered. She heard a noise from the upstairs while her boyfriend walked to the rear porch area. He observed a male teen on the back porch attempting to flee the scene. The boyfriend caught the boy and detained him until troopers arrived.