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Police Logs

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Lehigh County man is facing a charge of obscene and other sexual materials and performances.

State police at Fogelsville said Richard Alan Xydias, 65, of Macungie, has been charged for an incident that occurred at 6900 Hamilton Boulevard in a parking lot at Kohl's store in Lower Macungie Township.

Troopers said Xydias placed a downloaded Internet image of adults having sexual intercourse on a vehicle at the above-stated location. A witness observed the incident and called troopers.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred about 8:35 p.m. on Satuday, Dec. 31.

State police at Frackville said Damon Oliver, 37, of Mahanoy City, has been charged with two counts of harassment for an incident in the area of Second and Ogden sts., in Girardville.

Troopers allege that Oliver punched a 14-year-old male in the face and pushed a 15-year-old male against a wall. Both victims are from Girardville, troopers added.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A 16-year-old Effort girl was reported missing by state police at the Fern Ridge barracks on Dec. 31, but a later police report indicated the girl was located.

Police said the girl was reported as being a missing person/runaway juvenile. Police said she left her residence on Elm Road in Chestnuthill Township on Dec. 30 at 10:30 p.m. and was reported missing by her aunt and guardian.

At 12:27 p.m. the next day, police indicated the girl had been located.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Schuylkill County man has been cited for violating a protection from abuse (PFA) order.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Steven David Zimmerman, 36, of Molleystown, Pine Grove, violated the order by texting Debra Graeff, 38, of Tremont, from his father's cell phone on two occasions - Dec. 25 at 10:54 a.m. and Dec. 29 at 5:31 p.m.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on the following citations being issued by troopers.

Troopers said Scott Heckman, 34, was cited for harassment following an incident that occurred about 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Heckman residence at 373 Centre St., Parryville.

Troopers allege that Heckman threw a bottle at a 13-year-old female from Palmerton and a 29-year-old female from Parryville.

A 17-year-old male from Philadelphia was cited for harassment for allegedly punching Patrick Phillips, 25, of Shenandoah, in the face about 4:50 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating several acts of criminal mischief.

Carlos Manuel Santiago, 39, of 9104 Robin Hood Drive, Kunkletown, Polk Township, Monroe County, reported someone damaged Christmas decorations at his home sometime between Dec. 24-25.

Nathaniel P. Metz, 32, of White St., Weissport, reported someone smashed a side window on his 1996 Coachman trailer parked near his residence. The incident occurred sometime between Oct. 28 and Dec. 29.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers recently, all stemming from crashes.

Troopers said about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, Danall Greenzweig, 27, of Summit Hill, was operating a 2006 Subaru Outback southbound on SR115, near Mountain Road, in Ross Township, Monroe County, when the vehicle left the road for unknown reasons. Greenzweig and his passenger, Diane Strohl, 48, of Saylorsburg, both sustained moderate injuries, troopers said.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A truck reported stolen on Dec. 22, 2011, in Schuylkill County, was found destroyed by fire on Dec. 24, state police at Frackville reported.

The 2000 Ford F150 extended cab truck of Joseph Paul Womer, 52, was found on property of the Reading Anthracite Company off Valley Road, in Cass Township, about noon. The truck was valued at $700.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Two persons were uninjured in a one-vehicle crash Dec. 30, at 8:45 p.m., on State Rt. 901 in Cass Township.

State police at the Frackville barracks said James Allen Jr., 29, of Minersville, was driving a vehicle northbound when he lost control of it while negotiating a left-hand curve in the roadway. The car crossed the east berm and struck an embankment with its right front end, causing it to roll over on its roof and come to rest in the northbound lane.

Police said neither the driver nor his passenger, Robert Eckert, 37, of Mahanoy Plane, were injured.

Monday, January 2, 2012

No one was injured in a two-vehicle mishap at 12:31 p.m., Dec. 29, at the intersection of Sugar Hollow and White Church roads in Chestnuthill Township.

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said the collision occurred in the intersection when a 2008 Nissan, operated by Justin Rodriguez, 20, of Effort, stopped at the intersection at White Church Road and then pulled out in front of a 2010 Subaru, operated by Judith Klaskin, 65, of Dover, Pa.

Both vehicles required towing from the scene.