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Police Logs

Monday, August 1, 2011

A physical altercation on a street of a Schuylkill County borough has led to citations being issued to the two participants.

State police at Frackville said the incident occurred about 10:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, in the area of 206 E. Ogden St., Girardville. Troopers said Samantha Simpson, 38, and Nicole Harris, 23, both of Girardville, were both issued citaions for harassment following the incident.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Carbon County man is facing a charge of harassment following an incident that occurred about 4:45 p.m. on July 27 in Towamensing Township.

State police at Lehighton a 30-year-old woman from Schnecksville went to the residence of Richard Allan Reed, 29, 155 Penn Drive, Lehighton, to pick up their three-year-old daughter. While she attempted to leave a verbal argument took place. During the argument Reed allegedly pushed the woman twice in the upper body area nearly causing her to fall to the ground, troopers said.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Schuylkill County man has been charged with scattering rubbish.

State police at Frackville said Tyler Schmoltze, of Ringtown, was cited for allegedly leaving several bags of household waste along Old Mill Road, in East Union Township, recently.

Troopers said if convicted, Schmoltze faces a fine of $300 and costs.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Luzerne County man is facing several drug counts.

State police at Frackville said troopers went to 72 Swatara Road, in Shenandoah Heights, West Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County, about 11:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, for a report of a disturbance. While at that location troopers made contact with Brian John Degenhart, 22, no address given.

Degenhart was found to have in his possession hydrocodon tablets which were stolen from a location in Hazleton. He was charged with drug code violations and receiving stolen property.

Monday, August 1, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on three crashes probed by troopers, including two hit-and-runs.

A two-vehicle crash occurred about 10:40 a.m. on Friday, July 29, along SR209 at the intersection with Porter Road, Porter Township.

Troopers said Jerimiah B. Noton, 29, of Saint Clair, was southbound on 209 while Gregory P. Readinger, of Williamstown, was eastbound on Porter Road.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Schuylkill County woman has been charged with harassment for allegedly making threatening calls to another woman.

State police at Frackville said Donna Beury, 52, of Ashland, is accused of calling Janen Blackwell, 46, of Girardville, about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, and threatening her.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 9:41 p.m. on Saturday, July 30.

State police at Fogelsville said Andrew Thrash, 23, of Germansville, was driving in the area of 5286 Sell Rd., in Lowhill Township, when his vehicle left the road and crashed into a ditch.

Thrash was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI and other motor vehicle code violations, troopers said.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A hit and run driver is being sought in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said a vehicle was driven westbound on Schaeffer's Hill Road, in Cass Township, about 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, when it left the road for unknown reasons.

The vehicle then struck a metal fence, a mailbox and then two parked cars. The driver then fled the scene. The two parked cars that were struck were a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt and a 1994 Volkswagen Jetta, both owned by Denise Frantz, 43, of Pottsville.

Friday, July 29, 2011

A female juvenile from Jim Thorpe, who police said was a runaway who became combative after she was located, resulting in injury to a police officer, has been arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional Police.

Officers said they were notified by state police on July 26 that the juvenile runaway was possibly staying at 217 Green Briar Circle. The homeowner was identified as Susan Marin, 48.

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Schuylkill County District Attorney's Office reported today two persons were arrested on prostitution charges stemming from an investigation police launched after receiving complaints about that type of activity taking place at the Aroma Spa, 511 Rt. 61 South, North Manheim Township.

Officials said Sung Chun Yang, 47, of Rockville, Md., and Miduck Park, 47, of Philadelphia, were arraigned before District Justice James Ferrier, Orwigsburg, on charges of prostitution and related offenses and criminal solicitation.