Thursday, January 29, 2015

Police Logs

Saturday, February 12, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a rear-end type crash in Schuylkill County that occurred about 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

Troopers said Drai F. Miller, 19, of Pottsville, and Frances M. Emerich, 75, of Orwigsburg, were both southbound on SR61. Troopers said Emerich was in the right lane approaching the off ramp to the Mount Carbon Arch Road. Miller failed to see Emerich moving to the left lane to exit onto the ramp and the front of his 2003 GMC Yukon hit the right rear of Emerich's 2003 Toyota Rav 4.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board has cited a Carbon County business for two violations of the state liquor code.

Logan's 209 Pub Inc., located at 635 E. Patterson St., Lansford, was cited for use, permitted to be used on the inside of the licensed premises, a loudspeaker or similar device whereby the sound of music or other entertainment, or the advertisement thereof, could be heard outside. The business was also cited for violation of the Clean Indoor Air Act, in that it failed to post signage as required by the act.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of a vehicle registration plate.

Giffin Wagner, of Brodheadsville, reported the plate from his 2007 Dodge minivan was stolen while it was parked in the lot of the American Legion Post located along SR209 and Fairgrounds Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. The plate was taken sometime between 2 and 4 p.m. on Jan. 16.

The plate number is HKV8053.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Slatington woman is facing a charge of retail theft following an incident that occurred about 8:06 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2010, at a borough business.

Borough police said Melinda Young, 28, of 543 W. Washington St., is charged for allegedly attempting to remove items from the Turkey Hill store at 610 Main St., without paying for them. The items totaled $16.99 in value, police said.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks released their statistical report of activities for the month of January.

In the criminal division there were 101 offenses reported with 101 founded, 66 cleared and 51 arrests made. In the traffic division there were 44 crashes investigated, no fatalities, 10 hit and runs, 10 injured, five drunk driving arrests, two DUI-related crashes, 175 citations issued and 81 written warnings handed out.

There were 546 incidents for the month.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lansford police have charged Lorraine Kofchock, 60, of 340 W. Snyder Ave., Lansford, with two counts of driving under the influence (DUI) and careless driving as a result of an incident which took place on July 27, 2010, at 9:48 p.m. on the 300 block of West Snyder Avenue. According to an affidavit of probable cause filed with District Judge Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford, here's what happened:

Officer Robert Shubeck was dispatched to 342 W. Snyder Ave. for a non-reportable accident involving the caller's neighbor being drunk and hitting her parked car.

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Tamaqua man will be cited following an altercation at his home on Jan. 19.

Officers were dispatched to 31 N. Railroad St., at 11:50 p.m. for a reported assault. At the scene they spoke with Eric Craigle, of 33 N. Railroad St. Craigle said he went to the neighbor's home for help after he was attacked by William David Lee, 35, also of 33 N. Railroad St. The two men had been arguing over a rent payment when Lee allegedly struck Craigle repeatedly about the head and face. Lee left the scene before officers arrived.

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Schuylkill County woman, wanted for a retail theft incident at the Schuylkill Mall in New Castle Township, was apprehended this week and jailed.

State police at Frackville said Stephanie Knorr, 23, of Frackville, was taken into custody on Wednesday, Feb. 9, and jailed on a probation violation. She was also arraigned on the retail theft charge with bail set at $25,000, 10 percent.

Friday, February 11, 2011

William G. Manness Jr., 29, of 326 W. Broad St., was cited by Tamaqua police following an early Wednesday morning incident.

Officers were dispatched to 323 W. Broad St., at 3:55 a.m. to deal with a male banging on the door of an apartment. They found Manness in a highly intoxicated state, swaying back and forth, using the doorframe to keep upright. Manness proved to be uncooperative and was taken into custody.

He was cited for public drunkenness.

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Lehigh County driver was cited in Slatington for driving under the influence (DUI) and other charges.

Borough police said Chris Moser, 27, of 526 S. Bradford St., Allentown, was stopped about 12:16 a.m. on Jan. 26 along Main St. at S. Walnut St. for traffic violations.

In addition to the DUI charge, Moser was also charged with driving while operating privileges are suspended, careless driving, operating a vehicle without insurance and driving on the right side of the road.