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Police Logs

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Coaldale police have charged a borough man with allegedly beating up a woman.

Matthew Adam Derr, of 86 Miner St., was charged by Investigator Todd Weiss with simple assault and harassment/physical strike kick.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Six persons were cited for underage drinking after Kidder Township police responded to a disturbance at 12:40 a.m. June 27 in the area of the fishing lake at the Holiday Poconos development in the township.

Cited were Josh Dean, 19, and Pervis Johnson, 18, both of Albrightsville; Cassandra Ohl, 19, of Jim Thorpe; two juveniles from Jim Thorpe; and one juveniles from Lansford.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

William Oquendo Gonzalez, 56, of Bethlehem, has been charged by state police at Lehighton with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.

According to police, Gonzalez was stopped for a traffic violation - driving on roadways laned for traffic. Police said they gave Gonzalez sobriety tests, then cited him DUI of alcohol or controlled substance.

The incident occurred at about 9:05 p.m. on June 29 on SR248 eastbound near the Bowmanstown ramp.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Summit Hill juvenile was charged after he assaulted his father.

According to Summit Hill police, on May 22, at 2:04 p.m., police were dispatched to a Summit Hill residence for a father and son domestic incident. Upon investigation, officers learned that the 14-year-old son assaulted his father.

The juvenile was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and harassment. Charges were filed in Carbon County Juvenile Probation.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Bowmanstown woman reported to police that someone poured sugar into her vehicle's gas tank.

Lynn Gogle, 39, said the incident happened between May 22 and June 22. The damage is estimated at $1,070.

State police at Lehighton are investigating.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gary T. Taaffe, 17, of Effort, was not injured during one-vehicle accident at 8 p.m. June 29 in Ross Township, Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said Taaffe was traveling south on Old 115 when for unknown reasons his 2006 Chevrolet Equinox left the roadway, traveled through a yard, and struck a vehicle parked in a driveway.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Tamaqua area driver was cited following an incident in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Frederick Andrew Postie, of Fairview St., Tamaqua R. 2, was stopped operating a 1999 Mazda sedan about 7:56 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, along SR309 at SR143 in Lynn Township, for a window violation.

At the stop Postie provided troopers with the identification information of his acquaintance. After comparing Postie to the driver's license picture attached to the information he provided he admitted giving a false name and date of birth, troopers said.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Jim Thorpe man was charged after he created a scene in Summit Hill.

According to Summit Hill police, on June 11, at 1 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the borough because Matthew Miller, 29, of 411 Center St., Apt. C, Jim Thorpe, was smashing the outside door of the residence. As police arrived, they observed Miller standing outside the home screaming obscenities.

He was charged with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and harassment.

A preliminary hearing was held, where Miller pled guilty to the disorderly conduct charge.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft from vehicle incident in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Karen Ann Mack, 47, of Frackville, reported her unlocked vehicle was entered while parked at 135 Spencer St., West Mahanoy Township, and removed was her driver's license, vehicle registration and insurance card. The theft occurred sometime between June 17 and July 1.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Sunday, July 3, on a charge of defiant trespass.

State police at Frackville said Bruce Haas, 32, of 275 Cold Run Rd., New Ringgold, East Brunswick Township, reported a person was trespassing on his property.

Troopers said Kemper Ritchie, 43, of New Ringgold, was located and placed under arrest for defiant trespass. He was arraigned by duty District Judge Carol Pankake, of Tremont, and committed to the county prison in Pottsville after failing to post 10 percent of $10,000 bail.