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Police Logs

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Tamaqua man was lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, Sunday night after police were alerted to suspicious persons in the vicinity of the Kane Lumber Company, Cottage Avenue.

Once on scene an officer noticed the light from a flashlight coming from a wooded area to the south of the property, then drove to the access road behind Kane's. Three individuals walking towards him were stopped and questioned.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Rush Township woman was remanded to the Schuylkill County prison in Pottsville last Thursday after a confrontation with Rush Township police.

Officers were dispatched to 180 Claremont Ave. at 1:51 a.m. where they dealt with Rose Fredericks, 38. Fredericks resisted arrest and was eventually tasered into compliance.

She was arraigned before Duty District Judge Carol Pankake, Tremont, on charges of resisting arrest, simple assault and harassment. Unable to post the $10,000 bail, she was incarcerated in the county prison.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Mahanoy City man is facing drunk driving related charges filed by Rush Township police.

Gregory A. Sperlbaum, 44, was stopped on Pine Creek Drive, at 11:55 p.m., on July 8. Officers detected signs of intoxication and transported Sperlbaum to the station for a portable breath test.

The results indicated a .169 blood alcohol content, more than twice the legal limit.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a burglary, theft and acts of criminal mischief.

The break-in occurred at a residence along Terrace Drive, in Chestnuthilll Township, Monroe County. The home was entered sometime between July 5-10. Removed was computers, televisions, musical keyboard and a Play Station 3. The homeowner was not identified by troopers.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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

West End Saloon Inc., 1121 Mauch Chunk Rd., in Palmerton, was cited for failure to return its hotel liquor license and wholesale liquor purchase permit cards to the board after its license establishment had not been in operation for a period of 15 consecutive days between Jan. 4 and April 10.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Monroe County man was was cited for harassment following an incident that occurred about 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11.

State police at Fern Ridge said Franklin Decator Ryder, 70, of Effort, was cited for an incident that was reported along Donald Road in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said a 55-year-old female alleged that Ryder punched her in the arm.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing charges after he failed to pay a taxi fare and was found to be intoxicated. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred about 8:09 p.m. on Saturday, July 9.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Schuylkill County teen was cited for an incident at a Lehigh County facility for juveniles.

State police at Fogelsville said a 17-year-old male from Coaldale was arrested for terroristic threats and harassment at the Lehigh Learning and Adjustment Center, 2936 Corporate Court, in Lowhill Township.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A projection screen television was stolen during a burlgary in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said a home along Pole Road, about a mile west of Pumping Station Road, in East Union Township, was entered sometime between June 24 and July 8. Removed was a Panasonic model TV valued at $600. The victim is Thomas Ford of Lancaster, troopers said.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Carbon County man is facing a charge of theft and related counts following an incident in Nesquehoning.

Borough Officer Timothy Wuttke said Jason Maxim Brunda, 28, of 105 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, identity theft, and access device fraud.