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Police Logs

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests.

Troopers said about midnight on Feb. 2 Christine M. Naftzinger, 32, of Pine Grove, came to the barracks to report an incident. At the scene it was determined that Naftzinger was under the influence and had driven her vehicle to the barracks. She was placed under arrest for DUI and charges will be filed.

On Monday, Feb. 6, about 2:10 a.m. troopers responded to a one vehicle crash along SR443, just west of Church Road, in Wayne Township.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Two Lancaster residents were cited for criminal trespass following an incident in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said the incident occurred about 3:50 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, on a dirt road off the Burma Road, a mile north of Saint Clair, in Blythe Township.

Troopers said Damaso Albino-Santiago, 28, and Hector G. Mateo, 20, were observed driving a dirt bike and all terrain vehicle (ATV) on the dirt road. Troopers stopped the two and asked if they had a permit to be on the private land.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer sustained disabling damages in a one-vehicle crash at 12:27 a.m. Feb. 6 on Peach Mountain Road in Norweigan Township, Schuylkill County.

Police said the operator of the vehicle fled the scene without reporting the collision.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A domestic incident in Schuylkill County led to a citation being issued.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at 4 Mary St., in Palo Alto. Troopers said a 40-year-old female and Marshall Lloyd Burpo Jr., 43, of Pottsville, were involved in a dispute. As a result Burpo was issued a citation for harassment, troopers said.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A vehicle stop in Monroe County has led to a drug charge pending.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 4:29 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle at the intersection of state routes 196 and 611, for displaying a dead registration plate. At the stop officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Police had the K9 unit respond and search the vehicle. Found was marijuana. The driver was identified as Joe Lopez, 23, of Mount Pocono.

Lopez was charged with possession of marijuana and then released.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Schuylkill County property.

The incident occurred at a property along Fawn Lane, in the Wildcat development, in Walker Township, which is west of Tamaqua.

The property was entered by unknown criminals. Once inside the thermostat wire was cut causing $60 in damages. The property is owned by Barbara Knappenberger, 58, of Lehighton.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jim Thorpe police reported on the following arrests made by officers.

On Friday, Jan. 6, about 9:50 p.m. officers were dispatched to Kemmerer's Park for a report of juveniles smashing bottles in the area. Upon arrival police observed Cody Queen, 18, of 1119 Center St., Jim Thorpe, and a 16-year-old male sitting at a picnic table.

While speaking with Queen police observed a clear sandwich bag containing a green vegetable matter lying on the ground next to him.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A state police cruiser was rear-ended in one of three crashes occurring on Schuylkill County roadways.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Trooper Peter F. Mohn, 25, of Harrisburg, was stopped along SR443 in Pine Grove about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, waiting for traffic that was turning when his 2011 Ford Crown Victoria was struck in the rear by a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Josephine T. Hardy, 81, of Pine Grove.

No one was injured and damages were minor to the two vehicles. Troopers cited Hardy for careless driving.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Shawna Lenker, 18, of Schuylkill Haven, has been arrested by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks for allegedly stealing a jacket at the Schuylkill IU29 school, Norwegian Township.

Police said the incident happened between noon and 1 p.m. Feb. 2 when the accused stole a Hollister hooded-drawstring jacket from a classroom. The jacket was hanging on the wall and police said video surveillance of the theft was observed by staff members who saw Lenker wearing the jacket in the hallway.

She has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Arthur R. Coldren, 42, of Pottsville, has been arrested by state police at the Schuylkill haven barracks for making terroristic threats.

Police said he contacted a 45-year-old Pottsville woman via her cell phone and made statements that indicated he threatened to kill her as well "coming after" a juvenile.

The incident was reported on Feb. 3 at 3 Mengle St., North Manheim Township.

Police said Coldren was arraigned before District Judge Christina Hale, of Frackville, and committed to the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, in lieu of $25,000 bail.