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Police Logs

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 8:39 p.m. on Friday, March 9, along SR4030, just west of Girardville, in Butler Township.

State police at Frackville said James Cress, 26, of Girardville was stopped for a traffic violation. He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was then taken to the barracks for a breath test. The test showed he was over the legal limit of .08 percent, troopers said.

Monday, March 12, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating burglaries and theft incidents at locations in Schuylkill County.

A break-in occurred at the home of Ronald and Deanna Dietz, 1325 E. Main St., Hegins Township. Entry was gained through an unlocked door. Removed from the home was a flat screen television, jewelry and other items.

The break-in occurred sometime between 8:50 and 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, March 11.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Rush Township Police Department filed charges against 18-year-old Tysheed Laron Hargrove, of New Jersey and Hazleton, for an armed robbery he committed Feb. 3, 2012 at 2:13 a.m at the Hometown Turkey Hill. Hargrove is charged with three felony counts of robbery and carrying a firearm without a license. Misdemeanor charges consist of terroristic threats, possessing instruments of crime, theft, receiving stolen property, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. Hargrove did get away with $80.00 in the robbery.

Monday, March 12, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred about 7:54 a.m. on March 5 at the intersection of SR209 and Gilbert Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said John M. Blundetto, 30, of Gilbert, was driving a 2005 Subaru Legacy southbound on Gilbert Road while Phung My Tran, 50, of Kunkletown, was operating a 1999 Honda Civic northbound on 209.

Monday, March 12, 2012

About $3,500 worth of damage was done to a tractor owned by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation last week.

Schuylkill Haven State Police said an unknown actor smashed a rear window and two side windows of a blue 2007 New Holland Brush Hog tractor owned by PennDOT at Dad Burnham Road and Wild Cherry Road, Washington Township sometime between 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 and 10 a.m. Friday, March 9.

PennDOT had left the tractor at the intersection between mowing jobs.

The unknown actor fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 11:45 p.m. on Friday, March 9, along Valley Road, in Cass Township.

State police at Frackville said Jason Engleman, 22, of Pottsville, was driving a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis westbound when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of the car. The vehicle entered the eastbound lane and began to spin clockwise and then went onto the berm.

The vehicle hit a fence at 949 Valley Rd. and then a large tree with the driver side door.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Schuylkill County teen has been cited for theft.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at 514 Maple St., in Norwegian Township. Troopers said a 13-year-old male from Kaska was at a sleep over at that address and proceeded to remove clothes, a camera, an Ipod Touch, a gold necklace and $40 in cash. All the items taken belonged to a 12-year-old male from Pottsville, troopers said.

Monday, March 12, 2012

An incident involving theft from a motor vehicle occurred Friday in Schuylkill County.

Schuylkill Haven State Police said an unknown actor approached a 2004 Silver Toyota Tacoma owned by Thomas A. Fisher, 57, of Pine Grove, at a parking lot at the Ravine Exit of I-81 in Tremont Township, between 5:30 a.m and 5 p.m.

The actor used an unknown object to cut off the catalytic converter. The unknown actor then fled in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact PSP Schuylkill Haven at (570) 593-2000.

Monday, March 12, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported the arrest of a Monroe County resident for a dog law violation.

Troopers said Dariusz Babel, of Stroudsburg, Jackson Township, was cited for allowing his dog to run loose on his property and attack the dog of Susan Harris, Stroudsburg, Jackson Township.

The incident occurred in the area of 231 Camp Akiba Road, on March 7 about noon, troopers said.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A criminal mischief occurred early Friday morning in Schuylkill County.

Schuylkill Haven State Police said an unknown actor damaged a mailbox owned by Joanne Anspach, 57, of Pine Grove, with a blunt object at around 1 a.m.

The unknown actor then proceeded about 10 feet up the victim's driveway, located at 969 Oak Grove Road, Pine Grove Township.

While in the driveway, the unknown actor proceeded to smash the rear window of a 2003 Jeep Cherokee owned by the victim. The unknown actor fled the scene in an unknown vehicle.