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Police Logs

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rape

Criminal charges were filed against Justin Greene, 24, of 2822 Welshtown Road, Slatington, for rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, indecent assault, and 4 counts of criminal conspiracy. The incident occurred on March 26 at 1:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Harvard Avenue.

Disorderly conduct

Criminal charges were filed against Michael Koma, 53, of 93 Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton, for criminal mischief, terroristic threats, and disorderly conduct. The incident occurred on April 1 at 2:04 p.m. at the above address.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 5:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, along State Road near Orchard Road, in Ryan Township.

State police at Frackville said James Morgans, 60, of Delano, was eastbound in a 1994 Toyota Corolla when he lost control while coming out of a slight left curve. The car crossed over the westbound lane and onto the berm where it climbed an embankment.

Monday, April 11, 2011

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 9:35 a.m. on Sunday, April 10, along SR61 in Ryan Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said David A. Hauptly, 46, of Port Carbon, was operating a 1991 Honda Accord southbound when the vehicle left the road and went onto the east berm. The Honda traveled through a grassy area and struck a tree stump. Damages were minor to the car.

Hauptly sustained a minor injury and was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-E. Norwegian St., Pottsville.

Monday, April 11, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating two theft incidents.

Troopers said sometime between March 29 at 6 p.m. and March 30 at 9 a.m. someone took an exterior air conditioning unit that was disconnected and stored near the Merwine Law Offices, at 1547 SR209, in Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said a resident along Delaware Drive, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, reported someone stole a garden hose reel and about 100 feet of garden hose from his property sometime between March 28 and April 3.

Monday, April 11, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary at a Carbon County residence.

Troopers said the residence at 124 Chapman Circle, Penn Forest Township, was entered sometime between Feb. 26 and March 30. Removed were three VCRs, one Sony PlayStation and three PlayStation games.

There was also damage to the kitchen door and to a couch inside the home. The homeowner was not identified by troopers.

Monday, April 11, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of a 400 pound cast iron tub.

Troopers said Tracey Lynn Wike, of 57 Hope Avenue, New Ringgold, East Brunswick Township, reported the white tub was removed form her yard. She told troopers the tub was in the yard for about three weeks due to remodeling work at the residence.

The tub was going to be scrapped by the owner, however, it was removed by unknown persons. The theft occurred sometime between 8 and 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, troopers said.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A 4-year-old Tamaqua boy was injured Thursday, April 7, when he ran into a roadway and into a passing vehicle.

The incident took place at 6:17 p.m. when the young boy ran into the street in the 100 block of West Rowe Street.

As he darted out he ran into a 2003 Jeep Liberty, which was being driven west by Lisa Frantz, 48, of MaryD.

Frantz told police she did not see the boy but stopped when she felt a thump against her car. She looked back and saw the child lying in the street with two other children running toward him.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A teen was cited for underage drinking.

State police at Lehighton said a 15-year-old male was cited about 10 p.m. on Monday, April 4, in the area of 5 Grassy Lane, Polk Township, Monroe County, after he was found to have consumed two Budweiser beers.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Barnesville man is facing charges stemming from an April 8 incident in Rush Township.

David A. Merenda, 51, was stopped by police at 12:35 a.m. Merenda refused to be tested for driving under the influence (DUI).

He will be charged under the commonwealth DUI refusal laws.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 8:26 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, along Interstate 80 in Butler Township.

State police at Frackville said John Joseph Dubosky, 46, of Ashland, was operating a 2011 Infiniti M37X northbound when he drove his vehicle onto the east berm and down an embankment. Damages were minor to the front end of the vehicle.