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Police Logs

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

An incident in an exchange of a child led to a criminal mischief charge.

State police at Fogelsville said Kristina Soldridge, of New Tripoli, went to the home of Frank Soldridge IV, in Lowhill Township, New Tripoli, to pick up her daughter. While waiting for her daughter to come out she allegedly began kicking the storm door of the residence, causing damage, troopers said.

She was cited for criminal mischief, troopers added.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A Slatington driver was cited following a two vehicle crash that occurred about 6:46 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, along SR100 at Macungie Road, in Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Timothy J. Celia, 28, was driving a 2000 Ford Taurus southbound on Macungie Road and stopped at the intersection with SR100.

He then pulled out into the path of a 2003 Nissan Altima driven by Marsha L. Pierce, 33, of Macungie, and a collision occurred. No one was injured.

Troopers said Celia was cited for failed to yield the right of way.

Monday, January 23, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on four crashes, including two hit and runs, investigated by troopers over the past weekend.

A one vehicle crash occurred about 5:22 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, along SR901 in Norwegian Township. Troopers said Mark Rosenberger, 43, of Minersville, was driving a 2011 Kia Sportage westbound when he lost control on the snow-covered road. The vehicle left the road and struck a concrete post.

Rosenberger was not injured.

A one vehicle crash occurred about 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, along SR895 in Washington Township.

Monday, January 23, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of copper from a site in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said copper wire was removed from the Blaschak Coal Company site at 163 Delano Road, in Mahanoy Township.

Troopers said about 600 feet of electrical dragline wire was removed from a wooden spool at the site. No value was listed for the copper.

The theft occurred sometime between 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A pedestrian was struck by a pickup truck in Schuylkill County and the driver has been arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred about 2:21 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, along SR209, at the intersection with Third Avenue, in Tower City.

Troopers said John J. Mayeresky, 36, of Tower City, was driving a 2000 Ford F150 northbound when Joshua Bordner, 29, no address given, ran across the road directly in Mayeresky's path.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

David Horack, 25, of Lansford, has been charged by Summit Hill police with theft and receiving stolen property.

Horack was arraigned before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek and then lodged in the Carbon County Correctional Facility in lieu of $3,500 straight bail.

According to police, the incident happened on Jan. 18. Police received a report from 105 Lansford Court that Horack had been staying at that residence during the night. Police allege that while everyone else was asleep, Horack stole some items in the residence.

Friday, January 20, 2012

A Tamaqua woman was picked up on a felony warrant on Wednesday, suspected of stealing two items from a Tamaqua home.

Jennifer Dipietro, 28, of 230 Green St., Tamaqua, was picked up by Tamaqua Patrolman Michael Hobbs after a felony warrant was issued for Dipietro's arrest on charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

Dipietro allegedly removed a watch, valued at $500, and a necklace, valued at $2,800, from the home of Wisam Abazly, 136 Schuylkill Ave. The incident was reported on Dec. 23, 2011.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The theft of several pieces of copper wire from a site in Jackson Township, Monroe County, is under investigation by state police at the Fern Ridge barracks.

The incident happened between 8 p.m. Jan. 2 and 11 a.m. Jan. 16 at the PP&L Substation located along Alan Court in the township.

Police said someone entered the substation property by cutting a piece of chainlink fence that surrounds it and proceeded to steal the wire, which was painted blue, leaving the scene by unknown means.

Friday, January 20, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a theft by deception incident that happened in Weisenberg Township.

Police said the victim is Kenneth Kunkel, 64, of Kutztown.

Police said he provided payment for cases of frozen steak being sold door-to-door and indicated to police he had not received his order as promised but his checks were cashed. The sales took place between Nov. 30 of last year and Jan. 3.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Two persons who argued and fought Jan. 15 at 1:50 p.m. in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, have been cited with harassment.

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said John R. Schmidt, 64, of Kresgeville, and Heidi Ann Depuy, 25, of Brodheadsville, were involved in a verbal argument that turned into a physical altercation at Apartment 3 of the Landmark Building in the township. Police said both individuals pushed each other. Police said Depuy punched Schmidt, causing his to sustain minor injuries.