Tamaqua police spent a considerable amount of time in the past week dealing with Shiane Follweiler, 18, who uses multiple addresses.
On July 24 officers were dispatched to 322 W. Broad St. and 295 High St., for reports of an unwanted person.
In both cases the unwanted person was Follweiler. Later that day officers were re-dispatched to 322 W. Broad, this time for a reported theft.
On scene they spoke with Follweiler, who claimed a resident at the Broad Street address had a cell phone that was her property. Follweiler was unable to provide any information pertaining to the phone and was asked to fill out a statement form.
At this point, she became arguementative and combative. She was taken into custody, handcuffed and transported to the police station.
Later released she was cited for disorderly conduct.
On July 26, at 2:55 a.m., officers were contacted by Follweiler, who wanted assistance in getting her son from his father.
She was advised to hire an attorney for the proper custody proceedings.
At 4:20 a.m. that date officers were dispatched to 295 High St. for a disturbance allegedly caused by Follweiler. She had left the area before officers arrived.
Thirty minutes later Follweiler contacted police, saying she needed assistance in retrieving personal items from the High Street residence.
She was again told it was a civil matter and she would need a constable not a police officer. At 6:23 a.m., officers were called to 324 Mahanoy St., where Follweiler was reportedly causing a disturbance, telling the residents she had a knife.
Again she fled the scene before officers arrived. A search of the area proved to be unsuccessful but officers filed a citation for disorderly conduct.
The next day, at 2:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to 324 Mahanoy St., where a woman complained she and her son were being hurt.
At the scene they were met by Follweiler, who claimed she had been assaulted by Joseph Carroll.
After interviewing several witnesses, including neighbors, officers determined Follweiler had been the aggressor, attempting to snatch a child out of Carroll's arms. Carroll had simply been trying to move away and into his home. Follweiler was again cited for disorderly conduct.
The victims were advised to seek protection from abuse orders.