Thursday, October 19, 2017

Police Logs

Thursday, September 28, 2017

State police reported the following incidents:

• A Lebanon man is facing drug and other charges following an incident that occurred on Aug. 21 in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Walter Ragsdale, 26, was causing numerous disturbances at the Friedensberg Country Store, in Wayne Township. He was found to have in his possession drug paraphernalia as well as a small amount of marijuana.

He was charged with drug possession and disorderly conduct.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tamaqua police released information on several recent citations issued by officers.

•Frank Lombardo, 25, of Tamaqua, was cited for retail theft for stealing cookies, candy, gum and frozen burritos from the BRL Outlet, 1217 E. Broad St. The theft happened at 11:27 a.m. on Sept. 18.

•Melissa Robinson, 36, ofEast Elm Street, Tamaqua, was cited for retail theft after a Sept. 19 incident at the Dollar General Store, 1213 E. Broad St. Robinson ran out of the store at 1:45 p.m. after placing several items in her bag. She was caught and the items, valued at $10.45, were returned.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tamaqua police filed charges against Eric Berger, 33, ofthe 100 block of Penn Street, Tamaqua, after receiving a call about a domestic incident on Sept. 11.

Police were called to Berger’s home at 3:06 p.m. where they met with a woman who said she had been assaulted by Berger. The victim said it started as a disagreement but quickly escalated into physical violence. At one point she was grabbed by the throat. As Berger choked her he also threatened to kill her. Just as she started to pass out she was released.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Palmerton Police Department released information about the following incidents:

DUI:Devon Weiseman, 24, Catasauqua, was charged with three counts of DUI, possession or delivery of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and operation of vehicle without certificate of inspection, for an incident Aug. 6 at Delaware Avenue and Route 248.

Possession of drug paraphernalia:Paul Blose, 29, Palmerton, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, for an incident July 5 in the 100 block of Avenue A.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident that occurred about 12:36 p.m. on Sept. 14 along Route 61, just north of Tumbling Run Road in North Manheim Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Tracy Ann Miller, 41, of Schuylkill Haven, was involved in a crash at that location and found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Charges have been filed.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The North Central Pennsylvania Regional DUI Enforcement Program has released the following information from recent sobriety checkpoints in Schuylkill County.

• Seven police departments, represented by nine officers, participated in an Aug. 25 checkpoint held in Branch Township. A total of 588 vehicles were stopped, with 27 detained. Three motorists were tested; one was arrested for suspected DUI. Officers issued 16 traffic citations and 12 warnings.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an assault incident involving a gun.

Troopers did not release any names but released the following information:

At 9:40 the 400 block of West Market Street, in Orwigsburg, a man struck a woman, causing her nose to bleed. The man then retrieved a gun and pointed it at the woman and forced her into a bathroom to clean herself up, pulling her hair. The man then slapped the woman several more times.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A Tamaqua man was cited for causing a commotion at Friday night’s football game in Tamaqua.

An officer approached Steven Wayne Schickram, 38, of 340 Clarke St., to speak to him concerning a fire at Schickram’s home earlier in the day. He was met with loud screaming, yelling and cursing. As this continued the officer told Schickram he would be cited for disorderly conduct. When told to put his hands on the fence, Schickram refused, continuing to yell.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

State police at Frackville reported two tombstones were found at a site in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said an employee of the Wheelabrator power plant, located in Ryan Township, discovered the two tombstones on the power plant property at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Troopers said the names engraved on the tombstones at “Virginia M. Deer” and “Mary L. Revelle.”

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-874-5300.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

State police at Frackville reported investigating three crashes on Sunday on Schuylkill County roadways.

The first crash was reported at 5:24 a.m. along Brockton Mountain Road in Ryan Township. Troopers said Vaughn E. Smulligan, 22, of New Philadelphia, was driving a 2003 Dodge Neon southbound when he swerved to avoid a deer on the roadway. He lost control of the vehicle which went onto the west berm and struck a tree head-on.

Smulligan was not injured but the Neon was towed from the scene.