Schuylkill County Police Log for 02/04/17
Man Facing Domestic Violence Assault Charges
POTTSVILLE - On Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at approx 11;45pm, Pottsville police investigated a domestic disturbance that occurred on this date in the area of 13th and Seneca Street.
An investigation revealed that David Tavares, 30, of Minersville assaulted his 34 year old girlfriend while the two were inside Tavares’ vehicle.
Tavares reportedly pulled a knife from the glove box of his vehicle and threatened to kill the woman. He then used a can of red spray paint to spray the woman’s clothing, purse, and hair. After that Tavares pushed the woman out of the vehicle before fleeing the area. Tavares also spray painted the woman’s vehicle which was parked near the 900 block of Fairmont Avenue.
A criminal complaint was prepared charging Tavares with Domestic Violence Simple Assault and Criminal Mischief.
On 02/01/17, Tavares was taken into custody at approx. 9:30pm at a residence in East Mines Township. Arresting officer Ptlm. Paul Olson facilitated Tavares’ arraignment by on call District Justice Ferrier via video at SCP and bail was set at $15,00.00. Tavares was unable to post bail and was remanded to SCP.
Man Facing Assault Charges
On Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at approx. 6:00pm, Pottsville police investigated a domestic disturbance that occurred earlier that day outside of 33 Crestview Drive, Pottsville.
An investigation revealed that Jordan Schwartz, 20, of 33 Crestview Drive assaulted his 19 year old ex-girlfriend while the two were inside the woman’s vehicle.
After a verbal argument Schwartz bit and punched the woman’s face. Schwartz also damaged the vehicle’s rearview mirror and pulled at it until the windshield cracked. The confrontation ended after Schwartz stole the woman’s cell phone and fled from the vehicle.
Police were unable to locate Schwartz at the time of the investigation.
A criminal complaint was prepared charging Schwartz with Domestic violence Simple Assault, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Criminal Mischief.
On 2/1/17 Schwartz was taken into custody in the driveway of his residence by Pottsville Bureau of Police Detectives Becker and Welsh after he was observed sitting in a vehicle there. He was transported to Magisterial District Judge Reiley's office and arraigned. Reiley released Schwartz on $15,000 unsecured bail, with a preliminary hearing date set for March 6, 2017.