Monday, May 22, 2017

Schuylkill County Police Log for 05/22/17



Schuylkill County Police Log for 05/22/17

Man Struck While Riding Bicycle

On Wednesday May 17, 2017 around 3:15am, Pottsville Bureau of Police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Claude A Lord Blvd (SR61) and East Norwegian Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident.

Upon arrival, Officers found Matthew Madeira, 31, of Mahanoy City, laying in the roadway bleeding from the head. Madeira received medical care at the scene by Pottsville EMS and was then transported by EMS from the scene for further treatment at a medical facility.

The investigation revealed that Madeira had been operating a BMX style bicycle eastbound on the south side of the 100 block of E. Norwegian Street when he disregarded a steady red traffic signal facing his direction of traffic and attempted to cross Claude A Lord Blvd. Madeira then traveled into the path of a 2012 Kia Forte operated by a 25 year old man from Coal Township, Northumberland County, that had been traveling northbound on SR61 and had a steady green signal. The impact caused Madeira to be thrown from the bicycle into the roadway and caused minor damage to the Kia, including a broken windshield. At the time of the accident, Madeira was wearing dark in color clothing and his bicycle failed to display the required lighting for operation during darkness.

The Kia was towed from the scene due to the window damage.

Two independent witnesses were located and interviewed, and provided investigators with complete information about the accident and causation factors.

The investigation is also pending the receipt of surveillance footage from A-Plus. Upon receipt of this data and medical records, appropriate charges will be filed by Ptlm. Michael Messner.

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Four Charged for January Incident

Orwigsburg Police have filed charges filed against four following an investigation into an incident that occurred at 420 Ridge Road in January of 2017.

The foursome,

  • Cole ANGSTADT, 20 years old of Wayne Township
  • Rye ANGSTADT, 22 years old of Wayne Township
  • Dylan EVANS, 20 years old of Orwigsburg 
  • Devon KURTEN, 19 years old or Orwigsburg
All face charges ranging from: recklessly endangering another person, simple assault, disorderly conduct, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and/or criminal mischief following a chain of events that unfolded at the Evans residence during the late night hours of January 23rd and into the 24th.    


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Woman Charged with Public Drunkenness

On Friday, May 19, 2017 around 11:40pm, the Orwigsburg Police Department came into contact with Anella Leganza in the 700 block of W. Market Street.  Leganza was found to be manifestly under the influence of alcoholic beverages to the degree which she may be a danger to herself or others.  Leganza was transported to her residence and will have to answer to a charge of public drunkenness. 

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Man Cited for Disorderly Conduct

On Friday, May 19, 2017 at approximately 6:50pm, the Orwigsburg Police Department was dispatched to the area of the 300 block of S. Warren Street for a witness who saw a male grabbing a female by the arm and screaming at her loudly in a public place.  The male, who was also pushing his small child in a stroller, used his fists to bang on the handle of the stroller as he continued to yell at the female, nearly causing the child to bounce out of the stroller.  The male was identified as Timothy Miles of Bethlehem, PA.  Miles will be cited for disorderly conduct.

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Man Charged with Assault

On Sunday, May 21, 2017 at approximately 01:30am, the Orwigsburg Police were called to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance at 423 S. Wayne Street.  Investigation at the scene revealed that Dean Schuster had, in fact, assaulted his brother, Patrick Schuster by clubbing him over the head with a D cell Maglite flashlight and threatening him with a handgun.  

Patrick was transported to the Lehigh Valley Health Network-Schuylkill East with moderate injuries to his head, face, and jaw. 

Dean Schuster was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment, and disorderly conduct.  Schuster was arraigned before on-call Magistrate Reiley at which time he was remanded to the Schuylkill County Prison, unable to post 10% of $15,000 bail.  A preliminary hearing ha been tentatively scheduled for May 30th at 10 a.m. in front of MDJ Ferrier.

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