Thursday, October 26, 2017

Schuylkill County Police Log for 10/26/2017


Schuylkill County Police Log for 10/26/2017

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Man Facing Assault Charges After Domestic Incident

According to Ashland Police,  on October 21, 2017 around 4:30pm, they were dispatched to 1331 Walnut Street in the borough for a report of a domestic in progress.

The female caller told the dispatch that she was being assaulted by her husband.

When police arrived at the home, a woman answered the door who had blood coming her mouth and arm and also swelling on her face.  The victim told police that her husband, Brent Kukuk had left a few minutes prior but denied being assaulted.  Police also found the home to be "torn up and items were broken all over".

Witnesses outside the home also reported to police that they heard the victim being assaulted.

Later that evening, around 6:10pm, police officers were called to the same address for another domestic with a male screaming at a female.

Officers arrived and made contact with Kukuk where he was taken into custody for the earlier incident.

During the process of taking him into custody, Kukuk attempted to resist being arrested.

Kukuk was arraigned on charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct by Magisterial District Judge David J. Rossi and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison but later released on bail.

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Man Faces DUI Charges

On Sunday, October 22, 2017 the Orwigsburg Police Department conducted a vehicle stop on a car that had committed a series of traffic violations beginning in the 200 block of E. Market Street. The operator of the vehicle, Curtis Bates, 31, of Orwigsburg was found to be under the influence of alcoholic beverages to the degree which he was deemed to be incapable of safely operating a vehicle upon a highway.

Bates was arrested and transported to the Lehigh Valley Health Network-Schuylkill South campus where he refused to submit to a chemical test of blood. Charges of Driving under the influence to be filed.

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Man Violates PFA

On Tuesday, August 17, 2017 the Orwigsburg Police Department received a complaint from the plaintiff in an active protection from abuse order that the defendant, Britt Berger, 29, of Auburn was actively violating provisions set forth in the order. 

After contacting Berger and advising him to cease any further contact, he continued to violate provisions of the order.  As a result, charges were filed with on-call district magistrate James Reiley.  who immediately issued a warrant for BERGER’s arrest. 

Berger subsequently turned himself into Magisterial District Judge Ferrier on Wednesday, October 18th where he was released on $2,500 unsecured bail. 

Berger will be required to appear for a hearing at the Schuylkill County Court of Common Pleas regarding the incident.

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Man Charged After Domestic Dispute

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017 the Orwigsburg Police Department was dispatched to the area of N. Washington Street and E. Mifflin Street for a domestic in progress.

Subsequent to investigation at the scene, it was learned that Samuel Miller, III engaged in a verbal altercation with his girlfriend, as she was driving Miller and her 5-year-old son home on SR-443.

As the altercation escalated, Miller punched his girlfriend in the abdomen and subsequently pulled the keys out of the vehicle’s ignition, causing the victim to lose control of the vehicle due to the loss of all onboard power systems. The victim was able to safely bring the vehicle to a stop, however.

As a result, Miller was arrested and arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Ferrier on charges of recklessly endangering another person, endangering the welfare of children, and harassment.

Miller was committed to Schuylkill County prison unable to post $5,000 straight cash bail.

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