Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Schuylkill County Police Log for 01/10/18

Schuylkill County Police Log for 01/10/18

Woman Charged with Retail Theft from Wal-Mart

Saint Clair Police have charged Sarah E. Werner, 31, of Pottsville with retail theft from the Saint Clair Wal-Mart on 12/20/17.

Police say Werner was identified through video evidence where she selected 33 items for sale and passed all points of sale and exited the store.  The total value of items stolen was $430.87.


Two Charged with Thefts from Lowes

Saint Clair Police have charged Brook Alan Berger, 36, and Christine Marie Russell, 29, both of Hamburg after two incidents of theft at Lowes, located at Route 61 and Ann Street, Pottsvillle.

The first incident took place on 08/24/17 when police say Berger conspired with Russell to steal a toilet valued at $129.00 and a Dewalt Power Tool Set valued at $529.00.

The second incident took place on 08/27/17 when place say Berger and Russell conspired again to steal various power tools valued at $728.80.  During the theft detection devices were removed from the tools.

The two were identified through video evidence.

Both were charged with misdemeanor retail theft and criminal conspiracy.


No Injuries in Mahanoy Township Crash

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, a crash occurring around 6:30am, Wednesday, on Brandonville Road in Mahanoy Township.

Police say Brett Befano, 24, of Kelayres was rounding a right hand curve and entered the oncoming traffic and struck, a vehicle driven by Jason Weikel, 48, of Zion Grove.

Weikel's vehicle required towing from the scene. No injuries were reported.


Man Violates PFA

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, Craig Brennan, 40, of Girardville was found at a residence on Beech Street, Girardville where a PFA prohibits him from being there.

Brennan was also said to have had contact with the protected person in the PFA.

Brennan was taken into custody and arraigned before on-call Magisterial District Judge James Reilly, who set bail $10,000 (10%) AND locked up in Schuylkill County Prison.


No Injuries Reported in Wednesday Morning Crash on Route 61

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, the crash occurred just after 11:00am in the northbound lanes of Route 61, just north of Darkwater Road in New Castle Township.

Police say Olivia Aguilera, 24, of McAdoo was rounding a left curve when she drifted off the edge of the road, lost control, and struck a guiderail.

Aguilera was wearing her seatbelt and was not injured.

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