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Tamaqua police log

Published October 09. 2019 09:09AM

Tamaqua police reported on the following incidents:

• Eric Schuetrumpf, 37, of Tamaqua, was charged with harassment, assault and disorderly conduct due to a Sept. 27 incident. Police were sent to North Elizabeth Street and made contact with the victim. She told police that Schuetrumpf pushed her by her face to the ground and was being aggressive. The victim claimed that Schuetrumpf got in a car. The victim tried to stop him by putting her arm in the vehicle and Schuetrumpf drove away causing the victim to fall.

• John Anthony Provisiero, 26, of Coaldale, was charged with assault, harassment and resisting arrest after a Sept. 23 incident. Police were dispatched to East Broad Street when they made contact with the victim and Provisiero. The victim told police that Provisiero grabbed her by the back of the hair and struck her on the left side of the face during an argument. There was a red mark on the left side of her face. While being arrested, Provisiero pulled away and obstructed a lawful arrest. He was then taken to the ground and into custody without further incident.

Tamaqua police reported on the following incidents:

• Robert M. Valentine, 51, of Tamaqua, was cited with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after an incident on Sept. 27. Police were dispatched to Hang Loose Bar & Grill and found Valentine standing in front of the venue arguing with the owner. According to police, Valentine could barely stand up straight. He was taken into custody.

• Tori A. Kessler, 33, of Tamaqua, will be facing charges after a Sept. 12 incident. Kessler was found with methamphetamine and a bundle of white packets that contained heroin/fentanyl. Tamaqua police were on patrol an officer noticed Kessler walking, as police believed she had a warrant. After running Kessler’s information, that proved to be true. After police made contact with Kessler and informed her of the warrant, police asked her if she had anything illegal in her possession and she admitted to having the drugs in her backpack.

• Amy L. Lehatto, 40, and Anthony J. Stalgaitis, 37, both of Tamaqua, will be cited for trespassing and scattering rubbish due to a Sept. 5 incident. Police received a trespassing complaint and met a witness on scene in the Dutch Hill area. Police then located Lehatto and Stalgaitis burning computer towers and other rubbish on the property.

• James Sokol, 49, of Tamaqua, was cited for public drunkenness after a Sept. 5 incident. A witness noticed Sokol sitting down on the sidewalk slumped over at the bridge on Mauch Chunk Street. The witness thought he was dead, but he shook Sokol and he barely responded. Sokol’s bike was laying a few yards away from him, and his pants were also undone. Police tried to speak to Sokol, who was drooling and could not speak. He was breathing, and lifted his head slightly and mumbled to police. Tamaqua EMS arrived to medically evaluate Sokol. Scrapes on his arm were noticeable. Sokol could not answer any questions, but said he was “on booze.” He was taken to St. Luke’s Miners campus in Coaldale.

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