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Tamaqua Police Diary – Times News Online

Published on June 17, 2022 at 08:33

Tamaqua Police released the following reports:

• A Tamaqua cyclist was hit from behind by a car just after midnight on May 29, police said.

Christian Shilko, 52, was transported to St. Luke’s Juvenile Campus in Coaldale for treatment of minor injuries following the incident.

Police say the driver who hit Shilko said he was going about 40 mph on hill number 11 (route 209) when he saw a man riding a bicycle in the middle of the roadway. The two told police there were no illuminating lights or reflectors on the bike.

Police cited Shilko with general lighting requirements.

• Police have cited Albino Oliberio, 51, of Tamaqua, following a domestic incident on 28 May.

Officers were dispatched to the Hunter Street unit block at 10:30 p.m. for an incident involving Oliberio. Witnesses said Oliberio tried to throw a bat at a woman.

He was charged with harassment, police said.

• Jordan R. Rumberger, 36, of Tamaqua, was incarcerated in Schuylkill County Jail for assaulting her fiancé.

According to police, the woman went to the Tamaqua police station shortly after the June 12 incident with Rumberger. She told police he pushed her against a wall, placed his hand around her neck, threw her to the ground and climbed on top of her. Police said they observed redness on his face and neck.

Police say the victim’s 9-year-old son witnessed the incident. Rumberger left home temporarily. As the victim was taking his children out of the house, he returned and prevented her from taking the three youngest children.

Rumberger was arraigned before Magistrate District Judge Anthony Kilker for simple assault and harassment. Kilker set bail at $10,000 straight.

• Police charged Matthew V. Petrucci, 40, of Jim Thorpe, with possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on June 8.

Police say officers were patrolling Route 309 in the borough when a license plate reader alerted them that the owner of a passing vehicle was wanted on a warrant from the Berks County Sheriff’s Office.

Police stopped the vehicle and spoke to Petrucci, who was sweating profusely. Once the police confirmed his identity and the warrant, he was taken into custody.

In the glove box, officers found a small cosmetics container with brown residue and a small piece of cotton, commonly used to ingest narcotics.

• Victor Perez Jr., 57, of Lansford, was cited for driving without a valid license on June 10.

Officers stopped a vehicle in the East Broad and Federal Streets area after noticing it crossing the yellow line multiple times.

The police stopped the vehicle and Perez gave them consent to search it. Officers said they found an open beer can that Perez said he had just purchased. Police said Perez did not appear to be intoxicated, but admitted he did not have a driver’s license.

The vehicle was towed.