Thursday, October 30, 2014

Police Logs

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Tamaqua woman was seriously injured when a tire blew out on her vehicle causing her to lost control and crash. State police at Frackville said the crash occurred at 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday along Route 209 in Blythe Townshihp, just south of Middleport borough.

Troopers said Erica D. Fritzinger, 35, was driving a 2000 Dodge Durango southbound and negotiating a left curve when the front left tire blew out. Fritzinger lost control of the Durango which went onto the berm and struck a roadside embankment.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Carbon County resident is facing charges after his dog allegedly killed a neighbor's dog. State police at Hazleton said the incident occurred along Berwick Street in Banks Township, on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Troopers said Joe Hornick's German shepherd fled his residence and ultimately attacked and killed Joe Holly's dog, which was fenced in a yard.

Hornick was cited for dog law violations, troopers said.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A deer was blamed for a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 11:19 a.m. on Oct. 24 along Spring Mountain Road, in Packer Township.

State police at Hazleton said Joseph A. Komar, 20, of Weatherly, was driving a 2014 Ford Transit Connect truck southbound when he observed a deer enter the road in front of him.

He swerved to avoid the animal and traveled onto the shoulder for about 20 feet. He continued on the berm for another 46 feet before striking a tree with the front passenger side.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

William Manness, 33, of Tamaqua, was picked up by Tamaqua police on Oct. 23 after causing a disturbance at 326 W. Rowe St.

Officers were dispatched to the home at 5 p.m. and found Manness outside, reportedly threatening another man.

Officers learned of an outstanding warrant for Manness' arrest, issued by the adult probation office and placed him under arrest. He wasn't very cooperative, but was handcuffed and placed in the police cruiser.

He was then transported to the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Five people were slightly injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 7:10 p.m. Saturday along Route 61 in Palo Alto borough, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said John A. Lorence, 32, of Chesapeake, Virginia, was southbound in a 2014 Jeep Laredo while Henry J. Ryan Jr., 71, of Orwigsburg, was northbound, driving a 2013 Dodge Durango.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A father and son from Mississippi were arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department following a physical altercation in Monroe County over the weekend.

At 2:24 a.m. Saturday, police observed a physical fight and yelling occurring in the Wawa parking lot in Blakeslee between David Johnson Jr. 30, and David Johnson, 54.

Police arrested Johnson Jr. for assaulting Johnson, his father, in the face and head, causing several open bleeding wounds.

Johnson Jr. was transported to Monroe County Correctional Facility pending a preliminary arraignment.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary at a Monroe County site.

Troopers said the former Gower Well Drilling business in Chestnuthill Township was entered by forcing open a door. The criminals removed copper wire, welding leads and commercial vehicle batteries.

The incident occurred sometime between Oct. 4 and 18. The property is owned by Curt D. Gower, 55, of Effort, troopers said.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge are looking for the owner of a dirt bike that was found.

Troopers said a blue, 2008 Yamaha YZ125 dirt bike/off road motorcycle was found along the road in the area of 236 Merwinsburg Road, in Chestnuthill Township on Oct. 17 at 4:50 p.m.

The bike had not been reported as stolen as yet, and it is possible that it was stolen. The bike did not have a registration plate, however, a vehicle identification number was located and was run through PennDOT records with negative results.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Schuylkill County American Legion Post was robbed of a large amount of cash over the weekend.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the Tower City Harry Heartter American Legion Post 468, located at 2 Clarks Valley Road, Porter Township, was entered on Saturday by criminals who broke a window to gain entry. Once inside, the criminals went to the kitchen area and broke open a cabinet and removed about $1,585 in cash.

The incident occurred at 3:47 a.m. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-739-1330.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary and theft incident.

The break-in occurred at the residence of Dirk Van Deem, 83, of Sherwood Forest Road, in Jackson Township, Monroe County. Removed from the home was assorted jewelry and $500 in cash. Entry occurred sometime between Oct. 1-15.

John Thomas Korovich, 312 Switzgable Drive, Brodheadsville, reported that someone stole an inflatable Halloween lawn decoration and several lawn tools from his yard. The theft occurred sometime between 9 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 9:25 a.m. on Oct. 22.