Monday, March 30, 2015

Police Logs

Monday, March 30, 2015

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one-vehicle crash near a Schuylkill County raceway earlier Saturday morning.

Troopers said Lynn M. Becker, 36, of Pottsville, was driving a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 truck eastbound on Route 4008 in Cass Township, at 4:36 a.m. near the Big Diamond raceway.

She began to lose control on the slippery road with the truck traveling through the westbound lane and off the north shoulder where it struck several trees with its front end. The truck came to rest off the north shoulder in trees facing northwest. Becker was not injured.

Monday, March 30, 2015

A Philadelphia-area man has been charged with driving under the influence from an incident in November in Mahoning Township.

On Nov. 1, Mahoning Township police stopped a vehicle on Route 209 traveling 53 mph in a 35 zone.

A blood test showed the presence of Delta-9 THC and Delta-9 Carboxy THC.

The driver, John Kelly, 28, of Yardley has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, and exceeding the speed limit.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 1.

Monday, March 30, 2015

A motor carrier enforcement detail conducted in Lehigh County led to traffic citations issued that totaled fines in excess of $10,000.

Lehigh Township Police conducted the detail along Route 946 on Thursday, at which time they conducted eight safety and weight inspections.

Police issued traffic citations for five overweight vehicles, with total fines in excess of $10,000.

The enforcement detail was conducted in part due to numerous complaints of aggressive driving by the commercial vehicles, as well as significant damage to roadways caused by overweight loads.

Monday, March 30, 2015

State police at Frackville are investigating two assault incidents which occurred over the past weekend.

Troopers said Brian Keith Andrewsky, 44, of 493 Mount Olive Blvd., Lost Creek, West Mahanoy Township, was charged with simple assault and harassment following an incident in his home.

Troopers said Andrewsky and a 45-year-old female became involved in an argument over the whereabouts of the victim's jewelry.

Monday, March 30, 2015

State police at Fogelsville are withholding the name of a Lehighton man arrested for driving under the influence on Thursday in Lehigh County.

A Wawa employee at the Hamilton Boulevard store told police the 34-year-old man was intoxicated in the parking lot.

Police took him to Lehigh County Central Booking Center for processing and said it is an ongoing investigation.

Monday, March 30, 2015

State police at Frackville are investigating an attempted burglary at a Schuylkill County fire company.

Troopers said unknown criminals attempted to gain entry to the South Cass Township Fire Company, located at 14 Water Lane, in the village of Primrose, at 2:44 a.m. on Sunday. They were apparently scared off when the alarm system went off, troopers said.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-874-5300.

Monday, March 30, 2015

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of retail theft.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said at 5:14 p.m. March 16 they were dispatched to the Rite Aid pharmacy in Mount Pocono for a male who fled the store following a theft incident. The report stated he fled in a black vehicle with New York state registration.

A patrol unit observed the vehicle matching the description and stopped it. It was a 2005 Infinity sedan.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A student at the Schuylkill Technology Center in New Castle Township has been charged with two offenses.

State police at Frackville said a 16-year-old male from Frackville has been charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct for an incident that occurred at 9:14 a.m. Tuesday.

Troopers said the teen used vulgar language while on school property and then damaged the property by putting a hole in a wall in the school.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A Sugarloaf man is facing charges after a traffic stop in Rush Township on March 3.

Richard D. Thomas, 42, was stopped on Claremont Avenue at 9:26 p.m., then transported to Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street in Pottsville for blood tests.

Results of the testwere positive, showing a blood-alcohol content of 0.173 percent, more than double the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Friday, March 27, 2015

A Schuylkill County driver escaped injury when her vehicle struck a deer along a Lehigh County road.

State police at Fogelsville said Dedria A. Hartman, 39, of New Ringgold, was driving a 2002 GMC Yukon northbound on Route 309 in Lynn Township, about 9:39 p.m. on Tuesday when a deer entered the road in front of her.

Hartman was unable to stop and struck the deer with the front driver's side. Hartman was able to pull onto the berm of the road.