Thursday, July 10, 2014

Police Logs

Thursday, July 10, 2014

State police at Frackville are investigating the reported theft of a rifle in the Schuylkill Township community of Brockton.

Troopers said Brian Bahm, 71, of 343 Valley St., reported a .22-caliber long rifle was stolen from his truck while it was parked at his residence. The theft occurred sometime between 10 p.m. Monday and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Thursday, July 10, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a criminal mischief incident that occurred in the parking lot of a Schuylkill County restaurant.

Gwendolyn Reese, 83, of Pottsville, reported someone smashed the rear window on the driver's side of her vehicle while it was parked at Friendly's Restaurant, located in the Fairlane Village Mall in Norwegian Township.

The incident occurred sometime between 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Weatherly driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 10:30 a.m. Monday along Quakake Road in Packer Township, Carbon County.

State police at Hazleton said Linda A. Lesko, 58, was driving a 2005 Mazda Tribute eastbound, near Route 93, when the vehicle left the road and struck a road sign. After impact with the sign the Tribute continued up an embankment, striking a tree and then rolling over onto its roof.

Lesko was taken by Weatherly ambulance to the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton Campus, for treatment of what troopers said was a minor injury.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Tuesday following a domestic assault incident.

State police at Frackville said troopers were dispatched to 17 Jerrys Road, in the village of Pattersonville, Union Township, at 9:55 p.m. for a report of a domestic assault. Troopers said George Samuel Beaver, 56, and his wife were involved in a verbal argument that turned physical.

Troopers said Beaver struck his wife multiple times in the face as she held the couple's 11-month-old granddaughter.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

No one was injured, but one driver was cited, following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 61 and Tunnel Road, in Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County, that occurred at 5:06 p.m. on Tuesday.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Robert P. Leary, 45, of Mahanoy City, driving a 2003 Chevrolet S10 pickup, was turning left from 61 onto Tunnel Road as Scott T. Salow, 53, of Pottsville, driving a 2001 Subaru Outback, was northbound.

Troopers said Salow had a green light and as he passed through the intersection his vehicle was struck by Leary's vehicle.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A reported road rage incident has led to a charge of driving under the influence pending against a Schuylkill County driver.

State police at Frackville said the incident began about 9 p.m. on Sunday along the Burma Road near a shooting range, in Blythe Township.

Troopers said John Michael Salata, 59, of Saint Clair, became involved in a verbal argument with another male at the shooting range. The argument led to Salata following the male in his vehicle south on the Burma Road into Saint Clair.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

State police at Lehighton are investigating an incident that occurred in Monroe County.

Lou Salerno, of 5K Lane, Kunkletown, reported that someone fired "tracer" rounds over his home. The rounds appear to have been fired as part of a Fourth of July celebration, troopers said.

The incident occurred about 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Monroe County man is facing charges following an incident on Monday about 1 p.m.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were dispatched to the Walmart store in Mount Pocono for a report of a violation of a protection from abuse order.

On scene officers made contact with the suspect, identified as Christopher Curry, 18, of Tobyhanna. A check revealed Curry had two outstanding warrants for his arrest for terroristic threats and simple assault.

He was arrested and transported to the county prison in Snydersville pending arraignment on the warrants and a PFA violation.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Two separate domestic incidents in Monroe County have led to two arrests.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the first incident occurred at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday at 7094 Cypress Lane, in Tobyhanna. Police responded to that location for a report of a domestic disturbance. On scene the two parties were separated by police. After an investigation police said Rupert Issac Jr., 50, of that address was placed in custody for assaulting a woman.

Issac was transported to the county prison in Snydersville to await arraignment on charges of simple assault and harassment.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Crash results

in charges

Nesquehoning police have charged Todd Hunsicker, 29, 67 E. Garibaidi Ave., with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and careless driving, as a result of a crash shortly after 9 p.m. March 21.

According to the police report, patrolman Dane O'Brien responded to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Stock and Yard streets, finding a red sedan with heavy front-end damage and Hunsicker lying adjacent to the driver's-side door.