Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Police Logs

Monday, January 23, 2017

Two BB guns were found along a hiking trail in Schuylkill County by a hiker.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the guns were found at the Eagles Nest Shelter, located along the Appalachian Trail, on the south side of Port Clinton. The guns were found on Saturday and reported about 11 a.m.

Anyone who wishes to claim the guns can contact troopers at 570-739-1330.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Steven R. Wengerd, 27, of Lewisburg, was cited for failure to drive at a safe speed after a one-vehicle crash at 1:40 p.m. Jan. 14 on Interstate 80 in Kidder Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said he was driving a 2004 Nissan Titan westbound when it veered to the right on the icy roadway and began to spin across both lanes of travel. The vehicle flipped onto its roof and came to rest in the median, facing east. He was not injured.

Police said the car sustained disabling damages and was towed from the scene.

Friday, January 20, 2017

A large pothole along Interstate 81 in West Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County, was blamed for a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 11:19 a.m. on Wednesday.

State police at Frackville said John J. Sopp, 59, of Jessup, Lackawanna County, was driving southbound when his 2001 Ford Ranger pickup struck the pothole. The Ranger traveled onto the east berm where it struck guard rail. It continued southbound along the guiderail before coming to final rest just south of the initial point of impact.

Friday, January 20, 2017

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a criminal trespass incident that happened at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at 312 Summer Place, Lake Mineola, Chestnuthill Township.

Police said a man walked onto the victim’s property and went around the house before walking back down the rear of the home towards the lake. He moved large paver rocks with his foot and knocked down two milk jugs filled with concrete before leaving the scene.

Police said there was no damage to the property.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Two people were injured in an accident in Tamaqua on Jan. 13, caused in part by two drivers trying to beat a yellow light.

Officers were called to the intersection of Broad and Greenwood streets at 3:08 p.m. Gladys Weaver, 79, of Tamaqua, said she was driving west on Broad Street in a 2003 Dodge Neon and turned left on to Greenwood Street, striking a 2008 Volkswagen, which was being driven east on Broad by Raeanne Cormier, 51, of Summit Hill. Both women and several witnesses said the light was yellow.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Recent traffic stops in Coaldale resulted in multiple charges filed against two people.

On Jan. 7, Nicholas M. Haspe, 36, of North Walnut Street, Lansford. was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on the wrong side of the road. He was stopped at 7:42 p.m. in the area of the intersection of Route 209 and Sneddon Avenue.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Tamaqua police have released details of a Jan. 14 accident on Route 309 south of Owl Creek Road.

Miranda Day, 22, of Tamaqua was driving north on Route 309 when she lost control on the snow covered roadway. Her vehicle went off the roadway and struck a tree. She was transported to St. Luke’s Miners Campus in Coaldale by ambulance.

A passenger in the car was uninjured.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

State police at Fern Ridge responded to the following crashes:

• A one-vehicle crash occurred at 8:04 p.m. Jan. 5 on Wellington Road in Jackson Township.

Police said Anthony A. Marmo, 36, of Henryville, was driving a 2004 Volvo S80 southbound and was traveling too fast for conditions of the roadway. While negotiating a left curve in the road, he lost control, leaving the road and striking two large rocks. The vehicle sustained minor damages.

Marmo fled the scene. He was cited for failure to drive at a safe speed.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

One man was injured in a two car crash on Spruce Street in Tamaqua on Friday afternoon.

Police were dispatched to the area of the Rite Aid Store at 1:14 p.m. They found a red 2015 Dodge pickup, driven by Robert Oshman, 69, of 222 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, and a black 2000 Dodge pickup, driven by Barry Gerber Jr., of 322 Orwigsburg St., Tamaqua, on the north side of the store.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Icy road conditions are to blame for a two-vehicle crash that happened at 2:29 p.m.Saturday on Gilbert Road in Chestnuthill Township.