Sunday, March 26, 2017

Police Logs

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Schuylkill County man was jailed Wednesday on charges he burglarized a county Legion home.

State police at Frackville said on Sunday troopers responded to the American Legion home in the 1000 block of West Main Street, Girardville, for a reported burglary.

The investigation led to Michael Butler, of Ashland. A warrant was obtained for his arrest.

On Wednesday, Butler was located in Frackville and taken into custody. He was arraigned by on-call District Judge David J. Rossi, of Tremont, on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, theft and criminal mischief.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

State police at Fogelsville have reported on the following traffic incidents.

• Christopher A. Arcand, 26, of Tamaqua, was cited for failure to drive at a safe speed, following a two-vehicle crash at 7:21 p.m.Monday at the intersection of Route 100 and Orchard Road in Lowhill Township.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident whereby a man’s belongings were removed from his residence and set on fire.

The incident happened between 1:30-2 a.m. Feb. 6 ata Briar Lane, Chestnuthill Township, location. The victim isa man from Effort.

Police said a woman from Effort removed his clothes, cellphones and jewelry from the victim’s residence, placed them in the backyard and set them on fire.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said three people were taken into custody in connection with a stolen vehicle investigation.

The theft occurred between 4 p.m. Jan. 31 and 4:22 p.m. Feb. 1 at Custom Auto Detailing, Route 209 and Weir Lake Road in Chestnuthill Township, when someone obtained the keys to a 2003 Saab that had been parked along the front of the building and drove off in the vehicle.

Police said the car was recovered by state police at the Swiftwater barracks. Police took three people into custody regarding the theft.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating the following cases.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating three crashes recently, all occurring in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

• The first crash was reported at 11:35 a.m. onThursday along Burger Hollow Road at the Chestnuthill and Polk township line. Troopers said Jase A. Correa, 22, of Effort, was driving a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound and exiting a right curve when he lost control. The Jeep crossed over the northbound lane and onto the berm where the driver’s side rear struck a block/concrete culvert.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

No one was injured when a vehicle struck a deer that ran into its path on the eastbound exit ramp of Interstate 78 in Lower Saucon Township at 2:44 p.m. Feb. 15.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said Robert W. Strawhacker, 69, of Lehighton, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe when he drove toward Route 309 south and the deer entered its path. He and his passenger, Joan A. Strawhacker, 70, also of Lehighton, were not hurt.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash that was reported at 12:58 p.m. on Feb. 14 along Route 115 in Tunkhannock Township, Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police responded to the crash and found that a northbound Honda Civic, operated by Linda Albanese, 55, of Blakeslee, drove off the shoulder to avoid another vehicle that had entered her lane of travel. Police said she then overcorrected, crossed back into the southbound lane and was struck by a sport utility vehicle operated by Jordan Jones, 27, of Albrightsville.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Two people were slightly injured in a rear-end crash at 9:24 a.m. Feb. 20 on Route 100 in Lowhill Township.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said Terry L. Fritzinger, 68, of Germansville, the driver of one of the vehicles, and Marguerite A. Nielsen, 78, of New Tripoli, a passenger in the other vehicle, received “suspected minor injuries.” Fritzinger was transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, by the Cetronia EMS.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

State police at Frackville have reported on the following incidents in Schuylkill County in recent days.

• The vehicle registration plate from a 1998 Aerol travel trailer, owned bya 37-year-old Long Row Road, Gilberton man, was stolen while the trailer was parked outside the residence. The theft occurred sometime between Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 at 8 a.m. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-874-5300