Monday, July 14, 2014

Police Logs

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said a garage on the property of Francis Wiscount III, 56, of 523 Hill Road, Hegins, was entered and removed were three Trail Cam cameras, a Snap-on reciprocating saw, and a Milwaukee tool set.

The criminals then entered a basement door of the home and removed a Beretta 9 mm pistol.

The break-in was reported at 2:50 a.m. on Monday, June 23.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-739-1330.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

State police at Fogelsville reported on two driving under the influence arrests made by troopers.

At 12:47 a.m. on Sunday, troopers stopped Todd Ryan Christopher, 36, of New Tripoli, along Schochary Road at Sechler Road in Lynn Township, for a traffic violation.

Troopers determined Christopher was under the influence, and he was placed under arrest.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Schuylkill County driver is facing charges following a hit-and-run incident. It was one of two hit-and-runs investigated by state police at Schuylkill Haven.

Troopers said at 7:40 p.m. on June 19 Timothy J. Specht, 33, of Valley View, was driving a 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup southbound on Fearnot Road in Hubley Township, when he failed to negotiate a left curve in the road. The truck went onto the west berm and struck an electric fence. After hitting the fence, the truck continued in a southwest direction and struck a tree, where it came to rest.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Two people were seriously injured, with a total of six people injured, in a head-on crash that occurred about 8:10 p.m. on Friday along Route 611 at the Mount Pocono sewage plant.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the crash involved a Chevrolet Camaro and Mitsubishi sport utility vehicle.

Police said the Camaro was northbound when the driver attempted to pass vehicles and entered the southbound lane.

At this point the Camaro and the Mitsubishi collided head-on. Police said improper passing and speed were factors in the cause of the crash.

Monday, June 23, 2014

An arson is being probed in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at the Hegins Mining Company, located at 290 Swatara Road in Reilly Township.

At 4:51 a.m. on Saturday an unknown person arrived in a Toyota sedan and parked it next to a site where a breaker had been dismantled. Remnants of the breaker were lying on the ground and consisted of wood and metal.

The unknown person set the Toyota on fire with the fire eventually spreading to the pile of wood and metal.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Two suspects are being sought for an incident at a junkyard in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said two white males entered the property of J.W. Zaprazny Inc., located at 2401 Summer Valley Road in East Brunswick Township, sometime between 1:30 and 4 a.m. on June 11.

Once inside the property, the two located a beige 1997 Ford Escort and drove it to a drain building within the junkyard area. Both then used flashlights to sift through the drain building. They loaded the Escort with aluminum rims, antennas, pipes and soda.

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Monroe County woman has been cited for criminal trespass.

State police at Fern Ridge said Mary R. Battaglino, 34, of Kunkletown, entered onto property at 1334 Whispering Hills Court in Chestnuthill Township, at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday, and pounded on the front door and then opened the unlocked door.

The listed victim of the incident is a 42-year-old man from Effort.

Friday, June 20, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an incident at a Schuylkill County storage facility.

Troopers said unknown criminals cut and removed two heavy duty master locks from a storage unit at Saint Clair Self Storage, located in East Norwegian Township, causing damages to the unit lock. The business is owned by Robert Lewis, of Pottsville.

The incident occurred sometime between June 14-18.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 12:25 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of Route 715 and Neola Road in Jackson Township, Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Trisha L. Dalton, 48, of Greenwich, Conn., was driving a 2008 Lexus southbound on 715 and failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection with Neola Road. Her vehicle struck the passenger side of a 2005 Subaru Legacy operated by Marjorie A. Cays, 68, of Stroudsburg, who was traveling through the intersection.

Friday, June 20, 2014

David Richard Fisher, 43, of 20 W. Oak St. of Tresckow, is facing drug-related charges filed against him by state police at the Hazleton barracks.

Police said he was arrested at 6:50 p.m. June 17 at his residence on arrest warrants issued by the Luzerne County Sheriff's and Adult Probation offices and was found to have two glass pipes in his possession.

A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia is pending against him.