Friday, December 19, 2014

Police Logs

Friday, November 28, 2014

A criminal mischief incident that happened between 4 p.m. Nov. 23 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in Chestnuthill Township is under investigation by state police at the Fern Ridge barracks.

An Effort resident reported someone knocked out the garage door panel at his residence on Route 115.

Friday, November 28, 2014

State police at the Frackville barracks said a tractor-trailer went out of control during the snowstorm on Wednesday, crashing on the Route 309 to Interstate 81 connector ramp in Kline Township.

The incident happened at 3:40 p.m. when Kenneth R. Thomas, 57, of Dallas, Texas, was driving the 2007 Peterbuilt rig too fast for the curved roadway and snowy conditions, police said.

The rig slid off the right side of the roadway and struck the guiderail, downing four posts and damaging the rail.

A tow truck was required to pull the tractor-trailer off of the low shoulder.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Jason R. Steinbrunn, 24, of New Ringgold, is facing disorderly conduct charges filed against him by state police at the Frackville barracks.

Police said the charges related to an incident where they were called to investigate a vehicle doing "donuts" in the parking lot of the Freidens Lutheran Church, 523 Church St., East Brunswick Township.

Police said their investigation revealed Steinbrunn to be the driver of the vehicle when the incident happened at 4:40 p.m. Nov. 24.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lehigh Township Police announced details of the aggressive driving traffic enforcement conducted from Oct. 22 through Nov. 22.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation focused on Route 248 and all intersecting roadways within one mile of 248, in Lehigh Township because of crashes, traffic fatality rates and other aggressive driving data.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Monroe County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred at 7:20 p.m. on Monday at Barrys and Silver Maple roads in Chestnuthill Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Anthony Scott Donahue, 44, of Effort, was found at that location screaming and yelling in a residential area on public streets while under the influence of alcohol.

He was charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Carbon County man sustained a minor injury in a crash Monday in Lehigh County.

State Police at Fogelsville said Todd W. Titus, 31, of Weatherly, was operating his 2001 Peterbilt at 3:09 a.m. on Route 309 southbound, just south of Route 143, Lynn Township.

The crash occurred as the Peterbilt, a commercial vehicle with a flatbed semitrailer, was hauling wire mesh southbound on Route 309.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Tioga County driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 1 p.m. Monday along Bartonsville Road in Jackson Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Rebecca M. Counterman, 19, of Tioga, was driving a 2003 Jeep Liberty when it left the road and struck a utility pole. Troopers said Counterman was cited for driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A vehicle stop along Interstate 80 in Carbon County resulted in an Ohio driver facing drug charges.

State police at Fern Ridge said Kevin Donnell Caldwell, 53, of Mansfield, was stopped at 12:59 a.m. on Sunday while westbound in Kidder Township. During the stop, an odor of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle, troopers said. A consent search was conducted and suspected marijuana was found and seized.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a scattering of rubbish incident at a Monroe County business.

Troopers said someone placed a garbage bag full of food items at Lynn's Motel, located at 2642 Route 115 in Chestnuthill Township. The bag was found at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The property is owned by Jerry Lynn, 59.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-646-2271.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

No one was injured in a two-car crash Friday morning in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said the incident occurred at 8:55 a.m. as a Hyundai Tucson, driven by Michael C. Bilowith, 47, of New Tripoli, was stopped at a stop sign, traveling south making a right turn.

A dump trailer operated by Larry E. Turner, 63, of Germansville, failed to turn properly and hit the Tucson.

The Tucson sustained disabling damage to its left side, and was towed by Getz Towing.

Both operators were wearing their seat belts.