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Police Logs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A tractor-trailer crash shut down one lane of a busy Schuylkill County road for a while on Monday.

State police at Frackville said Christopher Z. Glover, 37, of Waterford, Erie County, was operating a Peterbilt truck with trailer northbound on Route 61 in New Castle Township at 3:14 p.m. when the trailer portion struck a guide rail along the east berm.

The trailer knocked down the guide rail and traveled down an embankment. The tractor portion came to rest on the guide rail. The trailer was carrying aluminum shavings, which spilled out of the trailer.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jim Thorpe police are investigating the theft of two model trains that occurred over the past weekend.

Police said the trains were stolen before an estate auction at 8 First Lane on Saturday.

The first engine is described as being a Pennsylvania 2-10-0 (I-1) model, produced by Atlas Industries and sold by United. It is about 9 inches long, unpainted and brass. The second engine is described as being a Southern Pacific GS 4-8-4 model, produced by Katsumi. It is about 22 inches long, black and undecorated.

Monday, August 25, 2014

A white decorative fence at Valley View Estates in Penn Forest Township was ripped down and damaged on Thursday, and state police at Fern Ridge are looking for the perpetrator.

About $200 of damage was done to the fence, police said.

Monday, August 25, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary that happened on Aug. 21 in Chestnuthill Township.

The burglar broke a first floor bedroom window in the home of Richard W. Avery, 50, of 107 Bracks Road, to gain entry and took six long guns.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call state police at 570-646-2271.

Monday, August 25, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a cellphone from the Dollar General store in the Cressona Mall in North Manheim Township.

Someone picked up the phone, belonging to Roy Kesten II of Pottsville, between 6 and 6:30 p.m. Friday after Kesten either dropped it or left it on a counter.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call state police at 570-739-1330.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Eighteen juveniles were arrested early Sunday morning at an underage drinking party in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said troopers responded to 251 Black Diamond Road in Reiley Township, at 4:02 a.m. for a reported underage drinking party. Once on scene numerous people fled into the surrounding wooded area.

Troopers managed to detain 18, 12 males and six females, whose ages ranged from 18 to 20.

The 18-year-old will be charged with underage drinking and/or being under the influence of alcohol underage.

Monday, August 25, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge reported thieves broke into a home at 134 Roberts Lane in Jackson Township and stole sink faucets and damaged a toilet and an air conditioner.

The crime was reported at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday. The total value of the damages came to $500.

Monday, August 25, 2014

A truck tractor with trailer and a car collided along Interstate 81 in Kline Township, Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said the crash occurred at 2:04 p.m. Friday.

Troopers said Roy S. Kifer, 51, of Sunbury, driving an International Harvester rig and Frederick D. Gerowe, 65, of Oneonta, N.Y., driving a 2010 Ford Fusion, were southbound. Troopers said Kifer attempted to change lanes from the right lane into the left passing lane when the Ford struck the trailer portion of the his rig.

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Saylorsburg woman is accused of stealing two bottles of shampoo worth $9.98 from the ShopRite store on Kinsley Drive in Chestnuthill Township.

The shoplifting happened at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, said state police at Fern Ridge. Denise Crooker, 49, is suspected of taking the shampoo.

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Schuylkill County driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 3:05 p.m. on Saturday along Grist Mill Road in West Brunswick Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Ian J. Smille, 26, of Orwigsburg, was driving a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta southbound on a wet roadway when the vehicle traveled about 21 feet along the berm before the right front bumper struck a tree.

After impact the car rolled onto the driver's side and then its roof, traveling an additional 10 feet before coming to rest on its roof facing southwest and blocking both lanes of travel.