Friday, August 29, 2014

Police Logs

Monday, August 4, 2014

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence and other counts after he fled the scene following a one-vehicle crash in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said the incident occurred at 1:50 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, along Madison Street in Lynn Township. Troopers said Clifford J. Diefenderfer, 38, of Lehighton, was driving a 1993 Dodge and negotiating a right curve when he lost control. The vehicle traveled about 160 feet across a yard/grass area before striking a utility pole.

Monday, August 4, 2014

State police at Frackville are investigating a rock throwing incident in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Raymond Ebersol Jr., 48, of Paxinos, Northumberland County, was driving a 2004 Kenworth tractor with trailer northbound on Route 924 in West Mahanoy Township, about 1:30 a.m. this morning when a person ran onto the road waiving his arms in an attempt to get Ebersol to slow down. Ebersol slowed down when his tractor was struck by two rocks which damaged the passenger side windshield and passenger side sleeper window, causing an estimated $700 in damages.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

State police at Lehighton reported the arrest of two drivers at a DUI checkpoint operation which was conducted Thursday along Maury Road near Route 903 in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Michael Beseda, 32, of Wilkes-Barre, was stopped at the checkpoint at 7:28 p.m. He was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Carbon County man is facing multiple charges following an incident in Nesquehoning that occurred Wednesday.

Borough police said at 7:34 p.m. officers Brian White and Robert Blisard were dispatched for a stolen vehicle at 155 E. Catawissa St.

A 1998 blue Ford Ranger pickup was stolen.

A description of the vehicle was transmitted to all area police departments. Jim Thorpe officer Matthew Swartz spotted the vehicle a short time later along Route 209 and was following it.

A traffic stop was initiated by Swartz but the driver refused to stop.

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident that occurred at 12:27 a.m. Friday along Wolf Road, in the Pattersonville section of Union Township.

State police at Frackville said a patrol unit found a vehicle parked on the travel lanes of Wolf Road. The driver, lated identified as Martin Joseph Reese, 63, of Ringtown, was slumped over the steering wheel.

He was awakened by troopers. A strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was emitting from his breath and person, troopers said.

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Palmerton Police Department is investigating several recent incidents.

Public drunkenness

A citation was filed against Louise Smith, 48, of 2367 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton for public drunkenness. The violation occurred at 11:12 p.m. Sunday at Mauch Chunk Road and Walnut St.


Deron Christman, 42, of 226 Delaware Ave., received a citation for speeding at 5:36 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Mauch Chunk Road.

Friday, August 1, 2014

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of a large quantity of copper neutral wires from a PPL Electric Utilities site in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said PPL workers discovered that about 14 spans of wiring were cut down and stolen from a main power line network off Interstate 81 at the Delano exit near Grier City, in Delano Township.

The total length of wire taken was estimated at between 2,500 and 3,000 feet. The estimated value was set at $20,000.

The theft occurred sometime between noon Tuesday and 3 p.m. Thursday.

Friday, August 1, 2014

A motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Lehigh County on Wednesday. State police at Fogelsville said the incident occurred at 5:54 p.m. along Mountain Road in Lower Macungie Township.

Troopers said Gregory B. Tyson, 47, of Breinigsville, was operating a 2001 Yamaha XV9660 bike southbound and approaching a slight right curve in the road while Brooke F. Young Jr., 70, of Macungie, was northbound driving a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Schuylkill County woman is being sought by police on multiple charges.

State police at Frackville said they are seeking the whereabouts of Jennifer M. Eckert, 39, of New Philadelphia.

According to troopers on May 14 at 10:04 a.m. troopers said Eckert and a passenger were traveling along Mountain Road, toward New Philadelphia, in Blythe Township, where state police had set up a stationary traffic safety checkpoint.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Summit Hill man is in prison after he created a disturbance and fought with police on Tuesday.

According to Summit Hill police, at 8:43 p.m., officers were dispatched to 124 E. Fell St., Summit Hill for a report of a neighbor issue.

Upon arrival, as police talked to the person who filed the complaint, Thomas Horner, 55, of 126 E. Fell St., was outside visibly intoxicated and causing a disturbance. He was told by police several times to stop his actions but he refused.

He was then informed that he was under arrest, but he began to struggle with officers.