Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Police Logs

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

Tuesday, February 21, 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 at a Briar Lane, Chestnuthill Township, location.

The victim is a 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.

Monday, February 20, 2017

A Lehigh County motorcyclist died in a one-vehicle crash on Sunday.

State police at Bethlehem and the county coroner’s office identified the victim as John D. Watt, 32, of 6323 Hunsicker Road, New Tripoli. Coroner Scott Grim said Watt died of head injuries.

Troopers said the crash occurred around 4 p.m. along the 6300 block of Hunsicker Road, near Route 309, in Heidelberg Township. Watt was operating a Kawasaki bike when he lost control while westbound. The bike left the road and struck a tree. Upon impact the fuel tank on the bike ruptured and led to a brush fire.

Monday, February 20, 2017

A 9-month-old boy was ejected through the broken window when the van he was a passenger was involved in a crash along Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County on Friday.

State police at Frackville said the crash involving a tractor-trailer rig and a van occurred about 7:04 p.m. in the southbound lanes in Butler Township.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Paul Ackerman, 28, of 2448 Tacoma Drive, Blakeslee, has been charged with simple assault, harassment, strangulation and disorderly conduct after Olyphant police responded to a homeon Susquehanna Avenue around 5:15 p.m. Saturday.

Ackerman is accused of pushing a woman to the ground and choking her at the address following an argument, according to court documents.

He was released on $20,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

Friday, February 17, 2017

A 50-year-old Stroudsburg man is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol after a vehicle he was driving crashed into the Saylorsburg Inn at 9:13 p.m. Feb. 9.

State police at Lehighton said he was traveling south on Old Route 115, near Kunkletown Road, Ross Township, when he lost control of the vehicle. It traveled off the northbound side of the roadway and crashed into the inn.

Police said occupants of the vehicle were transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono, East Stroudsburg, for further evaluation.

Friday, February 17, 2017

State police at Frackville are investigating a stabbing that occurred at a Schuylkill County motel.

Troopers said about 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday Pottsville city police were called to the Lehigh Valley Hospital - South Jackson Street campus, for a victim of a stabbing.

The victim, a 30-year-old man from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said the incident occurred at the Econo Lodge, located off Route 61 in West Mahanoy Township, just outside Frackville.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lansford police have charged three people.

Tyler Frantz, 25, of 446 E. Kline Ave., Lansford, was charged with having an altered registration, operating a vehicle without insurance and operating a vehicle with an invalid inspection on Dec. 28, 2016.

Michelle Remaley, 21, of 1 E. Main St., Apt. 2, Macungie, was charged with forgery, identity theft, access device fraud and theft by deception in November 2016.