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Police Logs

Monday, December 26, 2016

A Schuylkill County caregiver faces charges for stealing credit cards from a patient.

State Police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident took place sometime between Nov. 1-9 at the home of an 80-year-old man from West Brunswick Township.

Police said the incident occurred while Suzanne Strause, 38, of St. Clair, was at the victim’s residence as a home caregiver.

Strause at one point stole two credit cards belonging to the victim, and used them at several different locations from Nov. 1-9, for a total amount of $1,911.

Monday, December 26, 2016

McAdoo police arrested two people for driving under the influence of alcohol earlier this year.

Raymond Papaj Jr., 40, of Hazleton, was charged as a result of a one-vehicle crash shortly after midnight Oct. 15 on North Kennedy Street.

Police said upon arrival they found a Chevrolet vehicle flipped onto its driver’s side and Papaj standing inside the vehicle, exhibiting head and facial wounds. Police said they were assisted by firemen in assisting the man out of the vehicle, after which time he was transport to the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.

Friday, December 23, 2016

State police at Frackville said a man suffered a medical episode while driving a vehicle on Route 61 in Blythe Township at 4:42 p.m. Dec. 18, causing it to crash on The Frackville Grade.

Police said about half way down the hill between Frackville and St. Clair, Kevin B. Kellner, 37, of Frackville, suffered the episode, which caused him to black out and temporarily lose consciousness.

Friday, December 23, 2016

A Ringtown man escaped injuries when a vehicle he was driving rolled over 1½ times and landed on its roof off the Ringtown Boulevard in Union Township.

The crash occurred at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday when David F. Zienkiewicz, 19, was driving a 2006 Toyota Tacoma southbound when it encountered a large patch of ice in the roadway. Police said the vehicle began to fishtail, after which time it struck an embankment on the south shoulder with its front end. After rolling over, the Tacoma came to rest straddling the southbound fog line.

Friday, December 23, 2016

State police at Frackville said a driver fled the scene of a crash on Interstate 81 in Delano Township at 7:05 p.m. Dec. 19.

Police said an unknown vehicle traveling south on the interstate struck the rear bumper of a 2013 Ford Focus operated by Kenneth K. Foster, 34, of Drums.

Police said Foster was traveling southbound and applied his brakes.

The vehicle hit his car from behind and the driver fled the scene.

Foster and an 8-year-old girl who was his passenger were not injured. Another passenger, a 10-year-old girl sustained minor injuries, police said.

Friday, December 23, 2016

No one was hurt when two vehicles were involved in a crash at 1:39 p.m. Dec. 17 on Route 61 in West Brunswick Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the crash occurred when a 2012 Ford Fusion operated by Robert M. Anderson, 81, of Orwigsburg, traveling south on Route 61, spun counter-clockwise in front of a 2004 Ford F150 driven by Paul A. Angstadt, 71, of Reading, and was struck in the driver’s side door by the truck.

Friday, December 23, 2016

State police at Schuylkill Haven report the following:

• Carmen M. Burgos, 50, of Reading, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol/controlled substance after a one-vehicle crash at 8:04 a.m. Dec. 17 on Municipal Road in West Brunswick Township.

Police said he was driving a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero westbound when it began to spin clockwise, traveling off the road and landing in a ditch, after which time police said it was determined that he was under the influence.

He was not injured.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said one person was injured and airlifted after a three-vehicle crash at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday on Route 100, about 164 feet south of Cozy Cove Road in Lowhill Township.

Police did not reveal the identities of the people involved in the crash, but said the injured person was flown by the PennStar helicopter to the St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Ryan Township Police were investigating a number of thefts from motor vehicles when they discovered the crimes may have been committed by two juvenile runaways from the state of Georgia.

It started last week when three 16-year-old boys ran away from their homes, possibly on their way to Bedminster Township in Bucks County, to meet with a girl one of them “met” on social media.

Friday, December 16, 2016

A domestic incident in Tamaqua on Dec. 14 resulted in charges being filed on Eric Berger, 32, of 150 Penn St.

Police were called to Penn Street at 7:55 a.m. for an ongoing dispute. Before they arrived officers were told Berger had left in a blue GMC. They made contact and stopped the car on South Railroad Street. Berger was driving, despite his license being suspended for driving under the influence.

He was cited for disorderly conduct and driving while under suspension.