Saturday, April 22, 2017

Police Logs

Friday, April 7, 2017

A teenage driver was cited following a two-vehicle crash on Thursday in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said a 17-year-old female from Minersville was driving a 1995 Buick Lesabre northbound on High Road, in Cass Township, about 7:24 a.m. when she attempted to make a left turn on Low Road.

Troopers said she turned into the path of a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado truck driven southbound by Christine M. Degel, 42, of Pottsville, and a collision occurred.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

A Lansford woman was cited in Nesquehoning after she was pulled over and didn’t have a license.

Nesquehoning police cited Ashley Marie Belson, 31, of East Patterson Street, on March 22 for driving under suspension and not having auto insurance following a traffic stop.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

A Schuylkill County motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash Wednesday evening.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the crash occurred at 6:27 p.m. along Deturksville Road in Washington Township.

Troopers said Douglas E. Campbell, 48, of Orwigsburg, was operating a 2002 Triumph Bonneville cycle eastbound behind a 2002 GMC Sierra 2500 truck driven by Stephen H. Babb, 51, of Pine Grove. Babb slowed down to make a left turn into a private driveway while Campbell attempted to pass in the westbound lane. The cycle struck the driver side door of the Sierra.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

State police at Frackville reported investigating two crashes on Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County on Wednesday just three minutes apart.

The first crash occurred at 4:37 p.m. in Foster Township and involved two truck-tractors.

Troopers said Alexander S. Davis, 23, of Lowville, New York, was driving a 1998 Peterbilt tractor with flatbed trailer northbound when the dunnage straps holding down equipment on the flatbed came loose and began to flap.

Several truckers attempted to call Davis on CB radios to alert him of the situation, troopers said.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Nesquehoning police issued a number of traffic citations on April 3.

They include two red light violations, and one each for speeding and parking a vehicle in front of a hydrant.

In addition, one driver was cited for not using headlights, operating a vehicle with an expired inspection, not having vehicle registration information and not being licensed.

There were also four citations issues for parking in areas that are prohibited and failed to pay parking ticket.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Two vehicles required towing from the scene of a crash at 11:25 a.m.Wednesday at the intersection of Schantz and Independent roads in Upper Macungie Township.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said the crash occurred when a 2010 Freightliner box truck operated by Edward J. Kudlesky II, 59, of Jim Thorpe, struck a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox operated by Helene Bruckler, 68, of Wescosville. Police said the latter was traveling west on Schantz Road in front of the box truck and turned right in front of the truck in an attempt to proceed onto Independent Road.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

A deer entering the roadway was blamed for a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Danny R. Wyatt, 44, of Sinking Springs, Berks County, was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu southbound on Catawissa Road in Walker Township, at 8:20 p.m. when a deer entered the road in front of him.

He swerved to avoid the deer with his vehicle striking a tree stump along the west berm.

Wyatt was not injured but the vehicle had to be towed.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Two pedestrians were transported to the hospital by ambulance Tuesday after a vehicle struck them around 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Aharts Market, at the intersection of Routes 940 and 115.

According to Pocono Mountain Regional Police, a female driver lost control of her vehicle, which then struck two parked vehicles and two males.

One of the males was stuck between two vehicles for a short time.

The driver was not injured.

Pocono Mountain EMS and Tobyhanna Township Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Fern Ridge state police

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks reported on the following incidents.

• Police are investigating an identity theft case in which the victim is the New Covenant World Outreach Church, 133 Switzgable Drive, Chestnuthill Township. The incident was reported at 1 p.m. March 13. Police said someone attempted to use the church’s information to open an account with Click & Pledge, a provider of fundraising and donor management support solutions for nonprofit organizations.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Several people were recently cited by Tamaqua police.

• Christine L. Alfaro, 45, ofNorth Railroad Street, Tamaqua, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance after state parole agents visited her home on Feb. 27. The agents called police after they found syringes, spoons with drug residue and prescription drugs in a bathroom. Alfaro was the only person home at the time.