Sunday, August 2, 2015

Police Logs

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Lehigh Township Police Department conducted an aggressive driver traffic enforcement event on Indian Trail Road.

Police issued 39 citations during the traffic detail. Of those, 36 were for speeding, two were for seat belt violations, and one was for careless driving.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Schuylkill County woman will be charged with harassment for an incident that occurred Sunday.

Frackville State Police said that at noon, police were called to 682 Sunbury Road in Cass Township for the report of an altercation between Ashley Nicole Trate, 23, of Minersville, and a 15-year-old male from Pottsville.

Further investigation revealed that Trate got into a verbal argument with the victim inside the home.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 3:50 a.m. on Saturday along Summer Valley Road (Route 443) at the intersection with Evergreen Drive in East Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Joshua J. Derfler, 25, of New Philadelphia, driving a 2006 Subaru Outback, and Jason M. Heinrich, 34, of Warners, New York, driving a 2001 Mack tractor, were both eastbound when Derfler failed to observe Heinrich ahead of him. The Outback struck the rear of the truck. Damages were disabling to the Outback and minor to the truck.

Monday, April 27, 2015

A driver involved in a hit-and-run crash in Schuylkill County on April 20 has been located and charged.

State police at Frackville said the hit-and-run crash occurred sometime between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the area of 214 Reed St., Girardville.

A vehicle driven northbound struck a parked 2002 Saturn SC2 owned by Robert Hollenbach, 24, of Girardville, then fled the scene. The Saturn was legally parked along the east berm of the street. Damages were minor to the driver's side rear fender of the Saturn.

Monday, April 27, 2015

A Shenandoah man was injured Friday in a three-car crash on Route 61 in Norwegian Township.

Michael C. Betz, 19, was a passenger in a 1987 Dodge Dakota driven by Roger A. Betz, 58, also of Shenandoah, said state police at Schuylkill Haven.

At 5:40 p.m., Roger A. Betz was driving the truck south in the right hand lane and was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting a 1989 GMC Sierra, driven by Bradley L. Sunday, 58, of Pottsville, that was stopped behind a 2010 Subaru Forester, driven by Terry L. Weaver, 46, of Pottsville, that was stopped for a red light at Tunnel Road.

Monday, April 27, 2015

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence after he fled the scene of a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 3:34 a.m. Sunday along Route 61 in Deer Lake Borough.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Joshua Heckman, 30, of Auburn, was driving a 2002 Ford Mustang southbound when he lost control of the car and traveled into the concrete center divider.

Monday, April 27, 2015

A hit-and-run driver is being sought following an incident in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Julia Dana, 32, of Pottsville, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer northbound on Route 183, at 10:24 p.m. Saturday when she became involved in a road rage incident with another driver.

As the other driver passed Dana they drove their vehicle into the driver's side of the Trailblazer with the passenger side. After impact the other driver continued northbound without stopping.

Monday, April 27, 2015

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence and drug counts.

State police at Fogelsville said Daniel James Miller, 20, of New Tripoli, was stopped at 7:52 p.m. on April 1 at the intersection of Schochary and Kistler Valley roads, in Lynn Township, for a traffic violation.

He showed signs of intoxication and was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. He was also found to have in his possession a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Charges were filed, troopers said.

Monday, April 27, 2015

A Schuylkill County man has been charged with domestic assault following an incident that occurred at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday at 122 Strawberry Lane in Ringtown, Union Township.

State police at Frackville said Jeffrey Houser, 39, of that address, was charged with simple assault and harassment following a domestic incident involving a 37-year-old Ashland female as the victim.

Houser was arraigned before a district judge and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Lehigh County coroner's office is seeking the next of kin of Eleanore M. Miller, 79, of 1339 W. Allen St., Allentown.

Miller was pronounced dead at 3:40 p.m. on Friday, at her residence. She died of natural causes.

The coroner's office asks anyone who has information concerning Miller's family to call 610-782-3426.