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Police Logs

Thursday, January 26, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on several crashes investigated on Schuylkill County roadways this week.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 7:47 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, along SR501 in Pine Grove Township. Troopers said Larry Paul Krammes, 57, of Pine Grove, was driving a 1993 Dodge Intrepid northbound and attempting to negotiate a left hand curve when he hit ice, coming out of the curve causing him to lose control.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following arrests made by officers.

On Saturday, Jan. 21, about 4:24 a.m. officers on patrol of the Pocono Farms Community observed foot prints in the snow leading away from an abandoned residence. Officers followed the foot prints to the residence at 7215 Mohansic Lane. Upon arrival officers observed an individual stumbling in the driveway. A further investigation identified the person as Daniel Janki, 32, of Tobyhanna. Janki was intoxicated and was at the residence of his wife, Dipa Janki, 36.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Two Schuylkill County businesses were burglarized.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at the Blue Mountain Family Chiropractic and Downtime Salon and Spa, located at 1120 Centre Turnpike (SR61), in West Brunswick Township.

Entry was made sometime between 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, and 9 a.m. on Sunday.

The front doors were pried open to gain entry.

Removed from the chiropractic business was $40 and taken from the salon and spa was $200.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 593-2000.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a head-on crash about 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, along Towamensing Trail in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Shellyann Sinclair, 37, of Albrightsville, was operating a 2007 Jeep Compass southbound, and Matthew A. Wollett, 26, also of Albrightsville, was driving a 1998 Mazda B250 northbound.

As the two vehicles rounded a curve they collided head-on, troopers said.

Sinclair was injured and taken to the Geisinger Medical Center-Wyoming, Plains Township, Luzerne County, for treatment.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A driver involved in a crash about 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, in Schuylkill County, sustained injuries.

State police at Frackville said Hye Hillibush, 47, no address given, was driving a 2007 Jeep Liberty southbound on SR61 in New Castle Township, in an area referred to as "dead man's curve," when he lost control.

The Liberty went onto the berm and struck an embankment with the right side, then rolled over coming to rest on the embankment.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

State police at Frackville said a vehicle previously reported stolen out of Luzerne County was found in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said while on patrol along Interstate 81 southbound in Ryan Township, they located a Chevrolet S10 pickup truck, white in color, parked along the berm unattended, about 8:23 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22.

A check of the license revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Hanover Township.

Troopers said the vehicle was processed then towed back to Luzerne County. The vehicle is owned by Dominic Cepa, of Hanover Township.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported they are investigating a reported stabbing incident.

Troopers said a 25-year-old male from Stroudsburg reported he was stabbed twice by a male in the area of Golden Slipper and Bartonsville Woods roads in Jackson Township.

He said the incident occurred about 12:23 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23.

Troopers said the victim was treated at the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for his injuries.

The probe into the incident is continuing.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lehighton police are investigating the theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle.

Police said the incident occurred on Jan. 19 about 2:35 p.m.

Police said two males were observed cutting the converter off a vehicle parked in North Maple Alley.

The two suspects were described as white males, one with blonde hair and a black hat that was worn off to the side; the second male wore some type of hat and blue jeans.

Both fled in a small, silver in color, sedan. Displayed in the side window of the car was a bright green sticker with black writing.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lehighton police are warning area residents of a phone scam.

Police said a borough resident received a phone call from a male with a foreign accent using the name of Bobby Simmons and provided the person with a phone number.

The male told the person that they were the winner of $2 million and a new BMW car. However, to claim their winnings the person was told to go to the Wal-Mart store in Lehighton and use Western Union to wire him $1,125 and in return, the prizes would be given to them.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

An incident in an exchange of a child led to a criminal mischief charge.

State police at Fogelsville said Kristina Soldridge, of New Tripoli, went to the home of Frank Soldridge IV, in Lowhill Township, New Tripoli, to pick up her daughter. While waiting for her daughter to come out she allegedly began kicking the storm door of the residence, causing damage, troopers said.

She was cited for criminal mischief, troopers added.