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Police Logs

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Two persons were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 6:50 a.m. Jan. 7 at the intersection of Route 100 and Penn Drive in Lehigh County.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said Matthew Golligler of Little Rock, Ark., the driver of one of the vehicles, and an unnamed passenger, were transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for treatment of injuries they sustained in the crash.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Lansford woman has been cited by Tamaqua Police following a shop lifting incident on Saturday.

Patrolman Matthew Houser was dispatched to the Family Dollar Store on Pine Street at 3:03 p.m. and cited Lauren Bugge, 19, of 209 E. Patterson St., Lansford, for retail theft.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Schuylkill County driver is facing charges following an incident that occurred about 8:25 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, along Labenberg Road, and SR339, in North Union Township.

State police at Frackville said troopers attempted to stop Joseph Mulkusky, of Zion Grove, for a traffic violation. He did not stop and troopers activated their siren and emergency lights. Mulkusky traveled southbound on 339 for about a mile before turning onto a private lane. He then stopped his vehicle when it could not make it up a snowy hill.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Four students at the Blue Mountain High School were arrested by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks for possession and/or consumption of alcohol after police found they had alcohol on a school bus and in school.

Police responded at 7:45 a.m. Jan. 7 to the area of the school in Manheim Township.

They said three juveniles, two being 17 and the other, 16, all from New Ringgold, possessed and consumed Arbor Mist on a school bus on the way to school while the fourth juvenile, a 16-year-old from Auburn, possessed and consumed the alcohol in a bathroom in the school.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Schuylkill County man, and two juvenile males, are facing theft charges.

State police at Frackville said Stephen Earl Bendell, of Ringtown, and the two males, have been charged with removing a portable deer stand from a wooded area near 469 Green Mountain Road, in East Union Township. The theft was reported at 9 p.m. on Jan. 4.

Troopers said several misdemeanor charges were filed against Bendell, including corruption of minors. Both juveniles were charged through the county juvenile probation office.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating an aggravated assault incident that happened at 8:55 p.m. Jan. 5 on the jug handle of Route 61 southbound in North Manhein Township.

Police said the victim, Robert C. Lutsey of Pottsville, sustained a cut in the face after a man retrieved a knife during the incident and assaulted him.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Schuylkill County man is facing various drug counts following an incident that occurred about 7 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, in Luzerne County.

State police at Hazleton identified the defendant as Brett lee Blankenbiller, 42, of Hazleton.

According to troopers on Sunday they obtained information during the course of a traffic stop that Blankebiller was in possession of a large quantity of synthetic narcotics, or bath salts, in a room 20 at the Penn Terrace Motel, at 1880 E. Broad St., Hazle Township.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, District 2 Office, has reported activity related to enforcing the state's liquor laws in December.

The district office has officers assigned to enforce the liquor laws and related provisions of the law as they pertain to over 2,100 establishments licensed in Carbon, lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Pottsville man is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of a traffic stop made by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks on Jan. 6 at 1:39 p.m. on State Route 183 in Wayne Township.

Police said they stopped Jeffrey S. Wolfe, 49, for an equipment violation on the 1996 Chevrolet sedan he was driving, after which time police said the driver showed signs of impairment. He was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI and was taken to the Schuylkill Medical Center South, Pottsville, for a chemical blood test, the results of which are pending.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Jim Thorpe police reported on several retail theft arrests made by officers all occurring at the Jim Thorpe Market, located at 101 Laurel St.

Lori Bobarsky, 46, of 5 Game Drive, Jim Thrope, was cited in two separate incidents. The first incident occurred on Nov. 1, 2012, when she was allegedly observed removing a can of Barbasol shaving cream valued at $1.96; and the second incident on Nov. 6, 2012, when she was allegedly observed removing two five-pound packages of icelandic haddock valued at $74.09.