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Police Logs

Monday, November 5, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers.

A two vehicle crash was reported about 5:50 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the intersection of SR903 and Maury Road, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County. Troopers said Russell E. Eckhart, 56, of Lehighton, was operating a 2000 Freightliner dump truck southbound on 903 and slowing to attempt a turn onto Maury Road when he struck a 2010 Jeep Liberty operated by Evan M. Levitz, 39, of Jim Thorpe.

Monday, November 5, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a crash involving a truck and car. The accident occurred about 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 1 along SR61 in North Manehim Township.

Troopers said Craig S. Blakely, 32, of Airville, York County, was driving a 2007 Peterbilt tractor with trailer southbound in the left lane while Kari A. Wetzel, 30, of Minersville, was in the right lane driving a 2010 Toyota Corolla.

Monday, November 5, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two arrests made by troopers.

Troopers said Desiree Gerber, 22, of Pine Grove, is facing a charge of harassment following an incident that occurred about 1:09 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the intersection of E. Main and Spring sts., in Tremont.

Troopers said Gerber approached a vehicle at the location and reached inside the passenger side and garbbed and slapped Brandi Jones, 18, of Elizabethtown. Jones sufferd superfical bruise to her right hand, troopers said.

Monday, November 5, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary at a residence in Gilberton, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the home of Antoinette Smith, 114 Growler St., was entered with several items removed. The incident occurred sometime between 2 and 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A suspect is being sought in a scattering of rubbish incident in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said a person was observed rolling an old tire over an embankment in the area of SR1018 (Foothill St.), in Ryan Township, about 11:10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.

The suspect was described as being a white male with a beard and mustache who was wearing a black knit cap. He fled the scene going eastbound towards Tamaqua.

Monday, November 5, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a 12-year-old male from Mahanoy City is facing a charge of harassment following an incident at a football game.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the Blue Mountain High School stadium in North Manheim Township, about 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Troopers said an 11-year-old male from Schuylkill Haven was walking past the Mahanoy City teen when he accidentally bumped into him. The victim turned to say he was sorry when the suspect teen punched him in the face twice, causing a bloody nose.

Charges will be filed, troopers said.

Monday, November 5, 2012

State police at Frackville reported on three crashes investigated by troopers on Schuylkill County roadways.

A one vehicle crash was reported about 1:20 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, along Walnut St. in MaryD, Schuylkill Township. Troopers said Mark A. Caputo, 41, of MaryD, was driving a 2009 Subaru Impreza southbound when he swerved to miss an animal on the road. The car traveled off the west berm and struck a utility pole. Caputo was not injured but the vehicle sustained heavy front end damage.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Monroe County man is being sought for assault on a state trooper and numerous other charges following an incident that occurred on Friday, Nov. 2.

State police at Lehighton are seeking the whereabouts of Robert Paul Smith III, 21, last known address of 617 Kunkletown Road, of Kunkletown, Polk Township.

Troopers said the incident occurred about 9 p.m. when a patrol unit attempted to stop Smith for several vehicle code violations, including speeding, going 107 miles-per-hour in a 55 zone, and driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Monday, November 5, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests.

Troopers said Robert Michael Gardner, 25, of Hawley, was stopped for vehicle code violations about 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 27, along SR209 in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. He was subsequent placed under arrest for DUI.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Schuylkill County teen, who was seriously injured when the vehicle he was a passenger in was involved in a crash on Oct. 19 has died of those injuries.

The Lehigh County coroner's office said Kyle Bender, 15, of 152 N. State St., Branchdale, died at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, at 3:48 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. The cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma he sustained in the crash.

The accident occurred about 3:47 p.m. along Center St., in Frailey Township, according to state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.