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Police Logs

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Vincent M. Garofalo, 18, of Trevose, is facing multiple charges for leaving the scene of a one-car accident at 2:19 p.m. Dec. 26 along Route 143 (King's Highway) in Lynn Township.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said he was driving a 1999 Jeep Cherokee westbound when he lost control of it while negotiating a left curve in the highway. The Jeep drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a garage at 8321 King's Highway.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Three persons sustained minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash at 12:19 p.m. Dec. 30 on the Burma Road in Blythe Township, Schuylkill County, according to state police at the Frackville barracks.

Injured were Donna L. Neidlinger, 44, of Mahanoy City, and two boys, ages 10 and 15. Police said they were taken to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville, in the St. Clair ambulance.

Monday, December 31, 2012

A Tamaqua man left the scene of a one-car accident on Dec. 28 at 10 p.m. on Kettle Road in Walker Township, according to state police at the Frackville barracks.

Polcie said Nolan Zeigler, 18, was located and interviewed after the crash. Police said he was uninjured and admitted driving the vehicle.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Robert Hoffman, 59, of Tamaqua, sustained minor injuries when he was assaulted while he tried to offer assistance during a verbal argument between two other people.

Police said Hoffman was driving on Old Route 209 between Tuscarora and Newkirk at 9:55 p.m. Dec. 27 when he came upon a vehicle stopped in the roadway. Police said Hoffman approached the vehicle and found a male and female engaged in the argument. Hoffman attempted to offer assistance but was shoved to the ground by the male occupant as the couple fled the area west on Old Route 209.

Monday, December 31, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 2 a.m. Dec. 25 and 6:30 a.m. Dec. 26 at the Liberty Oil Company, Port Carbon.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Two persons were charged with harassment after an incident at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 23 at St. John Lutheran Church, 2915 Fireline Road, Palmerton.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said the charges were filed against two females, ages 26 and 41, both from Lehighton.

Police said the two women were involved in an argument that resulted in pushing each other. No injuries were reported.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Thomas Fronczak Jr., 42, of Mahanoy City, has been arrested by state police at the Frackville barracks for driving under the influence.

Police said he was stopped at 10:55 p.m. Dec. 28 at 475 Morea Road, West Mahanoy Township, for a summary traffic violation, after which time police said he showed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests that were administered to him.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Diance C. Watkins, 51, of Palmyra, sustained minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash at 3:11 p.m. Dec. 28 on Interstate 81 in Ryan Township.

State police at the Frackville barracks said she was driving a 2000 Jeep Cherokee southbound in the right lane of the interstate when it left the roadway, crossed the west shoulder and traveled 134 feet before striking a tree with its front end and coming to rest facing south.

Police said she will be cited for careless driving.

She was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-South, Pottsville, by the Ryan Township Ambulance.

Monday, December 31, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating an attempted breakin at a property in South Manheim Township between Dec. 16 and 23.

The victim is Alan Musket, 51, of Auburn, who reported someone attempted to burglarize his property at 1290 Running Deer Drive in the township.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lehighton Police Chief Neal Ebbert issued the following report:

Two 15-year-old Lehighton females were both cited for disorderly conduct following a fight which became physical in nature. The incident occurred on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Lehighton Area High School.

Tammy Neff, 37, of 117 S. Fourth St., Lehighton, was cited for harassment following a domestic altercation. The incident occurred on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2:23 a.m. at their home.