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Police Logs

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.

Monday, January 7, 2013

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 2:48 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, along SR209 at Diamond St., in Branch Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Bryan Shipton, 21, of Pottsville, was driving a 2002 Subaru Impreza southbound too fast for conditions when he lost control. The car traveled onto the west berm for about 70 feet before it struck a utility pole with the right front, which caused the pole to sheer off.

Monday, January 7, 2013

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers on Schuylkill County roadways recently.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 9:18 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, along Ann St., in Norwegian Township. Troopers said Rosalie Gorman, 75, of Mahanoy City, was driving a 2008 Toyota Rav4 southbound when, for unknown reasons, she crossed over the road and drove up an embankment and struck a tree along the northbound shoulder.

Monday, January 7, 2013

State police at Frackville reported on the following arrests for harassment made by troopers.

Two persons were cited for an incident about 8 p.m. on New Years Day along Lakeside Ave., in Delano Township. Troopers said Julissa Luther, 38, of Mahanoy City, and Heather Richards, 25, of Barnesville, engaged in an argument that turned physical. Both were issued citations, troopers said.