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Police Logs

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ice and snow on a Carbon County roadway was blamed for a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 7, along Hemlock St., near Spring Rd., in Lower Towamensing Township.

State police at Lehighton said Richard D. Bierman, 35, of Blakeslee, was driving a 2007 Hyundai Accent southbound and traveled over ice and snow which caused him to lose control. The vehicle struck an embankment with the front end, then rolled over onto its roof and came to rest facing northwest.

Bierman was not injured, troopers said.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

State police at Lehighton are looking for the owner of a snowboard that was found in Carbon County.

Troopers said the snowboard was found along SR443 near Lehighton Ford, in Lehighton, on March 5 about 7:30 p.m.

The owner can claim the snowboard by calling troopers at (610) 377-4270 and properly identifying it.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver will be cited following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 6:47 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, along SR4007 (Highridge Park Road), in Cass Township.

State police at Frackville said James Leskin, 32, of Pottsville, was driving a 1993 Isuzu Rodeo westbound and going too fast for conditions as the road was icy.

He lost control of the vehicle which traveled across the eastbound lane and onto the berm.

The vehicle then struck a large rock on the south side causing it to rollover, coming to rest on its roof facing east.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Schuylkill County teen was arrested on Tuesday, March 8, charged with stealing a vehicle.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said about 2 a.m. Benjamin Lee Neidlinger, 18, of Schuylkill Haven, smashed a glass window and entered the Auto Star Inc. business trailer located at Sammi's Mobile Home Park, North Manheim Township, and entered the trailer. Once inside he took the keys to a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse and fled the lot with the vehicle.

About 6 a.m. he returned to the scene with the vehicle and was confronted by the owner. Neidlinger then fled on foot from the scene.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Monroe County man has been cited for a dog law violation by state police at Fern Ridge.

Troopers said a German Shepard owned by Raymond Harris, of Sciota, ran from his property along Glen Lane, in Chestnuthill Township, and attacked a Maltese dog of Janet Gidlay. The incident occurred about 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9.

Gidlay's dog was taken to a veterinarian for treatment of serious injuries.

Harris was charged with not having his dog properly confined as per state law.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating burglaries and theft incidents occurring recently.

Troopers are probing a break-in at a Carbon County site. The residence of Joseph McDevitt, 72, of 1670 Owl Creek Rd., in Lehighton, Towamensing Township, was entered sometime between noon and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 6. Removed from the home was a digital camera, three rings and multiple prescription medications. Entry was gained by forcing open a rear door.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Two Schuylkill County establishments have been cited by the Allentown enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles 134, located at 16-18 S. Second St., Pottsville, were cited for selling alcoholic beverages to non-members. The violation occurred on Dec. 22, 2010.

Summit Station Fire Company No. 1, of Wayne Township, was cited for failure to operate small games of chance in conformity with the liquor code. The violations occurred a total of 46 times in 2010, according to the liquor board.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A vehicle stop in front of the Pocono Mountain Regional police station along SR940, in Pocono Summit, has led to charges against the driver and passenger.

Police said officers made the stop about 2:53 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, for a vehicle code violation. The driver was identified as Matthew Kaschak, 19, of Drums, and passenger Steven Scatton, 19, of West Hazleton.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

State police at Frackville said an elderly driver was injured when he lost control of his vehicle on a Schuylkill County roadway. The crash occurred about 9:23 a.m. on Monday, March 7, along the Burma Road in the area of the Blythe/Ryan township line in Blythe Township.

Troopers said Joseph Sorrentino, 71, of Philadelphia, was driving a 2001 Dodge Dakota southbound when he lost control while negotiating a left curve. The pickup truck went onto the berm and hit a tree, ditch and then flipped over onto its roof, where it came to rest.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Two 15-year-old male students at Lehighton High School have been cited for harassment by borough police.

Police said the two were cited following an altercation at the school which occurred on Wednesday, March 2, about 10:30 a.m.