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Police Logs

Monday, November 14, 2011

An underage driver was cited following a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a 15-year-old male from Schuylkill Haven, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Tracker westbound on Moyer's Station Road, in Wayne Township, about 4:09 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, when he failed to negotiate a left curve while traveling at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle went onto the berm and struck a shrub with its right front end.

Monday, November 14, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating two crashes on Monroe County roads.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 5:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, along SR115 in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Ricardo West, 60, of Albrightsville, was driving a 2007 Toyota Camry south when a deer entered the road. The vehicle struck the deer. West was not injured.

Friday, November 11, 2011

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident whereby a backhoe owned by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation was damaged.

The incident happened between 2:45 p.m. Nov. 9 and 7:30 a.m. Nov. 10 from a site along State Route 4033 at Faux Hill Road in Zion Grove, North Union Township.

Police said someone smashed the window of the 2000 John Deere backhoe.

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Fleetwood man escaped serious injuries when his truck struck a deer in Rush Township late Wednesday afternoon.

Norman Fuhrmann was traveling on Fairview Street, at 5:52 p.m., when a deer ran out of the woods and into the path of his Ford Expedition.

The impact caused considerable damage to the SUV, which had to be towed from the scene.

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Mahanoy City man was taken into custody Thursday on an outstanding warrant issued by the Rush Township Police Department.

Mahanoy City Police arrested James Polusky, then turned him over to Rush Police.

Polusky was arraigned before District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, who imposed a bail of $10,000.

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Saylorsburg man has been arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks for allegedly stealing guard rails in Ross Township and then selling them for salvage.

Police said Sean Seraceni of Saylorsburg has been arrested for theft as a result of the incident that happend between noon Nov. 5 and 2:50 p.m. Nov. 8 in the area of Lake Road in the township.

The victim is Hector Marrero of Las Negas, Nev.

Police said it is alleged Saraceni removed approximately 200 sections of guard rails and sold them at Einfant Recycing and Salvage.

Friday, November 11, 2011

No one was injured when a car struck a deer at 10:57 p.m. Nov. 10 on Route 61, just north of Municipal Road, in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said Christopher R. Adams, 50, of Schuylkill Haven, was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro southbound on Rt. 61 when the deer entered the roadway from the east berm. The driver was unable to avoid striking the deer and hit it in the southbound lane.

The car sustained moderate damages and was towed from the scene.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Jose Anthony Betancourt III of Gilbert has been arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police said he was stopped at 7:47 p.m. Nov. 9 at the intersection of Serfass Road and Weber Lane in Polk Township, after which time police learned he was under the influence of alcohol.

Friday, November 11, 2011

William J. Shilbe, 54, of Orwigsburg, was committed to the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, on sex-related charges stemming from incidents that happened between midnight and 2 a.m. July 31, according to state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.

He was arraigned before District Justice James Ferrier and jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Police said he was taken into custody via two arrest warrants at that time, the first arrest having been issued for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and the second warrant being for simple and indecent assault.

Friday, November 11, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on three crashes investigated by troopers this week on Schuylkill County roadways.

A crash occurred about 10:26 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, along SR61 at the 3 C's restaurant in West Brunswick Township. Troopers said Teresa Reppy, 77, of Orwigsburg, was southbound in a 2002 Lincoln Town Car in the parking lot of the restaurant. She began to enter the road in an attempt to do a U-turn and cross the southbound lanes to head north.