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Police Logs

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

State police at Frackville reported investigating two crashes on Friday, March 1, along Schuylkill County roads.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 1:03 p.m. along Burma Road, a mile north of Saint Clair, in Blythe Township. Troopers said Carol J. Narr, 49, of Saint Clair, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck southbound when she lost control while negotiating a left curve. The vehicle traveled off the road, spun around and struck a utility pole on the east berm with the rear portion.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mahoning Township police said driving under the influence (DUI) charges are pending as a result of a one-vehicle accident Friday, March 1.

At about 10 a.m. police were dispatched to a single-vehicle accident on SR209 near Spring Street. A blue Jeep Liberty was traveling north when it went off the roadway striking a rock embankment and a tree, police said. The vehicle sustained heavy damage and was not drivable.

Police said that at the scene officers found open beer cans inside the car, and on the roadway.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of a motor vehicle.

Troopers said Edward Kowalski, of 353 Virginia Ave., Shenandoah, West Mahanoy Township, reported his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, white in color, was stolen from the driveway of his home.

The theft occurred sometime between Sunday, March 3, at 6 p.m., and Monday at 4:30 a.m. The pickup truck has state registration plate YJP7215.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

State police at the Lehighton barracks released results of roving drunk driving patrols conducted over the period of Feb. 1-28 on various roads in Carbon and Monroe counties.

As a result three motorists were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or a controlled substance. Also, two motorists were drinking, but were released after passing field sobriety tests, 14 citations were issued, two motorists were arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance, and one individual was cited for underage drinking.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a traffic stop in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Joshua Henritzy, 23, of Walnutport, was stopped about 1:01 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, along SR222 southbound bypass at Brookside Road, in Lower Macungie Township, for several motor vehicle code violations.

He was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. He was taken to the county DUI center for a blood test.

The DUI charge is pending the test results, troopers said.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following arrests made by officers recently.

On March 3 officers on patrol along SR196 in Coolbaugh Township, at 2:45 a.m. conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle operated by Ronald Lamas, of Glouster Road, Tobyhanna, for a vehicle code violation. The odor of burnt marijuana was detected by officers coming from the vehicle. A consent search was conducted and found was marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Police said Lamas would be charged with drug counts.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The North Central Regional DUI Program have announced Sobriety Checkpoints and Roving Patrols will be conducted between March 8-11 throughout Carbon County.

Travelers are reminded to report drunk drivers by dialing 911. To report underage drinking call 1-888-UNDER-21.

Sobriety Checkpoints are funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

On March 1, a resident of the Packerton section of Mahoning Township reported that a light bulb, which illuminates a War Memorial by the church on Pine Street, was vandalized.

Township police said the bulb has been smashed out several times in recent weeks.

Anyone with information is asked to contact township police at (570) 386-2241 or by email at mahtwppd@ptd.net.

Monday, March 4, 2013

One individual was injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Thursday, at 9:27 p.m., in Delano Township, Schuylkill County.

According to State Police at Frackville, Victor Yuengling, 30, of Carlisle, was operating his 2007 Cadillac Escalade SUV south on Interstate 81, near mile marker 134.7, when he traveled off the right side of the roadway.

The vehicle proceeded to travel in an easterly direction up an embankment and struck several trees before coming to rest. The impact caused disabling damage to the vehicle.

Monday, March 4, 2013

A Grier City man has been charged in connection with a domestic incident in Rush Township on Thursday, Feb. 28.

Police were dispatched to 222 Grier Ave. at 6:15 a.m. and spoke with the female victim. She told police she had been assaulted by Brett P. McGuire, 41, who had left the scene before police arrived.

McGuire later turned himself in to police and was charged with simple assault, terroristic threats, and harassment.

He was arraigned before District Judge Steven Bayer, of Tamaqua, and released on bail.