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Police Logs

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Lehighton police reported on the following arrests by for driving under the influence (DUI).

Police said on Feb. 25 about 1:55 a.m. Todd W. Kerschner, 43, of 1923 Long Run Rd., Lehighton, was observed driving in a careless manner and in the wrong lane on SR443 at Blakeslee Blvd. East.

He was stopped and arrested. Given a test, the result was .18BAC. He was also charged with driving with an expired license, and careless driving.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge investigated a number of crashes on Monroe County roads.

A crash was reported about 2:46 p.m. on May 19 along SR715 in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Dale J. Bielecki, 58, of Hamburg, Berks County, was northbound in a 2002 Jeep and attempting a left turn and Pamela L. Steuer, 34, of Saylorsburg, was southbound in a 2008 Pontiac G6.

Troopers said Bielecki failed to make a proper turn and remained in the center of the road and Steuer couldn't avoid a collision.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported on the following crashes probed by troopers.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 7:36 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, along SR903 in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County. Troopers said Ryan C. Hausman, 19, of Lehighton, was operating a 1998 Volkswagen Golf northbound when he fell asleep at the wheel. The car left the road and struck a large rock along the berm. Hausman was not injured but the vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Lehighton police reported on several recent arrests.

Arthur L. Evans, 40, of 103 Gypsy Hill Gardens, Lehighton, was cited for harassment resulting from making unwanted physical contact with a female. The incident occurred at the Gypsy Hill Gardens building five, on Thursday, May 24, at 10:50 a.m.

Timothy Tappan, 53, of 100 Beaver St., Lehighton, was charged with issuing a bad check for $991.89 to Quality Plumbing. The check was returned due to insufficient funds.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating three burglaries and theft incidents at Schuylkill County locations.

Troopers said a burglary occurred at the Manbeck Zion E.C. Church, located at 110 Wild Cherry Rd., in Washington Township. Entry was gained to the basement of the church through unlocked doors to the rear. Once inside about 100-feet of copper piping an inch and one quarter in size was removed. The piping was used for the heating system. The scrap value of the copper was estimated at between $400 and $500. The incident occurred sometime between May 20-25.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Schuylkill County man is facing a charge of theft.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Jared Stessalavage, of Orwigsburg, backed his vehicle into a wooded area behind Moyer's Service Station, Wayne Township.

Troopers allege that Stessalavage began loading numerous pieces of scrap metal, steel, and an old snowplow into the back of his vehicle without the permission of the owner.

The incident occurred about 9 a.m. on May 15, troopers said. He was charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Nesquehoning police reported on traffic citations being issued by officers.

A speeding ticket was issued at state routes 209 and 93 for 50 miles-per-hour in a 40 zone; also, three at 209 and Oak Street, with speeds of 39, 43 and 44 in a 25 zone.

Kenneth Diaz, 208 W. High St., Nesquehoning, was cited for driving under suspension at SR209 and Oak Street. Police added that there was multiple warnings issued for other infractions.

Friday, June 1, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating an assault incident.

Troopers said Gregory Wilson, 22, of Girardville, was assaulted in the 200 block of B Street, in Girardville, about 4:10 p.m. on Monday, May 28. He was taken to a Pottsville hospital for treatment of injuries.

Anyone who may have witnessed this assault is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Friday, June 1, 2012

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on charges of assault and threats.

State police at Frackville said on Wednesday, May 23, about 5:30 p.m. along Interstate 81 in Delano Township, Patricia Mistishin and Christopher John Cuozzo, both of Port Carbon, became involved in a physical altercation. During the altercation it is alleged that Cuozzo struck and choked Mistishin and pulled out a knife and threatened to kill her.

Friday, June 1, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a two-vehicle crash about 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, at the intersection of North West Lawn Road and SR4004, in Branch Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Lillian C. Drayer, 80, of Hummelstown, Dauphin County, was southbound on North West Lawn Road and stopped at the intersection. She then pulled into the intersection where the front of her 2009 Toyota Camry struck the passenger side front of a 2004 Lexus 330 driven by Bernadette M. Bremer, 64, of Minersville, who was westbound on 4004.