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Police Logs

Friday, March 1, 2013

A Schuylkill County driver was seriously injured early today in a one-vehicle crash.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Jamie Lee Gerber, 27, of Pine Grove, was driving a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo southbound on SR209, at Willing St., in Branch Township, about 2:50 a.m. when he attempted to turn onto Willing.

Friday, March 1, 2013

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks released a statistical report of activities for the month of January.

There were 647 total incidents with 105 criminal offenses reported, 101 founded, and 52 cleared with 47 arrests made.

Troopers investigated 77 crashes with one fatality, five hit and runs, 21 injured, 20 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made, seven DUI-related crashes, 304 traffic citations issued, and 36 written warnings handed out.

Friday, March 1, 2013

A Carbon County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred about 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23.

State police at Fern Ridge said Nicholas M. Capriglioni, 20, of Albrightsville, was cited for harassment for allegedly repeatedly kicking the front door of the home at 5 Shelley Drive, Towamensing Trails, Penn Forest Township, and making unreasonable noise when a 26-year-old female at that residence would not answer the door.

Friday, March 1, 2013

A Schuylkill County driver fled the scene of a one-vehicle crash early Thursday morning and is now facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Kelly Wensel, 42, of Pottsville, was driving a 1995 Jeep Cherokee westbound on Wade Road in New Castle Township, about 12:20 a.m. when she lost control. The Jeep traveled onto the north berm and impacted with a utility pole causing the pole to sheer off. The Jeep continued along the berm and eventually came to rest after striking a wooden privacy fence.

Friday, March 1, 2013

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a two-vehicle crash about 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, along Sweet Arrow Lake Road, in Washington Township.

Troopers said Carl T. Bohler, 27, of Tremont, was driving a 1996 Ford F250 truck westbound while Robert W. Drury, 55, of Pasadena, Md., was operating a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 truck pulling a camper, was eastbound.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A New York driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 2:19 a.m. on Feb. 19 along old route 940, in Pocono Pines.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said they observed a vehicle traveling over the center line along SR940. The driver then turned onto old route 940 and began to accelerate at a high rate of speed going into the opposite lane.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Luzerne County driver is facing charges following a vehicle stop in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers on patrol stopped a vehicle for an inspection violation along SR940 at SR423, in Pocono Pines.

The driver was identified as John Hamilton, 50, of Wilkes-Barre. A check revealed that Hamilton possesses a license that requires him to operate a vehicle that is equipped with a ignition interlock device. His vehicle did not have the device.

He was charged with that violation and the inspection sticker violation, police said.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

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

A two-vehicle crash occurred about 11:40 a.m. on Feb. 22 along Interstate 80 at Exit 274, in East Side Boro, Carbon County.

Troopers said a 1989 Cadillac Deville, operated by Gary E. Reiner, 46, of White Haven, ran into a 2013 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Nada Hajjari, 48, of Vancouver, Wash.

No one was injured. Reiner was cited for careless driving.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

State police at Lehighton reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers recently.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Schuylkill County driver was involved in a crash in Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said the accident occurred about 3:10 p.m. on Feb. 2 along Interstate 78 in Weisenberg Township.

Troopers said James A. Larrison, 43, of New Ringgold, was driving a 2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor westbound when he lost control. The vehicle hit the guard rail and then bounced back onto the road. The vehicle then went off the road again and hit the guard rail, returning to the right lane. It traveled off the road again and through a shrubbery and it a wire fence.