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Police Logs

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

State police at Frackville reported on two crashes probed by troopers.

A one vehicle crash was reported about 4:38 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, along SR61, near E. Darkwater Rd., in New Castle Township. Troopers said Roxana Achach, 40, of Schuylkill Haven, was driving a 2002 Ford Focus SE southbound when she failed to negotiate a right curve. The car began to spin clockwise and traveled off the road. The front of the car impacted with the guard rail in the median. After impact the car traveled about 30 feet south and came to rest in the passing lane facing south.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Joseph Michael Evans, 46, of Orwigsburg, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol after a one-vehicle accident at 10:10 p.m. Feb. 1 on Ridge Road in North Manheim Township.

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said he sustained head, chest and leg injuries in the crash and was flown in the MedEvac 7 helicopter to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township..

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Two persons were injured in a one-vehicle crash at 5:50 a.m. Feb. 3 on Fearnot Road in Hubley Township.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Two persons were issued citations for harassment after state police at the Fogelsville barracks were summoned to a disturbance at 8:40 p.m. Feb. 2 in the 400 block of Miller Avenue in Upper Milford Township.

Police said Vincent D. Longo, 51, and Pattie Ann Bowman, 47, were charged after the incident. Police did not list addresses for them.

Police said Longo allegedly made threatening gestures towards Bowman with a spackling knife during a verbal altercation. Bowman allegedly struck Longo in the face with a cell phone.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Four persons reported to state police at the Fogelsville barracks on Feb. 1 that they were victims of a simple assault that took place on Interstate 78 westbound, South Whitehall Township.

The victims include a 19-year-old and a 45-year-old, both from Boyertown, and a 40-year-old and a 45-year-old, both from New Tripoli. All of the victims are males.

Police said they were occupants of a vehicle involved in a crash and were involved in an altercation after the accident. They told police they were pushed into the westbound lane of travel of I-78.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Duane Harold Maurer, 49, of Fountain Springs, Ashland, was committed to the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, following his arraignment over the weekend on charges related to a burglary in Blythe Township.

State police at the Frackville barracks said he was arraigned before Magisterial District Justice James Reiley of Pottsville on charges of criminal conspiracy to commit burglary, conspiracy to commit theft by unlawful taking or disposition and conspiracy to commit unauthorized use of an automobile or other vehicles. Bail was set at $20,000.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County residence.

A home at 66 Lakeside Ave., Delano, was entered sometime between 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, and 5:30 p.m. on Monday. Entrance was gained by the criminals cutting a screen to unlock a basement door then breaking the door jam. Various items were removed including a microwave valued at $50. Damages were estimated at $50.

Troopers identified the victim as a 38-year-old female.

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

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

State police at Lehighton reported on arrests made by troopers and other investigations.

Troopers said Brad Lee Sell, 42, and Clifford Orach, 20, both of Palmerton, were cited for harassment following an incident that occurred about 6:20 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2195 Stoney Ridge Road, in Lower Towamensing Township. Troopers said the two were involved in a physical altercation at that location.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a burglary that happened at 2 a.m. Feb. 2 at a home in Towamensing Township.

police said they responded at 9:47 a.m. that day to 185 Chestnut Drive in the township an found someone had entered the residence through the front door by using force.

Stolen were a black Whirlpool dishwasher and a white Samsung stackable washer and dryer set.

Police said a white box truck was seen at the residence in the early morning hours.

Monday, February 4, 2013

State police at the Frackville barracks were summoned Feb. 3 to investigate a reported attempted breakin at a residence in Kelayres, Kline Township.

Police said Cynthia Mercuri, 13-1/2 Third St., reported she discovered snow outside her bedroom window. She told police the incident happened in the overnight hours, although no entry was made to the residence and nothing was discovered missing from the property.