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Police Logs

Monday, January 7, 2013

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 2:48 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, along SR209 at Diamond St., in Branch Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Bryan Shipton, 21, of Pottsville, was driving a 2002 Subaru Impreza southbound too fast for conditions when he lost control. The car traveled onto the west berm for about 70 feet before it struck a utility pole with the right front, which caused the pole to sheer off.

Monday, January 7, 2013

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers on Schuylkill County roadways recently.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 9:18 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, along Ann St., in Norwegian Township. Troopers said Rosalie Gorman, 75, of Mahanoy City, was driving a 2008 Toyota Rav4 southbound when, for unknown reasons, she crossed over the road and drove up an embankment and struck a tree along the northbound shoulder.

Monday, January 7, 2013

State police at Frackville reported on the following arrests for harassment made by troopers.

Two persons were cited for an incident about 8 p.m. on New Years Day along Lakeside Ave., in Delano Township. Troopers said Julissa Luther, 38, of Mahanoy City, and Heather Richards, 25, of Barnesville, engaged in an argument that turned physical. Both were issued citations, troopers said.

Monday, January 7, 2013

A Tamaqua woman was cited for an incident at a Schuylkill County bar.

State police at Frackville said Stacy Fortin, 33, was cited for disorderly conduct for an incident at the Patriot Bar, located at 151 Second St., Coaldale.

The incident occurred about 11:55 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, troopers said.

Monday, January 7, 2013

A two-vehicle crash was reported on Friday, Jan. 4, about 3:01 p.m. along SR924, in East Union Township, Schuylkill County, involving vehicles operated by a husband and wife.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

State police at Fogelsville are investigating a harassment case that happened between 8 a.m. Dec. 21, and 12:30 p.m. Dec. 27, in Lower Macungie Township.

Police said a 17-year-old female from Wescosville reported being harassed by several acquaintances through online social media.

A 17-year-old female from Slatington is the suspected actor.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

McAdoo Police cited a driver following an accident on Dec. 22.

Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of South Kennedy Drive at 12:18 a.m. for a one vehicle accident. At the scene, a black Chevrolet Trailblazer was found on the sidewalk and into a fence at 510 S. Kennedy Dr.

The driver was traveling north toward Hazleton when he applied the brakes too hard and began to lose control. He then overcompensated, striking a handicap parking sign, the fence and a brick landscaping area at 520 S. Kennedy Dr.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Berks County driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 1:32 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, along SR895 (Summer Valley Road), in East Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Joshua M. Elkind, 20, of Reading, was driving a 2006 Ford Focus eastbound when the car entered the westbound lane while rounding a right turn. Elkind lost control of the car, which went onto the south berm and struck a tree with the rear end. It then overturned onto its roof. The car came to rest on its roof along the berm.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

McAdoo Police have charged two residents of the community in connection with a series of recent thefts in the borough.

Officer Anthony DiVirgilio was investigating a string of thefts from motor vehicles, reviewing surveillance tapes from the areas in question, when he was able to identify one of the suspects, Brianna Taylor of 21 S. Kennedy Dr.

Taylor was contacted and agreed to come to the station for an interview. She was accompanied by her boyfriend, Jeremy Shafer, also of 21 S. Kennedy Dr. Both received their Miranda warnings and were questioned concerning the thefts.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Lehighton man is facing charges following an incident that was reported on Sunday, Dec. 30, about 10:10 p.m.

Lehighton police said Wayne Seaberg, 53, of 342 N. First St., side Apt. 1, has been charged with terroristic threats and harassment by communication, after he allegedly terrorized and harassed Lori Fatzinger, 49, of 342 N. First St., side Apt. 3.

Police said Seaberg threatened to do physical harm to Fatzinger, and he also threatened to kill her. The threats were received by Fatzinger by phone while police officers were on scene.