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Police Logs

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Lancaster County driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash along Interstate 81 in New Castle Township, Schuylkill County. The crash occurred about 7 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11.

State police at Frackville said Scott D. Garcia, 34, of Mount Joy, was driving a 2009 Acura northbound and entered onto the exit ramp at SR61. While on the ramp Garcia lost control of the car which went off the right shoulder and struck the guide rail.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a criminal mischief incident recently in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the driver's side window on the 2000 Chevrolet Blazer of Timothy Reed, 26, of Pottsville, was shattered while parked at 200 Walnut St., Diener's Hill, East Norwegian Township. Troopers said unknown criminals threw three cans of beer at the vehicle.

The incident occurred between 9:45 and 9:50 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. The suspects were seen fleeing west on Walnut St.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Monday, Feb. 11, after he violated a protection from abuse (PFA) order.

State police at Schuylkill Haven identified the suspect as Joseph Francis Krasnitsky, 46, of Pottsville.

According to troopers Krasnitsky made contact with a friend of Linda Lou Flail, 49, of Pottsville, who had the PFA order, at her place of employment at the Fairlane Village Mall, in Norwegian Township. He made a threat of Flail and told the friend to pass it along to the victim.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Two Lehighton residents were cited for public drunkenness.

Borough police said Paul D. Whitehead, 42, and Jennifer Rimsky, 42, both of 321 N. Center Alley, were charged following an incident that occurred just after midnight on Saturday, Feb. 9, in the vicinity of the 200 block of N. East Alley.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred early Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Upper Macungie Township police said they responded to the Starlite Dinner, located along SR100, about 2:05 a.m. to a report of a male yelling at patrons and threatening employees. The male left the diner operating a pickup truck prior to the arrival of officers.

Police located the suspect truck in the area of Tilghman Street and Blue Barn Road.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 5:06 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, they were called by Indian Mountain Lakes security concerning an intoxicated driver attempting to gain entry to the community along Mountain Road.

Police responded to the scene and learned the driver in question almost struck the guard shack at the entrance.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Monroe County man was jailed over the past weekend as the result of a domestic incident.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 10:20 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, they received a call from the county communications center to make contact with Jean Marie Fitzpatrick-Tanner, of 41 High St., Mount Pocono, in reference to a domestic incident. Mrs. Tanner advised police she had been assaulted at her residence by her husband, Daniel Tanner, 39.

Police noted Mrs. Tanner had several bruises over her arms and a cut on the top of her head with dried blood.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Two area drivers were involved in a rear-end type crash in Lehigh County. Upper Macungie Township police said the accident occurred about 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, on SR100 at the intersection with Tilghman St.

Police said Christian Gruber, of Lehighton, was southbound on 100 and approaching the intersection while Robert Taylor, of New Ringgold, was stopped on 100 at the intersection waiting for the light to turn green.

Gruber failed to stop in time and rear-ended Taylor's vehicle, police said.

No one was injured but both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Carbon County man is facing drug charges.

State police at Lehighton said Jared Aaron Hauser, 24, of Weissport, is facing drug counts after marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found at 336 White St., Weissport, which belonged to him.

The incident occurred about 1:09 p.m. on Feb. 7 during the course of an investigation, troopers said.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Schuylkill County man was cited for harassment following an incident that occurred about 11:25 pm. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Saint Clair Fish and Game building in East Norwegian Township.

Troopers said Christopher Gardner, 40, of Pottsville, approached Christopher Robison, 49, also of Pottsville, at the above location about a past problem. Gardner allegedly proceeded to strike Robison in the left side of his face.