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Police Logs

Friday, January 21, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating two very similar incidents, one in which a large amount of cash was taken, in which three persons were involved and elderly Schuylkill County residents are the victims. Both occurred on Thursday, Jan. 20.

Friday, January 21, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a vehicle entry in which CDs were taken.

Troopers said the 1995 Pontiac Grand Am of Brenda Pensyl, 36, of Schuylkill Haven, was parked near Renninger's Market in North Manheim Township, between 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, and 6 a.m. on Thursday. Taken were 15 CDs and $10 in U.S. currency. Troopers said the vehicle was locked and there were no signs of forced entry.

Friday, January 21, 2011

A burglary at a Schuylkill County fire company is being probed.

State police at Frackville said the Citizens Fire Company of Brandonville, East Union Township, was entered sometime between 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, and 10 a.m. on Jan. 20. A bathroom window was smashed to gain entry. Removed were three cases of beer.

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

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by officers recently.

On Saturday, Jan. 15, about 4:48 a.m. officers conducted a traffic stop on Summit Avenue at Fifth St. for vehicle code violations. The driver was identified as Terrence Pressey, 48, of Tobyhanna. Officers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Pressy. He did not have a license and provided police with a false name and date of birth. Pressey submitted to and failed field sobriety tests.

Friday, January 21, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of a clothing bin from a Monroe County site.

Troopers said the bin, used for the donation of used clothing, was stolen from the area of Indigo Hair Salon in Chestnuthill Township, sometime between Jan. 15 and 19. The bin, yellow in color, measures three by four by six-feet and is owned by Planet Aid, of Fairfield, N.J.

The value of the bin was estimated at $300.

Friday, January 21, 2011

An inmate serving a life term in a state correctional insititution (SCI) in Schuylkill County has been charged with assaulting a state corrections officer causing serious injuries.

State police at Frackville said inmate Anthony Moten, 38, who is being held at the SCI Frackville, was arrested for assaulting guard Donald A. Malick, 39, at the prison on Dec. 14, 2010, about 6:45 a.m.

Troopers charged Moten with one count each of assault by a life prisoner, assault by a prisoner, recklessly endangering another person, and two counts of aggravated assault.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

State police at the Fogelsville barracks conducted a speed enforcement operation along Interstate 78 in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, on Monday, Jan. 17.

Troopers used a fixed wing aircraft to observe and clock vehicles. A total of 13 vehicles and one commercial truck were clocked resulting in 12 traffic citations for speeding and other violations. Four written warnings were issued.

The vehicle with the highest speed was 82 miles-per-hour. The operation was conducted between 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two crashes investigated by officers, both occurring on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The first crash occurred about 12:41 p.m. along Locust Ridge Road in Pocono Lake. Police said a 17-year-old male from Pocono Lake was driving northbound and he lost control of his vehicle due to snow and ice on the roadway. The vehicle impacted with a telephone pole along the berm. The teen was not injured. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, along Behrens Road in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Andrezej Jozwiak, 36, of Effort, was driving a 2001 BMW eastbound and approaching the intersection with Mountain View Road, when he lost control after attempting to negotiate a right curve. The car then left the road and struck a bridge abutment with the front front corner. The car came to rest at the point of impact, troopers said.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

State police at Frackville reported a multiple vehicle pileup occurred along Interstate 81 near the Tremont exit in Schuylkill County. Troopers said the crashes occurred during the period of 1 and 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

A total of seven tractor trailer rigs and four passenger vehicles were involved in the accidents with 11 people injured.

The crashes forced the closure of the interstate for three and a half hours. Multiple fire companies, ambulances and fire police assisted troopers at the crash scenes.

Troopers said the roadway was very icy at the time.