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Police Logs

Monday, October 3, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating two crashes along SR61 in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said a two vehicle crash occurred about 6:25 p.m. on Sept. 29 in West Brunswick Township, at the intersection with Pine St. Leianne C. Phillips, 60, of Hamburg, was westbound on Pine, stopped for a stop sign at the intersection with 61, while Josh Halaburda, 18, of Schuylkill Haven, was southbound.

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Carbon County woman is facing a charge of harassment following an incident that occurred about 11:45 a.m. on Sept. 27 at 133 Thomas Lane, in Towamensing Trails, Penn Forest Township.

State police at Lehighton allege that Sue Ellen Smith, 60, of Albrightsville, punched Eric Henry Harz, 50, of Kunkletown, in the face in a dispute of noise from a tree cutter.

Monday, October 3, 2011

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

State police at Lehighton said Scott E. Hoats, 43, of Lehighton, was stopped for a motor vehicle code violation about 9:22 p.m. on Sept. 28 along Bridge St., at White St., in Weissport.

Hoats was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Vandals caused damages to a Carbon County recreation center.

State police at Lehighton said unknown criminals went to the Towamensing Township Recreational Center, and shot at the field lights and exterior motion lights on the concession stand with a BB gun. Damages were estimated at $400, troopers said.

Monday, October 3, 2011

State police at Fogelsville reported investigating a rear-end crash about 6:48 a.m. on Sept. 28 along SR100 in Lowhill Township, Lehigh County.

Troopers said Richard N. Grosch, 54, of New Tripoli, and Scott A. Wanamaker, 39, of Slatington, were both southbound.

Troopers said Wanamaker stopped to make a left turn when his 1999 Ford was struck in the rear by Grosch's 2008 Toyota Tacoma.

Both drivers sustained minor injuries but did not require immediate medical attention.

Troopers cited Grosch for driving too fast for conditions.

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing multiple charges following a chase and standoff incident. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident began about 2:59 a.m. on Sept. 30 along SR940 in Pocono Summit.

Officers on patrol observed a vehicle being operated without a license plate. A traffic stop was made and the driver later identified as Kevin Gleixner, of Long Pond.

At the stop officers observed a handgun between the front seat and middle console. Police seized the gun and at this point Gleixner fled in the vehicle toward Blakeslee.

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Schuylkill County man is facing theft counts.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Thomas Michael Scornavacchi, 50, of Schuylkill Haven, has been charged with four counts of theft by deception.

Troopers allege that Scornavacchi was residing at 436 SR61S, in North Manheim Township, and gave Laverne McDemus, 39, of Schuylkill Haven, his landlord, four checks totaling $890 for rent payments.

All the checks were drawn on a closed account, troopers said.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on the following arrests made for harassment.

On Sept. 16 about 7:10 a.m. Annette Purcell, 51, arrived at Box 1735, Kunkletown R.1, Polk Township, Monroe County, and allegedly punched Christina Purcell, 30, also of that address, in the leg and threw a cup of coffee on her. As a result Annette Purcell was charged, troopers said.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests were reported by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said on Sept. 15 about 8:26 p.m. John Davidovich, 55, of Lake Harmony, was stopped along SR903 in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, for speeding and other moving violations. He showed signs of intoxication, troopers said, but refused to submit to a chemical test. He will be charged, troopers added.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Jim Thorpe police at investigating the theft of a newspaper vending machine.

Police aid on Wednesday, Sept. 28, about 7:05 p.m. a female discovered a TIMES NEWS machine along the Switchback Trail below South Avenue, while jogging. Police said the machine was pried open and an undetermined amount of change taken.

Police, with the help of the Jim Thorpe Community Watch Group, learned that the machine had been taken from in front of 300 Center Avenue sometime on Tuesday.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 325-4995.