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Police Logs

Friday, December 28, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a scattering rubbish case whereby someone dumped multiple bags of yard waste in the lot of the Cedar Shopping Center, Lower Macungie Township.

The incident happened between 10 p.m. Dec. 23 and 8 a.m. Dec. 24.

Friday, December 28, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a theft incident that was reported at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 27 at the Blue Mountain Ski Area in rural Palmerton.

The victims are Robert Docherty of Allentown, Brian Docherty of Hoboken, N.J., and a 17-year-old juvenile from Glenmoore, Pa.

Police said the victims had gym bags stolen from them at the ski area and the victims' car keys were left in one of the bags. Police said the thief used the keys to open the victims' vehicle and steal luggage.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Joshua Stock of Schuylkill Haven was arrested by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks at 1 p.m. Dec. 24 following a neighborhood dispute.

Police said he was cited with simple trespass after entering property of a neighbor, David Frey Jr., 1936 Fair Road, Wayne Township. Police said Stock entered the property, which had no trespassing signs posted on it, and engaged in a course of conduct that was intended to be intimidating to terrorize the neighbor.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks were summoned at 8:48 p.m. Dec. 23 to the Walgreen's department store on Hamilton Boulevard, Allentown, after a cashier was robbed at gunpoint.

Police said an 18-year-old female was approached by a man displaying a semi-automatic handgun and ordered to give him the money from the cash drawer. After receiving the money, the actor fled out of the store and appeared to head alongside the Mill Creek Road of the store, which is located in Lower Macungie Township.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks have reported the results of roving DUI patrols that were conducted Dec. 21 into Dec. 22.

Police said the patrols resulted in eight motorists being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. In addition, eight motorists were found to have been drinking but were released after successfully passing standardized field sobriety tests.

Police issued 57 citations during that period and one other motorist was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a hit-and-run accident that happened at 4:05 p.m. Dec. 21 along Route 248 in Lower Towamensing Township.

Police said a vehicle believed to be a Ford SUV was westbound on the highway when it passed a car operated by Trudyann Bonser, 47, of Lehighton, at which time the unknown driver failed to allow clearance space and, as a result, the left rear of the vehicle struck the right front of Bonser's 2008 Jeep Laredo. After impact, the SUV fled the scene.

Bonser was uninjured.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating a hit-and-run accident that happened at 8:40 p.m. Dec. 21 on Rt. 61 in Blythe Township.

Police said John A. Carestia Jr., 42, of Schuylkill Haven, was driving a 2005 Ford Explorer north on the highway when an unknown vehicle, also traveling north, entered the left lane of traffic and struck the Explorer in the passenger's side. After the impact, the unknown vehicle fled the scene.

Carestia was uninjured as his vehicle came to rest a short distance after the initial impact.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A one-vehicle crash at 7:55 p.m. Dec. 21 on State Route 895 in East Penn Township has resulted in the arrest of a Lehighton man. State police at the lehighton barracks said David Griffith, 63, of Lehighton, showed signs of intoxication after the crash at the intersection of Laurhnor Road. Police said he sustsined minor injuries.

Police said Griffith was traveling on Rt. 895 when he attempted to turn onto Lauchnor Road, at which time his 2003 Jeep struck a ditch. The vehicle received moderate damages.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

injuries were averted in a one- vehicle crash at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 18 on highridge Park Road in Cass Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at the Frackville barracks said Donald Corby, 74, of Saint Clair, was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt east when he told police another vehicle "cut him off." Police said the vehicle exited the right side of the road and struck a cement curb and traffic sign.

Police said the car was moderately damaged and was not driveable.

In addition to the driver, passenger Mary Corby, 75, also of Saint Clair, was uninjured.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Two persons, including a 3-year-old boy, were injured in a one-vehicle crash at 1:30 a.m., Dec. 25 on Interchange Road in Towamensing Township.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said the driver, Limara J. Romansky, 30, of Kresgeville, and the three-year-old sustained injuries of unknown severity. A second passenger, a 5-year-old boy, was uninjured. Police said the child safety seats were used on both children.