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Police Logs

Monday, January 28, 2013

State police at Schuylkill Haven were kept very busy over the past weekend with numerous crashes reported on Schuylkill County roads.

A three-vehicle crash occurred about 3:54 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, along SR61 in West Brunswick Township. Troopers said Emily E. Wagner, 20, of Orwigsburg, was southbound driving a 2008 Toyota Corolla, when she lost control while negotiating a right curve. The car slid across the median and impacted with a 2011 GMC Yukon driven by Charles F. Vincent, 46, of Orwigsburg, who was northbound.

Monday, January 28, 2013

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an attempted retail theft incident that occurred at a Schuylkill County department store.

The incident occurred about 6:05 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Kohl's Department Store in the Fairlane Village Mall, in Norwegian Township.

Troopers said a group of five individuals entered the store and walked to the small appliance section. One of the individuals took the security rap off an eight-inch Polaroid Internet tablet and seven-inch Polaroid Internet tablet, which are valued at $379.

Monday, January 28, 2013

State police at Lehighton reported on a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 1:45 p.m. on Jan. 20 along Forest Inn Road, in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Tyler J. Koch, 18, of Palmerton, was driving a 2004 Ford 550XL southbound when he lost control while attempting to negotiate a left curve. The vehicle traveled onto the east berm and struck a guide rail with its front left side. It then struck a utility pole where it came to rest.

Monday, January 28, 2013

A woman is facing a charge of retail theft following an incident that occurred about 12:35 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at the Country Junction, located at 6565 Interchange Road (SR209), in Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Lori Ann Christman, 31, of Saylorsburg, allegedly attempted to conceal numerous items and remove them from the store without paying for them.

Monday, January 28, 2013

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County business.

Troopers said the Hawk Mountain General Store/Valerio Service Station, located 16 Summer Valley Road, in West Brunswick Township, was entered about 2:04 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Entry was gained by forcing open the front door. Once inside the criminals removed several packs of cigarettes and a small amount of cash from behind the counter.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Summit Hill Chief of Police Joseph Fittos Jr. said a car was reportedly stolen from a garage in the borough.

Two rifles reportedly were in the car.

The theft occurred at about 4:15 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle is a 2011 Chevy Silverado.

Fittos said the owner had the garage unlocked and the key was in the car.

According to Fittos, the car might possibly have been involved in a hit-and-run accident after being taken.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

State police at Frackville are seeking the whereabouts of James Elijak Dickson, 43, who was an inmate at SCI Mahanoy before his release on Jan. 13, 2013. Police said that Dickson completed his Megan's Law registration paperwork. In that paperwork, Dickson listed his residence to be an address in Philadelphia that was subsequently determined to be abandoned. Dickson failed to report his actual current address within the required 72 hours. His current whereabouts is unknown, but he has family members in the Philadelphia area.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

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

Pocono Mountain Regional police said they stopped James C. Albright, 53, of Pcoono Lake, about 12:07 a.m. on Jan. 17 along SR940 and Sir Bradford Road, in Tobyhanna Township, after observing numerous traffic violations.

Albright showed signs of intoxication and failed field sobriety tests.

He was then transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test. The test results showed a .21BAC.

Charges were filed, police added.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Joseph Fittos Jr., chief of police in Summit Hill, said there have been reports of individuals soliciting door-to-door in the borough during the evening hours.

He said the solicitors claim to be representatives from an energy company.

No such solicitors have registered at the Borough Hall, he said.

Fittos cautioned residents not to leave anyone inside their residence. "Some people have allowed these solicitors to come into their homes," he said.

He said anyone visited by these solicitors should call the police.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Travis L. Erdman, 18, of Elizabethville, Dauphin County, escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash at 5:25 a.m. Jan. 24 on Route 209 in Porter Township.

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said he was driving a 1999 Saturn SC1 eastbound on the roadway when he fell asleep. The vehicle drifted off the roadway at the intersection with Tremont Road and struck a stop sign before travelling up an embankment where it came to rest.

Pollice said the vehicle was disabled and required towing from the scene.

Police said Erdman will be cited for causing the crash.