Thursday, December 8, 2016
     

Police Logs

Monday, September 17, 2012

A driver left the scene of a one-vehicle crash in Schuylkill County on Friday, Sept. 14. It was one of two hit-and-run accidents probed by state police at Schuylkill Haven.

Troopers said Michael Keefer, 50, of Schuylkill Haven, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro eastbound on SR895 in Pine Grove Township about 7:43 p.m. Keefer attempted to avoid a deer with his vehicle leaving the road and striking a utility pole. After impact with the pole the vehicle continued another 200 feet before it came to rest in a field.

Monday, September 17, 2012

State police at Frackville reported the arrest of a Schuylkill County man for simple assault.

Troopers said Robert Joseph Rountree, 43, and a 37-year-old female, both from New Philadelphia, were at a camp fire near 49 Water St., in the borough, drinking alcohol.

The two got involved in a verbal argument that became physical when both parties grabbed each other. During the confrontation the female sustained a broken leg and was transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for treatment. The incident occurred about 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14.

Monday, September 17, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a two-vehicle crash about 8:55 a.m. on Sept. 12 at the intersection of Fireline Road and Craig Street, in Bowmanstown, Carbon County.

Troopers said Cory J. Hricik, 23, of Lehighton, was driving a 1993 Nissan 240XS westbound on Fireline Road while Trisha L. Depalma, 27, of Albrightsville, driving a 2007 Toyota Tacoma, was eastbound. Troopers said the Nissan collided into the driver's side rear area of the Toyota.

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

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Tamaqua man was arrested and jailed over the weekend on outstanding criminal warrants.

State police at Frackville said Jeremiah Raymond Sanders, 24, was picked up about 3:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, along Broad Street, in the borough.

Troopers said he was wanted for parole violations in both Carbon and Northampton counties. He was taken into custody and lodged in the Carbon prison in Nesquehoning. A detainer was also placed on him from Northampton County.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Two Lehigh County residents were injured and flown to a Lehigh Valley area hospital following a motorcycle crash in Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said the accident occurred about 4:10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, along Tuscarora Mountain Drive, in Ryan Township.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County convenience store.

Troopers said the Kreiser Fuel Service store located in Tremont, was entered by unknown criminals who threw a cinder block through a side entrance door to gain entry.

Once inside they stole money from a cash register and took other items from behind the counter. The incident occurred about 3:20 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570)-593-2000.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Lansford Police Chief John Turcmanovich has released his monthly report for August, with a total of 605 calls:

Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Lehigh County driver was cited following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 2:49 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, along Independent Road, in Weisenberg Township.

State police at Fogelsville said Francis G. Fliszar, 48, of New Tripoli, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado truck when he fell asleep behind the wheel. The truck left the road and struck a boulder.

Fliszar was not injured but the truck sustained major front end damage, troopers said. He was cited for driving on roadways not laned for traffic.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of copper and other items from an electric company site in Schuylkill County.

The theft occurred sometime between Aug. 23 and Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Girard Manor tap air break location in Mahanoy Township, which is owned by PPL Electric Utilities Corp., of Frackville.

Criminals removed 83-feet of copper, multiple lug connectors, and multiple steel grounding grates (three by five-feet), from four tap sites. The estimated value of the missing items was set at $1,228.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Two Jim Thorpe juveniles have been charged in connection with a burglary at a borough business.

Borough police said on Thursday, Sept. 6, about 2:18 a.m. they responded to Bob's Market, located at 15 W. Sixth St,. for a burglar alarm. On scene police discovered forced entry was made to the building through a side window.