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Police Logs

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Two Schuylkill County establishments have been cited by the Allentown enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles 134, located at 16-18 S. Second St., Pottsville, were cited for selling alcoholic beverages to non-members. The violation occurred on Dec. 22, 2010.

Summit Station Fire Company No. 1, of Wayne Township, was cited for failure to operate small games of chance in conformity with the liquor code. The violations occurred a total of 46 times in 2010, according to the liquor board.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A vehicle stop in front of the Pocono Mountain Regional police station along SR940, in Pocono Summit, has led to charges against the driver and passenger.

Police said officers made the stop about 2:53 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, for a vehicle code violation. The driver was identified as Matthew Kaschak, 19, of Drums, and passenger Steven Scatton, 19, of West Hazleton.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

State police at Frackville said an elderly driver was injured when he lost control of his vehicle on a Schuylkill County roadway. The crash occurred about 9:23 a.m. on Monday, March 7, along the Burma Road in the area of the Blythe/Ryan township line in Blythe Township.

Troopers said Joseph Sorrentino, 71, of Philadelphia, was driving a 2001 Dodge Dakota southbound when he lost control while negotiating a left curve. The pickup truck went onto the berm and hit a tree, ditch and then flipped over onto its roof, where it came to rest.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Two 15-year-old male students at Lehighton High School have been cited for harassment by borough police.

Police said the two were cited following an altercation at the school which occurred on Wednesday, March 2, about 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A routine vehicle stop led to the driver facing several charges.

State police at Lehighton said Edward Charles Kleintop, 39, of Saylorsburg, was stopped along Kunkletown Road at Dogwood Lane, in Ross Township, about noon on March 5. Troopers said Kleintop was known to have a suspended license.

At the stop troopers learned there was an active warrant for his arrest issued out of Monroe County and he was found to be under the influence. Also, located in the car was amount of suspected methamphetamine.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A slushy Monroe County road has been blamed for a one vehicle crash that occurred about 11:11 a.m. on Monday, March 7, along SR115, in thea rea of Dixon Miller recreation area.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Christopher Sprague, 37, of Effort, was northbound when he encountered the slushy road surface which caused him to lose control. His vehicle left the road and struck a tree.

Sprague sustained a minor injury but declined medical attention, police said. His vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

State police at Fern Ridge assisted at the scene.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks released their statistical report of activities for the month of February.

In the criminal division there were 111 offenses reported with 109 founded, 71 cleared and 48 arrests made. In the traffic division there were 62 crashes, no fatalities, six hit and runs, seven injured, eight drunk driving arrests, three DUI-related crashes, 154 citations issued and 76 written warnings.

There were 448 incidents for the month.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Carbon County man has been cited for public drunkenness.

State police at Lehighton said about 10:26 p.m. on March 4 troopers observed Randy L. Dieter, 38, of Ashfield, standing in the middle of Forest Inn Road, at Delaware Avenue, in Palmerton, while vehicles passed by him. Dieter then was observed walking down a sidewalk and fell into the roadway causing a motorist to swerve to avoid striking him.

He was taken into custody and charged, troopers said.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lansford Police Chief John Turcmanovich has released his report for the month of February:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 6, along the Burma Road, five-tenths of a mile east of St. Clair, in East Norwegian Township.

State police at Frackville said Lisa A. Wise, 37, of St. Clair, was driving a 2006 Hummer westbound and drove into a drainage ditch after striking two PennDOT road signs.

Wise, who was not injured, left the scene prior to arrival of troopers and was found at her residence.