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Police Logs

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Brandon L. Gonzalez, 20, of Walnutport died Saturday after he lost control of his motorcycle and it was hit by another vehicle outside Northampton Assembly of God in Allen Township, state police at Bethlehem said.

The crash took place just before 6 p.m. in the 3400 block of Cherryville Road.

Troopers said Gonzalez, who was not wearing a helmet, had been riding around the church parking lot and headed east on a private drive leading out of the lot when he lost control of the bike, a 2004 Yamaha R1, and it slid on its side onto Cherryville Road.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a one vehicle crash that occurred about 12:19 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, along Stoney Mountain Road, near Rosewood Drive, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Chloe Hall, 22, of Jim Thorpe, was driving a 2002 Ford Escort southbound when she lost control and the car struck the guard rail. Hall was not injured but the car had to be towed from the scene.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A deer and a car collided in a Schuylkill County crash.

State police at Frackville said William Whitecavage, 55, of Ringtown, was driving a 2003 Honda CRV westbound on Aristes Road, in Union Township, about 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. He encountered a deer crossing the road and was unable to avoid it and struck the animal with the front end.

Whitecavage was not injured but his vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage and required towing, troopers said.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Speeding

Sharon George, 34, of 1310 Wintergreen Road, Palmerton, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on Nov. 11 at 5:41 p.m. on Third Street.

A citation was issued to Taryn Loch, 19, of 4039 W Grant Street, Emerald, for speeding. The violation occurred on Nov. 1 at 10 p.m. on SR248 west.

Matthew Carter, 25, of 72 Hazelwood Road, Lehighton, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on Oct. 31 at 4:24 a.m. on SR248 east.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a theft by deception incident that occurred at a Schuylkill County business.

Troopers said a white male entered the Sheetz service station along SR61 in North Manheim Township, about 7:33 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, and made a purchase with a $50 bill. The cashier gave change to the male in the form of two $20 bills.

The male then gave two $1 bills to the cashier stating that the wrong change was given.

The cashier then gave the male two more $20 bills. He then left the store.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations issued by officers.

Officer Timothy Wuttke issued the following: on Nov. 4 an inspection violation; Nov. 5, no passing; and Nov. 6, passing in a left turn only lane.

Officer Carl Breiner issued the following: speeding on Nov. 8 along SR93, 72 miles-per-hour in a 55 zone.

Officer Thomas Kurtz issued the following: on Nov. 4 speeding 41 in a 25 zone and Nov. 5, 41 in a 25 zone, both at Oak and Catawissa streets.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Texas resident is facing charges following an incident in Monroe County. State police at Fern Ridge said the incident occurred about 1:10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, in the 6300 block of SR715, in Chestnuthill Township.

Troopers said Jon Lloyd Evans Jr., of Effort, reported that he was at a residence when he got into an argument with Robert John Dehanes Jr., of Pebble Beach, Lakehills, Texas, along with Kevin John Rogan Sr. and Kevin John Rogan Jr. Evans said he was exiting the property when Dehanes told him not to return unless he found a job.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 8, along SR901, east of SR209, in the county near Mar Lin.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Kyle Thomas Pulavage, 23, of Pottsville, was driving a 2002 Buick Century eastbound at a high rate of speed when he lost control.

The car began to slide sideways with the left rear bumper striking a pole on the south berm.

After impact the car traveled another 66 feet before coming to rest off the road.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported on several crashes investigated by troopers.

A crash occurred about 7:45 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the intersection of SR209 at Weir Lake Road. in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Sean M. Dohn, 20, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2008 Toyota Sienna when he made a left turn in front of a 2002 Kia Spectra driven by Kristin M. Piekarski, 22, of Lehighton. Dohn sustained a minor injury while Piekarski was not injured. Troopers cited Dohn for vehicle turning left.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Northumberland County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance following a one vehicle crash in Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said the crash occurred about 4:25 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, along Interstate 81 in Delano Township.

Troopers said Rebecca Kotanchik, 29, of Shamokin, was driving a 2004 Kia Amanti southbound when the vehicle left the roadway on the west side and into a grassy area.