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Police Logs

Friday, December 28, 2012

Four persons were injured when a vehicle crashed and rolled onto its roof at 8:15 a.m. Dec. 26 on Interstate 81 in Cass Township.

State police at the Frackville barracks said Satparshi Debroy, 28, the driver of the vehicle, and three passengers, Gourab Sabui, 26, Payel Chattersee, 26, and Ranit Ghosh, 27, were transported to the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after the crash. Police said each of them sustained moderate injuries. Debroy, Sabui and Ghosh are all from Orlando, Fla., while Chattersee is from Raleigh, N.C.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Donnell Snyder, 39, of Easton, has been arrested by state police at the Fogelsville barracks with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of a small amount of marijuana and tampering with evidence.

Police said the charges stem from an incident at 2:58 a.m. Dec. 27 along Route 309 northbound in South Whitehall Township.

Police said he was stopped for several traffic violations, after which time police said he displayed multiple signs of impairment.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Sharess Rodgers, 41, of Pocono Summit, has been arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional Police for simple assault and harassment as a result of a domestic incident that happened at 4:52 p.m. Dec. 24 at 2319 Freedom Way, Coolbaugh Township.

The victim is Steven Schwartz, 51, also of Pocono Summit, who police identified as the husband of the defendant.

Friday, December 28, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that happened between 11:30 p.m. Dec. 23 and 11 a.m. Dec. 24 in North Manheim Township.

The victim is John and Delores Minnich, Stony Run Road, Pottsville.

Police said someone damaged a rocking horse, two white geese and two sets of Christmas lights from a display at the victim's front yard.

Friday, December 28, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a theft case that happened between midnight and 7 a.m. Dec. 23 in Weisenberg Township.

The victim is Otto Karl Schick, 57, of the 3500 Block of Scherer Road, Kutztown.

Police said someone removed a wooden samurai sword and a five-gallon gas can from outside the victim's residence and then removed about $40 from a vehicle that was parked at the residence.

Friday, December 28, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle while examining a disabled vehicle on Interstate 78 at 9:44 p.m. Dec. 26 died of injuries from the accident.

The name of the decedent has not been released by police, who said he was pronounced dead at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Friday, December 28, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 26 at a home in Lower Macungie Township.

The victim is Roberto Guerrero, 36, of Wescosville.

Police said he reported actor(s) made entry to his residence at 1119 Pine Grove Circle and stole a lockbox that contained identification papers, fleeing the scene in an unknown direction.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Two persons were injured in a one-vehicle crash at 6:52 p.m. Dec. 24 on State Route 901 in Cass Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at the Frackville barracks said Patricia M. Forgotch of Shenandoah, the driver of the vehicle, sustained moderate injuries and Stephen Forgotch, 84, also of Shenandoah, had minor injuries. Police said they were transported to the Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville, for treatment of injuries after the accident.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Two persons were injured in a headon crash at 11:59 a.m. Dec. 23 on State Route 901 in Barry Township, according to state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.

Police said Irene Wesner, 85, and Harold Wesner, 88, of Ashland, were transported to the Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital. Police said the woman sustained moderate injuries while he suffered major injuries.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Michael B. Schott, 38, of Frackville, escaped injuries in a one-vehicle crash at 1:50 p.m. Dec. 27 on the Gold Star Highway (Route 924) in Gilberton.

Police said he was driving a 1998 Jeep Cherokee southbound from the on-ramp entering Rt. 924 when there were pockets of slush on the roadway. Police said he failed to negotiate a right curve causing the vehicle to travel southwest off the roadway where its front section hit an embankment and the vehicle overturned. It came to rest on its passenger's side on the shoulder of the road, facing north.