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Police Logs

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Michael B. Dixon, 30, of Shenandoah, was stopped about 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, along Interstate 78 eastbound near SR100 in Upper Macungie Township, after failing to maintain his lane of travel and failure to use a turn signal.

He was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance-marijuana, troopers said.

He was taken into custody and charged.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft incident in Schuylkill County involving PennDOT equipment.

Troopers said an exhaust pipe and air cleaner from a backhoe owned by PennDOT was stolen sometime between 2 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 16. The backhoe was parked along Forest Lane at Big Diamond Road, in Cass Township.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Carbon County teen was cited following a two vehicle crash that occurred about 11 a.m. on Nov. 15 at the intersection of SR222 bypass and Kressler Road, in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Rebekah L. Fritz, 18, of Lehighton, was driving a 2001 Dodge Neon northbound on 222 while Jeffrey E. Brewer, 52, of Norwich, Conn., was westbound on Kressler Road driving a 1999 Chrysler 300.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Monroe County driver is facing charges, including driving under the influence (DUI), following an incident that occurred on Sunday, Nov. 18, about 2:30 a.m. along Fork St. in Mount Pocono.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were dispatched to the area for a reported accident. Officers were told one of the vehicles involved had left the scene headed north on SR611.

Police located the vehicle at SR611 and Hemlock Drive. The vehicle had severe front end damage and was smoking. The driver was identified as Pedro Maisonet, 29, of East Stroudsburg.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating two burglaries at Carbon County locations. They also reported on an access device fraud case.

The residence at 145 Bear Creek Lake Drive, Jim Thorpe, Penn Forest Township, was entered sometime between Oct. 21 and Nov. 3. Entry was gained by removing an air conditioner from a basement window. Once inside the criminals removed a television and stereo. The home is owned by Karen Rinaldi, 61, of Blue Bell, Montgomery County.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a four vehicle crash about 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the intersection of state routes 901 and 209 in Branch Township, Schuylkill County, the Pottsville-Minersville road.

Troopers said Vincent A. Gargano, 75, of Saint Clair, was driving a 2011 Ford Ranger westbound on 901 and attempted to make a left turn onto 209 when he pulled into the path of a 1998 Buick Regal driven by Matthew E. Meyers, 25, of Pottsville, who was eastbound.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pennsylvania state police is looking for information on an unsolved case, which involved the murder of U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Robert Daniel Corriveau. He was discovered deceased along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County, about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Carbon County woman was jailed on Friday after a stabbing incident, which was the result of a domestic dispute.

State police at Lehighton said about 10:24 p.m. troopers were called to 1361 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, in East Penn Township, for a domestic dispute. After further investigation troopers said Kristy Ann Jones, 23, was taken into custody for stabbing Michael Paul Wallace, 29, in the face during a dispute. Both Jones and Wallace were transported to the Palmerton hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the incident.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Bucks County motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Saturday, Nov. 17, in Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said the accident occurred about 5:19 p.m. along Indian Creek Road, in Lower Macungie Township.

Troopers said Kevin P. O'Donnell, 21, of Quakertown, was operating a 1994 Harley-Davidson bike westbound when he lost control while negotiating a right curve. The bike slid onto its side and traveled into the eastbound lane where both the bike and O'Donnell were struck by a 2006 Ford Explorer driven by John O. Stover Jr., 60, of Emmaus.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

State police at Lehighton announced that troopers will be conducting roving DUI patrols over the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend.

The patrols will be conducted during the period of Nov. 22-25 in Carbon and Monroe counties, on various roadways.

The patrols are part of a statewide effort to reduce the number of crashes, fatalities, and injuries.