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Police Logs

Monday, July 30, 2012

Four persons were injured, two of which had to be lifeflighted, in a two-vehicle collision in Schuylkill County. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the crash occurred about 2:51 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the intersection of SR443 and N. Greenview Road, in North Manheim Township.

Troopers said Mason A. White, 16, of Ashland, was southbound on Greenview operating a 2002 Mitsubishi and approaching the intersection, while Derek L. Hartranft, 24, of New Ringgold, driving a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 truck, was on 443 approaching the intersection.

Monday, July 30, 2012

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred about 12:30 a.m. on Friday, July 27, along SR54 at N. West St., in Shenandoah.

State police at Frackville said Charles Edward Wishnefsky, 20, of Shenandoah, was found at the above location and visibly intoxicated. He was placed under arrest for public drunkenness.

A check revealed that Wishnefsky was wanted on a bench wrarrant issued to the district attorney's office. He was placed in the county prison in Pottsville on the outstanding warrant, troopers said.

Monday, July 30, 2012

A Coaldale pair were charged after they stole items from a Summit Hill residence.

According to Summit Hill police, officers received a report in June that items were stolen from a residence. An investigation revealed that on June 13, Ricky Hunsicker, 26, Sarah Yusella, 24, both of 13 W. Ruddle St. were in that residence at the time of the theft. They removed various pieces of jewelry.

Both were charged with theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy to commit theft.

Monday, July 30, 2012

A Tamaqua woman was charged after she was caught trespassing.

According to Summit Hill police, on May 13, at 4:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to 105 Lansford Court, located in the Summit Hill portion of the Lansford Townhouses, for a person trespassing.

Upon arrival they discovered Kelly Richardson, 19, of 500 E. Elm St. on the property. She was given notice that she's not allowed on the property and was charged with criminal trespass.

Monday, July 30, 2012

A vehicle and a bear collided along Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said the incident occurred about 10:55 p.m. on Friday, July 27, in Butler Township.

Troopers said Gerald Brokenshire, of Shenandoah, was operating a 2004 Subaru Forester northbound in the left lane when a large black bear was crossing the road from west to east. Brokenshire was unable to avoid striking the bear and hit it with the front end.

Monday, July 30, 2012

A Lansford man was charged with multiple offenses after police discovered marijuana during a traffic stop.

According to Summit Hill police, on March 10, at 9:25 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle because the lights above the license plate were not working.

Upon investigation, it was learned that the driver, Carl Kopack, 44, of 114 W. Patterson St., was driving under the influence and had drug paraphernalia in his possession.

He was charged with two counts DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Monday, July 30, 2012

A Carbon County woman was hospitalized after her vehicle struck a tree Thursday morning in Jim Thorpe.

According to the report released by Jim Thorpe Police Chief Joseph Schatz, the Jim Thorpe Police Department was dispatched at around 11:22 a.m. to a single vehicle accident in the area of 359 Broadview Drive, Jim Thorpe.

Monday, July 30, 2012

A Summit Hill man was charged after he stole checks from a residence.

According to Summit Hill police, in March, police received a report of stolen checks and forged signatures. An investigation revealed that from March 6 to 16, Jeremy Johnson, 28, of 127 W. Iron St., stole the checks and forged the signatures.

He was charged with two counts forgery, theft and receiving stolen property.

Monday, July 30, 2012

A Brockton man was charged for driving under the influence after Summit Hill police conducted a checkpoint.

According to borough police, on March 11, at 7:29 p.m., officers were conducting a checkpoint when they pulled over a vehicle, driven by Andrew Tabino, 24, of 220 Union St., Brockton.

As officers were talking to Tabino, they noticed the smell of marijuana coming from his vehicle.

It was also learned that he had been drinking.

Tabino was charged with two counts DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Monday, July 30, 2012

A 20-year-old man was charged with theft after he stole items from a residence in Summit Hill.

According to Summit Hill police, on May 12, officers received a report of cash and jewelry missing from a borough residence. An investigation led to Timothy Keiper 20, whose current address on file is the Carbon County Corrections Facility, who had stolen the items.

He was charged with theft by lawful taking.