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Police Logs

Saturday, May 26, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two crashes probed by troopers on Schuylkill County roads this week.

A one vehicle crash occurred about 10:55 a.m. on Monday, May 21, along Manheim Road, in North Manheim Township. Troopers said Vera L. McAfee, 84, of Pottsville, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala northbound and negotiating a right hand curve when she lost control. The right side tires went onto the berm and the car continued for about 130 feet before McAfee attempted to regain control.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 10:55 a.m. on May 11 along SR924 in Mahanoy Township.

State police at Frackville said James R. Onisick, 18, of Shenandoah, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu southbound and entered the left lane when the road split into two lanes. He then proceeded at a high rate of speed up a hill on the Gold Star Highway.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lansford police have been busy, citing offenders for a variety of violations.

Traffic citations were issued to: Jonathan Fuhrman, 30, 525 W. Oak St., Princeton, Indiana: Driving without a license on April 15 at 5:55 p.m. on E. Bertsch St.; Christine Schweibinz, 55, 44 Jones St., Lansford: Obedience to traffic control devices on April 16 at 4:44 p.m. at Patterson and Springgarden streets; Erica Dolan, 23, 301 N. Lehigh St., Tamaqua: Accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property on March 6 at 7:30 p.m. on the 300 block of W. Ridge Street.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ricky Hunsicker, 43, of 359 W. Patterson St. Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on Nov. 16, 2011 at 11:05 p.m. on East Patterson Street. Charges of simple assault and two counts of harassment were filed by Officer Jeffrey Ohl.

According to an affidavit of probable cause:

Police were dispatched to a fight at Logan's 209 Pub, at 635 E. Patterson St. Upon arrival, he and Officer Joshua Tom tried to determine what had happened, but no one in the bar would cooperate.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County church.

Troopers said unknown criminals broke open two locked shed doors on the property of Manbeck Zion United Church of Christ, located at 110 Wild Cherry Rd., in Washington Township. They removed the fill cap to the heating oil tanks for the church. No other items were reported missing from the sheds.

The incident occurred sometime between 11 a.m. and noon on May 12.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Monroe County motorcyclist was injured in a crash in Carbon County over the past weekend. The accident was one of several investigated by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said Frances D. Kintz, 54, of Stroudsburg, was operating a 2011 Harley Davidson northbound on SR209 in Towamensing Township, about 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. As he approached Red Hill Road a large deer ran onto the road in front of him. The bike struck the deer which caused Kintz to lose control.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Three persons were injured in a two vehicle crash that occurred about 4:26 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, along SR335 (Kunkletown Road), in Ross Township, Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said Emilia A. Valente, 19, of Kresgeville, was operating a 2005 Subaru Impreza eastbound and failed to negotiate a right curve. Her vehicle left the road and struck a guide rail. It then continued east and struck a 2005 Dodge Stratus driven westbound by Joann M. Quinn, 57, of Ashfield.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Copper piping was reported stolen from a Monroe County property. The burglary was one of several incidents probed by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said the property of Windy Hill Pet Rescue, located along Wind Hill Road, in Polk Township, was entered by damaging a basement door. Once inside the criminals removed copper piping from the basement.

The break-in occurred sometime between midnight and 9 a.m. on May 17.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A New Jersey man was jailed in Carbon County following an incident in Jim Thorpe.

Borough police said about 4:02 p.m. on Friday, May 18, they were dispatched to the Sam Miller baseball field, located along North Avenue, for a male shooting people with a BB gun.

On scene officers found Francis G. Vitagliano Jr., 23, of Veterans Place, Hammonton. He had shot two adults and two juveniles with a BB gun. The victims were reported as Harold R. Baker, Fred J. Baker, a 13-year-old male, and a 15-year-old female, all from Jim Thorpe.

Friday, May 25, 2012

State police at Frackville are alerting area residents, especially the elderly, of a lottery scam apparently being conducted in the Schuylkill County area.

Troopers said they received information from a Mahanoy City area senior citizen that she received several phone calls and correspondence directing her to wire a sum of money to secure a lottery prize she had one.

In this instance the woman was alert and did not transmit any money.