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Police Logs

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A large quantity of tools were stolen from a site in Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville reported on the theft and also a burglary troopers are also probing.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A motorcyclist was injured in a crash in Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said the accident occurred about 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, along State Road in Ryan Township.

Troopers said Lonnie E. Watford, 49, of Saint Clair, was operating a 2008 BMW bike westbound when he lost control while traveling over some loose gravel. The bike was laid down by Watford.

Watford sustained a moderate injury, troopers said, and was taken by Ryan Township ambulance to St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale. Troopers noted Watford was wearing a helmet.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Andrew Schmick, 32, of 3075 Wiedasville Road, Orefield, has been cited for harassment by Slatington police.

Police said the charge stems from an incident that happened at 4 p.m. Sept. 6 at 215 E. South St. in the borough.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

One of two drivers involved in a crash about 8:34 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, along SR61 in Deer Lake borough, Schuylkill County, has been cited.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Two Luzerne County residents were slightly injured in a one vehicle crash along Interstate 81 in Delano Township, Schuylkill County, that occurred about 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14.

State police at Frackville said Mary P. Osterweil, 24, of Shavertown, was driving a 2005 Hyundai Elantra southbound and attempting to negotiate a slight right curve when she lost control. The car went onto the east berm and into the median. The car then traveled about 1,000 feet in the center median before entering a drainage culvert just off the west berm of the northbound lanes.

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Carbon County resident is facing charges in Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said the incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8288 Milky Way, in Lower Milford Township.

Troopers said Anthony Lee Buskirk, 23, of Lansford, allegedly struck Jamie Lynn Snyder, 21, of Emmaus, in the face with an open hand causing red marks to the right side of her face. When Donald Harry Gallagher, 51, of Zionsville, confronted Buskirk about it, he allegedly struck Gallagher with both hands in the chest.

Monday, September 17, 2012

A fire in Schuylkill County that caused considerable damages to a vacant property, has been ruled arson. State police at Frackville said the fire occurred at 201 B. St. at Vine Street, in Girardville, about 12:19 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Fire marshal Trooper Michael J. Yeity said the fire was discovered at a shed and quickly spread to a deck of the residence. The fire spread to the roof and upper floors of the residence.

Monday, September 17, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on the following arrests made by troopers.

Troopers said Albert Samanns, 64, of Jim Thorpe, is facing an aggravated assault charge for an incident that occurred about 2:15 p.m. on Sept. 9 along Deer Trail, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Troopers allege that Samanns struck a female from Jim Thorpe in the face causing stitches and an injury to her jaw.

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Schuylkill County motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash that occurred about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, along SR901 (Gordon Nagle Trail), in North Manheim Township.

Monday, September 17, 2012

A driver left the scene of a one-vehicle crash in Schuylkill County on Friday, Sept. 14. It was one of two hit-and-run accidents probed by state police at Schuylkill Haven.

Troopers said Michael Keefer, 50, of Schuylkill Haven, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro eastbound on SR895 in Pine Grove Township about 7:43 p.m. Keefer attempted to avoid a deer with his vehicle leaving the road and striking a utility pole. After impact with the pole the vehicle continued another 200 feet before it came to rest in a field.