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Police Logs

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

No one was injured in a one vehicle crash that occurred about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, along SR1013 in Ryan Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said John J. Benitez, 18, of Hazleton, was driving a 1999 Dodge Caravan southbound and rounding a left curve when he became distracted looking at the radio. The car went onto the berm and drove over large rocks causing damage to the undercarriage. Benitez had a 16-year-old male passenger from McAdoo with him.

Troopers cited Benitez for not wearing a seat belt and careless driving.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrest of two wanted persons.

Officeres obtained an arrest warrant for Jaqual Weatherington, 23, of Tobyhanna, for driving under the influence (DUI) and possession of marijuana for incident that occurred on May 31, 2009.

State police at Bethlehem stopped Weatherington for speeding on Saturday, Sept. 4, about 2:20 a.m. Pocono officers went to Bethlehem to take custody of Weatherington on the initial DUI warrant. In taking him into custody police found marijuana on him.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A driver falling asleep at the wheel of his vehicle was the cause of a two vehicle crash that occurred about 6:03 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, along SR443, two-tenths of a mile east of Dad Burnhams Rd., in Washington Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Michael K. Meehan, 53, of Pottsville, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier eastbound when he fell asleep. His vehicle drifted into the oncoming lane and struck the driver's side of a westbound 2003 Dodge Dakota driven by Joseph F. Tucci, 58, of Pottsville.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 5281 Sell Rd., in Lowhill Township.

State police at Fogelsville said Chad Robert Dumbleton, 18, of Breinigsville, was driving a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound and negotiating a right curve when he lost control. The vehicle traveled across the north lane and impacted with a rock embankment along the berm, then rolled onto the passenger side.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Two Schuylkill County residents are facing bad check counts.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said William B. Koenig, 38, of Pine Grove, allegedly passed two checks with insufficient funds at Ken's Tire, 200 Pottsville St., North Manheim Township. Koenig was given the chance to make good on the checks but did not, troopers said, and charges have now been filed.

Tammy L. Heffner, 52, of Valley View, passed a bad check at Ken's Tire and has not made good on it and is now facing charges.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Two crashes were reported along Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County in the same location and 10 minutes apart. State police at Frackville said the crashes occurred at mile post marker 129.6 in Mahanoy Township.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on crashes invesetigated by troopers along Schuylkill County roadways over the past weekend.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Monroe County man is facing charges of possession of child pornography.

State police at Lehighton siad Donald Ray Kemmerer III, 23, of Effort, was arrested following an investigation on a sexual assault incident involving a then six-year-old male.

Kemmerer was picked up on a outstanding warrant on Sept. 1 at his residence at 605 Park Drive, Sun Valley, and arraigned before District Judge JoLanna Krawitz's of Stroudsburg. He failed to post the $25,000 bail set and was lodged in the county prison in Snydersville.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 8:40 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, along SR61 in Port Clinton.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox was stopped for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Sylvia Marie Guldin, 56, of Pottsville. She was found to be under the influence and will be arrested for DUI, troopers said.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police are investigating the theft of a motor vehicle.

Police said on Sunday, Sept. 5, about 3:03 p.m. officers were dispatched to Monadnock Iindustrail Building in the Mt. Pocono industrial park a report of a stolen car. Theophilus Usher, 51, of 420 Northumberland St., White Haven, reported his 1994 Infiniti J30 was stolen from at the above location while he was at work. The car is maroon in color with state registration plate JBJ-3545.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 895-2400.