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Police Logs

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Between March 9 and 11, Mahoning Township police conducted aggressive driving enforcement.

As a result the following number of citations, and warnings were issued.

Nineteen - speeding; one driving under suspension; one driving without a license; one use of multiple-beam road lighting equipment (failed to dim high beams); one restraint systems (2-year old child held in lap of passenger); and 14 warnings for various vehicle code violations.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A New York state driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Monday, March 19, about 3:34 p.m. a traffic stop was made at the Interstate 380 on ramp, just off SR940, for a vehicle code violation.

The driver was identified as James Ryan Gilhooly, 22, of Brooklyn. Police detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Gilhooly. He failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating the theft of a vehicle that occurred in Monroe County.

Troopers said Kevin Smith, 41, of 765 Silver Spring Blvd., in Polk Township, reported his 1993 Honda Civic, white in color, was removed from his property sometime during the overnight hours of March 15 and 16. The car has an automatic transmission, with about 160,000 miles on it, and the driver side molding missing.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call 610-377-4270.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A New York state teen was cited for retail theft for an incident at a Schuylkill County business.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Khari Sekou Jackson, 18, of Brooklyn, was cited following an incident a the Sheetz service station located at SR61 in Schuylkill Haven.

Troopers said Jackson left the store without paying for a Italian slim ciabatta sandwich valued at $3.99. The incident occurred about noon on Friday, March 16.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a motorcycle crash about 3:16 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, along SR903 at Smith Road, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Scott Wilderson, 38, of Blakeslee, was operating a 2008 Yamaha Venture bike northbound and approaching Smith Road when he attempted to go around another vehicle that was making a left turn. As he went around the vehicle he encountered another vehicle turning left from the opposite lane.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Schuylkill County man was cited early Monday morning in his hometown.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Robert Steffie Jr., 41, of Tremont, was in the area of 108 and 114 Vaux Ave., in Tremont, on Monday, between 3:30 and 4 a.m. outside his residence operating a chainsaw. He was highly intoxicated, troopers said, and walked to a neighboring home which caused concerns for the residents of the home.

He was cited for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass, troopers said.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a harassment incident that occurred at a Schuylkill County business.

Deborah Ann Morse, 46, no address given, reported she and an unknown male got into an argument at the Country Squire Motel and Restaurant, located along SR61, in North Manheim Township, during which the male allegedly pushed her against a car and struck her in the face causing a minor injury.

The incident was reported at 10:20 a.m. on Saturday, March 17. The investigation is continuing, troopers said.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A medical issue may have caused a one vehicle crash in Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Bonnie L. Pavlichko, 55, of Franklin Township, was operating a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina westbound on Canal St. when she said she go dizzy. The car left the road and struck a pole at a low rate of speed.

Pavlichko was not injured but she was transported to the Lehighton hospital for other possible medical issues.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one vehicle crash about 3:15 p.m. on Friday, March 16, along SR209 in New Philadelphia, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Rosemarie A. Hubiak, 62, of Barnesville, operating a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, was northbound when she failed to negotiate a right curve in the road. The vehicle went onto the west berm and traveled about 78-feet until it struck an embankment on the driver's side front. After hitting the embankment the Equinox came to rest at the point of impact.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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

State police at Fogelsville said Stanton Paul Lederer, 30, of New Tripoli, was stopped about 9:20 p.m. on March 15 along SR100 at Orchard Road, in Lowhill Township, for a traffic violation. He was found to be under the influence and was transported for a blood test.

The DUI charge is pending test results.