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Police Logs

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.

Monday, September 17, 2012

State police at Frackville reported the arrest of a Schuylkill County man for simple assault.

Troopers said Robert Joseph Rountree, 43, and a 37-year-old female, both from New Philadelphia, were at a camp fire near 49 Water St., in the borough, drinking alcohol.

The two got involved in a verbal argument that became physical when both parties grabbed each other. During the confrontation the female sustained a broken leg and was transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for treatment. The incident occurred about 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14.

Monday, September 17, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a two-vehicle crash about 8:55 a.m. on Sept. 12 at the intersection of Fireline Road and Craig Street, in Bowmanstown, Carbon County.

Troopers said Cory J. Hricik, 23, of Lehighton, was driving a 1993 Nissan 240XS westbound on Fireline Road while Trisha L. Depalma, 27, of Albrightsville, driving a 2007 Toyota Tacoma, was eastbound. Troopers said the Nissan collided into the driver's side rear area of the Toyota.

No one was injured. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Tamaqua man was arrested and jailed over the weekend on outstanding criminal warrants.

State police at Frackville said Jeremiah Raymond Sanders, 24, was picked up about 3:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, along Broad Street, in the borough.

Troopers said he was wanted for parole violations in both Carbon and Northampton counties. He was taken into custody and lodged in the Carbon prison in Nesquehoning. A detainer was also placed on him from Northampton County.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Two Lehigh County residents were injured and flown to a Lehigh Valley area hospital following a motorcycle crash in Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said the accident occurred about 4:10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, along Tuscarora Mountain Drive, in Ryan Township.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County convenience store.

Troopers said the Kreiser Fuel Service store located in Tremont, was entered by unknown criminals who threw a cinder block through a side entrance door to gain entry.

Once inside they stole money from a cash register and took other items from behind the counter. The incident occurred about 3:20 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570)-593-2000.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Lansford Police Chief John Turcmanovich has released his monthly report for August, with a total of 605 calls: