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Police Logs

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

No one was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 8:07 a.m. Dec. 22 on Township Route 473, Stony Mountain Road, in Penn Forest Township.

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said Sherra J. Gensey-Mims, 22, of Lehighton, was driving a 2009 XD south on the route when she lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a left curve. The vehicle went off the west shoulder of the roadway and struck several boulders. Police said the driver then drove the vehicle south to the shoulder of the road.

Neither she nor Kristina Kubicki, 18, of Albrightsville, her passenger, were hurt.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A 1990 Dodge Daytona caught fire and sustained disabling damages after a one-vehicle crash at 8:10 p.m. Dec. 23 along Wade Road in Norweigan Township, Schuylkill County.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a burglary that was reported at noon Dec. 23 in Ross Township, Monroe County.

The victim is David G. Spadoni, 56, of 5579C Woodhaven Drive, Saylorsburg.

Polilce did not provide any other information about the case, which they also are calling a theft.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said a Pine Grove man escaped injuries when a vehicle he was driving crashed and rolled over on Dec. 23 at 12:36 p.m. on Rt. 61 in Norwegian Township.

Police said Gavin T. Bowers, 23, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Trailblazer northbound on Rt. 61 and was in the left lane of traffic when traffic stopped for a light at the intersection of the Fairland Village Mall. Police said he was traveling too fast to stop, applying his brakes and causing the vehicle to swerve into the right lane and skidding out of control.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A criminal mischief incident that happened between 5 p.m. Dec. 24 and 8:15 a.m. Dec. 25 at an apartment community in the area of Cold Spring Road, Lower Macungie Township, is being investigated by state police at the Fogelsville barracks.

Police said Bruce Stuckel, 69, a community board member, reported multiple mailboxes were broken into during the above times.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

One person was hurt in a one-vehicle crash at 2:57 p.m. Dec. 24 on Route 248 in Parryville Borough.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said Alissa K. Heckman, 22, of Catasauqua, sustained minor injuries.

Police said she was driving a 1992 Plymouth Sundance westbound, east of State Road, when the vehicle struck a concrete barrier.

The car sustained moderate damages.

Two passengers with Heckman, Brook Bigley, 2, and Lacey Bigley, 1, also of Catasauqua, were uninjured. Police said child safety seats were used.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Indecent exposure

Criminal charges were filed against Benedict Flynn, 75, of 80 Hillside Avenue, Apt. 2, Palmerton, for indecent exposure. The incident occurred on Feb. 22 at 3:55 p.m. at the above address.

Defiant trespass

Criminal charges were filed against Eleanor Schmick, 51, and Vincent Smith, 59, last known address, 140 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, for defiant trespass. The incident occurred on Nov. 27 at 4:28 p.m. at the above address.

Public drunkenness

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A 43-year-old male will be cited by state police at the Lehighton barracks with harassment after police were summoned on Dec. 19 at 5:25 p.m. to a disturbance at 7597 Ross Lane in Ross Township.

Police said the victim is a 39-year-old female. No names were released by police.

The report alleged the man grabbed the woman by the arm during an altercation.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said John J. Silny, 19, of Jim Thorpe, was arrested after a two-vehicle crash Dec. 23 at 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Old Stage and Stony Mountain roads in Penn Forest Township.

Police said he was driving a 1998 Mercury Mystique west on Old Stage Road and was traveling too fast to negotiate a right curve. The vehicle went out of control and began to slide off the road.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said a Minersville woman was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after a traffic stop at 2:10 a.m. Dec. 26 at the intersection of Westwood Avenue and Westwood Road in Pottsville.

Police said charges are pending against Jennifer N. Seladones, 24.

Police said she was observed committing a traffic violation, after which time police made the traffic stop and learned she was under the influence of alcohol.

The charges are pending result of chemical testing, police said.