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Police Logs

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Carbon County business has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

The Batter's Box Sports Bar & Grille Inc., of 10 E. Lehigh St., Summit Hill, was cited for operating in a noisy and/or disorderly manner. The board said the alleged offenses occurred on the following dates: Feb. 4, 5 and 26; March 16, 17, and 31; April 1, 15, and 29; May 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 25, 27, and 28; June 30; and July 1.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Harrisburg man has been charged in connection with another bank robbery that occurred in Schuylkill County.

Monday state police at Schuylkill Haven charged Kevin Eugene Smith, 28, of 628 Curtin St., in connection with the armed robbery of the Halifax Bank, located at 920 E. Wiconisco Ave., in Tower City.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

State police at Fogelsville conducted a speed check enforcement detail using an aircraft. The detail was conducted on Friday, Aug. 24, along Interstate 78 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County, beginning about 10 a.m.

As a result 11 speeding citations were issued with the highest speed clocked at 102 miles-per-hour. After the detail participating patrol units resumed regular patrols.

Troopers will continue with periodic use of such speed checks along I78 in an effort to target aggressive drivers and reduce crashes.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A 15-year-old Slatington teen is facing drug counts following an incident that occurred about 8:39 p.m. on Aug. 16 in the area of 3075 Weidasville Rd., in Lowhill Township.

State police at Fogelsville said troopers responded to the above location for a report of a male lying on the ground and possibly intoxicated. On scene the troopers found a vehicle with four juveniles.

After questioning the juveniles there was a clear plastic bag containing marijuana on the floor on the vehicle in plain view.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one vehicle crash about 9:14 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, along Interstate 81 in Butler Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said William J. Dupilsea Jr., 63, of Brookfield, Me., was driving a 2004 Volvo C70 southbound when he claimed a tractor trailer rig ahead of him in the right lane switched lanes. He steered to the left and lost control of his car.

Monday, August 27, 2012

A Schuylkill County woman is facing a charge of criminal trespass following an incident at a county business.

State police at Frackville said Leann Irene Baddick, 32, of New Ringgold, entered the scrap yard of J.W. Zaprasny's in New Ringgold about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, without permission and without paying the entry fee. The area has a security fence, troopers noted, and she entered through a side gate.

She was later apprehended by security personnel and turned over to troopers. The charge will be filed, troopers said.

Monday, August 27, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating an incident where a vehicle was set on fire.

Troopers said the incident occurred at a rear parking lot of the former Jonas Hotel, in Polk Township, Monroe County. A 1995 Ford Windstar, parked at that location, was found on fire about 1:20 a.m. last Thursday. The vehicle sustained heavy damages.

A state police fire marshal is investigating the arson. Polk Township Fire Company volunteers responded and extinguished the blaze. No injuries were reported.

Monday, August 27, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a three-vehicle crash about 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, along SR903 at Maurey Road, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Denise Smith, of Lehighton, was driving a 2010 Kia Forte eastbound in front of a 2007 Ford Escape driven by Richard Teates, of Jim Thorpe. Troopers said the Kia was struck by the Ford as Smith was attempting a left hand turn into a parking area. After impact the Kia left the road, re-entered the westbound lane and struck a 2007 Mercury Milan operated by Meredith Brisbane, of Jim Thorpe.

Monday, August 27, 2012

A Tamaqua man was cited following a vehicle stop in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Joseph Anthony Pellegrino, 45, was stopped about 11:49 p.m. on Aug. 22 along SR309 at Mountain Rd., in Lynn Township.

Troopers said at the stop Pellegrino allegedly provided a false name, date of birth, and Social Security number. He was taken into custody and charged with false identification to law enforcement, troopers said.

Monday, August 27, 2012

A New Jersey motorcyclist was injured in a one-vehicle crash about 2:25 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, along Bethel Road, in Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Joseph L. McKelvey Jr., 37, of Egg Harbor Township, was driving a 2000 Honda CBR600 northbound and attempting to negotiate a right-hand curve when his bike began to travel off the road and onto the shoulder.