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Police Logs

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said the home of Gary Bachert, 41, of 429 Indian Run Rd., in New Ringgold, East Norwegian Township, was entered and personal property was removed. The incident occurred sometime between 12:30 and 5:20 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

State police at Frackville reported investigating a two-vehicle crash at a Schuylkill County service station.

Troopers said about 12:07 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21, Kamara Gonsahn, of Tobyhanna, was driving a 2006 Hyundai Sonata northbound on SR61 and attempted to turn left into the Hess Express service station in West Mahanoy Township, and pulled into the path of a southbound 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier operated by Daniel Reeves, of Shenandoah.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Three juveniles and a male teen have been charged in connection with a sexual assault incident at a group home in Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said the incident occurred at the Luther Place Group Home, located at 1517 Kunkletown Road, in Ross Township. Troopers said a 16-year-old male was sexually assaulted.

Arrested and charged were Diminique Jones, 19, and three juvenile males, ages 16, 15, and 14. The incident occurred between 10 p.m. and midnight on Nov. 17, troopers said. All the persons involved reside at the home, troopers added.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A driver was cited following a crash that occurred about 11:51 p.m. on Nov. 18 along Mountain View Drive in Polk Township, Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said Cierra E. Hoagland, 20, of Kunkletown, was driving a 1999 Ford Escort westbound when she drove onto the south berm and struck a tree.

Hoagland and passengers Kristin A. Buskirk, 18, of Kunkletown, Lauren K. Mullikan, 18, and Joseph W. Christman, 20, both of Saylorsburg, were all not injured.

Troopers cited Hoagland for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 10:28 p.m. on Nov. 18, along SR903 in Penn Forest Township.

State police at Lehighton said John Kline, 53, of Jim Thorpe, was driving a Pontiac G5 when he was stopped for a traffic violation. He was found to be under the influence and taken for a blood/alcohol content test. The DUI charge is pending the test results, troopers said.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge reported on two crashes investigated by troopers on Monroe County roadways.

A crash occurred about 12:55 p.m. on Nov. 17 along SR209, near Scott St., in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Shannon E. Henry, 17, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2006 Mazda 6 southbound while Luther A. Musselman, 67, of Slatington, was operating a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am northbound.

Troopers said Henry made a left turn directly in front of Musselman and a collision occurred.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said a crash occurred about 2:34 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the intersection of Hemlock and Holiday drives in Stillwater Lakes development.

Police said John Berghoefer, 29, of Pocono Summit, crashed his car and was standing outside of it when they arrived. He showed signs of being under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of public drunkenness following an incident that occurred about 9:31 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Sunoco service station along Old Route 115 at Kunkletown Road, in Ross Township.

State police at Lehighton said Kristopher Miller, 46, of Saylorsburg, entered the station in an intoxicated condition. While at the front counter he passed out causing him to fall to the floor, troopers said.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Carbon County club has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board for violating the state liquor code.

The Sokol Citizens Club, 150 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning, was cited for failure to maintain complete and truthful records covering the operation of the licensed business for a period of two years immediately preceding Oct. 27, and concerning the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A deer and a bus collided along a Carbon County roadway recently. It was one of two crashes reported by state police at Fern Ridge.

Troopers said Judith a. Sitarchyk, 57, of Lehighton, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet bus northbound on SR903 in Penn Forest Township, about 6:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, when a deer entered the road in front of her. She was unable to avoid the animal and struck it with the front of bus. Sitarchyk and her passenger, Diana M. Rimbey, 60, also of Lehighton, were not injured.