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Police Logs

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

State police at Frackville have corrected the spelling of the last name of a motorist who assisted in helping two drivers injured in a crash in Schuylkill County, out of their vehicles as one of the vehicles burned.

Troopers said John Yakubik assisted off-duty Shenandoah Police Officer Robert Senape in pulling the driver of a pickup truck and a county transportation bus from their respective vehicles. Details of the crash appeared on page five of Tuesday's TIMES NEWS.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A crash in Monroe County has resulted in the driver facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge.

State police at Lehighton said Devon Rine, 26, of Kunkletown, was operating a vehicle along Mountain View Road, in Polk Township, about 11:50 p.m. on Aug. 9 when the vehicle left the road, went up an embankment and overturned. Rine was not injured.

He was found to be under the influence and taken to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results, troopers said.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed in Carbon County. The accident was one of two reported by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said Spencer L. Shigo, 17, of Palmerton, was driving a 2005 Acura MDX westbound on Fireline Road, in Lower Towamensing Township, near Quarry Road, about 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, when he fell asleep, which caused him to lose control. The car crashed head-on into a tree in the area of 3809 Fireline Road.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on two burglaries and theft incidents probed by troopers.

A break-in occurred at a unoccupied residence at 845 SR115, in Ross Township, Monroe County. Troopers said all the copper piping was removed from the basement area. The incident was reported at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 8. The victim was listed as Linda Breitlauch, 54, of Stroudsburg.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Retail theft charges against a Lehighton woman have been forwarded to Schuylkill County Court.

Deanna K. Semanoff, of S. Fifth St., faces charges stemming from a June 21 incident, according to state police at Schuylkill Haven.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Katelyn Mary Atkinson, 22, of 219 E. Ridge St., Lansford, has been charged by Coaldale police with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and harassment.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Officer Joseph Krebs, here's what happened:

At about 4:15 p.m. Aug. 12, Krebs received a phone call at the police station to go to Pappy's Mini Mart for an unknown problem. The caller, an employee, said a man had walked in, hysterical, and asked her to call police.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Schuylkill County firm has been cited for false alarm activations.

State police at Frackville said Jacobson Warehouse, located at 10 Schultz Drive, in Delano Township, was cited for control of alarm devices and automatic dialing devices for an alarm activation.

Troopers said six times in a 12-month period the alarm at the property was activated with state police responding. The latest was 8:57 p.m. on Aug. 11, troopers said.

Monday, August 13, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver was injured when his pickup truck and a tractor trailer rig collided on a county road. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the crash occurred about 2:55 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, along SR443 at the entrance to the Gooseberry Farms, Pilot Truck Stop, in Pine Grove Township.

Troopers said George Williams, 56, of New Castle, Del., was operating a 2010 Freightliner Cascada with trailer and pulling out of the truck stop and attempted to go east on 443.

Monday, August 13, 2012

State police at Frackville reported on three arrests, two the result of a domestic incident, over the past weekend.

Troopers said about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, Devlon R. Haldeman, 27, and Brianna Joe Seider, 18, of 734 Sunbury Rd., Minersville, Cass Township, were involved in a domestic dispute over child custody. At some point during the dispute physical contact was made between the two.

Both will be charged with harassment, troopers said.

Monday, August 13, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating two reported incidents of access device fraud and theft involving two Schuylkill County residents.

Troopers said Frances T. Rennick, 75, of Saint Clair, reported someone used her Bon Ton credit card to make purchases totaling $1,228.32 without her permission. The purchases were made during the period of Aug. 3 and 6.