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Police Logs

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, along Interstate 81 in New Castle Township.

State police at Frackville said Steven Wikle, 42, of Frackville, was operating a 1999 Ford Escort northbound when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle left the road and crossed the right northbound shoulder and onto a grassy roadside culvert. After hitting a rocky embankment with its front right corner, the car rolled over, coming to rest on its wheels along the shoulder of the road.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one-vehicle crash west of Tamaqua. Troopers said the crash occurred about 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, along SR209 (Valley St.), in Blythe Township.

Troopers said Charles D. Strouse III, 21, of New Philadelphia, was operating a 2001 Subaru Forester northbound toward Tamaqua when he lost control. The car crossed the southbound lane and struck a dirt/rock embankment along the berm, then a tree off the west side.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a incident that occurred about 3:43 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the area of 7720 Main St., Upper Macungie Township.

State police at Fogelsville said Jason Andrew Lentz, 32, of Germansville, left his residence after troopers responded to the home. He was later arrested for DUI and taken to the county DUI center for processing.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of 13 truck tractor batteries from a Schuylkill County site.

Troopers said unknown criminals entered onto the property of Otto's Amusements, North Manheim Township, and removed the batteries by cutting the cables.

Total loss was estimated at $113, troopers said.

The incident occurred sometime between July 16 and Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

An inmate at the state correctional institution at Mahanoy-Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County, has been charged with criminal solicitation and other counts.

State police at Frackville said Eric A. Costo, 23, has also been charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy.

The charges are the result of a joint investigation by troopers and security personnel at the prison.

According to troopers Costo solicited a girlfriend through letters asking her to bring marijuana to the prsion.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A teen was cited for underage drinking following an incident in Slatington.

Police responded to the A Plus Sunoco, at 160 Main St., about 3:33 a.m. on Aug. 8 for a report of a theft called in by a male at the scene.

On scene officers spoke with Allan Franklin Barthol, 19, of 1339 Canal St., Northampton. Barthol complained that someone removed the "sim"card form his cellular phone. He was found to be intoxicated and was placed under arrest, police said.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Monroe County driver is facing charges, including driving under the influence (DUI).

State police at Lehighton said about 1:24 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, troopers observed a driver committing a vehicle code violation along Mountain View Drive, east of Lower Greenhill Road, in Polk Township, and attempted to stop the vehicle.

The driver fled the scene at a very high rate of speed never stopping for several stop signs. After about four miles of pursuit the driver tried to pull into Jaycees Park and turn off the lights of the vehicle to avoid police.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Bucks County woman was charged with domestic assault Friday by Pocono Mountain Regional police.

Margaret Koch, 49, of Langhorne, allegedly committed the crime at 155 Safro Ct., Arrowhead Lakes, Coolbaugh Township at 2:13 a.m.

According to police, they were called to the house and Margaret's husband, Kevin Koch, told them his wife, who had left the house on foot before police arrived, was intoxicated and causing a disturbance. Police checked the area, but could not find her. Shortly after they left, she returned, bit Kevin and fled after police were called.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Three persons were injured in a two vehicle crash in Carbon County. State police at Hazleton said the crash occurred at the intersection of Lehigh Gorge Drive and Buck Mountain Road, in Lehigh Township, on Tuesday morning.

Troopers said Karl Wagner, of Weatherly, driving a 2008 Ford Focus, attempted to make a left hand turn from Lehigh Gorge onto Buck Mountain, when he cut in front of a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Francis Miller, of White Haven.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two crashes investigated by troopers on Schuylkill County roadways over the past weekend, including a hit-and-run.

A two-vehicle crash occurred about 2:12 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, along SR443 (Suedberg Road), in Pine Grove Township. Troopers said Charles Blewis, 67, of Gordon, driving a 2011 Toyota Tundra, was negotiating a left turn onto 443 after stopping for a stop sign. He traveled into the path of a 2004 Hyundai Sonata, driven by Charles W. Ney, 68, of Pine Grove, who was westbound on 443.