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Police Logs

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Schuylkill County man has been charged with assaulting his mother by shooting her with a paintball gun.

State police at Frackville identified the suspect as Todd Singley Jr., of Zion Grove.

The incident occurred about 5:10 a.m. on Aug. 21 at Singley's Grove off Creek Road in East Union Township. Troopers said Singley shot his mother, Kelly Singley, striking her in the throat and face.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A driver was cited following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 6:20 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, along Brockton Mountain Drive, in Schuylkill Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Kerry D. Ulrich, 44, of Mahanoy City, was driving a 1999 Saturn northbound in heavy rain when he lost control while negotiating a left curve. The car struck a tree along the berm with the front end. Ulrich was not injured but the vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

Troopers said Ulrich was cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Both drivers involved in a crash that occurred about 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, along SR209 in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, have bee cited.

State police at Fern Ridge said Matthew R. Noia, 23, of East Stroudsburg, was stopped in a 2000 Nissan Altima waiting for a vehicle to turn in front of him when his vehicle was struck in the rear by a 1989 Acura Integra driven by Kyle A. Warner, 21, of Kunkletown. No one was injured.

Troopers cited Warner for driving a vehicle at a (un) safe speed and Noia for having an expired inspection sticker.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

State police at Frackville reported on two crashes investigated by troopers along Schuylkill County roadways on Monday, Aug. 22.

A crash occurred about 10 a.m. along Interstate 81 in Ryan Township. Troopers said Michael Long, 44, of Shamokin, was driving a 2010 Volvo truck tractor northbound when he lost control of the truck. The truck crashed into the guide rail and bridge abutment on the right hand side.

After impact the truck continued across the bridge and came to rest. Long was not injured but the truck had to be towed from the scene.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

State police at Lehighton released information on a drunk driving detail and sobriety checkpoint conducted over the past weekend in Carbon and Monroe counties.

The checkpoint yielded two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests along with 10 citations and 21 warnings being issued.

Also, two drivers were found to be drinking. They passed field sobriety tests ands were released.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Lehighton man is facing several charges following an incident at his home.

Borough police were called to the home of Mark S. Gingles, 47, of 102 Bridge St., Apt. B, for a report of a disturbance. Police did not indicate what day and what time.

At the scene Gingles was found yelling profanities from the second floor balcony. He also threatened to kill the police officers.

After police were able to make physical contact with Gingles and take him into custody, he continued to fight with the officers and resist them

Monday, August 22, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a theft and several acts of criminal mischief.

Donna Shelly, of 237 White St., Weissport, Carbon County, reported someone stole about 10 CDs from her unlocked vehicle while parked near her home. The theft occurred sometime overnight of Thursday, Aug. 18, and Friday.

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Monroe County woman is facing a charge of disorderly conduct following an incident that occurred about 4:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, outside the Walmart store in Mt. Pocono.

Police were called to the scene after witnesses observed a woman inhaling from a computer duster can and passeing out on the sidewalk outside the store. The woman regained consciousness and refused medical treatment.

She was identified as Jessica Franks, 22, of Tobyhanna. She was issued a citation and released, police said.

Monday, August 22, 2011

A two vehicle crash in Monroe County has led to one of the drivers facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge.

State police at Fern Ridge said the crash occurred about 1:33 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, along Weir Lake Road, near Cherry Hill Road, in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Anne Marie Thorsen-Moe, 43, of Saylorsburg, was driving a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer northbound while Glenn Hamilton, 54, of Effort, was southbound driving a 2009 Jeep Liberty.

Monday, August 22, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of scap radiators from a Monroe County site.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the Motts Radiator & Auto Repair, located at 2054 SR715, in Reeders, Jackson Township. A steel chain was cut to gain entry to a shed used to store scrap. Over a two week period unknown criminals stole about 150 scrap radiators valued at $5,000.

Troopers said there is a suspect, between the age of 50-60, and he was driving a dark colored pickup truck with diamond plate edging around the bed and tool box.