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Police Logs

Monday, March 12, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred about 7:54 a.m. on March 5 at the intersection of SR209 and Gilbert Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said John M. Blundetto, 30, of Gilbert, was driving a 2005 Subaru Legacy southbound on Gilbert Road while Phung My Tran, 50, of Kunkletown, was operating a 1999 Honda Civic northbound on 209.

Monday, March 12, 2012

About $3,500 worth of damage was done to a tractor owned by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation last week.

Schuylkill Haven State Police said an unknown actor smashed a rear window and two side windows of a blue 2007 New Holland Brush Hog tractor owned by PennDOT at Dad Burnham Road and Wild Cherry Road, Washington Township sometime between 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 and 10 a.m. Friday, March 9.

PennDOT had left the tractor at the intersection between mowing jobs.

The unknown actor fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 11:45 p.m. on Friday, March 9, along Valley Road, in Cass Township.

State police at Frackville said Jason Engleman, 22, of Pottsville, was driving a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis westbound when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of the car. The vehicle entered the eastbound lane and began to spin clockwise and then went onto the berm.

The vehicle hit a fence at 949 Valley Rd. and then a large tree with the driver side door.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Schuylkill County teen has been cited for theft.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at 514 Maple St., in Norwegian Township. Troopers said a 13-year-old male from Kaska was at a sleep over at that address and proceeded to remove clothes, a camera, an Ipod Touch, a gold necklace and $40 in cash. All the items taken belonged to a 12-year-old male from Pottsville, troopers said.

Monday, March 12, 2012

An incident involving theft from a motor vehicle occurred Friday in Schuylkill County.

Schuylkill Haven State Police said an unknown actor approached a 2004 Silver Toyota Tacoma owned by Thomas A. Fisher, 57, of Pine Grove, at a parking lot at the Ravine Exit of I-81 in Tremont Township, between 5:30 a.m and 5 p.m.

The actor used an unknown object to cut off the catalytic converter. The unknown actor then fled in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact PSP Schuylkill Haven at (570) 593-2000.

Monday, March 12, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported the arrest of a Monroe County resident for a dog law violation.

Troopers said Dariusz Babel, of Stroudsburg, Jackson Township, was cited for allowing his dog to run loose on his property and attack the dog of Susan Harris, Stroudsburg, Jackson Township.

The incident occurred in the area of 231 Camp Akiba Road, on March 7 about noon, troopers said.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A criminal mischief occurred early Friday morning in Schuylkill County.

Schuylkill Haven State Police said an unknown actor damaged a mailbox owned by Joanne Anspach, 57, of Pine Grove, with a blunt object at around 1 a.m.

The unknown actor then proceeded about 10 feet up the victim's driveway, located at 969 Oak Grove Road, Pine Grove Township.

While in the driveway, the unknown actor proceeded to smash the rear window of a 2003 Jeep Cherokee owned by the victim. The unknown actor fled the scene in an unknown vehicle.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Mount Pocono man was removed after being trapped underneath a vehicle Thursday afternoon.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police said that at 3:53 p.m., police responded to 26 Reeder St. for a male trapped underneath a vehicle.

Police, along with EMS and Mount Pocono Fire Department, arrived on scene and observed Jeffrey Trapper, 29, of Mount Pocono, stuck between the front tire and wheel well.

Emergency services were able to elevate the vehicle and remove Trapper, who was flown by helicopter to Community Medical Center.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A truck tractor with trailer crash was probed in Schuylkill County about 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9, along Helfenstein Road, near Creek Road, in Eldred Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said David G. Parker, 56, of West Grove, Chester County, was driving a 2005 Peterbilt 387 truck tractor westbound when he failed to negotiate a sharp right curve. The truck went onto the north berm where it struck a rock embankment with its trailer causing it to overturn onto its side.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver was cited following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 12:06 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, along Wildcat Road, in Walker Township.

State police at Frackville said Sharon J. Santore, 39, of MaryD, was southbound when she failed to negotiate a left curve in the road. The vehicle traveled southeast through the northbound lane. The front end made impact with the embankment on the east side of the road with the vehicle coming to rest facing southeast blocking the northbound lane.