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Police Logs

Monday, October 10, 2011

No injuries were reported in a two-car crash that occurred Thursday morning in Schuylkill County.

Schuylkill Haven State Police said the crash occurred at about 8:16 a.m. along State Highway 61 at its intersection with State Highway 183 in North Manheim Township.

The crash occurred when a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am operated by Kelly Close, 35, of Schuylkill Haven, was traveling north on State Route 61 at the intersection with State Route 183 while a 2006 Nissan Altima operated by Michael Starr, 34, of Alburtis, was traveling across 61 to travel south on 183.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A theft that occurred last week in Monroe County remains under investigation.

State Police at Lehighton said that sometime between 5 p.m. Sept. 26 and 8:30 a.m. Sept. 27, an unknown actor(s) removed the mail box at the end of the driveway at 306 Memorial Drive, Polk Township.

The actors fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim is Giuliano Esposito, of Kresgeville. The suspect is unknown.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact State Police at Lehighton at (610) 377-4270.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A DUI case was responsible for a crash that occurred Saturday evening in Carbon County.

State Police at Lehighton said the crash occurred as the operator of a 1993 Chrysler Lebaron was traveling east on State Route 895 about 771 feet east of Ziegler Road at about 11:40 p.m.

The operator, a male whose name was not released, lost control of the vehicle and traveled southeast off the roadway. The vehicle then spun about 90 degrees clockwise, and continued southeast, south of State Route 895, where it came to rest facing south.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Monroe County man was injured Wednesday evening after he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree in Carbon County.

State Police at Lehighton said Lech Turczynski, 58, of Polk Township, was traveling on State Route 209 about 180 feet west of Horseshoe Drive when he lost control of his 2007 Dodge Caravan at around 9:52 p.m.

After losing control of the vehicle, it traveled northeast off the roadway, struck a ditch and then struck a tree head on.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Marcy Lyn Hunsicker, 40, of 520 Pine St., Jim Thorpe, has been arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks on charges of simple assault, criminal mischief, criminal trespass and harassment stemming from an incident at 2:10 a.m. Sept. 25 in penn Forest Township.

She was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Bruce Appleton and released pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Oct. 19 before Magisterial District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe.

Monday, October 10, 2011

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that happened between 10:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9:390 a.m. Oct. 9 on Cherry Street in Port Carbon.

The victim is Joseph Stanley Vinginsky of Port Carbon.

Police said someone slashed two tires and let the air out of the other two tires on the victim's 1982 Ford F150.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Carbon County man lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree in Lower Towamensing Township Thursday evening.

State Police at Lehighton said Robert Miller, 20, of Lehighton, was driving his 1997 Ford north on Cherry Hill Road approaching the intersection with Club Road. He attempted to turn left onto Club Road, but was unable to negotiate the turn due to traveling at an excessive speed.

As a result, the left front of the vehicle struck a tree at the north west corner of the intersection.

Miller, who was wearing his seat belt, was not injured.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A theft by unlawful taking or disposition incident is being reported by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

The victim is Matthew C. Schutter, 41, of Jim Thorpe.

He told police someone removed his political campaign signs valued at $4 from a location along Rt. 903 in front of the Penn Forest Township building.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Daniel Hollan, 28, of 21 W. Patterson St., Lansford, faces charges following an incident which took place at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 22 at 21 W. Patterson St. Charges of simple assault and harassment were filed by Officer Joshua Tom.

Hollan was arraigned before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton and committed to prison under $10,000, 10 percent bail.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Jonathan Oakes, 21, of 29 Andrewsville Street, Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place at 4:25 a.m. June 18. Charges of driving under the influence (DUI) and driving without a license were filed by Officer Jeffrey Ohl.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Ohl received a report of a vehicle into a ditch at the end of Andrewsville Street, with the driver passed out at the wheel. Upon arrival he saw a white Jeep Cherokee in a ditch, with the male operator leaning against the driver's side door.