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Police Logs

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 11:10 p.m. on Nov. 11 along Kuehner Drive near Smale Lane, in Eldred Township.

State police at Lehighton said Robert E. Brown, 29, of Kunkletown, was stopped at the above stated location and was found to be under the influence of alcohol. He transported to the barracks for a breath test. Charges will be filed, troopers said.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on a crash at a railroad trestle.

The crash occurred at the railroad tresle in Cressona along SR183, the site of several mishaps in the past. Troopers said Rocky A. Turpin, 49, of Auburn, Ga., was driving a 2006 Freightliner tractor with 2007 Great Dane trailer northbound when he misread signs prohibiting any truck over 11 feet, eight inches in height from passing under the trestle. Turpin attempted to go around the warning signs and the trailer struck the trestle slightly, and Turpin stopped.

Troopers cited Turpin.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The North Central Pa. Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce and Expanded DUI/Underage Drinking Enforcement Program has released the following statistics from a roving patrol held in Schuylkill County on Nov. 12.

Officers from three county law enforcement departments contacted and detained 31 motorists. Two operators were tested, but no one was arrested for DUI. Officers also issued 21 traffic citations, one seat belt violation and issued 15 warnings.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A one-vehicle crash shut down a busy Schuylkill County roadway for several hours on Tuesday afternoon.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 1:05 p.m. along SR209 in Port Carbon.

Troopers said Justin Michael Bumgardner, 26, of Lewistown, Mifflin County, was operating a 2005 International 4300 box truck southbound when he fell asleep at the wheel. The truck went onto the west berm where it struck a bridge abutment with the right side.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Three driving under the influence (DUI) arrests were reported by Pocono Mountain Regional police.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

State police at Frackville said a Schuylkill County man is facing charges following a domestic incident that occurred about 5:20 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 24 S. Wylam St., Frackville, in West Mahanoy Township.

Troopers said at the residence Daniel P. Wilhelm, 25, and Rachel L. Kadziela, 24, were involved in a verbal argument. The argument turned physical when Wilhelm allegedly grabbed Kadziela by the neck and pushed her against a window.

Wilhelm fled the scene prior to the arrival of troopers. Troopers said a charge of harassment will be filed against Wilhelm.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A burglary and theft incidents have been probed recently by state police at Lehighton.

The break-in occurred at the residence of Suzanne J. Livingston, 44, who resides along Pohopoco Drive, Lehighton, Towamensing Township, Carbon County. Unknown criminals gained entry and removed a sterling silver set and various jewelry, The incident occurred sometime between 10:10 p.m. on Nov. 10 and 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 11.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Speeding

Jason Hughes, 34, of 1983 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on Nov. 10 at 10:05 p.m. in the 100 block of Delaware Avenue.

A citation was filed against Katelyn Oswald, 18, of 448 N. Jordan Street, Allentown, for speeding. The violation occurred on Nov. 5 at 9:01 p.m. in the 100 block of Delaware Avenue.

Mark Hartman, 36, of 1175 Pine Run Road, Lehighton, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on Nov. 1 at 6:15 p.m. on SR248 east.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A out-of-state driver is facing a charge of hit and run in Schuylkill County. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred about 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, in the parking lot of the Burger King restaurant in Cressona.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

State police at Fogelsville are investigating the theft of 120, eight-foot load beams, and 800, 42-inch pallet support bars, from the property of Lehigh Group, located at 2834 Schoeneck Rd., in Lower Macungie Township. The beams are valued at $1,800 and the bars at $1,600. The theft occurred sometime between Nov. 12 and 15.