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Police Logs

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A motorcycle and a deer collided during the early hours of Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Neal Dacquisto, 45, of Ringtown, was driving a 2005 Harley Davidson FDX1 northbound on SR4033 in Union Township about 2:10 a.m. when a deer entered the road in front of him. Dacquisto laid the bike down on its left side and struck the deer. After impact the bike skidded off the road to the right.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a cellular phone at a truck stop in Schuylkill County.

Melissa Neidlinger, of Pine Grove, reported someone removed her cell phone that had been left outside on a milk crate at the Raceway Truck Stop along Molllystown Road (SR443), in Tremont Township. Troopers believe a truck driver took the phone and left with it in his rig. The incident occurred sometime between 11 and 11:10 a.m. on Sept. 2.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on several arrests made by troopers recently.

A student at Palmerton Area High School, Fireline Rd., in Lower Towamensing Township, was arrested for harassment following an incident that occurred about 7:40 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10. A 16-year-old from Kunkletown was charged with shoving another 16-year-old from Palmerton, into a wall at the school causing the victim to suffer an abrasion to his left arm. The teen issued a citation and released.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A complaint of an unwanted person at the Pine Street Pub in Tamaqua early Sunday morning resulted in citations being issued to two Drums residents.

Officers were dispatched to the bar ar 1:30 a.m. to deal with a male who allegedly refused to leave the premises. At the scene officers observed two females and one male in the street outside of the pub, all engaged in a verbal confrontation.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

State police at Lehighton are investigating two reported access device fraud incidents.

Roger Lee Berger, 39, of Forest Inn Rd., Lehighton, reported someone placed an internet order on his credit card without his permission making a purchase of $202.28. The incident occurred about noon on Aug. 2.

A 70-year-old female from Leisure Drive, Polk Township, Monroe County, reported someone used her credit card to make an unauthorized purchase. The incident occurred Sept. 4. The victim reported the incident to her credit card company, troopers said.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A truck driver wanted on a warrant out of Philadelphia was taken into custody in Schuylkill County after his rig broke down.

State police at Frackville said the rig Jamar Sargent, 23, of New Castle, Del., was operating broke down about 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, along SR443 (Clamtown Hill), in East Brunswick Township.

A check was run and troopers learned he was wanted by city police on a charge of aggravated assault. Sargent was taken into custody and lodged in the county prison in Pottsville pending his return to Philadelphia.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Monroe County driver was injured in a one vehicle crash that occurred about 9:55 a.m . on Saturday, Sept. 11, along SR715 in Jackson Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Charles H. Burns, 76, of Saylorsburg, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Venture northbound when the vehicle drifted off onto the right berm and struck a tree and overturned onto the passenger side.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

No one was injured in a one vehicle crash that occurred about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, along SR1013 in Ryan Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said John J. Benitez, 18, of Hazleton, was driving a 1999 Dodge Caravan southbound and rounding a left curve when he became distracted looking at the radio. The car went onto the berm and drove over large rocks causing damage to the undercarriage. Benitez had a 16-year-old male passenger from McAdoo with him.

Troopers cited Benitez for not wearing a seat belt and careless driving.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrest of two wanted persons.

Officeres obtained an arrest warrant for Jaqual Weatherington, 23, of Tobyhanna, for driving under the influence (DUI) and possession of marijuana for incident that occurred on May 31, 2009.

State police at Bethlehem stopped Weatherington for speeding on Saturday, Sept. 4, about 2:20 a.m. Pocono officers went to Bethlehem to take custody of Weatherington on the initial DUI warrant. In taking him into custody police found marijuana on him.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A driver falling asleep at the wheel of his vehicle was the cause of a two vehicle crash that occurred about 6:03 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, along SR443, two-tenths of a mile east of Dad Burnhams Rd., in Washington Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Michael K. Meehan, 53, of Pottsville, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier eastbound when he fell asleep. His vehicle drifted into the oncoming lane and struck the driver's side of a westbound 2003 Dodge Dakota driven by Joseph F. Tucci, 58, of Pottsville.