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Police Logs

Friday, January 13, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating an access device fraud case.

Troopers said Glenda Meldrum, 59, of 30 Porter Drive, Jim Thorpe, Penn Forest Township, reported his Discover card was used without her permission. Troopers allege that Robert Creed, 57, of Jim Thorpe, used the card to make $1,223.91 worth of purchases for goods and services.

The investigation into the case is continuing, troopers said.

Friday, January 13, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks reported today two persons were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after separate incidents in Lower Macungie Township.

The first one happened at 2 a.m. Dec. 31.

Police said Alicia Lynn Moyer, 21, of Emmaus, was stopped for a traffic stop after which time police said they determined she had been drinking alcohol.

Friday, January 13, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that happened between 8 p.m. Jan. 11 and 6 a.m. Jan. 12 in Washington Township, Schuylkill County.

The victim is Kevin Kuntzel, 53, of Pine Grove.

He told police someone arrived at the scene, 718 Mountain Road, and proceeded to shatter both rear taillights of his 1999 Ford Ranger before fleeing the scene undetected.

Friday, January 13, 2012

The theft of a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 truck from a sales lot in Schuylkill County is being investigated by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.

The incident happened between noon Jan. 11 and 6 a.m. Jan. 12 at Pine Grove Auto Sales, Pine Grove Township.

Police said someone arrived at the lot and proceeded to break into and steal the truck, which is an extended cab, Cummins diesel model, gray in color.

Friday, January 13, 2012

One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Jan. 11 at 6:27 p.m. on Route 309 in Lynn Township.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said Meridith L. McCarthy, 32, of Springtown, Pa., who was a passenger in one of the vehicles, sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, by the Northwestern EMS corps.

Friday, January 13, 2012

aState police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident whereby someone broke the front passenger side window of a vehicle.

The incident happened between 10 p.m. Jan. 10 and 7:30 a.m. Jan. 11 at 5397 Princeton Road, Lower Macungie Township.

The victim is a 38-year-old woman from Macungie.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Whitney Bechtel, 18, of Lenhartsville, is facing drug-related charges as a result of an incident at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 along Route 61 in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said they found her to be in possession of a glass marijuana smoking pipe and a pill of Oxycodone.

Friday, January 13, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said a Bath man will be cited as a result of a one-vehicle accident at 3:31 p.m. Jan. 12 on State Route 100 in Upper Milford Township.

Police said Paul A. Haldaman, 61, will be cited.

He was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado northbound and was negotiating a right curve in the roadway when he lost control of the vehicle on the wet road surface.

Police said the vehicle traveled to the right roadside and struck a wall,

Friday, January 13, 2012

Barry Nelson George, 54, of Blakeslee, has been arrested by state police at the Fern Ridge on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police said the charge is a result of a one-vehicle accident that happened around 8 p.m. Jan. 12 in Sun Valley, Chestnuthill Township.

Police said George was driving a 1999 Ford truck northbound on Toll Road in the township when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to travel off the southbound shoulder of the road and strike a ditch. Police said the man left the scene and was contacted at his residence.

Friday, January 13, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said Francis Young of Mohnton was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 7:06 p.m. Jan. 11 on State Route 100 in Lowqer Macungie Township.

Police said he was transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for treatment of injuries, the extent of which police said are not known.

Police said he was driving a 2012 Harley Davidson northbound on Rt. 100 and was following a 2000 Nissan Altima too closely, eventually impacting its rear.

The car was being driven by Bonnie Chung of Breinigsville, who was uninjured.