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Police Logs

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A truck tractor with trailer crashed along Interstate 81 in Foster Township, Schuylkill County, on Tuesday, March 6, causing damages to a stretch of guide rail.

State police at Frackville said William C. Overby, 44, of Atwater, Ohio, was driving a 2011 Freightliner southbound about 9:45 a.m. when he began to cough and then blacked out.

The rig went onto the shoulder and began to descend an embankment. Overby regained consciousness and attempted to steer back onto the road. The rig traveled along the shoulder for a total distance of 850 feet.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Schuylkill County teen was charged following a two vehicle crash that occurred about 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, along SR61 at the intersection with Carbon Arch Road, in North Manheim Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Owen M. Jennings, 60, of Pottsville, was stopped in the left lane at the intersection driving a 2004 Lincoln Town Car, waiting for a red light and attempting to turn onto Carbon Arch Road.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Two Coaldale women face charges of retail theft after allegedly shoplifting items from the Hometown Commons Walmart Store.

Kayla Leibowitz and Becca A. Thomson allegedly removed the merchandise on March 5. Thomson will also be cited for possession of drug paraphernalia after officers discovered she had a glass bowl with residue on it.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a package delivered to a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said Jennifer Kegerreis, 28, of 23 Front St., Cressona, ordered an item on the Internet for $123. The package was delivered to her home and left on the front doorstep. An unknown criminal stole the package.

The theft occurred after 12:12 p.m. on March 1, troopers said.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Rush Township Police were called to Marian Catholic High School in Hometown Monday afternoon after a 17-year-old male from Barnesville was caught with 3 Zanax pills. Charges are pending.

Zanax, also called Xanax or Alprazolam, is a prescribed tranquilizer medication used in the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety or the treatment of anxiety disorders.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Lehigh County coroner's office is seeking the next of kin of William H. Price III, 56, of 81 E. Broad St., Bethlehem.

Price died on Monday, March 5, at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill, at 10:20 a.m. in the emergency room. He died of natural causes, the coroner ruled.

Anyone with information concerning Price is asked to call the coroner's office at (610) 782-3426.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred on Feb. 26 along SR940 near Harmony Beverage, in Kidder Township, Carbon County.

Township police said they responded to that location and found Theodore Spiryda, 66, of Blakeslee, seated in his vehicle that had crashed. He was found to be under the influence but refused to submit to a blood test, and will lose his license for a year for the refusal. Police said the DUI charge is pending.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on the following driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers over the past weekend.

On Saturday, March 3, about 6:34 p.m. troopers stopped James Gerard Downing, 55, of Palmerton, along Forest Inn Road, at Fireline Road, in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, for several motor vehicle code violations. He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI. Charges will be filed.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Terroristic threats

A juvenile referral was filed against an 11-year-old Bowmanstown male for 3 counts of terroristic threats. The incident occurred on Feb. 1 at 1:40 p.m. in the 200 block of Franklin Avenue.

Transient Retail


A citation was filed against Vincent Inigues, 22, of 419 50th Street 3B, West New York, New Jersey, and Kristina Santana, 21, of 531 Liberty Street, Allentown, for transient retail business. The violations occurred on Feb. 29 at 6:42 p.m. in the 300 block of Lehigh Avenue.