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Police Logs

Monday, April 11, 2011

A teen was cited for underage drinking.

State police at Lehighton said a 15-year-old male was cited about 10 p.m. on Monday, April 4, in the area of 5 Grassy Lane, Polk Township, Monroe County, after he was found to have consumed two Budweiser beers.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Barnesville man is facing charges stemming from an April 8 incident in Rush Township.

David A. Merenda, 51, was stopped by police at 12:35 a.m. Merenda refused to be tested for driving under the influence (DUI).

He will be charged under the commonwealth DUI refusal laws.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 8:26 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, along Interstate 80 in Butler Township.

State police at Frackville said John Joseph Dubosky, 46, of Ashland, was operating a 2011 Infiniti M37X northbound when he drove his vehicle onto the east berm and down an embankment. Damages were minor to the front end of the vehicle.

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Tamaqua woman is being cited for allowing her dog to become a nuisance.

Kim Wickersham, 11 S. Greenwood St., was cited following repeated incidents of her dog barking and howling on April 5. The citation was filed by Tamaqua Chief of Police Dave Mattson. Wickersham was cited under a borough ordinance.

Friday, April 8, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a two-vehicle crash about 7:41 p.m. on Monday, April 4, along SR209 in Franklin Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Ryan G. Clay, 38, of Palmerton, and Suzanne Parker, 55, of Kresgeville, were both northbound when Clay attempted to make a right turn onto Hemlock St. Her 2002 Pontiac Grand Am was struck in the rear by Parker's 2011 Kia Sorrento.

Friday, April 8, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the death of a Schuylkill County man.

Troopers said the body of Michael Burda, 92, of Wayne Township, Schuylkill Haven, was found in his home on Wednesday, April 6, about 1:30 p.m.

The cause of death has not been determined. Troopers said the investigation is continuing pending the result of an autopsy.

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing charges, including driving under the influence (DUI) and fleeing police, following an incident that began about 1:37 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, along Peach Mountain Road, in Norwegian Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said troopers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation at the above location after the vehicle swerved into the oncoming lane.

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, along SR61, just south of Mall Road, at the Schuylkill Mall in New Castle Township.

State police at Frackville said Justin L. Heiser, 24, of Frackville, was driving a 1993 Nissan Altima southbound in the left lane when he lost control while rounding a slight right curve.

Friday, April 8, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven released their statistical report of activities for the month of March.

In the criminal division there were 112 offenses reported with 112 founded, 78 cleared and 66 arrests made. In the traffic division there were 45 crashes, one fatality, seven hit and runs, 29 injured, 11 drunk driving arrests, five DUI related crashes, 317 citations issued and 84 written warnings.

There were 526 incidents for the month.

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Monroe County woman has been cited for scrattering rubbish following an incident that occurred on March 31 about 5 p.m.

State police at Lehighton said Mary Catherine Bellis, 57, of Blossom Ave., Effort, was cited for allegedly throwing household garbage into a dumpster owned by Steve's Carpet, and located along SR209 in Gilbert, Polk Townsip, Monroe County. The owner of the dumpster is Steve Dougherty, 50, of Gilbert, troopers said.