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Police Logs

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 2:25 p.m. on Sunday, May 23, along Switzgable Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Wojciech Zagroba, 39, of Brodheadsville, was driving a 1998 Dodge minivan eastbound when he lost control. The van left the road and struck a tree. Zagroba fled the scene on foot but was found at his home, which was about a tenth of a mile from the crash scene.

Zagroba was placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a cruelty to animals incident in which a dog was poisoned.

Troopers said the 4-year-old chocolate lab of an unnamed 31-year-old male from 1240 Meadowlark Drive, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, was poisoned sometime between May 19 and 20. The dog died May 21 at the Homestead Veterinarian Clinic in Jonas. Troopers said a blood screen was conducted at the clinic and it was determined the dog died of excessive amounts of a poisoning commonly used in killing rats.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) after he was stopped in a sobriety checkpoint operation, which was set up along SR183, in Cressona, Schuylkill County.

About 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, Joseph Krasinsky Jr., 23, of Cressona, was operating a 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme and entered the checkpoint area. He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Tamaqua woman was cited by borough police for child endangerment when her 3-year-old son was discovered in a Pine Street vestibule on May 20 at 9:35 a.m.

Police responded to a report that the child had been in the vestibule in the area of 233 Pine since 8 a.m. The boy was transported by officers in a child seat back to the police station while his parents were sought. A witness said she had seen the child on the west side of Pine at Union Street earlier that morning.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A motorcyclist was injured in a crash that occurred about 4:45 p.m. Monday, May 24, in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said David Snyder, 53, of St. Clair, was operating a 2007 Honda Shadow southbound on SR209 in New Philadelphia when he lost control. The bike fell onto its right side and slid about 15 feet where it came to rest in the southbound lane.

Snyder was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center South, Pottsville, for treatment of injuries. Troopers said he was wearing a helmet.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

State police at Frackville are investigating a reported assault incident.

Troopers said Jonathan Bowers, 21, of St. Clair, reported he was assaulted at a bush party he attended in Blythe Township. Troopers said the site of the party was a wooded area/dirt road commonly referred to by locals as "8-Ton Road". It is a known drinking/party area, troopers said.

Bowers received numerous facial injuries as a result of the incident, which occurred sometime between 1 and 1:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 22.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 7:52 p.m. on Sunday, May 23, along Summerhill Road, about 500-feet east of Berne Drive, in South Manheim Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Robert D. Steffie Sr., 57, of Auburn, was driving a 1988 Ford GT Ranger pickup truck westbound at a high rate of speed when the vehicle left the road on the north berm and struck an embankment.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

State police at Lehighton are investigating a criminal mischief incident that occurred at a Carbon County site.

Yvette Bernette Clark, 44, of Ardmore, Montgomery County, reported someone damaged the front window of her residence at 116 Bear Creek Lake Drive, in Penn Forest Township. Damages were estimated at $900.

The incident occurred on May 16.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Nesquehoning police reported on the following arrests made by officers recently.

Chief Sean Smith cited Sheri McFarland, 134 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning, and Jennifer Marchorro, no address given, for a harassment incident that occurred on March 2. Marchorro and McFarland were allegedly text messaging harassing statements to each other using obscene language.

Smith stopped Anna Formica, 222 W. Patterson St., Lansford, on April 20 while operating a 1990 Volvo with an expired registration plate. He also cited her for driving while under suspension.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a two vehicle crash recently.

The crash occurred about 4:16 p.m. on May 20 along SR115 in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Linda S. Wiles, 58, of Stroudsburg, and Chalsa J. Reichard, 17, of Kunkletown, were both northbound. Troopers said Wiles was traveling at a speed greater than Reichard resulting in the front of her 2001 Pontiac Aztek hitting the rear of Reichard's 1989 Ford Escort.