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Police Logs

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations being issued by officers.

Officer Timothy Wuttke issued the following citations on March 13, one driving with suspended plate on SR209; permitting violation of title on SR209; operating a vehicle without financial responsibility on SR209; two speeding, 55 miles-per-hour in a 40 zone and 57 in a 40 zone, both of SR209; expired inspection sticker on SR209; and three no passing on SR209.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lehighton police reported on several arrests made by officers recently.

A 16-year-old Lehighton area female was cited for underage possession of alcohol and possession of tobacco in school.

The arrest occurred on Tuesday, March 15, about 8:20 a.m. when Lehighton Area High School officials found the girl to have in her possession vodka and various tobacco products.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

State police at Frackville reported on two, one-vehicle crashes probed by troopers on Schuylkill County roadways recently in which charges were filed.

About 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, Mary Ann Foose, 53, of Ringtown, was driving a 1998 Jeep eastbound on Brandonville Road, in Union Township, when she lost control after a deer entered the road in front of her.

The Jeep spun clockwise and rolled over one time and came to rest on its wheels on the south berm.

Foose was not injured. The Jeep had to be towed from the scene.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jim Thorpe police are investigating several acts of criminal mischief that occurred to buildings and vehicles.

Police said sometime between Saturday night, March 19, and Sunday morning unknown criminals spray painted "L-T 4 Life" on several vehicles and buildings between the 400 and 700 blocks of School St.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 325-4995.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating two assault incidents.

Troopers said Shane Troutman, of Andreas, reported he was struck in the head by a blunt object along Hoffman Rd., in East Penn Township, about 1-1:30 a.m. on Monday, March 21. He suffered a cut to the head.

Troopers said the incident is under investigation.

The second incident occurred along Little Gap Road in Lower Towamensing Township.

Troopers said they are probing a reported assault at that location that occurred about 11:30 a.m. on March 18.

No other details were given.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Fulton County man is facing drug charges after he was found sleeping in his vehicle in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said about 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21, troopers found Andrew Whalen, 26, of Wells Tannery, asleep in his vehicle at the Cressona Cemetery along Ash St., Cressona.

It was learned that Whalen had an active warrant for his arrest issued out of Schuylkill County for failure to appear.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a two-vehicle crash about 8:11 a.m. on Monday, March 21, along Interstate 80 in Tunkhannock Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Maria A. Carrazana, 46, of Long Pond, and John Wawrzynski, 66, of Effort, were both westbound. Wawrzynski was driving a 2003 Mack truck with snowplow and plowing the left lane.

Carrazana attempted to pass the truck in the right lane, lost control of her 2001 Chrysler and slid into the path of the plow.

The plow struck the front driver side of the Chrysler.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Carbon County driver was involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lehigh County on March 16 about 4:31 p.m. State police at Fogelsville said the accident occurred along SR22 at the intersection with Interstate 78, in Upper Macungie Township.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Palmerton man is facing drug charges following an incident in Jim Thorpe.

Borough police said about 11:10 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, officers were dispatched to 422 Lehigh St. for an "out of control" male.

The person was identified as Adam E. Augustine, 21.

While investigating the incident officers discovered about 70 bags of suspected marijuana, assorted items of drug paraphernalia including two weighing scales, an unidentified bag of pills and three plastic baggies containing $2,900 in U.S. currency.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Two persons were hurt in a one-vehicle crash March 18 at 12:04 a.m. on Adamsdale Road in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, according to state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.

Police said John Archbald, 23, of Schuylkill Haven, the driver, and Jessica Ulrich, 24, of New Ringgold, both suffered minor injuries. Ulrich was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center, Pottsville, by the Orwigsburg ambulance.