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Police Logs

Thursday, December 23, 2010

State police at the Lehighton barracks have released the details of a one-vehicle accident that happened at 1:05 p.m. Dec. 19 along the Little Gap Road in Lower Towamensing Township. A photograph of the crash appeared in the TIMES NEWS earlier this week.

Police said Elizabeth R. Matias, 22, of Lehighton, was the driver of the vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer.

She was eastbound on Little Gap Road when she fell asleep, causing the vehicle to cross into the westbound lane, go off the roadway and strike an embankment. The Blazer then overturned in the middle of the roadway.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a theft of a motor vehicle. Police said the vehicle was later recovered in a wooded area in Towamensing Township.

The incident happened between Nov. 15 and 18, according to police.

The victim is Timothy Duncan, 54, of Palmerton.

Police said someone stole the purple-colored Dodge Intrepid from AMX Salvage, Lower Towamensing Township.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 1-800-4PATIPS.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Haley G. Sippel, 18, of Friedensburg, will be cited by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks with failure to drive at a safe speed and driving without a license after a traffic accident Dec. 17 at 10:57 a.m. on Panther Valley Road in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.

Police said he was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero east when he lost control of the vehicle while exiting a curve. The car struck an embankment with its right front bumper, began to spin clockwise and came to rest facing southeast.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

State police at the Fogelsville barracks report Jason E. Snook, 34, of Macungie, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of an accident they investigated on Dec. 17 at 7:19 p.m. on Route 39018 in Upper Milford Township0.

Police said he was driving a 1997 Jeep Cherokee too fast for conditions when the vehicle crashed, causing him to sustain minor injuries.

The vehicle needed to be towed from the scene.

Snook was transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Nesquehoning teen has been charged following a Dec. 16 accident in Tamaqua.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

No one was hurt when a car struck a deer headon on Dec. 16 at 6:35 a.m. on Route 209 in Schuylkill Township.

State police at the Frackville barracks said Stephen M. Kruzik, 27, of Lansford, was driving a 2006 Honda Accord westbound when the deer entered the roadway. The vehicle was unable to stop in time and struck the deer, requiring the vehicle to be towed from the scene.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

State police at the Fogelsville barracks report the arrest of Kristine A. Wisler, 22, of Orefield, on charges of public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

Police said the arrest came after an incident at 3:29 a.m. Dec. 17 at 6799 Kernsville Road in Lowhill Township.

The victim is Francine W. Ackley, 62.

Police said it is alleged Wisler repeatedly rang the victim's doorbell and banged on multiple doors of the victim's residence. After arriving at the scene and speaking to the accused, police said it was determined that she was heavily intoxicated.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dennis Newman of Macungie is a victim of identity theft involving his Macy's account, according to state police at the Fogelsville barracks.

Police said someone purchased merchandise at the Macy's store in Brooklyn, N.Y., using Newman's account. It is unknown at this time what was purchased and the amount of the purchase. Police said a person also attempted to open a Target account in the victim's name, although the attempt was unsuccessful.

The incident were reported to police on Dec. 6.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mahoning Township Police Chief Kenneth Barnes has released information on several recent incidents that occurred at the Wal-Mart Supercenter.

Trespassing: On Dec. 15 at about 5:45 p.m., police were called to the store. Loss prevention agents told police that Brian S. McGee, 28, of Lauchnor Road, Lehighton, was being detained for a trespassing offense. The loss prevention employees said McGee had been previously barred from the property. McGee has been charged with defiant trespass via citation.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating the theft of two white Christmas decoration reindeer from the front yard of a Weisenberg Township property.

The incident happened between midnight and 5 a.m. Dec. 19.

The victim is a 53-year-old New Tripoli man who told police the reindeer were on his front lawn at 4846 Five Point Road in the township when they were removed.