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Police Logs

Monday, November 14, 2011

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations issued by officers.

Following were issued on Nov. 10.

Officer Thomas Kurtz issued a red light violation at SR209 and Mermon Ave.

Officer Dane O'Brien issued two red light violations, both at SR209 and Mermon Ave.; a one-way street violation at Ratcliff Street and 209; and an expired registration plate at SR93 and SR209.

Officer Brian White issued a speeding citation, 41.5 miles-per-hour in a 25 zone at SR209 and Oak St.

Monday, November 14, 2011

State police at Frackville reported on two retail theft arrests made on Saturday, Nov. 11, both occurring at stores in the Schuylkill Mall, New Castle Township.

About 4 p.m. troopers were called to the Kmart store for a report of a theft. Troopers said David J. Lackie, 28, of Girardville, was stopped by store security for allegedly attempting to remove four DVD movies from the store without paying for them. The movies are valued at $75.22.

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) in Berks County.

State police at Hamburg said Nathan Michael Zelinsky, 21, of New Ringgold, was arrested about 5:57 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, along SR61 at Shoemakers Road, in Perry Township.

Troopers said Zelinsky's 1998 Subaru Legacy crashed into the center median. He was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest.

He is also facing charges of careless driving and failing to drive on roadways laned for traffic.

Monday, November 14, 2011

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, along SR209 between Middleport and New Philadelphia, in Blythe Township.

Troopers said Codi K. McGuinness, 23, of Pottsville, and Lisa M. Smolskis, 44, of Pottsville, were both southbound. Troopers said McGuinness, driving a 2003 BMW sedan, came upon Smolskis, operating a 2008 Chrysler Pacifica, stopped for several deer crossing the road. The front of the BMW hit the rear of the Pacifica.

Monday, November 14, 2011

An underage driver was cited following a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a 15-year-old male from Schuylkill Haven, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Tracker westbound on Moyer's Station Road, in Wayne Township, about 4:09 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, when he failed to negotiate a left curve while traveling at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle went onto the berm and struck a shrub with its right front end.

Monday, November 14, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating two crashes on Monroe County roads.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 5:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, along SR115 in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Ricardo West, 60, of Albrightsville, was driving a 2007 Toyota Camry south when a deer entered the road. The vehicle struck the deer. West was not injured.

Friday, November 11, 2011

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident whereby a backhoe owned by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation was damaged.

The incident happened between 2:45 p.m. Nov. 9 and 7:30 a.m. Nov. 10 from a site along State Route 4033 at Faux Hill Road in Zion Grove, North Union Township.

Police said someone smashed the window of the 2000 John Deere backhoe.

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Fleetwood man escaped serious injuries when his truck struck a deer in Rush Township late Wednesday afternoon.

Norman Fuhrmann was traveling on Fairview Street, at 5:52 p.m., when a deer ran out of the woods and into the path of his Ford Expedition.

The impact caused considerable damage to the SUV, which had to be towed from the scene.

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Mahanoy City man was taken into custody Thursday on an outstanding warrant issued by the Rush Township Police Department.

Mahanoy City Police arrested James Polusky, then turned him over to Rush Police.

Polusky was arraigned before District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, who imposed a bail of $10,000.

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Saylorsburg man has been arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks for allegedly stealing guard rails in Ross Township and then selling them for salvage.

Police said Sean Seraceni of Saylorsburg has been arrested for theft as a result of the incident that happend between noon Nov. 5 and 2:50 p.m. Nov. 8 in the area of Lake Road in the township.

The victim is Hector Marrero of Las Negas, Nev.

Police said it is alleged Saraceni removed approximately 200 sections of guard rails and sold them at Einfant Recycing and Salvage.