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Police Logs

Friday, March 9, 2012

Andrew John Arnold, 23, of Brodheadsville, was injured in a one-vehicle crash March 6 at 3 a.m. on Stagecoach Road in Polk Township, Monroe County. State police at the Lehighton barracks said he was also arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A student at the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 school at Marlin, 17 Maple Lane, Norwegian Township, is facing assault charges. He was one of two students from county schools facing charges.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Northumberland County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash in Schuylkill County. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 11:45 a.m. on Monday, March 5, along Valley Road in Foster Township.

Troopers said Daniel D. Strenkoski, 51, of Coal Township, was driving a 1997 Ford Escort LX southbound and failed to negotiate a left curve in the road, causing him to lose control.

The car began to spin in a counter-clockwise direction, went onto the berm and struck an embankment and several rocks.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A truck tractor with trailer crashed along Interstate 81 in Foster Township, Schuylkill County, on Tuesday, March 6, causing damages to a stretch of guide rail.

State police at Frackville said William C. Overby, 44, of Atwater, Ohio, was driving a 2011 Freightliner southbound about 9:45 a.m. when he began to cough and then blacked out.

The rig went onto the shoulder and began to descend an embankment. Overby regained consciousness and attempted to steer back onto the road. The rig traveled along the shoulder for a total distance of 850 feet.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Schuylkill County teen was charged following a two vehicle crash that occurred about 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, along SR61 at the intersection with Carbon Arch Road, in North Manheim Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Owen M. Jennings, 60, of Pottsville, was stopped in the left lane at the intersection driving a 2004 Lincoln Town Car, waiting for a red light and attempting to turn onto Carbon Arch Road.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Two Coaldale women face charges of retail theft after allegedly shoplifting items from the Hometown Commons Walmart Store.

Kayla Leibowitz and Becca A. Thomson allegedly removed the merchandise on March 5. Thomson will also be cited for possession of drug paraphernalia after officers discovered she had a glass bowl with residue on it.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a package delivered to a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said Jennifer Kegerreis, 28, of 23 Front St., Cressona, ordered an item on the Internet for $123. The package was delivered to her home and left on the front doorstep. An unknown criminal stole the package.

The theft occurred after 12:12 p.m. on March 1, troopers said.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Rush Township Police were called to Marian Catholic High School in Hometown Monday afternoon after a 17-year-old male from Barnesville was caught with 3 Zanax pills. Charges are pending.

Zanax, also called Xanax or Alprazolam, is a prescribed tranquilizer medication used in the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety or the treatment of anxiety disorders.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Lehigh County coroner's office is seeking the next of kin of William H. Price III, 56, of 81 E. Broad St., Bethlehem.

Price died on Monday, March 5, at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill, at 10:20 a.m. in the emergency room. He died of natural causes, the coroner ruled.

Anyone with information concerning Price is asked to call the coroner's office at (610) 782-3426.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers.