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Police Logs

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Two persons were injured in a near head-on collision that occurred about 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, along SR209 at Church Road (SR2011) in Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Dawn M. Gorman-Farrar, 41, of Albrightsville, was southbound in a 2009 Lincoln Navigator and attempted to turn left onto Church Road and failed to yield the right-of-way to a northbound vehicle operated by Elizabeth A. Getz, 50, of Palmerton. The impact of the two vehicles occurred in the northbound lane, troopers said.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Columbia County motorcyclist was injured when he attempted to pass two other vehicles by traveling between them. State police at Frackville said the crash occurred about 7:10 a.m. on Friday, April 30, along SR61, two-tenths of a mile south of the off ramp to the Schuylkill Mall, in Blythe Township, Schuylkill County.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Schuylkill County man is wanted in connection with a domestic assault incident.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Joshua Wasilius, 32, of Pottsville, is being sought for assaulting Sonja Karkanica, 22, of Pine Grove. The incident occurred on April 25 about 2:45 p.m. at a residence along Muskee Lane, in Pine Grove. Wasilius is facing a charge of simple assault for having a physical altercation wtih Karkanica.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Schuylkill County woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 9:43 a.m. on Sunday, May 2, along SR209 in Frailey Township.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Monroe County driver was cited following a two- vehicle crash at the intersection of SR209 and Frable Road, in Chestnuthill Township, that occurred about 1:46 p.m. on April 24.

State police at Fern Ridge said Marc A. Anthony, 24, of Kunkletown, was driving a 1996 Ford F-150 and stopped at the intersection. He then pulled out into the intersection without proper clearance and his vehicle struck a 1997 Buick Regal driven northbound by Jacey R. Berger, 16, of Kunkletown. The front of the Ford hit the driver's side of the Buick.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Two persons were cited following an incident in the parking lot of the Kings Village Plaza in Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Lovett Shawn Anderson, 37, and a 14-year-old juvenile, both from Minersville, were involved in an argument that turned physical on Saturday, May 1, about 7:30 p.m. Both pushed and punched each other. Both were cited for harassment, troopers added.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Two Monroe County residents were cited for underage drinking.

State police at Lehighton said Elizabeth Marie Gannon, 19, and a 16-year-old female, both from Kunkletown, were found in the parking lot of the Kunkletown General Store, in Eldred Township, under the influence of alcohol. Both were cited. The incident occurred about 12:06 a.m. on Saturday, May 1.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A New Jersey man was arrested for retail theft in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on Monday, April 26, about 9 a.m. officers were dispatched to the Walmart store in Mt. Pocono for a person in custody for theft. Upon arrival officers found Joseph Gesumaria, 61, of Nutley.

Police allege that Gesumaria attempted to remove two items, valued at $28.71, from the store without paying for them. He was taken into custody and arraigned before a district judge and released on $2,500 unsecured bail.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on three crashes investigated by troopers over the past weekend on Schuylkill County roadways.

A crash occurred about 1:31 p.m. on Friday, April 30, along SR209 at the intersection with SR412, in Tremont Township. Troopers said Justin M. Riegel, 18, of Tremont, was driving a 1991 Hyundai Excel and Alice P. Jou, 36, of Clinton, N.Y., was operating a 2003 Toyota Camry both southbound on 209. Troopers said Jou stopped for a red traffic light and her vehicle was struck in the rear by Riegel's.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

State police at Lehighton are investigating a theft from vehicle incident that occurred late last week.

Troopers said a vehicle owned by Frantz Brothers Inc., of Kunkletown, was entered while parked at 16 Walnut St., Eldred Township, Monroe County. Removed was an insurance card from the glove compartment. The incident occurred sometime overnight of Apirl 29-30.