Thursday, September 21, 2017

Police Logs

Monday, September 18, 2017

State police at Lehighton said a minor crash at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 at the intersection of Kuhenbeaker Road and Route 115 in Tunkhannock Township resulted in a 57-year-old man from Conyngham being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police said after they responded to the crash, they detected a very strong odor of alcohol emanating from the suspect’s breath.

Police administered several field sobriety tests, then placed him under arrest.

Monday, September 18, 2017

A van and a tractor-trailer rig crashed along Interstate 81 in Cass Township, Schuylkill County, at 8:16 p.m. Friday.

State police at Frackville said William G. Babcock Sr., 46, of Forestville, Connecticut, was operating a 1998 Plymouth Voyager northbound in the right lane while Robert M. Tyriw, 47, of Hop Bottom, Susquehanna County, was driving a 2009 Volvo tractor with trailer and traveling north on the Highridge on-ramp to I81.

Troopers said Babcock suddenly swerved from the right lane onto the on-ramp directly into the path of Tyriw.

Monday, September 18, 2017

A Tamaqua motorcyclist was flown to a Lehigh Valley area hospital following a crash on Saturday about 1:15 p.m.

State police at Frackville said Jordon Flexer, 30, was operating a 2015 Indian make motorcycle southbound on Route 1013, near Chee Street, in Ryan Township when he lost control while traveling through a sharp right curve.

The bike went onto the berm and overturned into a drainage ditch.

Troopers said Flexer received numerous injuries and was initially treated by Ryan Township ambulance personnel.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the following incidents.

• A criminal mischief incident happened between 2 and 3 p.m. Sept. 2 at Pause for Bears, Interchange Road, Polk Township, when someone vandalized merchandise inside the store.

• A white Apple iPhone in a gold and black case was found inside Frank’s Pizzeria in Kresgeville at 10:39 a.m. Sept. 10. Anyone with information pertaining to the phone can contact state police at 610-681-1850.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Tamaqua police issued a number of citations in the last week.

• Debra Lee Nuttall, 53, of East Broad Street, Tamaqua, was cited for public drunkenness after she was found wandering in traffic at 6:10 p.m. on Sept. 10. • Shane W. Monk, 44, of Reevesdale, was cited for harassment after he punched another man while both were in the Rite Aid Store on Center Street. The incident happened at 5:29 p.m. on Sept. 9.

Friday, September 15, 2017

State police at Frackville are looking for the owner of a shotgun found in a wooded area of Schuylkill County.

Troopers said a 12 gauge shotgun was found in a wooded area near Arnot’s Addition, just outside Saint Clair, in New Castle Township. The gun was found on Thursday.

The owner can claim the gun by calling the barracks at 570-874-5300 and providing a description.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported investigating an accidental shooting incident on Wednesday in the parking lot of the Walmart store in Mount Pocono.

Police said at 3:04 p.m. they were dispatched, along with a medical unit, to the parking lot of the store. They were advised by the Monroe County Communications Center that a man had called 911 and said he had shot himself in the leg and that he was in a vehicle in the lot.

Officers arrived on scene within six minutes and located the man, a 62-year-old from Pocono Summit.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Lehighton man is facing drug charges following an incident that occurred in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said at 12:09 a.m.May 12, they were dispatched for a domestic incident at a Bungalow Road location in Pocono Pines, Tobyhanna Township.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Cambria County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence and related counts following a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 12:49 a.m. Aug. 26 along Burger Hollow Road in Polk Township, Monroe County.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Both drivers involved in a crash in Schuylkill County on Wednesday have been cited.

State police at Frackville said the crash occurred at 6:05 p.m. along Brandonville Road (Route 339), in Mahanoy Township. Troopers said Christine M. Gottshall, 48, of Ringtown, was driving a 2017 Jeep Wrangler northbound and rounding a curve when her vehicle crossed into the southbound lane and struck a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Jacqueline L. Wetzel, 28, of Mahanoy City.