Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Police Logs

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Schuylkill County woman is facing a charge of bad checks in an incident involving a school organization.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Jessica Marie Bassininsky, 34, of Schuylkill Haven, wrote two separate checks to the Blue Mountain Elementary West PTO Inc. in the amount of $25. Both checks were returned for insufficient funds. The checks were written in April.

Friday, November 27, 2015

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating the following crashes occurring on Schuylkill County roads.

A one-vehicle crash was reported at 12:06 p.m. Nov. 20 along Route 61, near the Cressona Mall entrance, in North Manheim Township. Troopers said Jeffrey L. Zipp, 31, of Minersville, was driving a 2000 Jeep Cherokee northbound when he fell asleep.

The Jeep drifted into the median and struck the guide rail with its front bumper. After impact the Jeep spun clockwise across the southbound lane and came to rest along the southbound shoulder.

Friday, November 27, 2015

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 5 p.m. Oct. 23 and 1 p.m. Nov. 10 in Chestnuthill Township.

Police said someone forced their way into a detached garage located on the property in the area of 1400 David Road in the township and stole wheels and tires from the victim’s Corvette, a dirt bike frame and hand tools, fleeing the scene undetected.

Friday, November 27, 2015


State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident in Penn Forest Township.

Police said the incident happened between Nov. 14 and 15 on Wyadot Way in the township when someone trespassed onto the victim’s property, removed three well caps and damaged five feet of PVC pipe in the well.

Friday, November 27, 2015

State police at Lehighton are investigating a theft from vehicle incident.

A resident on Sassafras Lane in Kunkletown reported her unlocked vehicle was entered while parked at her residence.

The woman reported her driver’s license, a credit card, XM radio and $45 were taken.

The incident was reported at 5:57 a.m. Sunday. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 610-681-1850.

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident that occurred at 1:55 a.m. Nov. 18.

State police at Frackville said Alan J. Palumbo, 53, of Weston, was stopped for a traffic violation along Route 1005, near Schoolhouse Lane, in East Union Township. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol, troopers said, and submitted to a blood test at the Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street, Pottsville. The test result showed a blood alcohol content above the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Charges were filed.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Rush Township police said Eric Christopher, 22, of Barnesville, is facing a charge of retail theft after stealing merchandise valued at $102.71 from the HT Commons Walmart in Hometown. The theft took place at 11:38 a.m. on Nov. 18.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a three-vehicle, rear-end crash at 12:59 p.m. Monday at the intersection of routes 895 and 183 in Wayne Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Edwin R. Gegenheimer Jr., 61, of Pine Grove, driving a 1996 Ford F350 truck, was stopped on Route 895 for a red flashing light at the intersection with Route 183, with Daryl P. Hesse, 60, of Pine Grove, driving a 2011 Ford Ranger pickup truck, stopped behind him.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Summit Hill police issued a citation after a borough resident was warned for her dogs running at large.

Kimberly Knecht, 43, of 306 E. Fell St., was cited after police received several complaints about her dogs running in the neighborhood unleashed.

Knecht was given two verbal warnings to make sure her dogs were on leashes and she failed to comply.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Joshua Norbert Garced, 26, of Hazleton, was arrested by state police at the Fern Ridge barracks on charges of receiving stolen property and related offenses, following an incident at 7:28 p.m. Monday.

Police said he was stopped while driving a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria westbound on Interstate 80 in Tunkhannock Township, after which time police learned that the registration plate on the vehicle was stolen from Delaware. Further investigation led to the seizure of a Pennsylvania registration plate that was stolen.