Driver ejected

DALMATIA - A Harrisburg man was ejected from his vehicle around 5:30 p.m. Sunday along Route 147 near Toad Valley Road while racing another vehicle operated by a Harrisburg resident.

State police at Stonington reported Pascual Martinez, 25, was driving a 1995 Honda too fast for road conditions when he lost control of his vehicle on a curve while racing with Rodney W. Baltimore Jr., of Harrisburg, who was operating a 1999 Honda behind Martinez. Police said Martinez's Honda struck an embankment and a utility pole.

Martinez was ejected from the vehicle and rolled down an embankment before coming to rest near a set of railroad tracks.

Witnesses confirmed that Martinez was racing with Baltimore. Cpl. George R. Ritchey said Monday that police aren't aware of any similar incidents of street racing in the area.

Martinez was transported to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, where he was listed Monday in fair condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police said Martinez was cited for racing on highways, careless driving, driving at an unsafe speed, failure to wear a seat belt, driving without a valid inspection, operating a vehicle without proof of an emission inspection and reckless driving. Baltimore was cited for racing on highways, careless driving, following a vehicle too closely, driving with an expired registration and reckless driving.

Assisting police at the scene were emergency medical personnel from Dalmatia.

Missing dog

SHAMOKIN - A light brown and white Sheltie dog named Riley has been reported missing by its owner, Jill Bright, of 141 N. Marshall St., Shamokin.

The 1-year-old dog was last seen at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Anyone with information about the dog should call Bright at 509-2390.

Trespass charge

MOUNT CARMEL - Nathaniel Hardy, 24, of West Avenue, Mount Carmel, was cited by Patrolman Kevin Katch for trespassing relating to an incident that occurred at 1:05 a.m. March 27 at the residence of Ashley Ney, 25, of the 100 block of North Maple Street.

Police reported Ney woke up to find Hardy, her former boyfriend, standing in her bedroom. Police said Hardy initially refused to leave Ney's home, but eventually did. Nothing was found missing from the residence. Hardy told police he went to Ney's home to retrieve his property.

Minor injury

HEGINS TOWNSHIP - Zachery M. Hubler, 21, of Ashland, suffered a minor head injury in a one-vehicle crash Sunday morning on East Main Street (Route 25) near East Chestnut Street in this Schuylkill County township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported Hubler was driving a 1997 Ford Escort LX east at 5:39 a.m. at approximately 40 miles per hour and misjudged a curve in the road. His vehicle exited the highway and traveled approximately 25 feet before striking a rocky ditch with its undercarriage.

After hitting the ditch, the Escort traveled approximately three feet before striking a PPL pole on the southbound side of the road with its front end.

Police said Hubler will be cited for failure to drive in a single lane.

Assisting at the scene were members of Hegins Fire Company and Hegins Ambulance.


DANVILLE - State police at Milton are investigating the theft of several pieces of antique farm equipment along Township Road 361 off Kelly's Dam Road between Feb. 19 and March 19.

Police said the equipment is owned by Gary L. Moser, 48, of Milton.

Underage drinking

SHAMOKIN - Levi Reigle, 20, of 1244 Chemung St., Coal Township, and a 17-year-old Shamokin female were cited by Patrolman Nathan Rhodes for underage drinking relating to a traffic stop at 8:45 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Bear Valley Avenue.

Retail theft

SHAMOKIN - A 15-year-old Shamokin girl was cited by Cpl. Bryan Primerano for retail theft for allegedly stealing $26.26 worth of items from Weis Markets at 5:27 p.m. Saturday.


SHAMOKIN - Jefrrey Try, 20, of 625A E. Packer St., Shamokin, was cited by Cpl. John Brown for harassment for allegedly calling and texting Amanda Schaffner, 25, of 9 Raspberry Hill, Shamokin, at 7:33 p.m. March 26.

2-car crash

MONROE TOWNSHIP - A Coal Township man escaped injury following a two-vehicle crash on the intersection of Routes 11 and 15 and Ninth Street in Monroe Township at 8:07 a.m. Monday.

State police at Selinsgrove report a 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada, driven by Leann Pheasant, 57, of Selinsgrove, was traveling west on Ninth Street attempting to turn left onto Routes 11 and 15 southbound, when she struck a 2001 GMC Jimmy, driven by David Hoy, 59, of Coal township, who was traveling east on Ninth Street and crossing the intersection.

Pheasant suffered a minor injury and was transported to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, for treatment. Pheasant's passenger, Mary I. Moyer, 5, of Selinsgrove, and Hoy were not hurt in the crash. Police said Pheasant was cited for a traffic violation.