Police Blotter: Friday, April 4, 2014
UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - Cheryl Frits, 54, of Northumberland, reported to state police at Stonington that sometime between 4 and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, someone damaged her vehicle while it was parked at the Shikellamy Marina.
Dump truck in accident
COAL TOWNSHIP - No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash involving a dump truck at 3:17 p.m. Wednesday on Route 61 near the south entrance to Tharptown.
Patrolman Chad Yoder reported Martin Sarfine, 53, of 1132 Center St., Coal Township, was traveling north on Route 61 in a 2003 Sterling dump truck, as was Brian Herb, 42, of 3357 Route 61, Sunbury in a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Police say the two vehicles touched while coming past the entrance to Tharptown, causing Herb's vehicle to strike the guardrail and spin, eventually crossing the southbound lanes and coming to rest on the south shoulder of the highway.
The dump truck was not damaged, but Herb's vehicle sustained severe damage to the driver's side front wheel and hood. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
Neither driver was injured, and police say charges are pending upon completion of the investigation.
Hit and run
RUSH TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington continue to search for the driver involved in a crash at 3:20 a.m. Thursday on Sunbury Road, near Ploppert Road in Rush Township.
Police say a 2008 Ford F250 truck was traveling north on Sunbury Road when the driver lost control for an unknown reason, crossed into the southbound travel lane and exited the west berm of the road.
The F250 struck a utility pole, continued north along an embankment for approximately 120 feet before rolling onto its passenger side and coming to rest in the southbound lane. The driver then fled the scene in an unknown direction.
DUI charges filed
COAL TOWNSHIP - Robert J. Bresko, 44, of 926 E. Sunbury St., Shamokin, has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and a charge of careless driving following an investigation into a March 9 accident on the Cameron Bridge. Police said that Bresko's blood alcohol level was .248 percent at the time of the accident.
Theft from vehicle
UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - Jason A. Finfinger, 30, of State Street, Sunbury, reported to state police at Stonington that sometime between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday, someone entered his unlocked vehicle and removed some change and a wallet containing miscellaneous cards, and then fled the scene.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Code Enforcement Officer Chris Petrovich cited Thomas E. Broscius, of 1516 Pulaski Ave., again Thursday for having faulty weather protection on his home. Petrovich said the roof has several holes and a rotted covering that allow water to enter the building.