Police Blotter: Friday, January 11, 2013
COAL TOWNSHIP - A 34-year-old Ranshaw man is accused of driving under the influence following a traffic stop at 3:08 a.m. Thursday on Route 61, according to state police at Stonington.
Trooper James Yankovich said the man, who was not identified in the police report, was stopped for a traffic violation and suspected of DUI once the officer approached the vehicle.
The man was placed under arrest and was transported to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital for a blood-alcohol test, police said.
Charges are pending results of the blood test, police said.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Two drivers were treated for injuries following a two-vehicle accident at 9:39 p.m. Wednesday on Route 61 near Wal-Mart Supercenter, according to Coal Township Police Department.
Police reported that Elizabeth Bright-Sandy, of 433 E. Seventh St., Mount Carmel, was driving a 2002 Chrysler van south on Route 61 when she attempted to turn into the store's parking lot and cut into the path of Robert Jones III, of 1332 Scott St., Kulpmont, who was driving north in a 2001 Dodge Neon.
Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene, police said.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Police are warning residents of a phone scam in the area.
The caller is asking people to go to CVS and buy a Green Dot reloadable credit card for $350 then send the card through UPS. In return, UPS will give the buyer $850,000.
Officers are advising residents not to participate. Anyone with concerns or questions is asked to contact his local police department.