Police Blotter: Monday, April 15, 2013
Accident victim serious
DANVILLE - Jessica Gavin, 37, of Schuylkill Avenue, Shenandoah, who was injured in a two-vehicle accident Saturday night along Route 61 near Split Vein Coal Company in Ralpho Township, was in serious condition Sunday at Geisinger Medical Center.
Salvatore Bruno, of the same address, who was a passenger in Gavin's Land Rover, underwent emergency room treatment at Geisinger before being released, according to a nursing supervisor. Gianna Bruno, 13, another passenger in the Land Rover, reportedly escaped injury since Geisinger had no record of her being treated at the medical center.
COAL TOWNSHIP - A 42-year-old Coal Township man underwent emergency room treatment Saturday morning after being injured in a motorcycle-car crash in the 2000 block West State Street.
Joseph Purcell suffered a facial injury and was initially treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel before being transported by AREA Services Ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where he underwent additional treatment before being released.
Deputy Police Chief Chris Williams reported Purcell was driving a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle west on State Street at 8:51 a.m. when Colleen Gilgore, of 1524 Centre St., Ashland, who had been traveling west on State Street in her 2003 Kia Sorento, made a U-turn in front of Purcell's motorcycle, causing a collision.
Purcell's wife, Sheryl Purcell, who was a passenger on the cycle, and Gilgore escaped injury.
Both vehicles sustained moderate damage.
Gilgore was cited for limitations on turning around.
In addition to medical personnel from AREA Services, also assisting at the scene were Coal Township fire chiefs Kevin Malukas and Michael Timco.
MANDATA - Trooper David Myers of state police at Stonington said charges are pending against a 17-year-old male from Sunbury for possessing a controlled substance involving an incident at 10:21 a.m. Friday at Line Mountain High School.
Police said the teen, who is a student at the school, was found in possession of a tablet suspected to be morphine.
MAIZEVILLE - State police at Frackville reported someone smashed the passenger side window on a vehicle owned by Joanne Rodgers of Ashland and removed a Harrington & Richardson .22-caliber revolver between April 4 and Saturday while the vehicle was parked across from 1406 Railroad St.
Anyone with information about the theft is urged to call state police at 570-874-5300.
DELAWARE TOWNSHIP - Jorge L. Ortiz Rivera, 24, of Watsontown, suffered moderate injuries in a rollover accident on Interstate 180 near Sulphur Spring Hollow Road Saturday morning in this Northumberland County township.
According to state police at Milton, Ortiz Rivera was driving a 1994 Toyota Corolla east in the right lane at 7:38 a.m. near mile marker 8 when his car crossed into the left lane, started spinning and exited the left side of the highway. The passenger side quarter panel bumper then struck an embankment, causing the car to roll over several times before coming to rest on its wheels.
The auto was towed from the scene.
Ortiz Rivera was cited for careless driving.
RALPHO TOWNSHIP - Police here are investigating a two-vehicle accident Sunday morning at the intersection of Route 487 and Industrial Park Road involving one injury.
Police said Karen Haines, of Tioga Street, Coal Township, was driving north on Route 487 at 11 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle, which exited the right side of the road and struck a parked vehicle owned by Robert Brown of West Valley Avenue, Elysburg, which was parked in front of a residence.
Haines was transported to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Assisting at the scene were firefighters from Elysburg and Ralpho fire departments, Elysburg fire police and Elysburg paramedics.