Police Blotter: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Man shoved, struck
SHAMOKIN - Devon Smith, 28, of 442 S. Franklin St., will be cited for disorderly conduct and harassment after an incident at Rock and Spurzheim streets at 8:56 p.m. Thursday.
City police Patrolman Raymond Siko II said Smith allegedly shoved and struck Jeff Rama, 20, of 1028 W. Lynn St., Coal Township, several times.
BUTLER TOWNSHIP - State police at Frackville are looking for the driver who injured a Lost Creek man in a hit-and-run accident at 7:50 p.m. Thursday along Route 54 just west of the West Mahanoy Township line.
Police said Jesse Coolbaugh, 19, was walking east along the highway while an unknown vehicle approached from behind. The vehicle struck Coolbaugh, knocking him down. The driver left the scene, police said.
Coolbaugh suffered injuries to his knees, hands, neck and face, but was able to walk a quarter-mile to his home before collapsing. He was transported to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, for treatment.
Hit and run
GIRARDVILLE - State police at Frackville are labeling their investigation into a pickup truck crash from 8:15 p.m. Thursday near here as a hit-and-run.
Police said a 2000 Mazda was traveling west when the driver, Joseph Polaconis, 26, of Shenandoah, lost control of the vehicle and it went off the west side of the road and struck a utility pole.
Despite the truck having right side body, wheel and suspension damage, police said Polaconis drove the vehicle to Girardville, where it was discovered during a Girardville police patrol.
Polaconis suffered a bloody nose. A passenger, a 3-year-old boy, was in a car seat and uninjured.
The vehicle's airbag deployed, police said.