Police Blotter: Thursday, June 5, 2014
COAL TOWNSHIP - Lottie Reiprich, 38, of 1137 W. Wood St., Coal Township, reported someone stole 24 Suboxone pills from her residence Wednesday.
Anyone with information about the theft is urged to call Coal Township police at 570-644-0333.
Crash near cemetery
STONINGTON - One minor injury was reported in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Route 61 and Captain Bloom Road near Northumberland Memorial Park.
State police at Stonington said Clayton J. Chappell, 71, of Ashland, was driving a 1998 Ford Econoline 150 north on Route 61 at 1:06 p.m. when his van struck the rear of a 2012 Ford F-150 operated in front of him by Walter C. Boyer, 61, of Shamokin. Police said Boyer was slowing down to make a left turn onto Captain Bloom Road when the accident occurred.
After impact, both vehicles traveled off the highway and came to rest on the eastbound shoulder of Captain Bloom Road.
Chappell, who was wearing a seat belt, escaped injury. He was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.
Boyer, who also was wearing a seat belt, suffered a neck injury and was transported by Elysburg Ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where he underwent emergency room treatment before being released.
UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - Paul Deivert, 36, of Sunbury, who was driving a 2014 Yamaha Star motorcycle involved in a two-vehicle crash along Route 61 Tuesday afternoon, suffered moderate injuries and was transported by Americus Ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
State police at Stonington reported Joyce A. Neidig, 49, of Sunbury, was driving a 1996 GMC Jimmy north at 4:26 p.m. when she turned left into the path of Deivert's motorcycle. Police said the motorcycle, while laying on its side, slid a short distance and struck the front passenger side tire area of Neidig's vehicle.
Both units came to rest on the highway.
Police said Deivert was wearing a helmet. Neidig and her 10-year-old male passenger from Sunbury, who were both wearing seat belts, escaped injury.
Neidig was cited for making an improper left turn.
Time capsule secured
CENTRALIA - State police at Bloomsburg reported Centralia Borough officials have secured a time capsule from the Centralia American Legion property that was tampered with between May 24 and Saturday.
The capsule was placed on the property in 1966 and was scheduled to be opened in 2016.
ANTHONY TOWNSHIP - Trevor E. Johnson, 20, of Wilburton, suffered a minor injury Tuesday afternoon in a one-car accident along Continental Boulevard (Route 54) in this Montour County township.
State police at Milton said Johnson was driving a 2011 Honda Accord east on Route 54 at about 3 p.m. when he attempted to pass a horse-drawn buggy traveling in the eastbound lane. As he was attempting to pass, police said Johnson observed another vehicle traveling west toward him and swerved to avoid a collision.
Police said Johnson lost control of his car, which exited the road on the south berm and struck a utility pole with its front center. The auto then rotated in a clockwise direction before coming to rest facing west.
Motorcycle crash update
COAL TOWNSHIP - Police here have released more details involving a motorcycle crash Tuesday night on the ramp from Route 2026 to Route 61 near the traffic signal at Burger King.
Police said Andrew Johnson, 34, of 809 E. Clay St., Shamokin, lost control of his motorcycle for an unknown reason at about 7:30 p.m. and struck a stone embankment while trying to negotiate a left turn to travel onto Route 61. The roadway was wet and slippery at the time from rainfall.
Johnson was transported by AREA Services Ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he was listed in serious condition Wednesday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
The motorcycle was towed by Dave's Auto Body from Kulpmont.
The accident remains under investigation.
Assisting Coal Township police at the scene were personnel from East End and Brady fire companies, Shamokin police and state police from Stonington.
One hurt in crash
RALPHO TOWNSHIP - Frederick Jacoby, 71, of Shenandoah, was listed in stable condition Wednesday at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital after being injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday at the intersection of Route 487 and Bottle Road.
Ralpho Township police reported Jacoby was driving a blue Buick sedan north on Route 487 at 5:15 p.m. when he apparently crossed into the southbound lane and struck a Buick sport utility vehicle operated by Maureen Houser, of Coal Township, who was stopped on Bottle Road while attempting to turn right onto Route 487.
Police said Jacoby's car spun the sport utility vehicle into the northbound lane of Bottle Road, while his vehicle came to rest in a grassy area along Route 487 north of Bottle Road.
Both vehicles sustained moderate to extensive front-end damage.
Jacoby was transported to the hospital by Elysburg Ambulance.
Houser was taken from the scene by a private vehicle.
Assisting police were fire police and members of Elysburg Fire Company.