Police Blotter: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Hit and run
COAL TOWNSHIP - Jessica Kodack, 30, of Coal Township, was cited by Patrolman Joshua Wynn for hit and run to unattended property, failure to give immediate notice of an accident to police and careless driving relating to an accident at 3:37 a.m. Jan. 1 in the 1500 block of Trevorton Road.
Police reported Kodack was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Impala that struck a steel post that had five mailboxes attached to it, causing extensive damage. Kodack then fled the scene, police said.
Police said Kodack was traveling south on Trevorton Road (Route 225) when her car crossed over the northbound lane for no apparent reason and struck the post and mailboxes.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Kurt Dietrich, 48, of Coal Township, was charged by Patrolman Terry Ketchem with failure to give immediate notice of an accident to police, careless driving and hit and run to an unattended vehicle involving an accident at 12:20 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Poplar and Spruce streets.
Police said Dietrich was driving a 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck when his vehicle struck a parked Chevrolet Equinox owned by Christine Nelson, of Coal Township, while he turned south on Poplar Street from Spruce Street.
Nelson's vehicle was then pushed into a parked Jeep Cherokee also owned by Nelson.
Police reported Dietrich fled the scene, but his vehicle was located at his residence later in the day.
Hit and run
COAL TOWNSHIP - Police here are investigating a hit-and-run accident at 11:30 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Sherman and Hemlock streets.
Police said a Chrysler Sebring owned by Donna McCarthy, of Shamokin, was struck by a black truck. A witness told police the truck was turning east on Hemlock Street from Sherman Street when the accident occurred.
Police said the truck would have damage to its passenger side front. Anyone with information is urged to call Coal Township police at 644-0333.
LITTLE MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - State police at Stonington reported three unknown people trespassed on land at 111 Lower Road owned by Chad Dean Williard, 36, of 141 S. Main St., Herndon, at 4 p.m. Christmas Day.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact state police at 286-5601.