Police Blotter: Sunday, July 28, 2013
MANDATA - A 53-year-old Dalmatia man was airlifted Saturday after crashing a motorcycle into a fence and a tree along Route 225 in Lower Mahanoy Township, about 1 1/2 miles south of Mandata, according to state police at Stonington.
Marlin R. Snyder Jr. was riding a 2012 Harley-Davidson trike (three-wheeled motorcycle) north about 12:50 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a left turn onto Middle Road and drove off the north berm, striking the fence and tree as well as shrubbery before coming to rest in a residential yard.
Snyder told Trooper James Yankovich that he was wearing a helmet, police said.
He was flown by Life Flight to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he was listed in serious condition Saturday night.
Yankovich said Snyder will be cited for speeding and a traffic violation.
Assisting at the scene were Cpl. Brent Zechman, Trooper Daniel Wilk, Americus Ambulance and fire personnel from Hickory Corners, Dalmatia and Pillow.
MOUNT CARMEL - Robert H. Collins, 37, of Duck Street, Girardville, was cited by Cpl. Dave Donkochik for disorderly conduct for allegedly smashing the windshield of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of West Third Street on July 20.
Collins and his girlfriend, Angela Wellington, of Pottsville, were driving through Mount Carmel when an argument between the two began. Collins smashed the windshield by punching it, police said.
Assisting were Patrolman Shane Reamer and Mount Carmel Township Patrolman Brian Carnuccio.
Cell phone stolen
FRACKVILLE - The cell phone of an Ashland man was stolen from his car Friday morning in the Kmart parking lot at Schuylkill Mall, according to state police in Frackville.
Trooper Andrew Letcavage said a brick was used to smash the passenger side window of 56-year-old Clarence Alan Traugh's 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt before 8 a.m.
Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 874-5300.
Hit and run
HUMMELS WHARF - State police at Selinsgrove are seeking information on a hit-and-run crash that occurred Friday night on the Golden Strip in Snyder County.
George Koon, 70, of Lewisburg, was driving a 2013 Kia Rio north in the right lane of Route 11/15 about 9:30 p.m. when his vehicle was struck on its rear passenger side by a pickup truck exiting the Wendy's Restaurant parking lot.
Koon pulled off the roadway but the other driver turned left and continued south without stopping. The pickup may have been white in color, police said.
Anyone who had witnessed the crash or who may have any information is asked to contact Cpl. Dominic Picerno at 374-8145.
MOUNT CARMEL - Three borough residents were cited by borough Code Officer Robin Williams for failing to respond to tickets issued for alleged violations of the "quality of life" ordinance.
John W. Taylor, of 221 S. Chestnut St., was issued a ticket May 22 for garbage on the rear porch of his home. Kathleen M. Kelly, of 514 E. Fifth St., was issued a ticket May 22 for high grass at a property she owns at 50 S. Walnut St.
Michelle Lindenmuth, 330 W. Third St., was issued a ticket June 5 for high grass and weeds at her property.
A summons was filed Monday for all three residents at the office of Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones.
MOUNT CARMEL - Belinda Sue Smith, 20, of 18 W. Railroad St., Apt. 1, was cited by Cpl. Dave Donkochik for criminal mischief and disorderly conduct for allegedly picking a fight with neighbors.
Erica Jones and Christian Gartner were inside their apartment when Smith smashed their front window, police said.
MOUNT CARMEL - Daniel Keith Luke, 30, of 332 S. Hickory St., was city by Patrolman Matt Dillman for public drunkenness for allegedly stumbling about the 200 block of South Chestnut Street and lying on porches.
Police said Luke was intoxicated when he was found sitting on the porch of a stranger. The alleged incident occurred about 3:16 a.m. June 29.
MOUNT CARMEL - Dondre Glasper, 18, of 246 W. Third St., was cited by Patrolman Justin Stelma for criminal mischief and disorderly conduct for allegedly throwing eggs at a home in the 200 block of West Fifth Street about 11:11 p.m. June 23. Police said Glasper admitted to throwing the eggs.