Police Reports

Ryan  P.  Kruchinsky,  28,  of  Hazle  Township,  was  arrested  by  Trp.  Eric

 Fetterman,    Pennsylvania  State  Police,  Hazleton  Barracks,  on  January  12th

 for  Driving  Under  the  Influence  and

 traffic  related  complaints.  The  incident  took  place  in  Rice  Township  on

 Interstate  81.  Kruchinsky  was  observed  swerving  and  his  vehicle  appeared  to  be  emitting  smoke  from  the

 engine  compartment.  After  a  field  sobriety  test,  Kruchinsky  was  placed  under

 arrest.  His  Blood  Alcohol  Level  was  found  to  register  0.281%.  A

 Preliminary  Hearing  scheduled  on

 March  6,  2013  before  Magistrate  Ronald  Swank  was  continued. +++++

Richard  E.  Wozniak,  52,  of  Wapwallopen,  was  arrested  by  Trp.

 Willliam  P.  McDermott,  Pennsylvania  State  Police,  Hazleton  Barracks,

 on  February  9th  for  Driving  Under  the  Influence  and  traffic

 related  complaints.  This  incident  took  place  on  Morio  Drive  in

 Wright  Township.  A  strong  odor  of  alcohol  was  detected  when  the  vehicle

 was  stopped.  Wozniak  was  asked  to  exit  the  vehicle  and  to  perform

 coordination  exercises,  which  he  failed.  Blood  alcohol  results  showed

 a  level  of  0.122%.  The  case  is  awaiting  Preliminary  Hearing.

+++++ Dana  M.  Abend,  23,  of  Hanover  Twp,

 was  arrested  by  Trp.  William  P.  McDermott,  Pennsylvania  State  Police,

 Hazleton  Barracks,  on  December  31st  for  Driving  Under  the

 Influence  and  traffic  related  complaints.  The  incident  took  place  in

 Rice  Township  on  Interstate  81.

 Abend  was  observed  driving  under  unsafe  conditions  due  to  the  entire  rear  window  being  coveredwith  snow  and  ice.  Upon  Abend’sexiting  the  vehicle,  the  officerdetected  indications  of  inebriationand  a  portable  breath  test  produced  areading  of  0.134%.  Subsequent  testsresulted  in  a  BAC  of  0.122%.  Thecase  is  awaiting  Preliminary  hearing.

+++++ Edward  J.  Atkinson,  52,  ofWapwallopen,

 was  arrested  by  Sgt. Scott  Rozitski,  Wright  TownshipPolice,  on  February  1st  for  DrivingUnder  the  Influence  and  a  trafficrelated  complaint.

The  incident  took  place  on  SouthMain  Road  in  Wright  Township. Atkinson  was  involved  in  a  onevehicle  accident.  Upon  arriving  atthe  scene,  Sgt.  Rozitski  determinedthat  Atkinson  appeared  intoxicated. Having  failed  the  field  sobriety  tests, Atkinson  was  taken  into  custody. Blood  Alcohol  Levels  were  found  tobe  0.202%.  A  Preliminary  Hearing  isscheduled  before  Magistrate  Swankis  scheduled  for  March  13th.

+++++ Eugene  J.  Adams,  Jr.,  26,  ofMountaintop,

 was  arrested  by  Ptlm. Stephan  Wengen  of  the  FairviewTownship  Police  Department,  oncharges  of  Theft  By  Unlawful  Taking, Movable  Property,  and  Harassment  –Threatening  Language.  The  chargesarose  from  an  incident  on  February3rd  at  Whistle  Stop  Pizza,  whereAdams  worked.  Ptlm.  Wengen  wasinformed  that  another  employee  hadobserved  Adams  removing  cash  froma  register  and  Adams  had  threatenedthe  other  worker  if  he  reported  it.  APreliminary  Hearing  set  for  March13th  has  been  continued  to  March27th.