Friday, April 18, 2014

Police Logs

Friday, April 18, 2014

A driver fled the scene of a rear-end crash that occurred at 2:44 p.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Route 209 and Weir Lake Road in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Tricia R. Dougherty, 44, of Nazareth, was stopped in her 2012 Hyundai Sonata northbound on 209 for a red light.

The driver behind her moved forward and struck the rear of her car. After impact the other driver asked her to pull into the State Farm Insurance parking lot to check damages.

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Monroe County woman is facing a charge of harassment following an incident that occurred at 9:27 a.m. on Wednesday at 2136 Hill Road in Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Lynn Wassel, 52, of Reeders, went to the above-stated address to shut off the electricity. Lauri A. Schmidt-Ramirez, 50, of Effort, would not allow Wassel to leave the property by banging on her vehicle with her hands, shouting at Wassel, and blocking the exit from the property with her vehicle.

Friday, April 18, 2014

A 13-year-old Tamaqua girl has been cited by police after failing to clean up dog waste.

The teen admitted throwing the animal waste from her yard in the 100 block of Penn Street over a fence and into the alley between her home and another home on Bowe Street on the morning of April 13.

Police gave her a time frame in which to clean up the alley. When she failed to do so, she was cited for littering.

Friday, April 18, 2014

According to Nesquehoning police:

Ÿ Officer Dane O'Brien issued the following citations: April 9, expired inspection sticker along Route 54; April 10, failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, in the 100 block of W. Catawissa Street; displaying illegal window tint, Route 54; displaying illegal window tint, Route 93; and speeding, 43 miles-per-hour in a 25 zone at Oak and E. Catawissa streets.

Ÿ Citations by Officer Steven Homanko: April 14, two speeding citations, both on Route 93, 77 and 78 miles-per-hour in a 55 zone; and passing in a no passing zone on Route 93.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Three people were charged by Nesquehoning police for violating a borough ordinance concerning soliciting.

Police said on April 9 they received multiple complaints from various residents about people walking around the borough attempting to sell energy from an alternate source without proper permits.

Chief Sean Smith located the suspects while off duty and notified officer Steven Homanko.

Homanko issued citations to Myna Gomez, Eric Hauard, Devon Harris, and Jeremy Soto, no addresses listed, for disorderly conduct and failing to obtain soliciting permits.

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Monroe County man has been charged with indirect criminal contempt for violating a protection from abuse order.

State police at Fern Ridge said Patrick W. Szarzynski, 24, of Effort, entered Kinsley ShopRite store, located at 107 Kinsley Drive in Chestnuthill Township, on March 23 about 11:48 a.m.

Szarzynski is not permitted to be in the store, troopers said, because a 21-year-old female employee has a PFA order against him, which prohibits him from entering her place of employment.

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Monroe County man has been charged in connection with a break-in at a county residence.

State police at Fern Ridge charged Robert Goritski, 30, of Kresgeville, with burglary and criminal trespass.

According to troopers on April 11, at 9:22 a.m. Goritski and another suspect allegedly broke into the residence of Renee MacKenzie, 64, of 308 Westbrook Road in Effort, Chestnuthill Township. The two fled the home when an audible alarm went off, troopers said.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Rush Township police took John Simonson, 19, of Lansford, into custody on April 10 on an arrest warrant issued by Carbon County officials.

Simonson is facing charges of possession of synthetic marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Carbon County Prison in Nesquehoning.

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol following a one-vehicle crash.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers responded to a report of a crash on April 4 about 3 p.m. at the intersection of Marvin Gardens and Ventnor Drive in A Pocono Country Place development in Coolbaugh Township.

Friday, April 18, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a reported theft of money from a Carbon County township office.

Troopers said the theft occurred at the Penn Forest Township building at 88 Transfer Station Road. Troopers said unknown criminals removed a locked bank bag from a file cabinet drawer in the building. The bag contained about $150 in U.S. currency.

The theft occurred sometime between April 9-13, troopers said. Troopers added that a video surveillance is being obtained.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-646-2271.