Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Police Logs

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A pedestrian was struck and injured in a Monroe County incident.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred about 11:52 a.m. on March 20 at the intersection of routes 940 and 611 in Mount Pocono.

Police said Claphille Talbot, 53, of Tobyhanna, was driving a vehicle eastbound on 940 and approaching a traffic light at the intersection with 611 when Hermano Fleurimond, 20, of Tobyhanna, attempted to cross 940. Police said Talbot’s vehicle struck Fleurimond causing injuries. Fleurimond was flown to the Community Medical Center, Scranton.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Two vehicle stops by state police at Fern Ridge has led to drug charges.

Troopers said at 7:35 p.m. on March 6 a traffic stop was made along Interstate 80 in Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County.

A small amount of marijuana and related drug paraphernalia was found following a search of the vehicle.

Herbert Rojas and Javier Perez, both of Kankakee, Illinois, were arrested.

The second stop was made on March 7 at 9:34 p.m. along Route 115, near the I-80 on-ramp, also in Tobyhanna Township.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Copper piping was reported stolen in a Monroe County burglary.

State police at Fern Ridge said the residence on the 2400 block of Route 115, in Chestnuthill Township, was entered and the copper taken from the basement area. The break-in was reported at 10 a.m. on Friday by the owner. No forced entry was found.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Tamaqua man was caught removing items from a vacant home on Van Gelder Street on March 4, earning him a stay in the Schuylkill County prison in Pottsville.

Police were called to 242 Van Gelder St. at 10:56 a.m. after a neighbor saw people removing things from the unoccupied home. Officers found a Chevrolet S-10 pick up truck parked partially on the sidewalk. The driver said he was helping a friend move. That friend turned out to be Russell Jacob Nelson, 36, who has no known permanent address.

Monday, March 27, 2017

A Schuylkill County man is being sought on a warrant for simple assault.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said at 7:15 p.m. March 23, William Hopkins, 46, of Summit Station, and a 46-year-old woman were riding in a vehicle westbound on Deturksville Road, in Washington Township, while engaged in an argument.

The situation escalated when Hopkins began striking the woman, who was driving. The victim stopped the car in the roadway, then turned into a driveway on Deturksville Road.

She attempted to get out of the vehicle but Hopkins pulled on her hair to keep her inside.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Palmerton Police Department reports the following incidents:

DUI:Sean Moyer, 34, of Lehighton, charged with three counts of DUI, careless driving and windshield obstructions and wipers, for an incident Jan. 5 in the 400 block of Delaware Avenue.

Nelson Geigel-Cuence, 25, of Palmerton, charged with three counts of DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, no license, careless driving and turning movements and required signals, for an incident Feb. 19 in the 100 block of Delaware Avenue.

Monday, March 27, 2017

A Lehigh County motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Saturday.

State police at Fogelsville said Baher Eskander, 24, of Allentown, was operating a 2001 Honda CBR600 bike southbound at 12:47 p.m. on Route 309 in Lower Macungie Township, at the Interstate 78 overpass and negotiating a left curve.

At that time Eskander lost control of the bike and struck the right concrete barrier.

Upon impact Eskander was ejected from the bike. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Jackie Seidman. He died of multiple traumatic injuries, the county coroner’s office ruled.

Monday, March 27, 2017

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred on Saturday about 5:47 p.m.

State police at Frackville responded to 115 W. Coal St., Room No. 14, Granny’s Hotel, in West Mahanoy Township.

Troopers learned that Stephen Anthony Mackeravage, 45, of Shenandoah, and a 48-year-old woman from that address, engaged in a verbal argument that turned physical.

During the incident Mackeravage pushed the woman by her neck onto a bed and then smacked her in the head.

Troopers said he will be charged with harassment.

Monday, March 27, 2017

A Schuylkill County man has been charged with aggravated assault and other counts on state troopers.

State police at Frackville said they responded to the village of William Penn, West Mahanoy Township, on Feb. 25 to investigate a disturbance.

On scene Michael Charles Linkchorst, 36, of Shenandoah, became combative with troopers and had to be subdued.

On Friday he appeared at the office of District Judge Anthony Kilker, of Shenandoah, to be arraigned on charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and harassment.

Friday, March 24, 2017

A hearing has been set for a Carbon County resident found to be in possession of drugs.

Mahoning Township Police said that at 11:18 p.m. Feb. 6, an arrest warrant was served at the home of Ashly Tansley, 28, of Jamestown Street.

At the home, police seized syringes and heroin packets.

Tansley has been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tansley’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 12.