Friday, October 9, 2015

Police Logs

Friday, October 9, 2015

A Hazle Township man was charged with drug-related offenses after a traffic stop in McAdoo on Aug. 7.

An officer was monitoring traffic at 7:55 p.m. when he timed a gray Jeep traveling at 44 mph in a 25 zone.

The officer stopped the Jeep and asked the driver for his license, registration and insurance.

The man said the vehicle was his brother’s and he didn’t know where to locate those items.

He gave his name as Corey Bilsak.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A Virginia man is facing drug charges in Monroe County.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A Monroe County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred at 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 21.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were dispatched to 190 Horseshoe Bend, Coolbaugh Township, for a report of an assault. On scene officers were told by the victim, not identified by police, that Dwayne Hester, 25, of 1119 Knollwood Drive, Coolbaugh Township, had forced his way through the front door and punched the victim in the face numerous times. Hester then fled the scene.

Police said Hester has been charged with burglary, criminal trespass, simple assault and harassment.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

An Effort man is facing a charge of retail theft.

State police at Fern Ridge said Bryan Sookbirsingh, 27, entered Kinsley’s ShopRite, 107 Kinsley Drive in Brodheadsville at 2:20 p.m. Friday and stole several items from the store. Charges were filed.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A Susquehanna County man was injured when someone threw a rock at the vehicle he was a passenger in. The rock crashed through the windshield and struck him in the chest. State police at the Pocono barracks said the incident occurred along the northeast extension of the turnpike in Abington Township, Lackawanna County, on Sunday.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Police are searching for a man who unsuccessfully attempted to rob a bank in Schuylkill County Wednesday morning.

Around 9:20 a.m., someone entered a Santander Bank branch in Pine Grove and demanded cash, while concealing his hands in his pockets. However he ran out the front door of the bank without any money. No one was injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male between 5 foot, 4 inches and 5 foot, 8 inches, weighing approximately 150 pounds. Police say they do not know whether he was actually armed at the time of the incident.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A manufacturing plant in Cass Township was evacuated Wednesday morning after a reported bomb threat.

The JELD-WEN manufacturing plant in Highridge Industrial Park was evacuated around 9:30 a.m. for precautionary reasons.

Bomb detection dogs were dispatched to do a search of the building. Police did not say whether any evidence of a bomb was found.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call state police at Frackville at 570-874-5300.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Several injuries occurred following a two-vehicle crash in Schuylkill County Monday afternoon.

State Police at Frackville said the crash occurred at 4:29 p.m. while Pantellis Santorinos, 50, of Scotrun, was operating a 2009 Timpte trailer north in the right lane along Interstate 81 in Ryan Township.

Ruby Wingate, 56, of Dayton, Texas, was operating a 2009 International truck tractor and also traveling north in the right lane and was in front of Santorinos.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A Tamaqua man was cited following a domestic incident in the borough on Sept. 24.

Officers were dispatched to 307 Orwigsburg St. at 2:31 a.m. for a disturbance. On scene, they spoke with a visibly intoxicated Kyle Martin, 24, who said he was upset because his girlfriend “wasn’t doing her part around the house.” The girlfriend and three witnesses all said the argument was verbal. Martin agreed to go to bed and officers left the home.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

An inmate at the state correctional institution at Mahanoy, Mahanoy Township has been charged with a drug count.

State police at Frackville said Bradley S. Johnson, 32, was found to have in his possession Suboxone, a controlled substance, packaged and wrapped in a manner consistent with distribution.

A criminal complaint charging him with drug violations will be filed in the office of District Judge Anthony Kilker of Shenandoah troopers said.