Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Police Logs

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Richard Kennedy, 30, of Tamaqua, has been cited for possession of drug paraphernalia following a vehicle stop on Claremont Avenue in Hometown.

Kennedy was stopped by Rush Township Police at 9:32 a.m. on May 13.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Carbon County man was found to be driving under the influence during a traffic stop late last year.

At 2:27 p.m. Dec. 27, Mahoning Township Police stopped a vehicle on Route 443 for an equipment violation.

The driver of the vehicle, James Fenimore of Weissport, was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance.

A blood test showed the presence of methadone.

As a result, Fenimore has been charged with two counts of DUI, a misdemeanor, and unlawful activities, a summary offense.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 17.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Monroe County man is facing multiple charges as the result of a domestic incident.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said at 5:47 p.m. on May 15 they responded to the 2200 block of Doe Drive, in Tobyhanna Township, for a domestic incident. The caller stated her ex-boyfriend, identified as Nicholas A. Hawn, 23, of that address, was outside the house with a knife. She further stated she had an active protection from abuse order against Hawn.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Monroe County teenager was cited following a two-vehicle crash that occurred on May 14 at 9:40 p.m. along Route 115 in Blakeslee.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said a 17-year-old male from Blakeslee was driving northbound and pulled into a fire station lot to make a U-turn. As he attempted to re-enter the road his vehicle struck one operated by Julienne Hanley, 25, of Plains, Luzerne County.

Both drivers complained of pain and were transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Rush Township Police charged two people following a May 18 incident in the parking lot at Skipper Dippers in Still Creek.

William Hartman, 27, of Bernville and Amanda Stillwagon, 27, of Frackville were charged with simple assault and harassment following the 10:17 a.m. incident.

Both were arraigned before District Judge Stephen Bayer and released on unsecured bail.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Four people were cited as a result of a fight at a McAdoo school bus stop on April 29.

Police were dispatched to the area of Hancock and Sherman Street for a fight involving numerous people. At the scene, officers separated the participants and spoke with a mother of two juveniles who were involved.

She said her younger son had an issue with other students on the bus the previous day. He told his older brother about the incident and she was at the stop trying to keep things from getting out of hand.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Shenandoah woman and three accomplices were cited by Rush Township Police after a retail theft incident on May 13.

Dawn Benjamin, 28, was charged with retail theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft after stealing 120 items, valued at $994.34 from the HT Commons Walmart. She was arraigned before District Judge Stephen Bayer after the 11:29 a.m. theft.

Bail was set at $10,000. She was unable to post the required 10 percent and was lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Two New York state residents were arrested an hour after they burglarized a Monroe County home.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred on May 15 at 11 a.m. at 158 Stillwater Drive, in Pocono Summit.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Tamaqua police have released the latest list of "quality of life" zoning ordinance violations that were issued, including a number of people cited for having high weeds.

Violating the weed ordinance were: Thomas Matousek, 634 E. Broad St.; Brian Brode, 535 Arlington St.; James Mansell, 410 Arlington St.; Paul Nemeth, 319 Hazle St.; Frank Umbriac, 402 Arlington St.; John Sweeney, 537 E. Elm St.; John Malay, 535 E. Elm St.; Karen Williams, 431 Willing St.; and Michael Harley, 332 Mahanoy St.

All were first offenses.

Friday, May 22, 2015

A Monroe Countydriver is facing charges, including driving under the influence following an incident that occurred on May 2.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said at 12:38 a.m. they responded to the area of Hunter Drive and Squirrel Circle, in Tobyhanna, for a report of a suspicious vehicle in the front yard of the residence. On scene officers found a pickup still running in the middle of the yard stuck on some logs.