Saturday, February 28, 2015

Police Logs

Friday, February 27, 2015

A Schuylkill County man has been charged with simple assault and harassment as the result of a domestic dispute.

State police at Frackville said the incident occurred at 10:25 p.m. on Wednesday at 30 Jay Peak Lane, in Cove Village, North Union Township. Troopers said Jason Schmidt, 36, of Zion Grove, was arrested for assaulting a 28-year-old female.

He was arraigned before a district judge and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Friday, February 27, 2015

State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Monroe County residence.

Troopers said a home in the 4100 block of Hill Court in Saylorsburg was entered and a PlayStation 4 was removed from a bedroom of the home. The incident occurred sometime between 3:45 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 610-681-1850.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Carbon County teen has been cited for harassment for an incident that occurred at 5:45 p.m. on Sunday at 150 Barbara Ave. in Towamensing Township.

Troopers said a 17-year-old male from Lehighton was cited for sending text messages to a 19-year-old female, threatening to inflict harm on her, troopers said.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Lehigh County coroner's office is seeking the next of kin of Charles Blum, 64, of 350 S. Cedarbrook Road, Allentown.

Blum died on Feb. 20, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, of natural causes.

Anyone with family information for Blum is asked to contact the coroner's office at 610-782-3426.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Two Monroe County drivers are facing charges of driving under the influence following separate incidents. Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrests.

On Feb. 6 at 6:44 p.m. officers responded to a crash along Route 940 near Summit Avenue in Coolbaugh Township. On scene the driver involved in the crash was identified as Patrick A. McGinley, of Pocono Summit.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

State police at the Lehighton barracks reported Elizabeth Maresca, 50, of Stroudsburg, has been charged with criminal mischief as a result of an incident that was reported to them at 8:20 p.m. Feb. 24.

The victim is a 29-year-old man of Kunkletown.

Police said the incident happened on Twin Flower Circle when the defendant vandalized the victim's car.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A 26-year-old Coaldale woman is facing driving under the influence charges following a traffic stop at 10:15 p.m. Feb. 24 in Lansford.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said they stopped a 2002 Hyundai Elantra driven by the woman after observing violations of the motor vehicle code.

Police said the woman was arrested for suspicion of DUI. The charges are pending laboratory test results.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

State police at Lehighton reported on the following crashes probed by troopers over the past weekend.

A one-vehicle crash was reported about 2 a.m. on Saturday along Route 248 in Bowmanstown. Troopers said Justin H. Ahart, 26, of Walnutport, was driving a 2007 Ford F150 pickup when it struck the concrete divider, then the guiderail before overturning.

Ahart and his passenger, Mark T. Szoke, 19, of Walnutport, were not injured. Ahart was cited for the crash, troopers said.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A 19-year-old Palmerton resident will be arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop by state police at Lehighton.

Police said the incident happened at 8:13 p.m. Feb. 25 on the Harrity Road in Franklin Township.

After stopping a Ford Explorer driven by a male driver for equipment violations, police found him to be in possession of the paraphernalia.

Police did not release the driver's name.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Paul Allen Leslie, 43, of 631 E. Ridge St., Lansford, has been arrested by Nesquehoning police on a charge of public drunkenness.

Police said the incident took place on Feb. 20 at the Turkey Hill Minit Market on Catawissa Street.