Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Police Logs

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Monroe County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred at 7:20 p.m. on Monday at Barrys and Silver Maple roads in Chestnuthill Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Anthony Scott Donahue, 44, of Effort, was found at that location screaming and yelling in a residential area on public streets while under the influence of alcohol.

He was charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Carbon County man sustained a minor injury in a crash Monday in Lehigh County.

State Police at Fogelsville said Todd W. Titus, 31, of Weatherly, was operating his 2001 Peterbilt at 3:09 a.m. on Route 309 southbound, just south of Route 143, Lynn Township.

The crash occurred as the Peterbilt, a commercial vehicle with a flatbed semitrailer, was hauling wire mesh southbound on Route 309.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Tioga County driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 1 p.m. Monday along Bartonsville Road in Jackson Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Rebecca M. Counterman, 19, of Tioga, was driving a 2003 Jeep Liberty when it left the road and struck a utility pole. Troopers said Counterman was cited for driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A vehicle stop along Interstate 80 in Carbon County resulted in an Ohio driver facing drug charges.

State police at Fern Ridge said Kevin Donnell Caldwell, 53, of Mansfield, was stopped at 12:59 a.m. on Sunday while westbound in Kidder Township. During the stop, an odor of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle, troopers said. A consent search was conducted and suspected marijuana was found and seized.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a scattering of rubbish incident at a Monroe County business.

Troopers said someone placed a garbage bag full of food items at Lynn's Motel, located at 2642 Route 115 in Chestnuthill Township. The bag was found at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The property is owned by Jerry Lynn, 59.

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

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

No one was injured in a two-car crash Friday morning in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said the incident occurred at 8:55 a.m. as a Hyundai Tucson, driven by Michael C. Bilowith, 47, of New Tripoli, was stopped at a stop sign, traveling south making a right turn.

A dump trailer operated by Larry E. Turner, 63, of Germansville, failed to turn properly and hit the Tucson.

The Tucson sustained disabling damage to its left side, and was towed by Getz Towing.

Both operators were wearing their seat belts.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Both sides of a dispute in Monroe County are facing charges.

State police at Fern Ridge said Alan Price Jr., 47, of Effort, and Jennifer Autore, 37, of Stroudsburg, got involved in an argument at 2266 Long Acre Drive, in Chesthuthill Township, which escalated into a physical confrontation. The incident occurred at 10 a.m. on Nov. 20.

Charges of harassment against both are pending, troopers said.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lansford police have charged 11 people with wrongdoing, according to a report received Saturday.

Francine Geusic, 54, 359 W. Water St., Lansford, was charged on Sept. 1 with false alarms to public safety, persistent disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, and harassment.

An intoxicated Geusic had called 911 to falsely report a man climbing through her window, and then confronted a group of people on the street, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Copper wire and piping has been taken in a Monroe County burglary. It was one of two burglaries investigated by state police at Fern Ridge.

Troopers said the former Altemose Excavating office/warehouse located at 305 Miller Road in Chestnuthill Township, was entered sometime between Nov. 1 and 20 and the copper taken. The victim is Michael L. Altemose, 46, of Whitney, New York.

Monday, November 24, 2014

A fire that destroyed a Schuylkill County business has been ruled accidental.

State police fire marshal trooper Joseph Burns, of the Frackville barracks, said the fire that destroyed Amberdeens Bar, located at 62 N. Lehigh St., in Frackville, originated behind the bar with a power cord to a cooler.

The fire was discovered at 6:43 a.m. on Friday. Damages were also done to an apartment above the bar and an adjoining building.

Damages were estimated at $100,000. No injuries were reported in the blaze. The bar is owned by Edward C. and Diane A. Henritzy.