Saturday, July 4, 2015

Police Logs

Friday, July 3, 2015

Tamaqua police have cited Drew Daniel LaBar, 26, of 45 N. Greenwood St., Tamaqua, after an incident on June 28.

Officers were dispatched to that address at 4:17 a.m. to assist EMS personnel with a medical emergency. Inside, they found LaBar passed out on the kitchen floor. There was frozen food covering him and ambulance staff tending to him.

When he opened his eyes, his pupils were constricted, his speech was slurred and he appeared to be confused. He denied using any drugs.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge reported on burglaries in Monroe County being investigated by troopers.

A residence on View Court, Saylorsburg, was entered through the back door. Copper piping was removed. The home is owned by Pocono Advantage Real Estate of Stroudsburg.

Another copper pipe theft was reported at a Saylorsburg residence, which was entered through the back door.

A resident of State Road, Effort, reported a window on a side door was broken on her home, but nothing appeared to have been disturbed inside.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Schuylkill County resident is the victim of access device fraud.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a 58-year-old male from Moyer's Station Road, in Wayne Township, reported someone gained access to his debit card information and proceeded to make 16 purchases in the Lancaster and Hellertown areas totaling $721.11.

The incident occurred sometime between June 26 and 29.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A young girl was slightly injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 2:06 p.m. on Monday, along Route 61 in Blythe Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Tammy M. Brown, 30, of Mount Carmel, was driving a 1997 Ford Escort northbound, just south of Frackville, in an area known as "the grade." She dropped a beverage which fell down behind the brake pedal. Brown then hit the gas pedal, causing her to lose control.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

State police at Frackville are investigating an incident where a rock was thrown at a moving vehicle damaging the windshield.

Troopers said the incident occurred about 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday along W. Centre Street in Mahanoy Township, just outside Mahanoy City.

Joseph T. Gallo Jr. of Mahanoy City, was driving his vehicle when the rock hit the windshield smashing it. Gallo was not injured. A check of the area for suspects was negative, troopers said.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Monroe County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred on Sunday at 11:46 a.m.

State police at Fern Ridge said troopers responded to the area of 1548 County Park Road in Gilbert, Monroe County.

On scene a 33-year-old female from Gilbert reported that Christopher W. Herdman, 57, of Gilbert, came outside his residence with just a towel on and purposely dropped the towel, exposing his bare rear to the victim. She also reported two young children were playing in the area at the time.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge reported on two driving under the influence arrests made by troopers.

Troopers said at 1:11 a.m. on May 23 Joseph Edward Houghton, 58, of Saylorsburg, was stopped along Route 715, at the intersection with Neola Road in Jackson Township, Monroe County, for failing to stop for a posted stop sign.

He was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was transported to the county DUI center for a blood test.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating two theft incidents at two Schuylkill County locations.

Troopers said unknown criminals gained entry to a PPL substation propertry in the area of 688-744 Taylorsville Road in Eldred Township, by cutting the perimeter fence. Once inside they cut about 22, 4/0 copper ground cables from the perimeter fence and fled. The incident occurred sometime between May 26 and June 9.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A tractor-trailer rig crashed along a Schuylkill County road after its brakes failed.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Mohamed Aitzahra, 42, of Philadelphia, was driving a 2013 Freightliner with flatbed trailer northbound on Route 125 in Eldred Township, at 10 a.m. Wednesday and negotiating a right curve.

The brake system failed, causing Aitzahra to lose control.

The truck entered the northbound shoulder and hit multiple trees and then struck an embankment. The rig came to final rest facing north along the berm.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Lehighton driver is facing several charges filed by Mahoning Township police.

Police said Michael Gerber, 31, has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence, and one each of driving while suspended, operation following suspension of registration, registration and certification of title, driving on right side of roadway, and careless driving.

The DUI count is a misdemeanor and the rest are summaries.

Gerber was stopped on March 23 at 3:52 p.m. after a 911 caller reporting he was driving carelessly.