Thursday, March 5, 2015

Police Logs

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence after he was found in his vehicle stuck in snow along Interstate 81 in Delano Township on Sunday at 2:34 a.m.

State police at Frackville said troopers on patrol found a 2001 Subaru Outback stuck in the snow along the east berm, southbound. The driver was identified as Michael James Reber Jr., 27, of Frackville.

Troopers said Reber had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage about him. He was taken to the barracks where he submitted to a breath test. The test revealed he was over the legal limit.

Monday, March 2, 2015

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft from vehicle incident in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said criminals used some type of towing device to move a parked 2000 Chrysler Corde LX from where it was originally parked in a wooded area north of the village of Kaska. They then smashed the driver side window and burned the driver seat with an unknown object.

They then damaged the front and interior of the vehicle. Several pieces of personal property were stolen from the vehicle. The incident occurred sometime between 9:30 and 11 p.m. on Saturday.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Two people are facing drug charges following an incident in Coaldale on Saturday.

At 3:29 p.m. officer Joseph Krebs was called to the area of 137 Sixth St., by a neighbor who said he believed there was drug activity going on in a vehicle parked in the area. On scene Krebs found the vehicle in question and observed four persons in the vehicle.

Two of the persons were identified as the driver, Brandon Caleb Minnich, 19, of 301 Oak St., Walnutport, and front seat passenger, Kyle Conklin, 18, of 242 S. Walnut St., Slatington.

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Blakeslee man was hurt Friday in a crash on Route 115 in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Joshua A. Shaw, 41, was involved in a single-car crash at 8 p.m. about 750 feet north of Russell Court. He was charged by state police at Fern Ridge with failing to drive at a safe speed.

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.