Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Police Logs

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Two crashes in Monroe County has led to driving under the influence charges being filed against the drivers.

Pocono Mountain Regional police responded to a crash on July 12 at 3:57 a.m. along Route 115 in Tunkhannock Township. The investigation revealed that William Fitzgerald, 35, of Pocono Lake, was driving northbound when he passed out and the vehicle rolled over. Fitzgerald was taken to the Lehigh Valley Pocono Hospital, East Stroudsburg, for treatment. Police found suspected marijuana inside the vehicle and suboxone on Fitzgerald.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Tamaqua man woke up at 3:42 a.m. Aug. 6 to strange noises coming from his kitchen. He thought it might be one of his children, but was surprised to find a stranger standing there.

The homeowner was able to grab the strange man and shove him out the door, then called police.

Officers found a man fitting the description they were given, stumbling around in the area of the East End Fire Company. He was identified as Thomas Tessitore, 34, of East Broad Street, Tamaqua, and was positively identified as the intruder by the victim.

Friday, August 11, 2017

State police at Lehighton said a garage was entered in Polk Township between 9 a.m. July 31 and 9:30 a.m. Aug. 5.

The burglary happened in the 200 block of Harrity Road.

Police said the intruders also attempted to gain access to the home of the victim.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Tamaqua police released information about several recent citations.

• Tracy Collins, 58, of West Rowe Street, Tamaqua, was cited for public drunkenness after an incident at 9:08 p.m. Aug. 5. Collins was in the area of the train station, in a very intoxicated condition. She almost fell several times and was transported home.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two driving under the influence arrests made recently by officers, both occurring on Aug. 2.

Police said at 12:42 a.m. along Country Place Drive in Coolbaugh Township, they were investigating a crash when Anthony Armstrong, 19, of Tobyhanna, drove around fire personnel and into the crash scene.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Monroe County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred at 6:55 p.m. Aug. 2.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers on patrol in the Greenwood Acres development observed a vehicle parked at the beach along Lido Drive. Contact was made with the driver and passenger, who was immediately identified as Xavier Rodriguez, 23, ofBlakeslee.

A warrant check indicated that Rodriguez had active warrants for his arrest. Upon the arrival of another police unit, Rodriguez ran from officers. Following a short foot pursuit, Rodriguez was taken into custody.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

State police at Schuylkill Haven announced that increased patrols and a sobriety checkpoint operation will be conducted this coming weekend.

The increase patrols will look for operators under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said an unoccupied residence along Deturksville Road in Washington Township was entered sometime between Aug 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Once inside the criminals splashed paint on the walls and floor.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-739-1330.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A fleeing Monroe County motorcyclist was caught and jailed on Tuesday.

State police at Lehighton said troopers attempted to perform a traffic stop of a white Kawasaki Ninja cycle along Long Mountain Road in Polk Township at 11:50 a.m. The motorcyclist fled the scene and a pursuit ensued. The chase ended when the motorcyclist lost control of the bike and crashed at the intersection of Long Mountain Road and Pheasant Run Road. There were no injuries.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

State police at Lehighton reported that Terry Dale Billman, 52, of Blackberry Lane, Jim Thorpe, was cited for simple assault.

Troopers said on July 29 at 10:34 a.m. troopers responded for a domestic violence incident. On scene, officers learned that a woman at the residence had suffered an injury but declined medical attention. As a result of an investigation, Billman was charged.