Friday, February 27, 2015

Police Logs

Friday, February 6, 2015

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 3:04 p.m. on Thursday along Route 125 (Tremont Road), in Pine Grove Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Jesse Winn, 44, of Second Street in the village of Joliet, was driving a 2007 GMC Sierra pickup northbound when, for unknown reasons, he crossed the double yellow line and entered the southbound lane.

The truck continued across the road and onto the berm where it struck the residence at 231 Tremont Road.

Friday, February 6, 2015

A Jim Thorpe woman was charged with retail theft after confessing to stealing $82 worth of items from the Dollar General in Nesquehoning on Jan. 28.

Two white females entered the store around 1:45 p.m. While one female watched as a lookout, Ashlyn McCartney, 20, stole two packs of nails, a pack of nail glue, an electric hair straightener, a can of hairspray and a DVD player, according to Nesquehoning Police Chief Sean Smith.

Smith and Jim Thorpe Police Det. Lee Marzen went to McCartney's residence the next day and searched her bedroom, where they found the stolen DVD player.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Rush Township Police executed a search warrant on Wednesday, taking Nicole Raposo, 30, of Lansford into custody. Raposo was arrested at 1:25 p.m. at the Hometown Farmer's Market.

The warrant was issued by Lehigh County officials. She was taken to the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Schuylkill County driver was cited in a rear-end crash in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Darrins W. Lynch, 46, of Minersville, driving a 2014 Ford Explorer, and Matthew J. Vega, 26, of Emmaus, driving a 2011 Toyota Corolla, were both eastbound on Interstate 78 in Upper Macungie Township on Tuesday at 7:42 a.m.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Schuylkill County woman is facing a charge of retail theft following an incident at a county business.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Britney Ealy, 20, of Pine Grove was charged following incidents at BG's Value Market, located at 24 Pleasant Valley Road in Pine Grove Township. Troopers said Ealy stole merchandise from the store on two occasions, Jan. 27 and 31. The thefts were discovered on video surveillance after empty packages were found in the store.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Two vehicles were damaged in a crash at 10:33 a.m. Jan. 26 at the intersection of Route 209 and Polk Township Road in Polk Township.

State police at Lehighton said a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu driven by John J. Carfagna, 64, of Albrightsville, was northbound on Route 209 when a 2014 Nissan Frontier operated by John R. Higbee, 70, of Kunkletown, pulled out from a stop sign at Polk Township Road and struck the Malibu.

The Frontier sustained functional damage to its front end while the Malibu received disabling damages to its rear driver's side wheel and axle.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident that occurred at 9:30 p.m. on Monday along Twin Lake Road, in the area of North Shore Drive, in Tunkhannock Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Julian Joseph Andre III, 21, of Albrightsville, was found unresponsive in the driver's seat of a running vehicle on the side of the road. He showed signs of intoxication and submitted to a blood test.

The DUI charge is pending the test results, troopers said.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Jim Thorpe man is in the county prison in Nesquehoning after being arrested on three criminal counts.

Borough police said Michael D. Mack Sr., 28, of 206 Oak St., was charged with criminal trespass, defiant trespass and simple assault for an incident that occurred at that address on Saturday at 9:57 p.m.

His bail was set at $10,000.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Charges of driving under the influence of alcohol are pending against Andrew C. Watson of New Tripoli after a traffic stop at 2:14 a.m. Sunday at Owl Valley Road in the area of Humminmgbird Road in Lynn Township.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said Watson was stopped for a summary traffic offense, after which time police said he exhibited signs of intoxication. He was transported to the Lehigh County Prison in Allentown, where a blood-alcohol test was administered.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Antonia N. Oxenrider, 19, of Muir, was charged by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks with failure to drive at a safe speed, following a one-vehicle crash at 9:25 p.m. Jan. 29 on Frand Avenue in Porter Township.

Police said she was driving a 2002 Dodge Dakota northbound when it entered an uphill left curve in the roadway and started to slide on the snow-covered roadway.

The vehicle continued northbound on the shoulder of the road, struck a PennDOT traffic sign, spun 180 degrees and came to rest down an embankment.