Thursday, April 24, 2014

Police Logs

Monday, April 14, 2014

A one-vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday evening in Monroe County resulted in a charge of driving under the influence pending against the driver.

State police at Fern Ridge said Frank Summers, 66, of Albrightsville, was driving a Dodge Dakota truck northbound on Merwinsburg Road near Burger Hollow Road, in Chestnuthill Township, about 7:45 p.m. when he lost control. The truck traveled onto the northbound shoulder with the right front striking a concrete bridge.

After impact the truck continued north, eventually coming to final rest off the road.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following a one-vehicle crash in Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said John F. Turner, 42, of Allentown, was driving a 1994 Toyota Camry westbound on Interstate 80 in Tunkhannock Township when the vehicle went onto the south shoulder and struck the guide rail on the driver's side. The car then spun counter-clockwise and came to rest along the northern shoulder facing east.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Schuylkill County driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 4 p.m. on Friday, April 11, along Interstate 81 in Butler Township.

State police at Frackville said Thomas Robinson, 67, of Pottsville, was driving a 2012 Buick Regal southbound when he lost control on the wet roadway.

The car slid across the right lane and shoulder and struck the right southbound guide rail. After impact the car rebounded and slid across both southbound lanes and shoulders and struck the guide rail on the left berm The car came to rest at this point.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Pocono Mountain Regional Police have charged an 18-year-old woman with assault and drug offenses after a mother-daughter altercation.

Amanda Saldonis was charged after the incident, which happened at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday at 9462 Juniper Drive in Tobyhanna.

According to police Chief Harry W. Lewis, police were called to the home and told by Donna Muscolini, 41, that her daughter, Saldonis, had assaulted her.

Muscolini had visible injuries to her face and wrist.

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Carbon County driver was cited twice for driving under the influence.

State police at Fern Ridge said Derek Donald, 26, of Saylorsburg, was stopped about 2:15 a.m. on March 23 along Route 940, just west of Route 115, in Kidder Township, for traffic violations.

He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. He submitted to a breath test which showed he was over the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Troopers noted it was his second DUI arrest within a four-hour period.

Friday, April 11, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a theft from vehicle incident.

Michael James Luckenbill, 22, of Nesquehoning, reported someone smashed the driver's side window on his car while parked at a pull-off on Route 903 just north of the turnpike in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, and removed a radar detector and a cellphone charger. The items had a total value of $40.

The incident occurred sometime between April 4 and 6, troopers said.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Two people were cited by Slatington police early Tuesday following a disturbance.

Police responded to 412 Chestnut St. at 12:19 a.m.

As a result of an investigation, police charged Jessica Miller, 31, and Desmaric Lipsky, 32, both of that address, with harassment by physical contact.

Friday, April 11, 2014

State police at Lehighton are investigating an access device fraud incident.

Billie Jo Nikoden, of 337 Stonehill Lane, Saylorsburg, Ross Township, Monroe County, reported she discovered fraudulent purchases have been made on several of her credit cards over a period of time. Troopers listed the time frame of Nov. 1, 2013, to April 5.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 610-377-4270.

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of criminal mischief following an incident that occurred about 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8.

State police at Fern Ridge said Todd Frederick Matlock, 58, of Jackson Township, was charged with spray painting a wooden fence at 280 Alpha Drive, Jackson Township, which is the property of Angelo Troch, 56.

Troopers said the act was in retaliation for a previous incident.

Friday, April 11, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven have charged a Tamaqua woman with shoplifting shoes and clothing from a shop in the Fairlane Village mall, Norwegian Township.

Rebekah L. Deetz, 41, was seen by staff at Super Shoes placing the clothing and shoes "on her person" and leaving the store at about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, according to a report by trooper Todd W. Heintz.