Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Police Logs

Thursday, August 24, 2017

A New York state driver is facing charges following a one-vehicle crash that occurred on June 24 around 9:50 p.m. along Route 611 at Hemlock Drive.

Pocono Mountain Regional police responded to the scene and made contact with a woman, identified as Christine M. Mascara-Perillo, 47, of 2 Collins Road in Eldred, New York. Mascara-Perillo denied driving the vehicle involved in the crash and claimed the driver had fled the scene. Witnesses, however, identified her as the driver, which she eventually admitted.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Palmerton Police Department released a list of criminal charges and citations that were issued over the past three months.

The three criminal charges involved driving under the influence charges.

On May 28, police filed two counts of DUI and careless driving charges against Kevin Booth, 26, of Coplay. The incident took place at Sands Quarry Road and Columbia Avenue.

On June 23, two counts of DUI and drivers required to be licensed were filed against Daniel Leslie Jr., 24, of Palmerton. The incident occurred in the 100 block of Delaware Avenue.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A vehicle stop by Pocono Mountain Regional police has led to the arrest of a wanted person.

Police said at 7:26 p.m. on Friday officers stopped a vehicle along Route 940 near Hemlock Drive for a traffic violation. The driver, who was later found to be Marcus T. Bennett, 34, ofLyndwood Avenue, Hanover Township, Luzerne County, said he had no identification on him. Then he provided a false name.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Lehighton state police

State police at the Lehighton barracks have reported on the following incidents.

• Police are investigating an incident in which someone tried to open a Blue Ridge Communications account in the name of a Polk Township woman.

The 54-year-old woman, who lives along Valley Road East, reported that someone attempted to establish another account with the communications company by using her account. The victim was immediately notified of the fraudulent activity, police said. There are no suspects.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Laura M. Thonus, 22, of Blakeslee, was cited by state police at the Frackville barracks for careless driving after a one-vehicle crash at 11:25 a.m. Aug. 10 on Interstate 81 in Mahanoy Township.

Police said she was driving a 2013 Subaru Legacy northbound in the left lane of the southbound interstate when she fell asleep. The vehicle veered to the left and continued to travel north in the median before traveling down a dirt/rock embankment, coming to rest next to Route 1006 (Burma Road).

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an incident at a Schuylkill County diner which stemmed from a dispute over pro football teams.

At 1:27 a.m. Friday, troopers were dispatched to the Manheim Diner, located off Route 61 in North Manheim Township, for a disturbance/fight.

On scene, troopers learned that a husband and wife entered the diner and began heckling a father and three juveniles who were wearing Philadelphia Eagles attire. One of the juveniles also had his face painted in Eagles’ colors.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A Schuylkill County driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash that was reported on Aug. 17 at 10:43 a.m. along Seltzer Road in Norwegian Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Dianna Higginbotham, 49, of Ashland, was driving a 2004 Nissan Maxima westbound when she lost control. The vehicle traveled across the center line and onto a grassy south berm where it then slid for about 125 feet before impacting with the guide rail end with the driver’s side rear tire.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A child was hit by a car and then a man was arrested for shooting at the striking vehicle in a bizarre incident in Monroe County on Saturday.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said at 5:06 p.m. they were dispatched toHellers Lane in Long Pond, Tunkhannock Township, for a report of a female juvenile being struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sophie M. Wynne, 18, of Kunkletown, sustained suspected minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash at 2 a.m. Aug. 18 on Frable Road in Eldred Township, according to state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said she was driving a 2006 Mazda eastbound about one-half mile west of Weir Mountain Road when the vehicle left the north side of the road and struck an embankment. It continued east on the grass on the northern side of the road for about 40 feet before striking a group of small trees and coming to rest facing east.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Janine Helen Reehl, 49, of Blakeslee, is facing charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop made by state police at the Lehighton barracks at 3:21 a.m. July 5 in the 700 block of Jonas Road in Polk Township.

Police said she was halted after making multiple traffic violations, after which time, police said, she showed signs of impairment resulting in the DUI and possession charges.