Thursday, August 28, 2014

Police Logs

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Delaware County driver was cited for texting while driving following a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 7:14 p.m. along Interstate 80 in Kidder Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Gary Myers, 24, of Broomall, was driving a 1999 Nissan Maxima eastbound when the vehicle left the road on the left side.

It then crossed over both lanes of travel to the right side where it entered the berm and struck a ditch, where it came to rest.

Myers was not injured.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Jamie Robbins, 34, of Port Carbon and Ciera Zvorsky, 27, of Schuylkill Haven are facing charges of felony retail theft, receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy and trespass after they reportedly stole merchandise valued at $2,333.33 from the Hometown Commons Walmart.

The theft took place on April 12.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A traffic stop on Lafayette Avenue in Hometown on June 29 resulted in charges being filed against a Lansford woman.

Stephanie Chapman, 32, was stopped by police at 1:33 a.m. that day. After officers detected signs of intoxication, Chapman was taken to Schuylkill Medical Center South in Pottsville, for blood tests.

Test results indicate she had a blood-alcohol content of 0.251 percent, more than three times the legal limit of 0.08.

She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while under DUI suspension and several traffic offenses.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Two Schuylkill County residents are facing bad check charges.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Kevin McDonough, 40, of Pottsville, has been charged for issuing a check for $216.17 to BG's Market, located in King's Village Mall, Norwegian Township, on May 24.

The check was later returned for insufficient funds. McDonough was sent a certified letter concerning the check but did not respond to it within 10 days, as required. He was then charged.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident that occurred at 1:10 a.m. on Monday.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said a vehicle was observed traveling through the Mount Pocono Plaza at a high rate of speed. It was next observed turning onto Route 940 without stopping for a red traffic signal.

Police made a vehicle stop and the driver was identified as Matthew Mazza, 22, of Canadensis. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol and failed field sobriety tests.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Copper wiring was taken in a Schuylkill County burglary.

State police at Frackville said a commercial building located along Industrial Road in West Mahanoy Township was entered during the overnight hours of Saturday into Sunday, when the wiring was removed.

The property is owned by Illinois Tool Works, of Glenn View, Illinois.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Monroe County woman is facing charges following an incident that occurred on Saturday.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said a patrol unit observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the Field of Dreams lot in Mount Pocono at 1:21 a.m., which is after hours.

Police made contact with the two occupants, a male and female. The male was identified as Courtney John, 33, of Stroudsburg. The female did not have any identification and gave police the name of Ashley McFarland, with a birth date which would have made her 18 years old. She was obviously not 18, police said.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of two irrigation guns from a Schuylkill County property.

Troopers said the two guns were removed from the Tallman Farms property located at 31 Schwalm Road, in Porter Township. The theft occurred sometime between July 24-29.

One gun was described as a Nelson 100 Part Circle, the other a Holz model. Each weighs about 28 pounds and are made out of aluminum.

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

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Monroe County restaurant, which was destroyed by fire during the early morning hours of July 27, has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

Luna Rossa, of 1034 Interchange Road in Gilbert, was cited for a violation that occurred on June 26. The business was cited for sold, furnished and/or permitted such sale, furnishing or giving of alcoholic beverages to a minor. The citation was issued on July 30.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A New Jersey driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident in Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Robert F. Wood, 39, of Blairstown, was stopped at 8:47 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Route 715 and Neola Road, in Jackson Township, for a stop sign violation. He was found to be under the influence and administered field sobriety tests.

Troopers said charges will be filed.