Friday, July 29, 2016

Police Logs

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Both sides in a domestic dispute are facing charges, with one ending up in jail for allegedly pointing a gun at the other during the incident.

State police at Lehighton said the incident occurred at 138 Crabapple Tree Lane, in Kunkletown, Polk Township. Troopers said Gary Rice and Ira Gutchin, who reside there, became involved in a dispute in which each assaulted the other.

Rice also threatened Gutchin with a handgun.

Rice was taken into custody and lodged in the county prison in Snydersville for the gun threat. The investigation is continuing, troopers said.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two crashes investigated by troopers on Schuylkill County roadways.

A one-vehicle crash was reported at 7:45 a.m. June 30 along Keystone Boulevard in Foster Township. Troopers said Jhoan A. Hernandez, 41, of Harrisburg, was driving a 2000 Freightliner tractor with trailer on Route 901 and attempting to turn onto Keystone Boulevard when the load shifted in the trailer. This caused both the tractor and trailer to tip over on Keystone Boulevard. Hernandez was not injured and was wearing a seat belt.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

State police at Lehighton reported investigating the following crashes on Monroe County roads recently.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

State police at Lehighton are investigating a counterfeit check incident that happened on June 14.

The suspect in the case is an 18-year-old woman from Kunkletown.

Police said the incident took place at the ATM machine of the First Niagara Bank, 543 Interchange Road, Kresgeville.

Police said the suspect deposited a counterfeit check in the amount of $3,000 at the machine.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A Monroe County woman is facing charges following an incident that occurred at 9 p.m. on June 21.

State police at Lehighton said troopers responded to Koch Road in Kresgeville for a report of an argument between two people. Troopers charged Stephanie Lynn Blew, of Saylorsburg, with harassment after an argument with a man on scene.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A Monroe County burglary is being investigated by state police at Lehighton.

Residents of a home on Silver Spring Boulevard, Kunkletown, reported a green Ryobi power washer and jumper cables were removed from a shed on their property. Troopers said copper wiring was also removed from outside the shed area.

The incident occurred sometime between June 15 and 24. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 610-681-1850.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

State Police in Lehighton are investigating the theft of a trail camera from a property on Hazelwood Road in Towamensing Township.

The owner reported the camera was taken between 9 p.m. June 24 and 1 p.m. June 25.

Police said there have been numerous burglaries at this property.

Anyone with information about the latest incident is asked to contact police at 610-681-1850.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A New Jersey driver was involved in a one-vehicle crash in Carbon County. State police at Lehighton said the crash occurred at 7:44 a.m. on Monday along Route 248 in Bowmanstown.

Troopers said Anthony Farmer, 55, of East Orange, was driving a 2009 Ford E350 truck westbound near Gun Club Road when the back left wheel became unattached from the truck, causing the back left end to strike the road. Farmer was not injured.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A driver was cited for drug possession following a vehicle stop in Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Cody William Kostro, 22, of Slatington, was stopped at 7:35 a.m. on June 18 along Route 248 eastbound near the Palmerton exit for a traffic violation. As a result, Kostro was found to have in his possession marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that happened between 9 p.m. July 3 and 3:30 p.m. July 4 in the 8000 block of Robinhood Drive, Kunkletown, Polk Township.

A property owner reported his vehicle was damaged by burning residue from fireworks that had been lighted within close proximity of where the car was parked.