Friday, July 1, 2016

Police Logs

Monday, June 6, 2016

Charges of driving under the influence of alcohol are pending against a 54-year-old man after state police at the Lehighton barracks stopped him for traffic violations.

The stop was made at 11:53 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of Cherry Hill and Fireline roads in Lower Towamensing Township.

Police said that after the traffic stop they suspected the man was under the influence of alcohol so they took him to the Palmerton Hospital for a blood-alcohol test. The results are pending.

Monday, June 6, 2016

State Police at Lehighton are investigating an identity theft case in Monroe County.

Police said the victim is a 73-year-old man who lives on Eagle Drive in Eldred Township.

Police said someone stole the victim’s identity and made unauthorized transactions with use of the victim’s Chase debit card.

The fraud took place between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. May 26.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Palmerton Police Department reports the following incidents:


Christine Caban, 29, of Slatington, was cited for harassment. The violation occurred on May 22 in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue.

Maximum axle weight of vehicles

A citation was issued to Carlos Corel-Caballero, 58, of Easton, for maximum axle weight of vehicle. The incident occurred on May 25 in the 600 block of Mauch Chunk Road.

Monday, June 6, 2016

A Lansford man who hit a person with his car after an altercation has been charged.

According to Summit Hill police, Colton Black, 19, of 231 W. Bertsch St., was charged with recklessly endangering a person, disorderly conduct, reckless driving, careless driving, driving the wrong way on a one-way road and harassment, following an incident on Feb. 23 in the borough.

Black got into a confrontation with a group of people and then went after them with his vehicle as he left the scene.

He struck one person as he drove down the one-way street.

Monday, June 6, 2016

A suspicious person was arrested after police found him sitting in his vehicle with drug paraphernalia.

Summit Hill police arrested Timothy O’Brien, last address of Carbon County Correctional Facility, just after 5:30 p.m. on May 10 after police received a report of a person sitting in his vehicle in the 100 block of West Hazard Street.

Officers found O’Brien and numerous drug related items in his vehicle.

He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to the prison.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Both sides in a dispute in a Schuylkill County borough have been cited.

State police at Frackville said troopers were dispatched to 371 W. Mahanoy Ave. in Girardville at 4:10 p.m. on Saturday for a report of a disturbance. On scene troopers learned that Joseph Johnson, 23, and Venessa Crawley, 23, both of that address, were involved in a verbal argument which escalated when they both subjected the other to physical contact and threw items.

Both will be cited for harassment, troopers said.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

A tractor with trailer rig crashed early this morning along Interstate 81 in Kline Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Chad Passwaters, 37, of Seaford, Delaware, was operating a 2016 Freightliner tractor with 2009 Great Dane trailer northbound about 1:45 a.m. in the left lane when he became distracted causing the tractor to enter into the grass median.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a crash at 3:43 p.m. on Friday along Station Street in Towamensing Township.

Troopers said Charles M. Cucchiara, 30, of Lehighton, was backing out of 2055 Station St. with a 2004 GMC Sierra when he struck a 2010 Lincoln MKX operated by Desiree Andreas, 46, of Lehighton.

No one was injured. The Lincoln was towed from the scene. Troopers cited Cucchiara.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A tractor trailer rig carrying 80,000 pounds of gravel/stone crashed along a Schuylkill County roadway on Tuesday.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Paul Breiner, of Andreas, was driving a Peterbilt tractor with trailer northbound on Route 61, just south of Route 895 in West Brunswick Township when the rig began to drift off the road.

The tractor struck the guide rail, continued north striking a bridge riding up alongside it for about 200 feet.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a one-vehicle crash along Route 248 at the Bowmanstown exit on May 25 at 9:56 p.m.

Troopers said Stephen Bugarewicz, 46, of Lehighton, was westbound when he lost control of his vehicle which struck the median. After impact the vehicle spun counterclockwise and came to rest across the westbound lanes.

Bugarewicz sustained a minor injury and was taken to the Palmerton hospital by Palmerton ambulance. The vehicle had disabling front-end damage and was towed from the scene. Palmerton police assisted at the scene.