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Police Logs

Thursday, December 1, 2016

State police at Lehighton have made several DUI arrests and issued traffic citations over recent days.

• Holiday checkpoint: The results of a Thanksgiving Day holiday DUI checkpoint operation resulted in five motorists arrested for DUI, 10 misdemeanor drug possession arrests and the issuance of 24 traffic citations.

• Drug charges: A traffic stop led to the arrest of a passenger after state police initiated a traffic stop for an equipment violation around midnight on Nov. 23 along Lizard Creek Road in East Penn Township, Carbon County.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Armed robbers struck a Monroe County hotel just after midnight on Thanksgiving.

Two unknown individuals stole an unknown amount of cash from Hotel M, located on Route 611 in Mount Pocono Borough, according to a news release from Pocono Mountain Regional Police.

Police said that two people, armed with handguns, entered the hotel ad 12:20 p.m. and fled after stealing an undetermined amount of cash.

The two armed robbers were reportedly wearing dark-colored hooded sweatshirts and masks which covered their faces.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Michael Perry, 33, of 309 Bellevue Road, Pittsburgh, was cited by Tamaqua Police in connection with a spray painting incident on Nov. 25.

Tamaqua Police were called to the area of the Tamaqua Public Library on South Railroad Street, at 7:43 a.m., after two men were seen spray painting a wall behind the library. When officers arrived, the men fled northwest, toward Hunter Street.

One of the men, Perry, was tackled as he ran by a woman who lives in the area and saw the officers giving chase. The other male jumped over a wall on to Cherry Street and was able to get away.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Schuylkill County driver was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 3:19 p.m. on Monday along Glenworth Road in North Manheim Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Robert G. Smith, 48, of Minersville, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Corsica eastbound when the car went onto the south berm and struck a utility pole with the front driver’s side. After impact the car rotated counter-clockwise about 90 degrees coming to final rest on its passenger side against the guide rail.

Monday, November 28, 2016

A Luzerne County driver was jailed after a vehicle stop along Interstate 80 in East Side borough, Carbon County, and is facing drug charges.

State police at Fern Ridge said Adrian Vega Caba, 25, of 438 W. Poplar St., Hazleton, was stopped at 1:22 p.m. Nov. 4 for several traffic violations. At the stop troopers observed multiple indicators of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle was conducted and police found about three pounds of marijuana.

A check also revealed that Caba was wanted out of Luzerne County on a warrant for a driving under the influence charge.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Anneury Vasquez Adames, 27, of Hazleton, was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 9:09 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 80 in Tobyhanna Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said the severity of his injuries is unknown. He was transported to an area hospital by the Pocono Mountain Regional EMS unit.

Police said he was driving a 2010 Infiniti G37 that crashed into a tree.

Vasquez Adames will be cited for failure to drive at a safe speed.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Monday, November 28, 2016

James Stintsman, 50, of 30 Mauch Chunk St., Tamaqua, was cited by borough police for an incident on Nov. 11.

Officers were called to the 300 block of East Broad Street at 8:23 p.m. for a reported drunk. They found Stintsman in a highly intoxicated condition.

He was cited for public drunkenness.

Monday, November 28, 2016

State police at Lehighton are investigating a reported burglary at a Monroe County residence.

Troopers said a break-in occurred at an apartment onScenic Drivein Kunkletown.

The burglary occurred sometime between Oct. 27 and 31.

Monday, November 28, 2016

State police at Lehighton reported responding to a domestic incident at 9:45 p.m. Nov. 17 on Upper Smith Gap Road in Saylorsburg, Monroe County.

Troopers said John Meritt Biechy assaulted a 41-year-old woman in the residence. He fled before troopers arrived. Troopers said charges have been filed against Biechy.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Nesquehoning police reported that code enforcement officer Robert Blisard cited Glenn Claypoole, of Jim Thorpe, for property he owns at 109-111 W. Catawissa St.

Claypoole had 30 days to make repairs and failed. The repairs needed were foundation walls, property maintenance, exterior structure, exterior walls, roofs and drainage and stairways, decks, porches and balconies.