Friday, November 28, 2014

Police Logs

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A father and son from Mississippi were arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department following a physical altercation in Monroe County over the weekend.

At 2:24 a.m. Saturday, police observed a physical fight and yelling occurring in the Wawa parking lot in Blakeslee between David Johnson Jr. 30, and David Johnson, 54.

Police arrested Johnson Jr. for assaulting Johnson, his father, in the face and head, causing several open bleeding wounds.

Johnson Jr. was transported to Monroe County Correctional Facility pending a preliminary arraignment.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary at a Monroe County site.

Troopers said the former Gower Well Drilling business in Chestnuthill Township was entered by forcing open a door. The criminals removed copper wire, welding leads and commercial vehicle batteries.

The incident occurred sometime between Oct. 4 and 18. The property is owned by Curt D. Gower, 55, of Effort, troopers said.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge are looking for the owner of a dirt bike that was found.

Troopers said a blue, 2008 Yamaha YZ125 dirt bike/off road motorcycle was found along the road in the area of 236 Merwinsburg Road, in Chestnuthill Township on Oct. 17 at 4:50 p.m.

The bike had not been reported as stolen as yet, and it is possible that it was stolen. The bike did not have a registration plate, however, a vehicle identification number was located and was run through PennDOT records with negative results.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Schuylkill County American Legion Post was robbed of a large amount of cash over the weekend.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the Tower City Harry Heartter American Legion Post 468, located at 2 Clarks Valley Road, Porter Township, was entered on Saturday by criminals who broke a window to gain entry. Once inside, the criminals went to the kitchen area and broke open a cabinet and removed about $1,585 in cash.

The incident occurred at 3:47 a.m. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-739-1330.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary and theft incident.

The break-in occurred at the residence of Dirk Van Deem, 83, of Sherwood Forest Road, in Jackson Township, Monroe County. Removed from the home was assorted jewelry and $500 in cash. Entry occurred sometime between Oct. 1-15.

John Thomas Korovich, 312 Switzgable Drive, Brodheadsville, reported that someone stole an inflatable Halloween lawn decoration and several lawn tools from his yard. The theft occurred sometime between 9 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 9:25 a.m. on Oct. 22.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pennsylvania State Police at Fogelsville have reported an act of criminal trespass that transpired in Lehigh County.

Police said the crime occurred at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday when Christopher Bliss, 42, entered the posted property of an unidentified 53-year-old male at North End Road in Weisenberg Township, without permission.

Bliss will be charged.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Monroe County driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 2:55 p.m. on Oct. 20.

State police at Fern Ridge said Sandy Pesapane, 67, of Gilbert, was driving a 2008 Ford F150 truck northbound on Rodenbach Lane in Chestnuthill Township when she lost control after getting distracted while looking at a tree on the side of the road. The Ford traveled off the right side, and the front end hit a tree.

Pesapane sustained a minor injury and was taken to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, by West End ambulance.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

State police at Frackville reported on three crashes investigated by troopers on Schuylkill County roads over the past weekend.

A one-vehicle crash occurred at 1:25 p.m. on Friday along Brockton Mountain Road in Ryan Township. Troopers said Dominic Andrew Brack, 20, of Mahanoy City, was driving a 1997 Volkswagen Jetta southbound when he lost control while negotiating a left curve.

The Jetta traveled off the west berm and struck a tree, where it came to rest. Brack was not injured but the vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

Troopers cited Brack for the crash.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Carbon County business has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

East Side Inn Inc., trading as East Side Inn, 3224 State St., White Haven, was cited for coils and dispensing system cleaning records.

During the period of Sept. 12, 2013, through Sept. 11, 2014, the business failed to maintain malt or brewed beverage dispensing system cleaning records, the liquor board citations notes. During the period of Aug. 28 and Sept. 14 it failed to clean malt or brewed beverage dispensing system at least once every seven days.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Breinigsville man stopped for speeding was found to have marijuana in his vehicle following a traffic stop.

Upper Macungie Township Police stopped Frederick A. Shakespeare, 30, of the 1500 block of Mineral Springs Road, Reading, at 10:14 p.m. Saturday along Hamilton Boulevard near Schantz Road in Breinigsville.

Shakespeare was stopped for speeding. Also at that time, he was found to be wanted in Berks County for narcotics delivery. He also had a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle.