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Police Logs

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Jose Elias, 24, of Guatemala, was taken to the Monroe County Correctional Facility in Snydersville, on various charges after he crashed a stolen vehicle while under the influence of alcohol at 6:53 p.m. May 17 on Route 115, near Murphy's Loft in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police said they located Elias hiding in the woods in an intoxicated state. Police also learned the vehicle he crashed had been stolen.

He was arrested on charges of DUI, auto theft, unauthorized use of a vehicle, driving without a license and leaving the scene of an accident.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

State police at the Lehighton barracks said two people are facing charges as a result of a stop they made for traffic/equipment violations at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Route 209 and Fairgrounds Road in Chestnuthill Township.

Police said a 19-year-old man from Kunkletown, who was driving the vehicle, showed signs of impairment and was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. He was transported to the Monroe County DUI Processing Center and later released.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

State police at the Lehighton barracks arrested Jason Koons of Bowmanstown on a charge of harassment after he allegedly struck a woman at 1:55 p.m. July 2.

The incident happened on White Street. Police said it is alleged he struck the woman with his hand.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating an incident of harassment that took place at 8:45 p.m. Sunday in East Penn Township.

The victim lives on Smithlane Road, Lehighton.

She told police an adult white man made verbal threats to her while she was at her home and then left the scene.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The theft of numerous tools from a site in Carbon County is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

The incident happened between 3 p.m. July 1 and 7 a.m. July 2 at 25 Evergreen Drive, Lehighton.

The victim is the Habitat Building Group.

Police said someone removed the tools from a trailer and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Damages were termed very minor in a one-vehicle crash at 4:15 p.m. Sunday along Pohopoco Drive in Franklin Township.

State police at the Lehighton barracks did not identify the driver of the 2012 Toyota Corolla, but said it was westbound on the road when it failed to negotiate a right-hand turn onto Grange Road, drove off the south side of the road and went down a slight embankment into a grass yard.

Police said no one was hurt and the vehicle was drivable.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A 26-year-old Palmerton man is facing charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance as a result of a traffic stop.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said they stoped the driver for not using his turn signal at 8:57 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Lime and Railroad streets in Weissport.

Police said it was determined the man was under the influence of drugs, after which time he was transported to the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton, for a blood test.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Mahoning Township police have charged a Lehighton man with simple assault and harassment.

Police said Christopher Barachie, 34, assaulted a woman at 11:38 a.m. June 12 at her residence on Jamestown Street.

Barachie fled before police arrived.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 19.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Pocono Mountain Regional Police arrested Anthony Williams, 28, of Blakeslee, on charges of theft, receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance as a result of an incident at 2:20 p.m. June 25 at the Jubilee Restaurant, Pocono Pines.

Police said after being called to the business, they identified Williams as a suspect and made contact with him as he was walking along Route 940 in Mount Pocono. Police said he was currently wanted out of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Luz D. Cruz, 55, of Bartonsville, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol after police were summoned to a two-vehicle crash at 11:09 p.m. July 2 on Lake Road in Coolbaugh Township.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police said when they arrived at the scene, they observed minor front-end damages to two vehicles that were involved in the crash.

They also determined that Cruz, the driver of one of the vehicles, was under the influence of alcohol.

She was arrested and transported to the Monroe County DUI Center.