Sunday, September 21, 2014

Police Logs

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

No one was injured when a parked vehicle began to roll with a passenger jumping for safety.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 11 along Route 611 in Mount Pocono.

Police said Joan Bowie, 63, of Long Pond, parked her 2005 Dodge van along Route 611 and left it running with Karen Smith, 48, of Taylor, Lackawanna County, in the front passenger seat. Bowie told Smith that she could turn the engine off if the air conditioner got too cold.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges after he struck a female in the face.

State police at Frackville said Tylor J. Donaldson, 23, of New Philadelphia, was charged with harassment following an incident that occurred at 10 p.m. Monday at 108 Water St., New Philadelphia.

Troopers said Donaldson punched a 45-year-old woman in the face with his fist.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Carbon County driver was injured when he crashed his vehicle along a Lehigh County road after avoiding a deer.

State police at Fogelsville said the crash occurred at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday along Mountain Road in Lynn Township. Troopers said Douglas J. Ahner, 50, of Jim Thorpe, was driving a 1995 Ford F-350 truck when he said he swerved to avoid a deer, causing him to lose control. The truck rolled over onto its side.

Ahner was taken by Cetronia ambulance to the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, for treatment of what troopers said was a moderate injury.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

State police at Lehighton reported on the following driving under the influence arrests.

A Bucks County driver was charged after he was involved in a one-vehicle crash. Troopers said Shawn Abendschein, 40, of Trevose, was involved in the crash at 2:14 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Spencer Lane and Towamensing Trail, in Towamensing Trails development in Penn Forest Township.

He was taken to Lehighton hospital for a blood test and later released. Charges are pending the test results.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Two persons were injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 4:35 p.m. on Sunday along Summer Mountain Road in East Penn Township.

State police at Lehighton said Taylor J. Acciarito, 18, of Palmerton, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier southbound and negotiating a left curve when he lost control. The car traveled off the road and struck a utility pole.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge are investigatingseveral thefts that occurred in Chestnuthill Township, including the theft of a safe.

Troopers said Jesus Elias, 61, of 111 Hawk Terrace, Saylorsburg, reported a safe containing financial paperwork was removed from his residence sometime between July 28 and Aug. 14.

Joseph Schmitt, 5, of 128 Switzgable Drive, Brodheadsville, reported someone removed $100 in cash from his wallet, which was in his unlocked truck in front of his home. The theft occurred sometime between 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A New Jersey driver is facing drug charges following a vehicle stop in Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Corey Asraf, 25, of Asbury Park, was stopped at 4:10 p.m. July 7 along Interstate 80 westbound in Tobyhanna Township for speeding, going 80 mph in a 65 zone.

At the stop troopers detected the strong odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. As a result, troopers found two clear baggies containing marijuana, one glass jar containing marijuana, and one clear baggie containing psilocybin mushrooms, which were all sizes.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A man wanted in New York state was nabbed in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Joseph Truglio, 33, of Pocono Lake, was arrested at 1:40 a.m. Aug. 13 at his residence. Police responded to the home for a burglar alarm that Truglio accidentally set off.

Police learned Truglio was wanted in Nassau County for a probation violation. He was taken into custody and lodged in the county prison in Snydersville pending extradition to New York.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Tamaqua man said his 2003 Suzuki SV1000S motorcycle was stolen early Sunday morning, according to state police at Schuylkill Haven.

The motorcycle was parked in a park and ride lot at "The Rock" in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

According to Aaron M. Hollenbach, 21, it was unattended for around three hours while he was fishing in a nearby river.

Police said the theft occurred between 10 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Two Luzerne County residents are facing retail theft charges for an incident in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were dispatched to the Walmart store in Mount Pocono at 12:46 a.m. on Monday, for two male suspects wanted for theft and who had just fled the store and were observed leaving in a black Mitsubishi.

A few minutes later police observed the vehicle fleeing eastbound on Route 940, toward Route 611. Police initiated a vehicle stop and took both men into custody.