Friday, May 29, 2015

Police Logs

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Northumberland County driver escaped injury after her vehicle caught fire along Interstate 81 in Foster Township, Schuylkill County on Tuesday at 2:10 p.m.

State police at Frackville said Jennifer L. Honicker, 37, of Locust Gap, was driving a 2008 Subaru Legacy northbound when the engine caught fire. She managed to pull onto the berm and exit the vehicle. The fire was extinguished by the responding police officer.

The vehicle had to be towed.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A 911 hang-up call on April 15 resulted in charges being filed against Raymond Anthony White, 29, of 238 W. Rowe St., Tamaqua.

Tamaqua police were advised of the call at 10:04 a.m. and responded to the residence for a welfare check. On scene they were met by White, who invited them into his home. Officers spoke with White and a woman, who both admitted being involved in an argument. He said the disagreement was verbal only. She said he grabbed her by the arms and pushed her into a wall, where she struck her head. There was a lump on the back of her head.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Wayne County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following a one-vehicle crash that was reported on March 31 at 11:53 p.m.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers responded to Route 611 to a report of a man yelling in the area. On scene officers found a Dodge pickup in a ditch. A man got out of the truck and was identified as Michael Lloyd, 39, of 799 Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Carbon County man has reported he has been scammed out of $2,000.

State police at Lehighton said a 28-year-old man from Bowmanstown reported that he received a call allegedly from IRS agents which resulted in him sending them the money. The location and identity of the callers is unknown, troopers said.

The incident was reported on April 23 at 2 p.m.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

State police at Lehighton reported they are investigating an allegation of indecent assault involving two teenage girls.

Troopers said the mother of the two girls, ages 14 and 16, reported she found pictures on the iPod of the 16-year-old which shows her being touched in an indecent manner by a 47-year-old man, who troopers identified as a neighbor of the girls.

The two girls told troopers that they had been touched in an inappropriate manner by the man over the past three months.

The incidents occurred along Top Road in Polk Township.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Carbon County teen has been cited for disorderly conduct.

State police at Lehighton said troopers were called by the mother of a 13-year-old boy at 1:25 p.m. April 19. She said he was out of control and running away from her.

Troopers responded to the scene, which was the area of Green and Mill streets in Bowmanstown, and found the teen still trying to run away.

Troopers said he was forcefully taken into custody and charged.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported a vehicle was extensively damaged when a fire erupted in the engine compartment.

Troopers said the incident occurred on Tuesday in Barry Township. Tracy A. Snyder, 48, of Pitman, was driving a 1999 Ford F250 truck northbound on Taylorsville Road when the fire erupted. Troopers said the entire front end of the truck became engulfed in flames. Volunteers from the Lavelle and Pitman fire companies responded to extinguish the blaze.

Snyder was not injured.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

State police at Lehighton reported on two incidents of harassment.

Troopers said at 10:07 p.m. April 22, three people engaged in a physical altercation at 121 Honeysuckle Drive in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said the altercation began after Bernard Hartopp, 32, had entered the property of Todd Henshaw, 49, without permission and refused to leave the property after being asked to leave.

As a result, Hartopp, Todd Henshaw, and Nicole Henshaw, 35, were all cited for harassment.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A Monroe County man is facing charges following an incident at the Walmart store in Mount Pocono.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were dispatched to the store at 11:23 p.m. on April 22 to a report of a male in custody for retail theft.

On scene officers found Bernard Shamel, 29, of Tobyhanna, being detained by store security. When officers attempted to arrest Shamel, he began to physically resist their efforts. A stun gun was deployed by police to gain control of Shamel.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

State police at the Frackville barracks arrested Eric Pennington, 42, of Girardville, on charges of disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after they were called to a disturbance at 1:06 a.m. April 28.

Police said the incident happened on West Mahanoy Avenue (State Route 54) in Girardville, where Pennington was observed running around in the middle of the road while heavily intoxicated.