Monday, October 5, 2015

Police Logs

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Pocono Mountain Regional police are investigating a shooting incident involving a school bus.

Police said at 6:19 a.m. on Monday they were dispatched to Burnside Drive, within A Pocono Country Place, for a Pocono Mountain School District School bus being damaged.

Police arrived on scene and located several windows that sustained damage due to suspected pellets from a pellet gun.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Pocono Mountain Regional police are reporting on an armed robbery that occurred last week at a Monroe County business.

Police said at 11:50 p.m. Thursday, a black male wearing a blue bandanna and gray hoodie entered Domino’s, located along Sterling Road in Mount Pocono.

He jumped over the counter and placed a pistol in the ribs of an employee.

He then removed cash from the cash register and jumped back over the counter, leaving through the front door.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Tamaqua area man apparently imbibed a little too freely at a block party on Aug. 7.

Police received a call about a man lying on the ground in the 200 block of Cedar Street at 11:37 p.m. When officers arrived they found Thomas McArdle, 55, of 47 Mill Drive, lying face up on the ground. He was wearing a wrist band from the American Hose Block Party on his wrist and smelled strongly of alcohol. After several attempts, officers were able to wake him, but his speech was unintelligible.

When McArdle attempted to stand, he stumbled and grabbed a wall for balance.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A police call for an unwanted person led to drug charges for a Hometown man.

Tamaqua police were called at 12:30 a.m. Aug. 17 and were told there was an unwanted person on the porch at 401 Hazle St. Officers found Joshua Michael DeWire, 26, sitting on the porch, charging his cellphone. There were two cigarette packs on a table alongside DeWire.

When the officer picked up one of the cigarette packs, DeWire immediately said it wasn’t his. Inside the pack were 13 bags containing suspected heroin.

When asked again, DeWire admitted the heroin was his.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In an effort to reduct the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries on state roads, state police at Lehighton will be conducting stationary/roving DUI patrols over the Labor Day weekend as part of the state police Selective Traffic Enforcement Against Drunk Driving (STEAD D) program.

The operation will be conducted between Friday and Tuesday in Carbon and Monroe counties.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Jerry Joseph Feathers, 34, of 124 Race St., Tamaqua, was cited after he reportedly threw a beer can at his neighbor.

The neighbor contacted borough police at 3:20 p.m. Aug. 11 to complain that Feathers had hit him in the head with a can of Rolling Rock beer.

Feathers was cited for harassment.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Lansford juvenile was cited by Tamaqua police after an all-terrain vehicle incident on Aug. 14.

A police officer was on patrol at 2:27 p.m. when he saw a yellow, three-wheel ATV traveling from Boyer’s Market lot onto West Spruce Street. When the ATV driver saw the police cruiser, he sped up and turned onto River Street, almost flipping over. He then exited onto Route 309, traveling south in the northbound lane until reaching the Speedway station.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Rush Township police will be filing charges in three separate shoplifting incidents at the HT Commons Walmart in Hometown.

Stephen Maguschak, 25, of Beaver meadows, will be charged with retail theft and receiving stolen property after stealing $348.41 worth of merchandise from the store. The theft took place at 3:11 p.m. Aug. 4.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A Monroe County man has been charges following a gun-pointing incident which was the result of a domestic dispute.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

State police at Lehighton are investigating the theft of a camera that was reported at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15 from Camp Harlem in Polk Township.

A 53-year-old man from Lafayette Hill reported someone removed the camera from a bag of personal items.