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Police Logs

Friday, November 18, 2016

A 15-year-old Palmerton boy who was punched in the head during halftime of the Palmerton-Minersville football game on Nov. 5 at the Palmerton football field suffered a concussion, state police said.

Police said the suspect is a male student from Minersville whose name is known to authorities.

Friday, November 18, 2016

State police at Lehighton responded to crashes in the area, three caused by deer.

• Scott Brown, 24, of Pen Argyl, suffered minor injuries when a vehicle he was driving struck a deer at 5:43 p.m.Saturday on Route 209 in Polk Township.

State policesaid he was northbound in a 2013 Nissan Altima when the deer ran onto the roadway. The vehicle struck the deer head on and continued north on Route 209, coming to rest about 40 feet from the initial impact.

Police said the car sustained disabling damages and needed to be towed from the scene.

Friday, November 18, 2016

A 56-year-old Saylorsburg man has been cited by state police in Lehightonfor allowing his dogs to run loose.

The incident happened at 1:51 p.m. Nov. 10on Mount Eaton Road, Saylorsburg. The victim is a 37-year-old man from Saylorsburg.

Police said the “confinement of dogs” citation was issued after the victim reported the accused’s dogs were running loose and damaged a vehicle.

Friday, November 18, 2016

A theft of truck batteries was reported Wednesday by the Troxell Farm located on Troxell Road in Lehighton.

Fifteen batteries were stolen from several pieces of equipment.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mahoning Township Police at 570-386-2241.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a three-vehicle crash at 3:18 p.m. Nov. 5 at the intersection of Burger Hollow Road and Maple Spring Drive in Polk Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Alexandria N. DiMarco, 20, of Kunkletown, was northbound on Burger Hollow Road while Kyawnna Q. Svendsen, 22, also of Kunkletown, was southbound. Victoria Kalina, 53, of Kunkletown, was stopped for a stop sign on Maple Spring Drive.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A hit-and-run crash that happened at 6:05 p.m. Nov. 4 at Spruce Hollow Road and Stagecoach Road East, Towamensing Township, is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said Michael Christopher Liberto of Bethlehem was driving a 2000 Ford Focus that crashed, after which time the operator left the scene.

Police said the investigation remains open.

The Towamensing Township Fire Company and Tittle’s Towing assisted them at the scene.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A 32-year-old Lehighton man is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop made by state police at the Lehighton barracks at 6:42 p.m.Monday in the area of Second and North streets in Lehighton.

Police said they stopped the man for committing a traffic violation, after which time police said they suspected he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

The man was transported for a blood test. The charges are pending laboratory test results.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Kevin Elmer Meckes, 63, of Lehighton, has been charged by state police at the Lehighton barracks with a game law violation for having fired a shot while hunting too close to a roadway.

Police said the incident happened at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 atan Oak Street, Lower Towamensing Township, location.

Police said it is alleged Meckes was observed shooting at a pheasant in a tree along the roadway. Police said the violation is for having discharged the gun within 25 yards of a public roadway.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating an incident where an object thrown at a vehicle struck the driver in her head.

The incident happened at 7:03 p.m. Nov. 10 along Kunkletown Road, near the intersection with Kleintop Road in Eldred Township.

The victim is a 31-year-old Saylorsburg woman.

Police said someone threw objects at her moving vehicle, causing one of them to travel through a partially opened driver’s-side door window and strike her in the head.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at 610-681-1850.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

State police at the Lehighton barracks arrested a 25-year-old Jim Thorpe man on multiple charges after a vehicular chase at 9:45 p.m.Saturday in Bowmanstown.

Police said the man was arraigned on charges of fleeing and eluding police, recklessly endangering another person, driving under the influence (two counts) and multiple traffic violations. He was committed to the Carbon County Correctional Facility, Nesquehoning, in lieu of $4,000 bail.