Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Police Logs

Monday, August 31, 2015

A motorcycle and a passenger car were involved in a collision in a construction zone in Schuylkill County. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the crash occurred at 6:03 a.m. Thursday along Route 61 in Deer Lake borough.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Gregory W. Ledford, 42, of Talking Rock, Georgia, sustained major injuries to his right leg in a three-vehicle crash at 2:44 p.m. Aug. 15 on Route 209 in Polk Township, according to state police at Lehighton.

Police said he was transported by helicopter to the St. Luke’s Hospital-Bethlehem.

One other person, Frank J. Passalacqua, 79, of Jim Thorpe, was injured in the crash.

Police said he sustained a minor laceration to his left eye and was treated at the scene by members of the West End EMS and released.

Friday, August 28, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a theft incident reported in Monroe County.

A resident of the 900 block of Toll Road, Effort, Chestnuthill Township, reported someone stole a Hewitt Packard laptop computer and a wallet from his home. The incident was reported at 6:30 p.m. July 28.

Troopers also reported on a criminal mischief incident. A door lock on a residence on Brittany Drive, in Albrightsville, was damaged sometime between noon and 7 p.m. on Aug. 23. The residence is owned by Kate Machala, 37, of New York City, New York.

Friday, August 28, 2015

McAdoo police were investigating the possible theft of a cellphone on Aug. 1 when they met a young man who had apparently been drinking alcohol.

Officers went to the Adams Street playground at 8:10 p.m. after receiving a report concerning a stolen cellphone. While interviewing people at the playground’s basketball courts the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol on one young man’s breath. When asked his age, the male said he was 20. When asked his date of birth, he gave one that would have made him 23 if it were true.

Friday, August 28, 2015

A Hazleton man was cited by McAdoo police after a traffic stop on July 19.

An officer on patrol at 1:40 a.m. saw a red GMC traveling south on Kennedy Drive. The on coming driver failed to dim his high beams, then stopped well beyond a “Stop Here On Red” sign at the intersection of Kennedy and Blaine streets.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Jesus Ruiz.

Ruiz exhibited several signs of alcohol intoxication and agreed to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed.

Friday, August 28, 2015

State police at the Lehighton barracks took a man wanted in Carbon County into custody just after midnight on Aug. 16 at the Kunkletown Pub in Eldred Township.

A felony warrant was issued against Benjamin Scott Oliver, 33, for aggravated assault. Police said Oliver resisted arrest by uniformed troopers and had to be physically subdued.

He was turned over to Lehighton Borough police for arraignment on the original warrant. Additional criminal charges due to the incident at the pub are pending against him.

Friday, August 28, 2015

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a three-vehicle crash at 6:55 p.m. on Monday along Route 61, near Route 443, in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Ashley M. Justen, 27, of Auburn, was driving a 2001 Ford F150 truck northbound in the left lane and stopped for traffic ahead of her. Her truck was struck in the rear by a 2003 Hyundai Accent driven by Timothy J. Colna, 44, of Port Carbon. After impact the Hyundai traveled into the right lane and struck a 2006 Ford Expedition operated by Sandra R. Ramirez-Perez, 26, of Lost Creek-Shenandoah.

Friday, August 28, 2015

A domestic incident has led to the arrest of a Monroe County man.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said at 11:13 p.m. on Aug. 22 officers were dispatched to 206 Old Route 940, in Pocono Lake, Tobyhanna Township, to a report of a domestic incident.

A woman told police her boyfriend had assaulted her. Police observed numerous injuries to the victim.

The boyfriend, identified as Barry T. Weirich, 47, of that address, was placed under arrest for simple assault, a misdemeanor two, and a summary offense of harassment.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Pocono Mountain Regional police are investigating an assault incident reported at 3:49 p.m. on Aug. 21 at the Mount Pocono Plaza at Oak Street in Mount Pocono.

Police responded to the plaza for a reported assault. On scene police learned the victim, not identified by police, had been struck in the head numerous times with a wooden stick by an unknown male, who fled the scene before the officers arrived.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at 570-895-2400.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Northumberland County driver who fled the scene of a one-vehicle crash in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville identified the suspect as Joseph R. McClain-Broden, 34, of Mount Carmel.

Troopers said the crash occurred Sunday at 4 a.m. along Woodside Road in Cass Township. Troopers said McClain-Broden was driving a 2008 Ford Focus eastbound at a high rate of speed when he entered a left curve. The momentum of his speed carried the Ford off the road and it slammed head-on into a tree, about 50 feet down an embankment.