Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Police Logs

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A 75-year-old man was found dead in the water of the Pocono Summit Lakes development in Coolbaugh Township on Monday morning.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were called to the scene just before 8:30 a.m. for a capsized kayak.

Family members said the man went kayaking around 7:45 a.m. and that they called for help after realizing the kayak had capsized.

The Scott Township Dive Rescue Specialist team assisted with recovery efforts.

Police are working with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission in investigating the death.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Palmerton man with no known address faces theft and related charges.

John Vacaro, 35, was charged after an incident at 6:43 p.m. July 17.

According to a criminal complaint filed by patrolman Trevor Flexer, here's what happened:

Flexer was called to 404 Fourth St. on a report of a theft that had happened the previous day. Shaun Capwell told the officer his mother had let Vacaro stay at the house as of July 1. On July 16, Capwell told Flexer, Vacaro came to the house high, and his mother told Vacaro he had to leave.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Special to the Times News

Three people were injured in a crash Saturday in Mahoning Township. Thomas Markle, of Berwick, was westbound in his Chrysler 300M when the vehicle struck a Jeep Wrangler that was stopped in traffic just after 9 a.m. The Jeep hit a stopped Ford Econoline waiting to make a left turn. Three people with injuries were transported to Lehighton Hospital. Markle was cited for careless driving and driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Tamaqua woman faces charges of falsifying her vehicle's registration and careless driving.

Lea Palladino, 44, was stopped for careless driving on June 13 just before 2:30 a.m., according to Mahoning Township police.

Palladino's Ford truck had a registration plate that belonged on a Ford Mustang. The expiration sticker was fraudulent, making it appear valid until October 2015.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 26.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Sunday following an assault incident in which he attempted to strike another individual with his vehicle.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Jerome Franklin Kimmel, 40, of Auburn used his Toyota Tercel in an attempt to strike his tenant atGreen Tree Drive, Auburn, West Brunswick Township.

Monday, July 27, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge have charged a Saylorsburg man with harassment.

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Adam E. Papazian, 18, hit a 47-year-old man in the forehead with a door at 20 Whippoorwill Drive in Chestnuthill Township, according to police.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Joseph A. Deesing, 59, of Ringtown, was committed to the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville after his arraignment on charges of simple assault and harassment following a domestic disturbance at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday.

The incident happened along Little Mountain Road in Union Township. The victim is a 56-year-old female.

Police said Deesing and the female were involved in a verbal argument during which time the accused punched the woman in the face and scratched her arm.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Two people were cited following an incident that occurred at 8:18 a.m. July 21 along Route 100, near Hollenbach Road in Lowhill Township, Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Luis Daniel Ayala, 28, of Catasauqua, and Jose Luis Avila, 37, of Slatington, were involved in a fight that resulted in both parties striking each other as the vehicle they were in was traveling northbound.

Both were issued citations for harassment, troopers said.

Monday, July 27, 2015

An Albrightsville woman has been charged with retail theft.

State police at Fern Ridge said Dina Lopoplo, 63, entered Kinsley's ShopRite, at 104 Kinsley Drive in Chestnuthill Township, at 2:45 p.m. Saturday. Troopers said she removed three "AA" batteries from a large pack and placed them in her purse. She then proceeded to pay for groceries and other items, but did not pay for the batteries, troopers said.

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Tamaqua driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol following an incident that occurred at 11:20 p.m. Saturday along Old Route 209 in Schuylkill Township.

State police at Frackville said Cristal R. Russell, 37, was stopped at that location for a traffic violation. She was found to be under the influence and taken to the barracks for a breath test. The test revealed her alcohol content was over the legal limit of 0.08 percent, troopers said.

Charges will be filed.