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Police Logs

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between midnight Aug. 1 and midnight Sept. 5 at a residence in Ross Township.

The victim reported someone entered his garage and removed a Craftsman riding mower and a push mower.

The residence is located in the 200 block of Chestnut Drive North in the township.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at a location to be determined within Carbon or Monroe counties this coming weekend, between Friday and Saturday.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

State police at the Lehighton barracks reported on the following traffic stops.

• A 43-year-old driver was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance after state police made a traffic stop at 12:51 p.m. Sept. 3 at the intersection of Route 209 and Frable Drive in Chestnuthill Township. Police said the driver was determined to be under the influence and was requested to submit to a blood test.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Slatington police reported on the following incidents.

• On Aug. 26 at 1:56 a.m. officers responded to the Sunoco A Plus at 160 Main St., for a suspicious person. As a result, Ashly Thomas, 32, of 534 Long Lane Road, Walnutport, has been charged with loitering for the purpose of prostitution. She was arraigned before a district judge and failed to post $5,000 bail and was placed in the Lehigh County prison.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

State police in Schuylkill County report the following incidents:

• State police at Frackville said Luis Angel Cruz Jr., of Bethlehem, was stopped for a traffic violation at 12:06 a.m. Sunday along Route 309 at Route 443 in West Penn Township. He was found to be DUI and his operating privileges were suspended for a previous DUI. Charges will be filed, troopers said.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lehighton state police reported on the following traffic stops.

• A 21-year-old driver is facing charges after state police at the Lehighton barracks made a traffic stop at 8:57 p.m. Sept. 3 at the intersection of Pohopoco Drive and Berger Street in Towamensing Township. Police said after the driver was stopped for a traffic violation, it was discovered that the driver was under the influence and in possession of a controlled substance. The driver was requested to submit to a blood test.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Erasmo Gil Gil, 27, of Hazleton, escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash at 8:47 p.m. Sept. 2 on Route 100 in Lowhill Township, according to state police at the Fogelsville barracks.

Police said he was driving a 1999 Lexus ES300 southbound when he lost control of the vehicle. It struck an embankment on the right shoulder of the roadway and rolled over several times before coming to a final rest.

Police said he was cited for failure to drive at a safe speed.

Monday, September 11, 2017

State police at Frackville are investigating a hit-and-run crash that was reported at 1:59 p.m. on Saturday along Route 895 (Summer Valley Road), in East Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Christopher M. Kelly, 49, of Birdsboro, Berks County, was eastbound when he had to stop for a vehicle in front of him making a left. His vehicle was then struck in the rear by another vehicle. He pulled to the side of the road but the other driver fled the scene.

Kelly and his four passengers were all not injured.

Monday, September 11, 2017

McAdoo police filed charges in connection with an Aug. 3 incident after receiving results of blood work taken that day.

Shawn Markle, 51, of Hazle Township, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as failure to drive on the right side of the roadway.

Markle was stopped at 12:40 a.m. that day after officers saw his vehicle swerving over the double yellow lines on East Blaine Street. He was given, and failed, field sobriety tests before being taken to the hospital for a blood draw.

Monday, September 11, 2017

State police at the Lehighton barracks reported on the following incidents.

• Two people were cited for harassment after they were called to an incident in Weissport at 9 p.m. Sept. 2. Police said the men, aged 40 and 31, physically harassed each other following a verbal dispute.

• A 39-year-old Polk Township man was cited for harassment after state police were called to a residence aton Interchange Road in Polk Township for a disturbance at 11:58 a.m. Sept. 1. Police said it is alleged he harassed a 34-year-old Polk Township woman at their common residence.