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Police Logs

Saturday, May 2, 2015

State police at Lehighton reported investigating burglaries and criminal mischief incidents.

A burglary occurred at a residence on Old Sawmill Road in Kresgeville. Entry was gained by someone smashing a rear window to the basement.

Once inside they removed about 20 bottles of various types of liquor. The incident occurred sometime between 9:12 and 9:25 p.m. on April 13.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating two theft incidents.

Troopers said someone removed an outside air conditioner from the property at 1300 Sherwood Forest Road, in Jackson Township, Monroe County. The theft occurred sometime between April 17 and 19. The unit is valued at $1,000. The property is owned by REO Assets Acquisitions.

The residence at 58 Cayuga Drive, Pleasant Valley West, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, was entered when criminals forced open a rear door. Several interior walls were damaged in an apparent attempt to steal copper piping.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers on Monroe County roadways.

A one-vehicle crash was reported at 4 p.m. April 24 along Interstate 80 in Tunkhannock Township.

Troopers said Jose R. Perez, 64, of Hazleton, was driving a 2006 Honda Pilot westbound when he began to experience blurred vision and dizziness.

He attempted to pull off onto the berm, and while doing so his vehicle struck the guardrail. Perez was taken to the Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg for treatment of minor injuries.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge reported on two arrests for harassment.

Dustin Rodriguez, 36, of Albrightsville, was cited for an incident on April 22 at 8:12 p.m. in the Indian Mountain Lakes development in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Rodriguez and a 32-year-old female got into a verbal argument which turned physical. The female sustained a minor injury in the incident.

Victor Manuel Morales, 38, of Brodheadsville, was cited for an incident on April 22 at 3:32 p.m. along Edgewood Drive, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge reported on two driving under the influence arrests.

On April 23 at 12:25 a.m. troopers stopped April Marie Yurkonis, 36, of Frackville, along Interstate 80 in Kidder Township, Carbon County, after she was observed driving in an unsafe manner. She displayed signs of intoxication and was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. She was taken to the barracks, where she submitted to a breath test. Charges were filed.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Tractor Supply Center in Brodheadsville has been cited for false alarms.

State police at Fern Ridge said the store operators permitted four or more false alarms during a 12-month period.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

State police at Lehighton reported investigating the following crashes.

A two-vehicle crash was reported at 5:30 p.m. April 22 along Route 209 (Interchange Road), in Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Samantha R. Formato, 21, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt northbound while Leisa M. Ahner, 48, of Lehighton, driving a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, was stopped on 209 attempting to turn right onto Anderson Drive. The front of the Cobalt struck the Malibu in the rear.

No one was injured. Troopers cited Formato for following too closely.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

A Ringtown man was so distraught over the death of a loved one that a family member grew concerned enough to call police.

Ryan Buchman, 19, was at the McAdoo home of his grandmother on April 26, mourning the loss of an uncle.

The mourning included drinking a large quantity of alcohol, to the point where his grandmother worried about his well-being and called police.

Buchman told officers he had been drinking all day and admitted he had a drinking problem and was, in fact, an alcoholic.

He was cited for underage drinking.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a tire slashing incident that occurred outside the office of a Monroe County district judge.

Troopers said a tire on the 2007 Ford Edge of a 29-year-old Saylorsburg female was slashed while parked at the office of DJ Colleen Mancuso, located off Route 209 in Brodheadsville. The incident occurred sometime between 2 and 5:30 p.m. on April 22.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-646-2271

Saturday, May 2, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge reported on two retail theft arrests made recently by troopers.

Michelle Green of Kunkletown was cited at 11:17 a.m. April 21 at the Dollar General Store, located along Route 209 in Chestnuthill Township.

Troopers said Green entered the store with empty shopping bags. She walked throughout the store placing items into the bags and a store shopping cart. She then approached the cash registry area and paid for four bottles of bleach, a container of baking soda and then attempted to leave with 111 unpaid items totaling $241 in value.