Friday, August 22, 2014

Police Logs

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A domestic incident has led to an arrest in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were dispatched to 6060 Boardwalk Drive in Tobyhanna at 11:10 p.m. Aug. 10 for a domestic dispute. On scene officers were met by a woman, of that address, who told them her husband had dragged her by the neck outside onto the deck. Police observed injuries to her.

Her husband, Pawel Orlowski, 34, told officers he did drag his wife outside by the neck because he wanted her to sleep out there because of all her "drama."

Monday, August 18, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County site in which garages were entered.

Troopers said the break-ins occurred at 990 Vista Road in Eldred Township. Multiple garages at that location were entered and various items taken, including mechanical pumps and gasoline. The property is owned by Kevin Haas, 54, of the village of Pitman.

The entry occurred sometime between July 26 and Aug. 12.

Monday, August 18, 2014

State police at Frackville are investigating a criminal mischief incident at a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said someone threw a glass marble at the front window at 331 Mount Olive Blvd., West Mahanoy Township, smashing it. The home is owned by Melissa Zarcufski, 43, of Shenandoah. The incident occurred at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 570-874-5300.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on an attempted suicide that occurred on Aug. 13 at Route 940 and Interstate 380 in Pocono Summit, Tobyhanna Township, in which a passing motorist saved the life of the person involved.

Police were dispatched to that location at 4:38 p.m. for a report of a male attempting to jump from the Route 940 bridge onto the interstate below. The jumper was reportedly being restrained by a passing motorist.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pocono Mountain Regional police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who collided into a utility pole and then fled the scene.

Police said the incident occurred at 8:58 p.m. Aug. 13 on Country Place Drive near Woodside Drive.

An investigation revealed a gold Ford Windstar struck the pole head-on. The impact caused live power lines to fall across the road.

The driver of the vehicle proceeded to leave the scene and drive on Country Place Drive into the A Country Place community.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of two bank bags from a Klingerstown man's car.

The bags were taken between midnight and 10 a.m. Thursday from a blue Ford 500 sedan owned by Harry Snyder, 64.

Police ask that anyone with information call them at 570-739-1330.

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Virginia driver is facing charges following a traffic stop along Interstate 80 in Tobyhanna Township that occurred at 8:03 p.m. on July 25.

State police at Fern Ridge said Kenneth Maldonado, 27, of Newport News, was stopped for speeding while westbound. At the stop troopers said Maldonado showed signs of driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Also, troopers found him in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

DUI and drug possession charges are pending, troopers added.

Friday, August 15, 2014

State police at Schuylkill Haven have arrested a Shamokin woman in relation to a theft/receiving stolen property incident that happened on Aug. 2 at Eyeland Optical in East Norwegian Township.

The victim is a female from Locustdale.

Police said it is alleged that at 11:45 a.m., the defendant, Coleen Lowry, removed money from the victim's purse when it was left in the employees' break room.

Friday, August 15, 2014

A driver was cited following a one-vehicle crash in Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Justin J. Bachman, 24, of Gilbert, was driving a 2011 Jeep Wrangler westbound on Akiba Road in Chestnuthill Township, at 5:08 a.m. on Wednesday when the vehicle went onto the right berm and struck a tree.

Bachman was not injured but the vehicle had to be towed from the scene. Troopers cited Bachman for driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Schuylkill County driver sustained a minor injury in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday along Sweet Arrow Lake Road, in Pine Grove Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Kacy W. Manges, 20, of Pine Grove, was driving a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport eastbound and after negotiating a right curve, she was ready to enter a left curve when she lost control of the vehicle on the wet roadway.