Saturday, July 23, 2016

Police Logs

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A traffic stop on July 8 earned a Reading man a trip to the county prison.

Tamaqua Police were monitoring traffic at 8:48 a.m., as part of an aggressive driving campaign, when a gold Honda sped past them traveling 61 mph in the 45 mph zone along Route 309 in the area of Owl Creek Road. The Honda was stopped at the Speedway station and the driver identified as Julio Ortiz Jr., 42, of Reading.

A records check discovered an outstanding warrant for his arrest, issued by Reading City Police.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A motorcyclist was injured and flown to a hospital following a crash with a car in Monroe County. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the crash occurred at 7:46 p.m. on July 10 at the intersection of routes 115 and 903.

Police said Hugh Green, 72, of Blakeslee was driving a 2016 Hyundai Elantra northbound on 115 and attempting a left turn onto 903 when a 2002 Kawasaki motorcycle, operated by Michael Smith, 20, of Blakeslee, struck the front end of the Hyundai. Smith was flown by medical helicopter to the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A Monroe County man was charged with simple assault and harassment stemming from a domestic incident.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers responded to a home along Hemlock Drive in Coolbaugh Township at 4:55 a.m. on July 7 for a reported domestic incident. On scene officers spoke to a woman who said her boyfriend, Bryan Gardenhire, 27, of Tobyhanna had assaulted her by striking her in the face several times. Officers said they observed injuries consistent with her statement.

Friday, July 15, 2016

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating two identity theft/fraud case.

The first case was reported at 6:16 p.m. Friday by the victim, a man from Towamensing Township.

Police said the incident took place at a residence on Strohl Drive in the township when the victim’s identity was stolen and used to open a fraudulent Verizon wireless account.

In the second case, which happened on Saturday, the victim is a woman, also from Hazlewood Road in Towamensing.

Friday, July 15, 2016

State police at the Lehighton barracks were summoned at 6:13 p.m. Saturday to investigate an incident of harassment in Parryville.

It happened in the 800 block of Center Street in the borough, where a 26-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man, both from Parryville, were engaged in a verbal and physical altercation.

Friday, July 15, 2016

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating an incident of harassment that happened at 4:48 p.m. July 7 on Pleasant View Drive in Polk Township.

Police said the victim is a woman from the township.

It is alleged a 23-year-old man, also from Polk, began yelling and arguing with the victim. During the argument, the suspect threw a plastic vacuum filter at the woman, striking her in the lower back.

Friday, July 15, 2016

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a scattering of rubbish in Towamensing Township.

The incident was reported at 1:43 p.m. July 12. Police said someone unlawfully dumped oil drums on the victim’s property on Old Forest Street.

Friday, July 15, 2016

State police at Lehighton are investigating two theft incidents involving vehicles.

A 25-year-old male from Nazareth reported that a black and green Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R motor bike was stolen from the eastbound shoulder of Route 248, near the Keystone Harley-Davidson property in Parryville,between 11 a.m. Monday and 3 p.m. Tuesday. The bike was at that location because it had become disabled.

A man living on Jason Lane in Kunkletown reported someone removed a yellow Polaris Scrambler four-wheel all-terrain vehicle from his property sometime between July 8 and 12.

Friday, July 15, 2016

A burglary that happened between July 5-7 in Lower Towamensing Township is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

The victim is a woman from the 1500 block of Lower Smith Gap Road in Kunkletown.

Police said no items were discovered missing after someone cut locks off two sheds to gain entry to them, and then damaged a storm door while gaining access to the residence, before fleeing the scene undetected.

Friday, July 15, 2016

A 46-year-old Lehighton man was committed to the Carbon County Correctional Facility in Nesquehoning, on charges of aggravated assault upon trying to hit three people with a vehicle on Walnut Street in Franklin Township.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said the incident happened at 8 p.m. Sunday when the driver intentionally made three attempts to strike the victims with the vehicle. No one was injured.

Police said the victims are a 38-year-old man, an 11-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy, all from Lehighton.