Friday, July 11, 2014

Police Logs

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A New Philadelphia man is facing charges after a traffic stop in Rush Township on May 23.

Marc A. Greenaway, 27, will be charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, as well as possession of synthetic cannabinoids. Blood tests taken after the stop came back positive for XLR-11, an ingredient in synthetic marijuana.

Greenaway was stopped at 10:10 p.m. on Claremont Avenue.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Tamaqua police responded to a call about a male entering cars on Rowe Street on June 26, and ended up taking Anthony Louis Kehl, 44, of 27 Tuscarora Mountain Road, Rush Township, into custody.

A Rowe Street resident called police at 2:14 a.m. to report someone was breaking into cars and the incident had been captured on surveillance video.

Officers responded and found Kehl, fitting the description given. He was taken to the police station where a records check determined he was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued by the Berks County Sheriff's Department.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Nevin Holben, 18, of Allentown, is facing charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

Holben was driving on Claremont Avenue in Hometown at 12:04 a.m. on May 18 when he was stopped for a traffic violation, Rush Township police said. Blood tests were positive for the presence of marijuana.

The charges were filed, police said.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Allentown enforcement office of the state liquor control board conducted an age compliance check detail in Schuylkill County on June 26, between 4 p.m. and midnight.

A total of nine licensed establishments were checked during the operation with one found to be in noncompliance, meaning it served alcohol to underage individuals trained and supervised by liquor board agents.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A bus driver was threatened and robbed in an incident that occurred on Tuesday.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police said officers were called to the Walmart store in Mount Pocono about 11:16 p.m. for a report of a armed robbery.

On scene officers spoke to Tina Parke, 57, of Bartonsville. Parke told officers while she was getting into a bus she was operating when someone came up behind her and pushed and demanded money.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A vehicle stop in Monroe County led to the arrest of the driver and one of his passengers.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Matthew Suter, 21, of Pocono Lake, was stopped at 2:38 a.m. on Sunday along Long Pond Road for several traffic violations. At the stop police observed there were five occupants in the vehicle including Suter.

Suter was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was then arrested and transported to the county DUI center for a blood test. A driving under the influence charge is pending.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Pocono Mountain Regional police are investigating a vandalism incident in which an award is being offered.

Police said the incident occurred at 1591 Stag Run Road in Pocono Lake, Locust Lake Village, Pines Lakes. An inflatable water slide/jump, located in Pines Lake, a favorite summer attraction, police said, was damaged by unknown criminals.

Police said the suspects swam out into the lake and cut the inflatable iceberg. A $500 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Lehighton man is facing charges, including burglary, for an incident in Nesquehoning.

Nesquehoning officer Dane O'Brien has charged Marc Joseph Digilio, 27, of 392 S. Second St., with one count each of burglary, criminal trespass, theft, and receiving stolen property, all felonies.

Digilio is accused of entering the residence of Kevin Kane, 110 W. Railroad St., and removing two iPads and several pieces of jewelry. The break-in was reported by the victim on March 12.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Harrisburg man was charged with DUI after he was stopped for speeding on Route 209 in Mahoning Township.

On June 21 at 11:51 p.m. Mahoning Township Police stopped a vehicle for speeding on Route 209.-

The driver of the vehicle, Russell Pearl of Harrisburg, was found to be under the influence of alcohol, and he failed field sobriety testing.

Pearl refused a requested blood test, and has been charged with DUI, speeding and careless driving.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 23.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Palmerton police release the following list citations:

Michael Shupp, 24, of 170 N. Seventh St., Lehighton, for speeding and driving a vehicle at unsafe speed. The violations occurred at 8:30 p.m. June 21 on Route 248 west.

Samuel Weiner, 37, of 50 S. Second St., Palmerton for obedience to traffic control device. The violation occurred at 6:40 p.m. June 24 in the 600 block of Mauch Chunk Road.