Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Police Logs

Monday, March 13, 2017

A traffic stop has led to the arrest of a Monroe County resident on drug charges.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said around 2 p.m. on March 4 they were dispatched to Fairview Street in Mount Pocono for a reported physical domestic incident. Officers received a report from the communications center that one of the participants in the domestic had left the scene driving a black Chevrolet Equinox.

Officers spotted a Equinox in the area of the domestic report and made a traffic stop.

Monday, March 13, 2017

A Tamaqua man has been cited for harassing his former landlord.

Andrew Zakashefski, 55, of 300 1/2 Arlington St. was warned about bothering his former landlords, but continue to send texts to the victims and post comments to Facebook.

He was warned to stop on Jan. 12, but continued, resulting in a citation for harassment.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating the following crashes.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Two people were arrested on drug counts, with one also having an active warrant of his arrest, in an incident in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on March 1 at 4:52 p.m. Kendal Librizzi, 21, who police said is homeless, and Michael Smith, 55, of Long Pond, entered Aharts Market, located along Route 940, in Blakeslee, and attempted to sell methamphetamines to employees before giving a 19-year-old woman a small amount of a controlled substance.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Police report the following retail thefts:

• State police at Schuylkill Haven said Matthew Slagle, 40, no address given, entered the Giant Market in the Cressona Mall, located off Route 61 in North Manheim Township, at 3:45 p.m. Monday and removed merchandise from the shelving and left the store without paying for the items.

He was arraigned before on-call District Judge Stephen Bayer of Tamaqua and committed to the county prison in Pottsville after failing to post bail.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tamaqua police reported investigating the following incidents:

• Two homeless people were recently cited for trespassing in unrelated incidents in Tamaqua. Travis Welfel, 24, with a last known address in Cressona, was cited after he was found sleeping in the lobby of the Majestic House Apartments at 5:03 a.m. on March 3.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Nesquehoning police recently released a report of citations issued between Feb. 20 and March 6.

Rudolph Petschauer of East Railroad Street was cited for meeting or overtaking a school bus that was at the intersection of Railroad and Ratcliff streets.

Madeline Pegeuro of Millwood Drive, Tobyhanna, was cited for operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident that occurred on Feb. 17.

State police at Schuylkill Haven stopped a vehicle operated by Anario Maurice Thompson, 28, of Pottsville, along Pheasant Run Road in West Brunswick Township. He was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Troopers said charges have been filed.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A fugitive from New Jersey was picked up by Tamaqua police on March 1 after officers were called to the intersection of Pine and Broad streets for a fight in progress.

The caller said a man and women were arguing on the sidewalk at 1:02 a.m., when the man began pushing, then grabbing the woman. Officers found the couple on Pine Street. Both said they were arguing about living conditions: she wanted to stay in Pennsylvania; he wanted to move home to New Jersey.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a three-vehicle crash, involving a parked school bus, in the parking lot of a Schuylkill County mall. Troopers said the crash occurred Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Fairlane Village Mall in Norwegian Township, near Boscov’s Department store.

Troopers said Julie A. Charlton, 69, of Ringtown, was traveling south through the parking lot when her 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis struck a 2008 Ford Taurus driven by Chad W. Strohl, 26, of Shenandoah, who was westbound at the time.