Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Police Logs

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A Summit Hill driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident in Mahoning Township.

On Feb. 14, at 2:05 a.m. township police stopped a vehicle on Route 443 for careless driving. The driver, Christopher Porambo, was found under the influence of alcohol. A blood test showed 0.23 BAC.

Porambo has been charged with two counts of DUI and a summary offense of careless driving.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Nesquehoning police caught a Hazleton man driving 100 miles-per-hour on Route 93.

The man, Iuan Ruiz, 19, of 255 Elm St., was in a 55 zone at the time he was stopped by officer Richard Neikam on May 9. Ruiz was also charged with careless driving.

Friday, May 15, 2015

One driver sustained a minor injury in a rear-end crash that occurred at 4 p.m. Monday along Route 903 in the area of the St. Luke's Physical Therapy building parking lot in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Crystal L. Sparrow, 22, of Albrightsville, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer northbound when a vehicle in front of her suddenly slowed to turn into the parking lot. Michael E. Quigley, 40, of Jim Thorpe, driving a Dodge Ram 1500 truck, struck the rear of the Trailblazer.

Friday, May 15, 2015

The owner of a wallet found at a Schuylkill County restaurant is being sought.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the wallet was found in the parking lot of the McDonald's restaurant located at 981 E. Main St., in North Manheim Township, just off Route 61, on Wednesday.

Anyone with information, including the owner, can claim the wallet by calling troopers at 570-739-1330, and providing proper identification of the wallet.

Friday, May 15, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge reported issuing citations for harassment to five people in two separate incidents.

Troopers said Kathryn J. Kresge, 57, Tonya L. Gersterberg, 45, both of Effort; Elaine W. Hughes, 48, and Jami L. Gilman, 44, both of Kunkletown, were all cited following an incident that occurred at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the area of 608 Westbrook Road in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers said the four were involved in a verbal argument that resulted in a physical altercation.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Lehigh County man has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mahoning Township Police Chief Audie Mertz said that at 6:30 p.m. March 15, Glen Jacoby of Bethlehem was stopped at a DUI checkpoint on Mill Road.

An odor of marijuana was detected coming from inside the car. Jacoby admitted smoking marijuana while ice fishing at the lake.

Jacoby surrendered a pipe, and small amount of marijuana. A blood test showed the presence of Delta-9 THC.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of copper wiring from a cellular phone tower site in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the wiring was taken from a AT&T cell tower located off Zehner's Crossing Road in Walker Township. Taken was 15, five-foot sections of No. 6 ground wiring. The theft occurred sometime between Sept. 15, 2014, and May 4, troopers said.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge reported on two incidents of retail theft in Monroe County one led to the arrest of two people while the second is still under investigation.

Police said Dennis James Paff, of Saylorsburg, and Brooker Kathleen Kophazy, of Easton, stole six containers of Similac advanced baby formula from Kinsley's ShopRite, located in Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill Township on April 12. The formula was valued at $161.94. Both were issued citations for retail theft.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

An elderly Monroe County man is the victim of an identity theft incident.

State police at Fern Ridge said an 86-year-old from Effort, Chestnuthill Township, reported someone obtained his personal information and opened an Internet PayPal account. As a result about $730 in debt has been charged to the victim.

The incident occurred sometime between Feb. 1 and May 5.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Monroe County dispute has led to one of the parties being cited.

State police at Fern Ridge said the dispute occurred at 1120 Bartonsville Woods Road, in Jackson Township. Troopers said at 7:21 p.m. on May 6 Motaz Mohammed Ismail, of Stroudsburg, was harassed by Brett William Runne, also of Stroudsburg. Runne was cited for harassment, troopers said.