Thursday, August 28, 2014

Police Logs

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Kresgeville woman was charged with careless driving following a single-vehicle crash recently.

State police at Lehighton said Tara Jackson, 18, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, traveling northbound on Route 209, north of Forrest Inn Road, Towamensing Township, Carbon County, at 3:14 p.m. May 21.

She was traveling at approximately 45 mph when she became distracted. When she looked at the road ahead she observed a stopped vehicle and lost control when she applied the brakes.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

State police at Frackville and Schuylkill Haven released the result of aggressive enforcement activities over the past Memorial Day weekend.

There were six driving under the influence arrests during the period. Also, there were 244 speeding citations, three child passenger citations, 42 seat belt citations, 10 seat belt warnings, and 257 other types of citations.

There were 10 crashes with three injured. Of that total there were no fatal crashes and no alcohol-related crashes.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Polk Township, Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Marc Garcia, 19, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Cruise at 3:05 p.m. on May 20, and failed to yield the right of way when crossing Route 534.

His vehicle struck a 2001 Ford Taurus operated by Betty Williams, 72, of Kunkletown, who was traveling westbound in the right lane at the intersection with Dotter's Corner Road and Jonas Road.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Monroe County man was cited following an incident that occurred at 11:59 p.m. on Monday.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were dispatched to the area of 151 Crow Path, in Tobyhanna, for a reported domestic incident. On scene officers spoke with a resident of the area who said her boyfriend, identified as Edward Masgula, 47, of Tobyhanna, was intoxicated and destroying her house.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

State police at Lehighton reported the results of driving under the influence checkpoint operations and roving patrols over the past holiday weekend.

Between Saturday, May 24, and Monday, May 26, troopers arrested seven motorists for DUI of alcohol or a controlled substance.

Also, nine motorists were detained but released after passing field sobriety tests. There were 75 citations issued with one motorist being arrested for possession of marijuana.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Schuylkill County man is facing a charge of retail theft following an incident at the Schuylkill Mall in New Castle Township.

State police at Frackville said Scott Allen Parsons, 24, of 523A Fairview St., Pottsville, entered the Kmart store at 5:20 p.m. on May 21 and placed a bottle of aftershave, a bottle of cologne, and a costume jewelry necklace in his pockets.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A crash occurred at 10:27 a.m. May 17 along Route 903 in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Alexandria Endenburg, 24, was traveling north and turning into Pocono Whitewater Rafting when she turned in front of Paul Francis Kattner, 63, who did not have time to react and collided with her vehicle.

Endenburg's car was towed from the scene. Kattner's vehicle did not receive major damage and was able to be driven from the scene.

No injuries were reported.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Brodheadsville man was injured in a single-vehicle crash at 8:35 a.m. May 17 in which he was cited for hit-and-run.

State police atLehighton said William Vanburen, 42, of wasdriving a 2007 Ford Freestyle, southbound in the right lane of Long Mountain Road in Polk Township, MonroeCounty, and was attempting a left turn when he struck a stump, causing his vehicle to spin clockwise.

The car overturned and came to rest on the passenger side of the vehicle, approximately 30 feet from the shoulder of the road.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A large quantity of drugs were found following a traffic stop in Monroe County. State police at Fern Ridge said the stop was made at 1:19 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, along Interstate 80 westbound in Tunkhannock Township.

Troopers said Damonte Kareem Capron, 21, of Paterson, N.J., was stopped for a lane and window tint violations. At the stop troopers observed indicators of criminal activity.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating two crashes recently, including one involving an all-terrain vehicle.

Troopers said a 14-year-old male from Nazareth was southbound along Kennel Road in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, at 1:55 p.m. on May 18 when he failed to negotiate a right curve in the road. The ATV went off the road and struck a tree.

The teen sustained moderate bodily injuries, troopers said, and was taken by West End ambulance to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.