Monday, September 25, 2017

Police Logs

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A 62-year-old man from Tobyhanna was flown to the Community Medical Center in Scranton, on Labor Day with a gunshot wound to the head.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police said they were called to the 1500 block of Prospect Street at 7:14 p.m. after the man was found by his girlfriend who called 911.

Police did not provide any other details about the incident, but said the investigation is ongoing and no criminal charges are pending at this time.

Police said the victim is “being treated” at the hospital.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A Monroe County man is facing multiple charges following an incident that occurred at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 31.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Daniel Columna, 38, of Tobyhanna, arrived at the residence on the 7000 block of Crestview Drive in A Pocono Country Place, Coolbaugh Township, and forced his way into the home. He then assaulted the residents.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A Montgomery County man was jailed Saturday night after he allegedly stabbed another man during a dispute at a campsite in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said the incident was reported at 11:12 p.m. on private hunting grounds in the 8900 block of Perry Long Court, in Lynn Township.

Troopers said a 41-year-old man from Drexell Hill, Delaware County, and Eric C. Toften, 51, of Norristown, engaged in a physical dispute. During the dispute Toften is alleged to have pulled a knife and stabbed the Drexell Hill man in the abdomen.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Slatington police reported on the following arrests.

• On Aug. 30 at 8:37 p.m. police responded for a welfare check at 31 Dowell St. On scene Marcus Hendershot, 26, of that address, was found to be in possession of marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine along with a large amount of cash.

As a result he has been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Palmerton Police Department reported the following incidents:

Access device fraud:Tracey Hontz, 46, Palmerton, was charged with access device fraud and two counts of criminal attempt, for an incident April 7 in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue.

Endangering welfare of children:Tyler Grohotolski, 28, Palmerton, was charged with endangering welfare of children, for an incident Aug. 20 in the 1200 block of Mauch Chunk Road.

Friday, September 1, 2017

A Locust Gap man sustained serious injuries in a collision between a car and a motorcycle at 9:09 a.m.Thursday on East Main Street in Hubley Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said William J. Birster, 60, the motorcyclist, was thrown from the cycle while not wearing a helmet. He was flown from the scene to the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

The crash occurred as a 2003 Suzuki Aerio operated by Elizabeth T. Augustine, 64, of Sacramento, pulled out of a driveway on Main Street in front of the motorcycle, which was traveling west at the time.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Daniel Campbell Jr., 30, of Pine Grove Township, was committed to the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, following his arraignment on charges of resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and providing false information to law enforcement authorities.

Friday, September 1, 2017

A 60-year-old man from Pen Argyl is facing charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance after he was stopped for traffic and equipment violations by state police at Lehighton at 1:10 p.m. July 12 on Route 209 in Polk Township.

Police said after the traffic stop, the driver showed signs of impairment and was charged and transported to the Monroe County DUI Center for processing.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Emily N. Kohler, 20, of Nazareth, was cited by state police at the Lehighton barracks for failure to drive at a safe speed after a one-vehicle crash at 7 a.m. Aug. 20 on Fiddletown Road in Eldred Township.

Police said she was driving a 2016 Subaru Impreza northbound when she lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll over onto its roof. Police said she was uninjured.

The vehicle sustained major disabling damages, including a buckled roof, and needed to be towed from the scene.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Travis N. Everett, 40, of Lehighton, was charged by state police at the Lehighton barracks with driving under the influence of a controlled substance after a crash at 2:04 a.m.Sunday on Route 248 in Bowmanstown.

Police said he was traveling east in a 2008 Cadillac CTS and was texting on a hand-held phone when he lost control of the vehicle and it impacted with a guide rail.

The vehicle sustained disabling damages.