Saturday, August 23, 2014

Police Logs

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The search is on for a burglar who stole items from a Monroe County home.

State police at Lehighton said that sometime between 5 p.m. July 31 and 10 p.m. Aug. 8, an unknown person gained entry into the home at 521 Lower Middle Creek Road in Polk Township, owned by Ronald John Simms, 67.

Entry was gained into the house through the rear door. Once inside the house, the burglar went into the living room and removed a 30/30 Marlin with a scope, a Smithfield 12-gauge shotgun, and a Mossberg 500 12 gauge shotgun with a deer barrel.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The search is on for a suspect who entered a Carbon County home earlier this month and stole medication.

State police at Lehighton said that sometime between 4 p.m. Aug. 1 and 4:30 a.m. Monday, an unknown person entered the home at 105 Beers Country Road in Towamensing Township, owned by Preston Beers, 60, and Bonnie Beers, 58, of Palmerton.

At that time, the person removed prescription pills and money without authorization and fled the scene undetected.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 610-681-1850.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

DeVaughn R. Tyndall, 30, of Stroudsburg has been arrested by state police at the Fern Ridge barracks on charges of simple assault and harassment.

The charges stem from an incident at 2 a.m. Aug. 4 at 1118 Bartonsville Woods Road in Jackson Township.

Police said the victim in the case is a 30-year-old woman from Stroudsburg.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

State police in Upper Macungie Township are investigating a road rage incident in which a man pointed a gun at a passing motorist.

The incident happened at 11:40 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Route 222 and Grim Road in Upper Macungie Township.

Police said they were called to the area of Route 222 and Route 100 for a road rage incident involving a gun. Police said Robert Skidmore of Macungie told them while he was merging onto Route 222 southbound from Route 100, another driver in a white Acura TSX with a Florida license plate became agitated with him as he was passing.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that happened earlier this month in Jackson Township.

The victim is Al Gould of the Bronx, N.Y. The property is located at 128 Stoney Ledge Drive in the Stoney Ridge Estates in the township.

Police said someone smashed the basement window in the residence with a rock and fled the scene undetected.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said $1,300 in cash was stolen from a home in Monroe County during a burglary that happened between 2:30 and 10 p.m. July 8.

The victims are Amanda and Richard Ianuale of Effort.

They told police someone gained entry to the residence's living room by removing the window screen and entering through the unsecured window.

The currency was removed from a safe, after which time the intruder fled the scene undetected and in an unknown direction.

The home is located along Toll Road in Chestnuthill Township.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Three Monroe County residents have been identified as victims of access device fraud acts involving the illegal use of Visa credit cards.

The victims are Barbara L. and Ronald Yarashas, both of Effort, and Vivian Iola Morris, 71, of Reeders.

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating the cases which were uncovered in July and August.

Police said Morris was made aware by Visa that fraudulent cash advances were made from her credit card in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 11:59 p.m. July 22.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Michelle Elkins, 40, of Effort, has been cited by state police at the Fern Ridge barracks on a charge of harassment.

Police said the charge was filed after an incident at 6:51 p.m. Aug. 10 at 1723 Bluegrass Lane in Effort.

The victim is Krista Goggin, 42, also of Effort.

Police said it is alleged that Elkins scratched and struck the woman in the face during an argument at the above location.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Carbon County man has been charged with persistent disorderly conduct and public drunkenness for an incident that occurred over the weekend.

State police at Lehighton said that Stanley E. Haydt, 43, of Lehighton, was found passed out along Bridge Street, west of the train tracks in Weissport, at 12:07 a.m. Sunday.

When ordered to leave the roadway, he refused, and continued to sit in the roadway.

Haydt was highly intoxicated, and arrested for public drunkenness and persistent disorderly conduct.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

No one was hurt in a one-car crash at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 7 on Interstate 80 in Kidder Township.

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said Michael Hanks, 67, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Venture when it hit a traffic sign and landed in a ditch.

The vehicle required towing from the scene.

Police said Hanks will be cited.