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Police Logs

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Jim Thorpe man was jailed on Tuesday, April 23, following an incident at his residence.

Borough police were dispatched about 6:35 p.m. to 10 W. Sixth St., for a report of an assault. On scene police observed Charles W. Wiley, 29, of that address, yelling and screaming at his girlfriend, Sammi Jo Green, and his mother, Carol Wiley.

Wiley was also yelling and screaming profanities in public. Police said he was manifestly under the influence of alcohol and was placed under arrest.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A vehicle stop led to the arrest of two on drug counts.

State police at Fern Ridge said a 2006 Dodge Caravan was stopped about 8:22 p.m. on April 5 along Weir Lake Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, for a traffic violation.

At the stop troopers discovered a large amount of oxycodone and Xanax pills. Taken into custody were the driver, Albert F. Bernek, 50, and his passenger, Timothy J. Darragh, 56, both of Albrightsville.

The two were arraigned on felony drug counts and committed into the county prison in Snydersville.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lehigh Township police in Northampton County announced that it will be unveiling a new unwanted prescription drop off box. Police also reported on a drug take-back day.

The drop off box will be located at the police department lobby. Persons can drop off unwanted prescription pills Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The box is being funded, in part, by Bechtel's Pharmacy to give the community a place to safety dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medications.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

State police at Lehighton reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers.

On April 17 about 11:28 a.m. troopers stopped Edwin James Wolfe, 49, of Albrightsville, along SR209, north of HTY Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County, for several motor vehicle code violations He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest, troopers said.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of a welding cart.

Troopers said the cart was removed from 2 E. Darkwater Road, New Castle Township, sometime between April 19-22. The steel cart is about 16 inches in length, two by four feet high, and contains a green oxygen tank, an orange acetylene tank, and a regulator.

The cart is owned by Pottsville Materials, LLC, of Pottsville. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Carbon County business has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

Wheel Restaurant, LLC, 107 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, was cited for two violations. The violations include failure to return the restaurant liquor license and wholesale liquor purchase permit cards to the board after the licensed establishment had not been in operation for a period of 15 consecutive days between Jan. 9-23.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Monroe County woman has been arrested as the result of a domestic dispute.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 12:40 a.m. on Friday, April 19, they responded to 39 Raccoon Lane, in the Pocono Forest development, in Gouldsboro, Coolbaugh Township, to a report of a domestic incident.

On scene they were met by Fred Strausser, 47, of that address, who told them that Shannon Hall, 36, who also resides there, had hit him with a ceramic skull object about the left ear causing an injury. He also claimed Hall struck him about the back of the head causing a minor injury.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Bethlehem man is facing theft and a related count for an incident in Jim Thorpe.

Borough police said on Nov. 9, 2012, they received a report from Leffler's Minit Mart, 1103 North St., that on Nov. 2, about noon, employee Davonte Dont'e Moore, 18, of Bethlehem, removed $45 in cash from a drawer in a back room.

On Feb. 22, Moore was interviewed by police and admitted to the theft. He has been charged with misdemeanor three counts of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, police said.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Two Monroe County residents are facing felony drug counts.

State police at Fern Ridge identified the two as Paul W. Rider, 21, and his mother, Kristin A. Rider, 54, both of 321 Hazella Rd., in Jackson Township.

According to troopers on Sunday, April 21, about 3:30 p.m. they received information from the New Jersey state police station at Netcong that they had arrested Paul Rider following at traffic stop along Interstate 80 westbound. He was found to be in possession of heroin.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Jim Thorpe woman is facing several charges, including drug offenses, following an incident that occurred last year in the borough.

Borough police said Jennifer Sue Hess, 35, of 15 E. Sixth St., is facing charges of two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance, and driving while operating privileges is suspended or revoked.