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Police Logs

Friday, June 22, 2012

A Monroe County man has been cited for violating a protection from abuse (PFA) order.

State police at Fern Ridge said Michael Harper, 32, of East Stroudsburg, violated the order by sending text messages to a 33-year-old woman from Jackson Township, at 3:40 a.m. on Saturday, June 9.

Troopers said the PFA order prohibited Harper from having any kind of contact with the victim.

Friday, June 22, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating an assault incident.

Troopers said about 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, at 1723 Juniper Rd., Sun Valley, Effort, Chestnuthill Township, Michelle P. Elkins, 37, and Cassandra M. Magditch, 21, became involved in a verbal argument that escalated, which resulted in a physical confrontation between the two.

Troopers said charges are pending.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Five persons have been arrested following what police called a road rage incident. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred about 11:55 a.m. on June 7 along Pine Hill Road in Mount Pocono.

Police said at the time and location stated they and emergency medical services were dispatched for a reported road rage incident. Police said the incident actually began in Pocono Township and ended in Mount Pocono.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a rear-end type crash in Schuylkill County about 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, along Rock Road (SR895) in Pine Grove Township.

Troopers said Chris E. Kauffman, 47, of Bethel, Lebanon County, was driving a 2002 Ford F250 truck eastbound when he began to slow down to make a left turn onto SR501 when his vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2012 Hyundai Accent driven by Anne Skidmore, 67, of Schuylkill Haven.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Two persons were seriously injured in a crash in which police said alcohol and a domestic dispute were factors.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the crash occurred about 12:11 a.m. on Friday, June 15, along SR209 (Grand Avenue), in Porter Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Shannon K. Housand, 31, of Tower City, was driving a 1996 Plymouth Breeze northbound at a high rate of speed due to a domestic incident that occurred between her and her passenger, Jason D. Sadler, 41, also of Tower City.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Coaldale police have charged a Tamaqua man with driving under the influence.

Brian S. Fritz, 35, of 335 Hazle St., Tamaqua, faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance; possession of a small amount of marijuana.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Coaldale Officer Joseph Krebs, the officer was dispatched to an accident in the 100 block of Second Street. When he arrived, he spoke with a Robert Staneck, who had seen a blue Plymouth trying to pull into a parking space in front of his vehicle.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Charges are pending against a Tamaqua man who fled from police early Monday, June 18, following a traffic stop.

Anthony Pascoe, 26, of 230 Green St., was a passenger in a vehicle that had been stopped by police, in the 100 block of Greenwood Street at 1:23 a.m. A records check indicated Pascoe was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued by Schuylkill County Adult Probation. Pascoe then attempted to flee on foot but was stopped when officers used a Taser.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Two area women were recently cited after they were found to be trespassing in Summit Hill.

According to borough police, on May 31, at 6 a.m., officers received a report of two lost females on the Lehigh Anthracite property in Summit Hill. The two, later identified as Chelsea Kennedy, 19, of 630 E. Front St., Lansford; and Andrea Rodgers, 19, of 143 W. Miner St., Coaldale, were observed coming out of the property. They were both charged with trespassing.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Carbon County driver was involved in a two-vehicle crash in Schuylkill County in which she will be cited.

Shenandoah police said the accident occurred along the Gold Star Highway (SR924), about 9:15 p.m. on Monday, June 18. Police said Linda Tomtishen, 60, of Summit Hill, was driving a 2007 Kia Rio southbound when she decided to make a U-turn. In doing so her vehicle struck a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire driven by Cara Yuskoski, 23, of Shenandoah Heights, who was also southbound.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hector Enchautegui Jr., 32, of 3512 Limestone Drive, Whitehall, was picked up on a warrant in Bethlehem on June 10 at 7 p.m. Enchautegui Jr. faces charges from an incident which took place in Lansford on Dec. 17, 2010 at 11:49 p.m. Charges of identity theft, false identification to law enforcement, false reports to law enforcement, drivers required to be licensed, driving under suspension, registration and certificate of title required, and violations concerning licenses were filed by Officer Jason Helmer. Enchautegui Jr.