Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Police Logs

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Coaldale woman was cited after police received a call from her husband on July 6.

Coaldale police were dispatched to 220 Fisher Ave. at 12:38 a.m. and met with Andrew Girard, who said he found drugs in his wife's purse. He found a cigarette pack with a straw, a small blue bag with six needles, a spoon and aluminum foil.

The wife, Tonia Girard, 29, admitted to police that all of the items were in her purse, but not all of them belonged to her.

She was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

An elderly Monroe County woman is the apparent victim of a phone fraud scam.

State police at Lehighton said a 92-year-old woman from Saylorsburg, was contacted by phone and convinced to send money to an address supplied. Troopers did not indicate how much money was involved but said the incident occurred between July 10 and Monday.

The investigation is continuing.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

State police at Lehighton are investigating two theft incidents one involving the theft of a trailer and the other construction equipment.

Troopers said a 46-year-old man, living on Blackberry Lane, Jim Thorpe, reported a construction tool and ladder were stolen from that location sometime between Sunday at 8 p.m. and Tuesday at 6 a.m.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Mahoning Township man has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence after he drove his vehicle into a yard and into a swing set.

Police said that at 11:19 p.m. April 3, they received a report from a resident of Orioles Drive that a vehicle had driven into their yard and it was stuck against a swing set.

A blood test showed that the driver of the car, Steven Barachie, 48, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.27 percent.

Barachie has been charged with 2 counts of DUI, a misdemeanor; careless driving, a summary offense.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lehigh Township Police assisted the State Constables at 4827 S. Cypress Road on a warrant service for Boston Leaswitch on Wednesday.

The warrant was issued by District Judge Robert Hawke of Walnutport, for theft and conspiracy charges.

Police said Leaswitch stole a safe, a drill and baseball cards from a family member of a friend, Jared Hansler, at 400 Blue Mountain Drive, Treichlers.

When police took Leaswitch into custody, they identified another person at the house as Brandon Fitzpatrick, 19, of Lafayette St., Easton.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

State police at Lehighton reported investigating two crashes on Monroe County roads on Tuesday.

A crash was reported at 4:20 p.m. along Route 534 near Beech Lane in Polk Township. Troopers said Amanda R. Dealbertis, 24, of Nesquehoning, driving a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, was traveling southbound on 534 when Robert T. Farrell, 70, of East Meadow, New York, driving a 2002 Toyota Camry, pulled out from the westbound shoulder into her path.

A collision occurred, causing disabling damages to both vehicles.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Charles J. McBride, 24, of Pocono Summit, has been arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional Police on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of an incident at 9:57 p.m. Saturday in the Pocono Farms East community.

Police said they saw McBride driving a vehicle that failed to stop at several stop signs and accelerated after the officer activated emergency lighting equipment on his patrol car. He stopped only after nearly crashing the Honda Civic while attempting to make a left turn.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

State police at Frackville are investigating an access device fraud incident involving three Schuylkill County businesses.

Troopers said someone obtained the ATM check card of a Barnesville resident and used it to make purchases at Fegley's Mini Mart, 146 S. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo; Cocoa Hut, 101 E. Center St., Mahanoy City; and Brown Bag, 832 Barnesville Road (Route 54), in Barnesville.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A Columbia County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 6:26 p.m. on Friday along Mountain Road in North Union Township, Schuylkill County.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating two acts of criminal mischief.

Troopers said a resident in the area of 200 McIlhaney Road, Saylorsburg, reported someone damaged is ornamental lights placed on pillars located at the end of his driveway. They also broke a pane of glass on a side door of his home. Damages were estimated at $75. The incident occurred sometime between July 4 and 10.