Monday, October 5, 2015

Police Logs

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Nixon Baez, 22, of Hazleton, faces charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The charges stem from a Sept. 18 traffic stop on Grier Avenue in Hometown and will be filed by Rush Township police. The stop was made at 12:49 a.m.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Rush Township police responded to two retail theft incidents at the HT Commons Wal-Mart on Sept. 4.

Heather Bowden, 27, of Kaska will be charged with retail theft, receiving stolen property and possession of heroin. The merchandise she took was valued at $99.41.

Deb Barbosa, 22, of Mahanoy City faces charges of retail theft, receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. The items she stole were valued at $66.97.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Rush Township police are investigating a theft at the PPL substation on Ye Old Hauto Road. The theft occurred sometime between Sept. 14 and 15.

The thieves removed several sizes of copper wire, a pole anchor kit, a battery operated press and a head intensifier. The missing items are valued at more than $5,000.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact police at 570-668-6100 or 570-668-4242.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Tamaqua man is facing charges following a vehicle stop in Lehigh County.

Upper Macungie Township police said James Beasley, 38, was stopped at 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 30 along Hamilton Boulevard near Mosser Road, for traffic violations. At the stop Beasley showed signs of impairment and was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Monday, September 21, 2015

On Sept. 15, the Drug Enforcement Administration, in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, conducted the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police said the purpose of this National Take Back Day was to provide a venue for persons who wanted to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

The Pocono Mountain Regional Police participated in this effort, and were provided with overwhelming positive feedback from the public.

Monday, September 21, 2015

The results of roving and stationary DUI patrols by members of the Lehighton barracks of the state police were released.

Between Friday at 9 p.m. and Saturday at 3 a.m. seven motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.

In addition, seven motorists were arrested but released after passing standardized field sobriety tests; 30 citations were issued; and one motorist was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Pocono Mountain Regional Police have reported a case of receiving stolen property in Mount Pocono Borough.

Police said that on June 24, a man reported his credit cards stolen and used at the Wal-Mart store in Mt. Pocono Borough on June 25 in the amount of $253.

Police reviewed the surveillance cameras to find Michael Gielec, 26, using the victim’s credit cards to purchase items at the store.

Gielec is charged with two counts of access device, and one count each of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, and possessing instrument of a crime.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Two Carbon County businesses have been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

Cindy’s Rusty Rail, located at 939 Mauch Chunk Road, Palmerton, was cited for failing to post in a conspicuous place on the outside of the licensed premises, or in a window plainly visible from the outside, a notice of suspension which violates that state liquor code. The offense occurred on June 1.

Monday, September 21, 2015

An Effort man was hurt in a one-car crash Sept. 10 in Chestnuthill Township, according to state police at Fern Ridge.

Gonzalo Zermeno Jr., 18, was traveling north of Route 115 at 1 p.m. when he briefly took his eyes off the road and began to veer into the left lane.

As he tried to correct his steering, he began to turn sideways and went off the road. Zermeno’s 2008 Honda Civic rolled over onto its roof and hit a tree.

He was wearing a lap and shoulder belt, and did not need to be taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Luzerne County man was killed in a crash early this morning.

State police at Hazleton said Jason John Shulenski, 31, of Drums, was killed in a one-vehicle crash at 2:15 a.m. in the area of Conyngham-Drums Road, in Sugarloaf Township.

Troopers said he was driving a 2012 Ford Fusion westbound when it left the road on the north side and struck a utility pole shearing it in half. Upon impact the Ford spun clockwise and continued in a westerly direction and made a second impact with a large tree where it came to rest.