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Police Logs

Monday, January 30, 2017

State police at Frackville reported on two crashes investigated by troopers over the past weekend.

A hit-and-run crash was reported on Saturday at 12:30 a.m. along Swatara Road in West Mahanoy Township.

Troopers said a vehicle was driven southbound when it struck the front driver’s side of a parked vehicle on the right side of the road.

The driver then fled the scene. The hit-and-run vehicle should have minor damage to the front driver’s side fender.

The second crash occurred at 1:16 a.m. Sunday along Route 901 in Foster Township.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Palmerton Police Department reports the following incidents:

Public drunkenness: Troy Dubois, 45, of Palmerton, was charged with public drunkenness and scattering rubbish, for an incident Jan. 19 in the 500 block of Delaware Avenue.

Retail theft: Lester David, 39, of Palmerton, was charged with retail theft, for an incident Jan. 16 in the 500 block of Delaware Avenue.

Scattering rubbish: Martin Konze, 46, of Palmerton, was charged with scattering rubbish, for an incident Oct. 30 in the 200 block of Alley H.

Friday, January 27, 2017

State police at Lehighton reported on two area crashes.

Police said a driver who backed his vehicle into a parked car in the parking lot of the Blue Mountain Ski Area at 4:19 p.m. Jan. 15 will be cited for the incident.

Police said a 2004 Honda Pilot backed into a 2016 Honda Civic and left the scene. A witness was able to get the registration number of the vehicle leaving the scene and police received the assistance of the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland in identifying the driver.

Friday, January 27, 2017

McAdoo Police are receiving numerous reports of unlocked vehicles being entered and valuables being stolen.

Chief Jeffrey Wainwright cautions residents to remember to lock their vehicles and remove any valuables from sight.

Officers are asking anyone who has video surveillance cameras installed at their homes or businesses to call the department at 570-929-2590. Video footage may be helpful in positively identifying the suspects in the thefts.

Friday, January 27, 2017

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one-vehicle crash and a report of debris on a road causing another crash, both occurring on Tuesday.

Troopers said Jonalynn Biros, 20, of Oneida, was driving a 2009 Pontiac Vibe southbound on Route 924 in East Union Township at 9:35 p.m. when her vehicle drifted onto the right shoulder and scraped the guide rail.

The vehicle then crossed both lanes and traveled up an embankment on the left side.

Biros was not injured but the Vibe was towed. Troopers cited Biros for the crash.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Lehigh Township Police took a Walnutport woman into custody after she crashed her vehicle into a mailbox and home.

Alexis L. Davies, 35, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after crashing her 2004 Mercury Sable into a mailbox and a residence in the 1200 block of Riverview Drive at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday.

No one was injured as result of the crash.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A Monroe County woman is facing a charge of retail theft following an incident that occurred on Jan. 10.

Pocono Mountain Regional police responded to the Weis Markets, located along Route 940 in Mount Pocono at 10:40 p.m. for a reported theft incident. On scene officers learned that Brittany Anne Rathjen, 25, of Mount Pocono, had stolen items from the store and when confronted by store employees threatened them. She fled in a Nissan Altima which the registration listed her as the owner. Police made contact with her later and she refused to speak with them.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

State police at the Lehighton barracks have reported on the following:

• Barry C. Craig of Saylorsburg is facing charges of driving under the influence after a one-vehicle crash at 10:35 p.m. Jan. 13 on Old Route 115 in Ross Township. Police investigated and said they discovered the man to be DUI after the one-vehicle crash involving a 2016 Chevrolet 1500.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

State Police at Lehighton are investigating a fraud and forgery case against a 95-year-old man from Lehighton.

Police said someone unlawfully gained access to the victim’s savings account and withdrew money from it electronically. The victim lives in East Penn Township.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a hit-and-run crash that happened at 6:39 a.m. Thursdayat the intersection of Silfies and Correll roads in Eldred Township.

Police said a 1995 Subaru Legacy was southbound on Correll Road and traveling down a hill near Silfies Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle. It struck a tree head-on on the right side of the roadway and the driver left the scene.