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Police Logs

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported an arrest has been made in the theft of a set of aluminum bleachers.

The bleachers were stolen from the ball park off Oak Street in Mt. Pocono. The theft was discovered on Sept. 13. The bleachers were located at a local scap yard and were returned to Mt. Pocono.

As a result of the investigation, police arrested Manuel Ferran, 46, of Long Pond, for theft and receiving stolen property. Police said Ferran has confessed to taking the bleachers.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kidder Township police reported on on burglary and four driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by officers.

Jeffrey Gorman, 42, of Albrightsville, has been charged with burglary and theft for an incident that occurred on Aug. 19 along Trail Ridge Road, in the Holiday Pocono development.

Gorman was arraigned on Sept. 16 before District Judge Joseph Homanko, of Weatherly, and committed to the county prison in Nesquehoning after failing to post $25,000 cash bail. Cpl. Neil Yurchak is the arresting officer.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania reported a New Jersey resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Scranton.

Elvin R. Caballero, 31, of South River, has been charged with two counts of stealing and converting to his own use blank money order forms under the authority of the Postal Service. The alleged crimes occurred in May in Carbon and Lackawanna counties.

U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith noted that if convicted of all charges, Caballero faces up to 10 years in jail and/or a fine of $500,000.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating several crashes on Monroe County Roads.

A two-vehicle crash occurred about 8:49 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, along Hill Road in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Diana L. Whitney, 49, of Effort, and Florrenah H. Wentzel, 27, of Birdsboro, Berks County, were both eastbound. Wentzel slowed down to turn left into a driveway and Whitney attempted to go around her.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by officers.

On Monday, Sept. 19, about 1:56 a.m. officers were dispatched to an accident along Echo Lake Road in Coolbaugh Township. The investigation revealed that Joseph Bertino, 32, of Tobyhanna, was eastbound when he lost control of his 2005 Honda. The vehicle left the road and struck a mailbox and then a utility pole, sheering it in half on impact.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Lehighton man won his appeal of a conviction to a count of harassment.

Adam C. Ash, 30, was convicted by a district judge of one count of harassment for an incident on April 30 at Family Motors in Towamensing Township. He was charged by state police at Lehighton with harassing Gary A. Grauvogel, 48, also of Lehighton.

A summary appeal hearing was held Monday before Carbon County Senior Judge Richard W. Webb. Following hearing testimony in the matter Webb found Ash not guilty of the charge.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of theft of services.

State police at Fern Ridge said Amando Garcia, 52, of Saylorsburg, was charged for allegedly throwing three garbage bags contianing his personal household trash into a dumpster owned by Wawa Inc., of Brodheadsville, without the permission or knowledge of the owner.

The incident occurred about 7:48 a.m. on Sept. 2, troopers said.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police are investigating the shooting of a dog.

Police said a brindle in color, male pit bull was discovered in a creek off Clover Road, in the Emerald Lakes development, about 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. The dog had sustained a gunshot wound and appeared to have been dumped in the creek.

The dog had a red collar but no tags. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 895-2400.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a tractor with trailer rig from a site in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Mega Dispatch, of Linden, N.J., parked his 2002 Freightliner conventional truck with 2007 Wabash trailer on a lot at the Cheap Gas service station located at 473 Suedber Road, (SR443), in Pine Grove Township, about 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Dispatch walked across the road to a diner. When he returneed about 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, the truck was gone.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

State police at Frackville said a Northumberland County man was jailed on Sunday following an assault incident in the Schuylkill County borough of Girardville.

Troopers gave the following account of what happended.

About 6 p.m. Kyle Christopher Kent, 31, of Mt. Carmel, arrived at 334 E. Mahanoy Ave., where his wife, Melissa Kent, 31, was staying. She was in the living room when she heard something at a exterior side door. The door flew open and her husband entered the home.