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Police Logs

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Aaron M. Smith, 22, of Hillsborough, N.J., was arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks on a charge of harassment after an altercation on Dec. 11 at 7:15 p.m. in Polk Township.

Police said it is alleged he struck Arielle E. Kresge, also 22, of Kunkletown, in the face with his hand, and also pushed her to the ground.

The incident happened at 4 Aspen Road, Pleasant Veiw Lake.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A burglary at a home in Penn Forest Township is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

The victim is Nancy Kuhn, 51, of Jim Thorpe.

Police said someone entered her residence at 46 Martha Lane in the township and removed two rings.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Criminal mischief incidents at a home in Eldred Township, Monroe County, and Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, are being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

One incident was reported at 1:45 a.m. Dec. 11. The victim is a 52-year-old resident along Silver Spring Boulevard, Eldred Township.

Police said someone fired the paintballs at the exterior of the home. Earlier in the evening, police were also called there when someone damaged the same victim's mailbox, police said.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by officers, both occurring on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Police said about 2:09 a.m. officers were dispatched for a erratic driver along SR611 by the Clear Run Campus. Officers observed a vehicle swerving across lanes several times. A traffic stop was made and the driver identified as Kevin M. Stott, 30, of Olyphant, Lackawanna County.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the theft of gasoline from the maintenance garage at the Blue Ridge Country Club in Lower Towamensing Township.

Police said the incident was reported to have happened between midnight and 9 a.m. Dec. 12.

Police said someone went onto the property and proceeded to remove about 30 gallons of gas from a storage area behind the property.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported on a crash investigated by troopers on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Monroe County.

Troopers said about 4:47 p.m. along SR715 in Chestnuthill Township, Eileen Knowles, 44, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2006 Subaru Forester southbound when she lost control due to ice on the road. The car front end of the Forester struck the driver's side front end of a 2001 Honda Odyssey driven by Jill A. Miller, 58, of Saylorsburg.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Two women was arrested and charged in connection with a Monroe County burglary.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Tuesday, Dec. 13, about 11:47 a.m. the home of Theresa Mahoney, 69, of 191 Candlewick Estates, Tunkhannock Township, was entered and various pieces of jewelry taken.

An investigation led to the arrest of Catherine M. Spera, 27, and Alisha M. Reaser, 27, both of Candlewick Estates. The stolen property was recovered.

The two suspects were charged with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and related charges, police said.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Terry Eschbach Sr. 55, of 270 Harvard Ave., Palmerton, faces charges from an incident which took place at 10:38 p.m. Oct. 22, 2010 at Patterson and Springgarden Streets in Lansford. Two counts of driving under the influence, careless driving, and traffic control signals were filed by Officer Jason Helmer.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

State poice at the Lehighton barracks said a good samaritan found a powered DeWalt saw and a black case on Nov. 15 at 3:15 p.m. along Strohl's Valley Road in Towamensing Township and turned the valuables over to them.

Anyone who may have lost the equipment, or had it stolen, is asked to contact police at (610) 377-4270.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christopher Oxenrider, 28, of Gilbert, is facing charges of driving under the ifluence of alcohol as a result of a traffic stop on Dec. 10 at 2:30 a.m.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said he was stopped on Burger Hollow Road in Polk Township, Monroe County, after police observed him committing traffic violations. Police said he showed signs of impairment, failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the barracks for a breathalyzer test.