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Police Logs

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Schuylkill County resident is facing charges following a confrontation at his residence with a propane gas delivery man.

State police at Frackville said the incident ocurred about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the home of John Phillips, 57, of 120 Zion Grove Rd., in Union Township. Troopers said Jon Grenier, 42, a delivery driver for Heller's Gas Inc., was at the home for the delivery of propane gas. Heller's, it was noted, recently purchased Micron Propane accounts.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported that Devin M. Cawley, 24, no address given, has been charged with scattering rubbish.

Troopers allege that Cawley deposited a bag of trash in a yard at 14 Sugar Hollow Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, about 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 2.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Criminal charges were filed against Jonathan Zerby, 20, of 635 Lehigh Avenue, Palmerton, and Corey Scherer, 19, of 2445 Lower Smith Gap Road, Palmerton, for burglary, criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy, and criminal mischief. Charges were also filed against Elizabeth Malarkey, 20, of 55 Vista Court, Palmerton, for theft and receiving stolen property. The incident occurred between Oct. 15 and Dec. 11 in the 600 block of Lehigh Avenue.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mahoning Township Chief of Police Ken Barnes reported the arrest of a fugitive from justice on Saturday.

David V. Cummings, 46, giving a local address of the 200 block of North Seventh Street, Lehighton, was placed under arrest as a fugitive from justice.

He was remanded to the Carbon County Correctional Facility awaiting extradition procedures.

Police said on Saturday, Jan. 7, at about 2:21 a.m., a police officer stopped a vehicle on SR443 between the Pizza Hut and Mahoning Mountain Road for vehicle code violations.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 9:35 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2011.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Jonthan Dronick, 26, of Saint Clair, was stopped along SR183 at SR443, in Wayne Township. He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest.

The DUI charge is pending, troopers said.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Monroe County man is facing a drug count.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 5:41 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, officers were dispatched to Lakeside Drive in Tobyhanna, to a incident involving drug activity.

On scene officers made contact with Nukhem Ra Roberts, 25, of Tobyhanna. Police found a small amount of marijuana on Roberts.

He will be charged with drug possession, police said.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

State police at Schuylkill Haven said William J. Kling Jr., 24, of Tremont, was stopped while operating a 1995 Dodge Ram about 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, along SR125 at Middle Creek Road, in Frailey Township, during the course of an unrelated investigation. At the time troopers were involved in a probe of a vehicle pursuit that occurred earlier.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Walnutport man is facing charges in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Kelly Joseph Washburn, 42, is facing charges of harassment and criminal mischief following an incident that occurred about 7:35 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, in the 5800 block of Lower Macungie Rd., in Lower Macungie Township.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Lansford man faces charges stemming from a retail theft at the Hometown Commons Walmart.

Rush Township police will file charges of retail theft against Brandon Leslie, 23, of Lansford, after he allegedly took $5.88 worth of merchandise from the retail store. The incident took place at 2:32 p.m. on Dec. 30.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

No injuries were reported in a two vehicle crash that occurred about 8:12 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, along SR61 in New Castle Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Vernon Steeley, 73, of Stevens, Bradford County, was driving a 2008 GMC Sierra pickup truck southbound and attempted to make a U-turn at the bottom of the Frackville-St. Clair grade to go northbound.

He pulled into the path of a 2002 Jeep Liberty operated by Jennifer Hewes, 34, of Frackville. The front of the Sierra struck the dirver's side of the Liberty.