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Police Logs

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A response to a domestic dispute in which shots were fired led to police finding a large quantity of drugs and two persons jailed on various drug charges.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred on Aug. 24 when they responded to 8959 Pheasant Lane, in Tobyhanna, to the domestic call with reported shots fired.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A driver was cited following a one-vehicle crash in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 9:30 p.m. on July 7 officers responded to a crash along Sawmill Road in Wagner Forest. On scene officers found a Dodge pickup truck off the road and into a tree with no driver in the area.

A short time later Richard Abbazio, 27, of Pocono Lake, arrived on scene. He rented the vehicle and said someone must have stolen it.

Friday, August 31, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of hit-and-run following an incident that occurred about 6:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

State police at Frackville said Kenneth R. Jessman Jr., 46, of Girardville, was operating a 1995 Chrysler Cirrus while backing out of a space in the unit block of W. Main St., in Girardville, when his vehicle struck a 2006 Ford F150 truck.

After striking the truck Jessman fled the scene, troopers said, going east on W. Main St. Evidence found at the scene and through an investigation led to Jessman, troopers added.

Friday, August 31, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a incident that occurred in Schuylkill County in which someone threw a rock at a moving vehicle. Troopers said the incident occurred about 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, along SR209, just north of S. Coal St., in Port Carbon.

According to police Julie A. Legutko, 64, of Port Carbon, was driving a Chevrolet Impala at the above location when someone threw a rock from a wooded area striking the car. The rock caused a fist-like sized hole in the windshield.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Three Schuylkill County residents were cited for criminal trespass following an incident that occurred about 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30.

State police at Frackville said Gregory Desmond Eckert, 18, of Schuylkill Haven, Jared T. Stessalavage, 24, and Jeffrey Drew Roberts, 18, both of Orwigsburg, were cited after security found them on the property of Joe's Used Auto Parts, located at 2401 Summer Valley Road, East Brunswick Township, after normal business hours.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Lehighton police reported on two bad check arrests made recently, both at the same borough business.

Shawn M. Filchner, 42, of 178 Avenue A, Palmerton, was cited for an incident on Saturday, July 14, at Mallard Markets in which he issued a bad check for $91.58.

Daniel R. Giniewski, 37, of 131 Iron St., Lehighton, was charged for a Tuesday, July 17, incident at the market involving a bad check for $48.55.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Monroe County business.

On Thursday, Aug. 30, about 3 a.m. officers responded to Bill's Shoprite service station at 503 Pocono Blvd., Mount Pocono, for a burglar alarm. On scene officers discovered forced entry was made to the building and several items missing.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 895-2400.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional Police report a traffic stop they made in Coolbaugh Township resulted in the apprehension of a Tobyhanna man who was wanted on a warrent issued in Morris County, N.J.

Police said they stopped a vehicle driven by Timothy Meade, 22, after observing it had an expired inspection sticker on it. When the vehicle parked in a driveway at 243 Pope Road, Tobyhanna, police ran a report that indicated the man was a fugitive from New Jersey.

He is lodged in the Monroe County Correctional Facillity, Snydersville, awaiting extradition by out-of-state authorities.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Jordan Daniel Trotta, 19, of Lehighton, is facing a charge of criminal mischief filed against him by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said the charge stems from an incident that happened at 10 p.m. Aug. 26 at 938 Vanman Lane, East Penn Township.

The victim is a 40-year-old Lehighton resident, who told police her house window was broken by Trotta after engaging in a verbal argument.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations issued by officers.

Officer Timothy Wuttke issued a speeding ticket on Aug. 24 along SR93, for going 81 miles-per-hour, in a 55 zone; on Aug. 26, for following too closely, on SR209; and on the same date speeding, 56 in 40 zone, on SR209.

Officer Brian White issued a stop sign citation on Aug. 26 at state routes 209 and 93.