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Police Logs

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Friday following a gun pointing incident. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred about 7:20 p.m. at Go Go Rama, located a 670 Rock Rd., in Washington Township.

Troopers said Robert John Papp, 48, and Melissa Anne Slone, 23, both of Pine Grove, got into a verbal argument inside their residence. The argument then escalated with Slone alleging that Papp picked up a 9mm handgun and pointed it at her threatening to shoot her if she didn't leave.

Monday, June 18, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two crashes probed by troopers on Schuylkill County roads, one being a hit-and-run.

A two-vehicle crash was reported about 6:52 a.m. on Friday, June 15, along SR901, in Foster Township. Troopers said a 17-year-old female from Pottsville was driving a 2010 Toyota Rav4 eastbound in the village of Buck Run, at a high rate of speed when she failed to negotiate a sharp left curve. As the vehicle entered the curve at a high rate of speed it slid off the east shoulder striking a suspension pole which broke into three pieces.

Monday, June 18, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary which was reported between March 26 and April 20 in Penn Forest Township.

Troopers identified the victim as Lavinia Galatis of Astoria, N.Y. It happened at 321 Patten Circle, Valley View Estates.

Stolen were most of the items inside the residence, including furniture and appliances.

Entry was gained by the garage roof and removing a window screen. The alarm system was disabled.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 646-2271.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Monroe County man for assault and other counts.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Tuesday, June 12, about 9 a.m. they and ambulance personnel were dispatched to 224 Zorn Terrace, Tobyhanna, for an assault. Officers were told that David Pinero, 29, of that address, got into an argument with his mother-in-law, Mary Thorne, 55, over milk.

Police further learned that Pinero forced his way into the bedroom of Thorne knocking her to the floor. She then pepper sprayed Pinero in the facing trying to get him away from her.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Wednesday for assault and related counts.

State police at Schuylkill Haven identified the suspect as John Steven Petrovich, 42, of the village of Pitman, Eldred Township. The incident occurred between 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. at 15 Ridge Rd., Apt. 2, in the township.

Troopers gave the following account of what happened.

Petrovich became involved in a verbal dispute with a 32-year-old female, not identified by troopers, at the residence over Petrovich driving the female's car.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Monroe County man.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on April 19 they received a compalint form Michael Tsveitel, of Staten Island, N.Y., that two tenants of his removed property from the residence totaling $3,620. The tenants were contacted and agreed to turn themselves into police on Wednesday, June 13. The two are facing charges of criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported on three crashes probed by troopers.

A two vehicle crash occurred about 9:51 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, along SR209 at the intersection with McIlhaney Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Joy M. Floyd, 42, of Phillipsburg, N.J., was stopped in a 2004 Chrysler 300 on McIlhaney Road and pulled out onto 209 and into the path of a 2012 Toyota Camry driven by Pete G. Triantis, 84, of Whitestone, N.Y. The front of the Camry hit the driver's side of the Chrysler.

Friday, June 15, 2012

A Schuylkill County teen driver was cited following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, along Mountain Road, in Pine Grove Township.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Slatington police report the arrest of Barry Rausch, 41, of 433 S. Walnut St., Slatington, on a charge of public drunkenness.

Police said they responded at 7:48 p.m. June 8 to the 600 block of Main Street to investigate a report of an intoxicated male and found Rausch highly intoxicated in the parking lot of the Turkey Hill Store. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Friday, June 15, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating two burglaries recently.

Troopers said the residence at 1-45 Rocky Mountain Drive North, a tenth of a mile east of SR115, in Chestnuthill Township, was entered sometime between April 21 and Saturday, June 2. A microwave was removed from the home and the criminals attempted to remove a conventional oven. The property is owned by James William Cannon, 51, of Levittown, N.Y.