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Police Logs

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on a hit and run crash investigated by troopers over the weekend. It was one of three crashes.

Troopers said the vehicle of Ryan A. Brown, 27, of 3420 Walnut Rd., Pleasant Valley Estates, in Gilbert, Polk Township, Monroe County, was struck while parked near his residence. Minor damages were reported to the vehicle. The incident was reported at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver has been charged following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, along Taylorsville Road, in Barry Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Nikolas A. Houck, 18, of Frackville, was operating a 2011 Hyundai Elantra westbound when he failed to negotiate a right hand curve in the road. The vehicle crossed the eastbound lane before going onto the berm and into a soy bean field. The car traveled through the field about 56 feet before turning in a clockwise manner.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Luzerne County woman is facing a charge of retail theft for an incident in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Emily Muniz, 22, of Hazleton, was employed at the AT&T store in the Schuylkill Mall, New Castle Township.

During the period of Sept. 14-24 she allegedly removed an Iphone 4 and a case valued at $629 without paying for the merchandise.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Slatington man is facing charges following a domestic incident that occurred Saturday evening, Sept. 23.

Borough police were dispatched to 670 Main St,. Apt. 1, about 11:43 p.m. for a domestic dispute between a male and female.

As a result of an investigation police charged Timothy Carmen Simcsuk, 24, of that address, with simple assault and harassment.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following driving under the influence (DUI) arrests.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, about 12:19 a.m. police received a report of a hit-and-run accident in the parking lot of Da's Pub, located along SR115, in Blakeslee. A Dodge pickup truck was identified as a vehicle that struck the building and fled.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A student at Palmerton Area High School in Lower Towamensing Township, has been charged with harassment. It was one of two harassment incidents reported by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said a 14-year-old male was charged after he poked a 13-year-old male in the forehead with his finger and jumped on his back. The incident occurred between 10-11:45 a.m. on Sept. 13, troopers said.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

State police at Frackville reported on a burglary and theft incidents being investigated by troopers.

The break-in occurred at Hammer's Towing, located in the 1200 block of Valley Road, in Cass Township. Forced entry was made to the business. Removed was cash and checks. The incident occurred sometime beween 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 and 8 a.m. on Sept. 21.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The theft of a car dolly from a location in Schuylkill County is being investigated by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.

The victim is James Dwayne Eichert, 39, of East Wiconisco Avenue, Tower City.

He told police between 3 p.m. Sept. 18 and 8:30 a.m. Sept. 20 someone removed the unsecured car dolly from the driveway of the victim's neighbor and fled the scene undetected.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Taylor Jade Kerkusz, 20, of Allentown, has been arrested by state police at the Fogelsville barracks for driving under the influence of marijuana.

Police said she was stopped for speeding at 12:45 a.m. Sept. 22 on Route 22 in Upper Macungie Township, at which time officers discovered she was under the influence of the controlled substance.

In another report, police said Angel Xaviyer Santos, 19, of Catasauqua, was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance after a traffic stop at 1:57 a.m. Sept 22, along on Rt. 22.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Dean Loren Elliot, 52, of Cressona, has been arrested by state police at Schuylkill Haven on charges of disorderly conduct.

Police said the charge stems from an incident at 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at 112 Pottsville St., Cressona. The victim is Derek Allen Mountz, 28, of Cressona.

Police said the accused was in the parking lot and street in an intoxicated state, cursing and yelling at the victim.