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Police Logs

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Three persons were arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional police on attempted burglary and related charges.

Police said on Monday, June 13, they were dispatched to 6 Brookville Terrace in Mt. Pocono concerning suspicious activity. Upon arrival officers came into contact with Rusty Smith, 29, of Mt. Pocono, who was a short distrance from the property.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a three-vehicle, rear-end type crash along SR115 near Marian Lane, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Shannon E. Kelly-Acconzo, 32, of Kunkletown, driving a 2007 Dodge Calibre, Melissa L. Hayes, 40, of Albrightsville, operating a 2009 Kia Rondo, and Christine Ciccone, 40, of Blakeslee, driving a 2005 Nissan Murano, were all southbound, just north of the entrance to the Rite Aid pharmacy.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Christopher Warner, of 324 Ridge Terrace, Coaldale, faces felony charges after an incident which took place between Jan. 7 and Jan. 14, 2011 on W. Kline Ave., Lansford. Charges were filed by Officer Joshua Tom. Warner is charged with the following; forgery, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property.

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

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred on Monday, June 13, along Summit Avenue, in Pocono Summit.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were dispatched to the railroad crossing at the above-stated location about 5:22 p.m. to a report of a suspicious tow truck parked on the railroad bed.

On scene police observed a white Chevrolet roll back tow truck operated by Martin O'Brien, 54, of Long Pond. A further investigation revealed that O'Brien was allegedly attempting to remove pieces of rail from the railroad bed by utilizing the tow trucks winch.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A deer was the cause of a one-vehicle accident that occurred about 9:37 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, along Terrace Drive, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Madonna Woodruff, 52, of Brodheadsville, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox and negotiating a curve when she had to swerve to miss a deer that entered the road in front of her. The vehicle went onto the berm and struck a ditch.

Woodruff was not injured.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a wooden fanback glider from a West Brunswick Township business.

The theft happened between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. June 16-17, police said. Someone cut a lock and removed the glider from Schuylkill Outdoor Furniture, Orwigsburg.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call police at (570) 593-2000.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Coaldale man has been charged after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend after she tried to stop him from stealing a dollar from his child's piggy bank.

Richard Padora, of 65 Second St., was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct-fighting/ threatening violent behavior and harrassment/physical strike-kick.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Alexander Sommers Jr., 46, of 126 E. White St., Summit Hill, faces charges from an incident that happened at 9:10 p.m. May 17 on West Patterson Street. Charges of dispensing a controlled substance without a label and driving under suspension were filed by Lansford Officer Joshua Tom.

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

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lansford police have a large number of items in their lost and found box including wallets, purses, thumb drives, keys (car and house), digital camera and cell phones. Anybody looking for lost items is asked to stop by the police station on the bottom floor of the community center at 1 E. Ridge St. The cache is due to be discarded within a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kasara Shields, 18, of 104 Springgarden St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place at 1:15 a.m. May 21 at Walnut and Water streets. Charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia were filed by Lansford Officer Joshua Tom.

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