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Police Logs

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a vehicle incident in Schuylkill County.

Troopers ssid the 1996 Jeep Cherokee of Edward Moore, of Leesburg, Va., was stolen from in front of 84 Keystoker Lane, in North Manheim Township. The theft occurred sometime between 4 and 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24. The keys were left in the ignition, troopers noted.

The vehicle is red in color and bears Virginia registration plate JUF-7863.

Troopers also investigated a criminal mischief incident.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a burglary and theft incidents.

The break-in occurred at the residence at 7612 Meixell Valley Road, in Ross Township, Monroe County. Entry was gained through a unlocked side door. Once inside the criminals went upstairs and through several dresser drawers. Nothing was apparently taken, troopers said.

The home is owned by Gracey Ashely Drewes, 21, of N.Y. The incident occurred sometime between July 14 and 22.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 5:44 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, along SR1006, a mile south of Ryan Township, in Blythe Township.

Troopers said Donald Steinheiser, 54, of Mahanoy City, was traveling southbound when his vehicle left the road and struck a tree on the west berm.

Troopers said Steinheiser was found to be under the influence and was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville for a blood test.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lehighton police reported receiving numerous complaints about graffiti in the 200 and 300 blocks of North Queen Alley, between Seventh and Eighth streets.

Unknown criminals used black spray paint to draw graphic images along with the initials "CS" and "JK" on several garages in the area.

Residents are reminded to report any and all suspicious activity to police.

Police ask anyone with information concerning the graffiti incidents to call them at (610) 377-4003.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Carbon County driver is facing two counts of driving under the influence (DUI) following a crash in which police said he tried to flee the scene, and then after being released from custody, driving a motorcycyle while under the influence, and being involved in another crash.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Monroe County man was charged with assault following a domestic dispute.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 12:06 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, officers were called to 2448 Tacoma Drive, Blakeslee, for a domestic dispute.

On scene officers observed signs of injury to Laureen Kiernan, 51, of that address.

Police said Charles Kiernan, 52, left the residence prior to their arrival but at 3:23 p.m. he returned to the residence and was taken into custody.

He was charged with simple assault and harassment.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police have charged a Monroe County resident with violating a protection from abuse (PFA) order.

Police said about 5:08 p.m. on July 19 officers were called to 3520 Devon Road, in the Pocono Farms East development for a male at a residence in violation of a PFA order. On scene officers made contact with Jean Philogene, 37, and Farah Damas, 42, both of Tobyhanna.

It was determined that Philogene was at the home in violation fo the PFA order. He was taken into custody and lodged in the county prison in Snydersville pending arraignment.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A apparent Monroe County man is facing a charge of statutory sexual assault.

State police at Lehighton said Naim Malik, 20, no address given, was charged for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old female at a residence in Tunkhannock Township, Monroe County.

The alleged incidents occurred during the time frame of Jan. 1 to May 1. Troopers said the charge was based on the age of the female.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Monroe County truck driver escaped injury after his rig caught fire and burned in Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said the incident occurred about 10:38 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, along Interstate 78 in Weisenberg Township.

Troopers said Robert B. Michaels, 68, of Saylorsburg, was operating a truck tractor with trailer westbound in the right lane. As he drove westbound an unknown problem developed in the engine block. A fire then erupted.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Tamaqua driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 6:05 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, along Wildcat Road, in Walker Township.

State police at Frackville said Nathan M. Zelinsky, 22, was driving a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo eastbound, a tenth of a mile west of Reynolds Road, and rounding a left hand curve when he lost control.

The Jeep left the road on the north side and struck an embankment then rolled over onto tis roof before coming to rest.