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Police Logs

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred on Monday, March 21, along Hemlock Drive at Green Road, in Tobyhanna.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said they stopped Ellis Rodriguez, 53, of Tobyhanna, about 11:51 p.m. for traffic violation. He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was then taken to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.

The DUI is pending the test results.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary and theft incident at a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said the home of Jennifer M. Boyer, 33, of 9 Second St., Pine Grove, Porter Township, was entered and removed was a sand blasting cabinet. The incident was reported at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Two persons were arrested in what police called a child abuse case. Charged was a Monroe County man for striking the child, and the victim's mother for lying to police.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Monday, March 21, they received a report of a suspected child abuse incident. Police said on March 9 the family of the victim child, an 11-month-old female, contacted authorities after seeing a suspicious bruise on the child's left cheek that appeared to be a handprint.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The North Central Pa. Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce and Expanded DUI/Underage Drinking Enforcement Program has released the following statistics from a Roving DUI Patrol and Sobriety Checkpoint held March 19 in Schuylkill County.

During the roving patrol, a total of 11 vehicles were contacted and detained. No one was tested for driving under the influence. Officers issued four traffic citations and eight warnings. Officers from two county law enforcement departments participated in the patrol.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Adam Fenstermaker, 23, of 362 W. Church St., Slatington, has been arrested by borough police for public drunkenness.

Polilce said they responded to the area of the 700 block on Main Street on March 22 ar 8:24 p.m. and found Fenstermaker in a highly intoxicated state. He was taken into custody, transported to the police headquarters and released to the custody of the Lehigh County Adult Probation Department.

Friday, March 25, 2011

State police said two teens were cited for harassment following an incident at a Carbon County education facility.

Troopers said two females, ages 16 and 15, were cited for harassing two other females, also 16 and 15, at the Educare facility at 413 Bridge St., Weissport. The incident occurred about 12:49 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22.

Troopers said the two suspects got into a verbal and physical altercation with the two victims.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Jim Thorpe police reported on several arrests that were made at the annual St. Patrick's Day parade held on Sunday, March 13.

At about 4:40 p.m. officers were dispatched to Molly Maguire's Pub and Steakhouse, located at 5 Hazard Square, for two intoxicated females who were denied entry into the establishment and refused to leave.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Two motorcyclists from Shoemakersville, Berks County, were injured when a tree fell onto the road and struck them. The accident occurred about 2:34 p.m. on Friday, March 18, along SR309 in Lynn Township, Lehigh County.

Friday, March 25, 2011

A Barnesville man was lodged in the Schuylkill County prison, Pottsville, last Saturday, March 19, after police observed him lying on the sidewalk in the unit block of Mauch Chunk St., in Tamaqua. The incident took place at 2:20 a.m.

The male was identified as James Smith, 64, of 11 Walnut St. Smith told the officer he was just waiting for his daughter. A records check discovered an outstanding warrant for Smith issued by the Schuylkill County Detective's Office.

Smith was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.

Friday, March 25, 2011

A Carbon County resident is facing drug charges.

State police at Lehighton said Dennis Miller, 46, of Lehighton, was found along Pohopoco Drive, near Lake Side Drive, in Towamensing Township, about 7:18 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23.

During a check troopers said Miller had in his possession a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The two drug charges are pending test results, troopers said.