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Police Logs

Friday, April 15, 2011

Pocoo Mountain Regional Police report the arrest of George Murphy, 40, of Brooklyn, N.Y., on various charges, including being a fugitive from New York.

Police said they stopped the man while he was driving a vehicle on Rt. 940, having observed it traveling below the speed limit and in the wrong lane of traffic. Police said he was found to be in possession of multiple forms of identification and police were not able to verify his identity or driver's license information until his girlfriend provided his true name to officers.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cesar Rosa, 49, of Henryville, is facing a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, and other summary traffic offenses, after Pocono Mountain Regional Police stopped him on April 13 at 1:57 a.m. while he was driving at the intersection of Rt. 940 and Short lane in Tobyhanna Township.

Police said he was observed driving eastbound in the westbound lane of traffic and police had to swerve off the roadway to avoid being struck headon by Rosa's vehicle.

Police said he traveled about a quarter mile in the westbound lane before he was stopped and found to be intoxicated.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Chris Michael Hunsicker, 41, of Allentown, was committed to the Lehigh County Prison, Allentown, after Slatington police arrested him on April 13 at 9 a.m.

Police said he was wanted for violation of a Protection From Abuse order in county court. He was taken into custody at 610 Main Street, arraigned and jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Two persons were arrested for shoplifting recently by state police at the Fern Ridge barracks.

Police said the retail theft incidents happened at Kinsley's Market and Mr. Z's Weis Merket, both located along Rt. 209 in Chestnuthill Township, Brodheadsville.

Police said Carlos Hernandez, 27, of East Stroudsburg, was arrested for trying to steal a can of Red Bull energy drink and a Gillette Fusion razor valued at $15.88. That incident took place at 3:30 p.m. April 14, at Kinsley's.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Nesquehoning Police Chief Sean Smith reported the following information recently:

Alice Taylor, 235 Lafayette St., Tamaqua, was arrested April 5 for driving without a license after she was stopped on Industrial Road, off Rt. 54. She was also arrested for the same violation on April 10 in the 300 block of West Catawissa Street.

Adam Smith, 40 Stock St., Nesquehoning, was arrested for driving under suspension, passing in a no passing zone and careless driving on April 9 on Rt. 54 in the area of the Hauto Valley Estates.

Friday, April 15, 2011

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between noon April 5 and 2 p.m. April 8 at a home in Ryan Township.

The victim is John J. Blashock, 40, of 11 Nolania Road, Barnesville.

He told police someone entered his residence through a side door and stole a pre-paid credit card and prescriptions of percocet and fentanol. Police said the credit card was later used at an ATM machine.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Mattew S. Leinberger, 38, of New Tripoli, escaped injuries in a one-vehicle crash April 13 at 6:06 a.m. on State Route 863 in Lynn Township, according to state police at the Fogelsville barracks.

Police said he was driving a 2009 Dodge Ram truck southbound, south of Scholler Road, when the vehicle struck a tree that was across both lanes of the road. In an unsuccessful attempt to avoid striking the tree, Leinberger swerved to the left and traveled onto the northbound berm where the impact happened. The vehicle came to rest on the east shoulder of the roadway.

Friday, April 15, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County residence. Troopers also reported on a criminal mischief incident.

The break-in occurred at the home of John L. Blashock, 40, of 11 Nolania Road, in Barnesville, Ryan Township. Unknown persons entered the home through a side door. Removed was a prepaid credit card and two prescription pain medicines - percocet and fentanol. Troopers said the credit card was later used at a ATM.

The break-in occurred sometime between April 5 and 8.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Lansford police have been busy dealing with various types of misbehavior.

Police cited Wayne Smith, 40, of 38 W. Walter St., Summit Hill, at 4:30 p.m. April 3 for violating the obedience to traffic control devices at Abbott and Cortright streets, and Timothy Sverduk, 46, of 138 E. Columbus Ave., Nesquehoning, at 4:57 p.m. March 31 for the same violation at Walnut and Patterson streets.

Friday, April 15, 2011

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating an illegal dumping incident that happened between 12:30 p.m. April 10 and 4 p.m. April 12 at the Western Pocono Sportsman's Association property along Stony Mountain Road in Penn Forest Township.

Police said someone dumped garbage and tires at the site and fled in an undetected direction.

Police identified the victim as Archibald Jamieson, 63, of Albrightsville.