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Police Logs

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Bowmanstown woman reported to police that someone poured sugar into her vehicle's gas tank.

Lynn Gogle, 39, said the incident happened between May 22 and June 22. The damage is estimated at $1,070.

State police at Lehighton are investigating.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gary T. Taaffe, 17, of Effort, was not injured during one-vehicle accident at 8 p.m. June 29 in Ross Township, Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said Taaffe was traveling south on Old 115 when for unknown reasons his 2006 Chevrolet Equinox left the roadway, traveled through a yard, and struck a vehicle parked in a driveway.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Tamaqua area driver was cited following an incident in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Frederick Andrew Postie, of Fairview St., Tamaqua R. 2, was stopped operating a 1999 Mazda sedan about 7:56 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, along SR309 at SR143 in Lynn Township, for a window violation.

At the stop Postie provided troopers with the identification information of his acquaintance. After comparing Postie to the driver's license picture attached to the information he provided he admitted giving a false name and date of birth, troopers said.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Jim Thorpe man was charged after he created a scene in Summit Hill.

According to Summit Hill police, on June 11, at 1 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the borough because Matthew Miller, 29, of 411 Center St., Apt. C, Jim Thorpe, was smashing the outside door of the residence. As police arrived, they observed Miller standing outside the home screaming obscenities.

He was charged with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and harassment.

A preliminary hearing was held, where Miller pled guilty to the disorderly conduct charge.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft from vehicle incident in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Karen Ann Mack, 47, of Frackville, reported her unlocked vehicle was entered while parked at 135 Spencer St., West Mahanoy Township, and removed was her driver's license, vehicle registration and insurance card. The theft occurred sometime between June 17 and July 1.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Sunday, July 3, on a charge of defiant trespass.

State police at Frackville said Bruce Haas, 32, of 275 Cold Run Rd., New Ringgold, East Brunswick Township, reported a person was trespassing on his property.

Troopers said Kemper Ritchie, 43, of New Ringgold, was located and placed under arrest for defiant trespass. He was arraigned by duty District Judge Carol Pankake, of Tremont, and committed to the county prison in Pottsville after failing to post 10 percent of $10,000 bail.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Summit Hill man was charged by Coaldale police with two counts of driving under the influence (DUI) and crossing the center traffic line.

Officer Charles A. Blesse stopped John R. Lesniak, 22, of 19 W. Lehigh St., at 2:09 a.m. May 28 on SR209 near the ambulance garage. Blesse had noticed a gold Chevy truck cross over the double yellow lines into the oncoming lane and then over the white lines and back again, several times.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Erin Rossiello, 33, of Cresco, has been arrested on drunk driving charges by Pocono Mountaiun Regional Police.

Police said she was driving a vehicle that was stopped for a Motor Vehicle Code violation, after which time police detected an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. After failing field sobriety tests, she was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood-alcohol test.

The incident happened on June 23 on Rt. 611 in Mt. Pocono.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Jowil Charles, 18, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional Police on June 27 for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said he was a passenger in a vehicle they stopped in Tobyhanna Township. After detecting an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle, police conducted a search in which the drugs and related contraband were found to be in Charles' possession.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Two sisters from Brooklyn, N.Y., who police said were involved in a fight at the Garden Inn Motel, Mt. Pocono, were cited by Pocono Mountain Regional Polilce.

The incident happened at 1:10 a.m. June 28.

Police said they were dispatched when it was believed a female was being assaulted in a motel room. They learned that sisters Kelly M. Harrison, 22, and Veronica Harrison, 18, were both intoxicated and had gotten into a physical altercation.