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Police Logs

Friday, March 8, 2013

McAdoo police have cited an Allentown man for drunken driving.

Patrolman Steven Homanko was on patrol at 2:30 a.m. March 3 when he observed a silver Voyager minivan being driven in an erratic manner on Kennedy Drive. The officer stopped the van after it crossed the double yellow line several times and made several sudden stops.

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 12:55 a.m. on Friday, March 8.

State police at Fogelsville said Kyle David Krasnov, of Breinigsville, was stopped for a traffic violation along SR22 westbound at SR309 in South Whitehall Township.

He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI.

Friday, March 8, 2013

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred in the parking lot of a Schuylkill County business.

Troopers said the incident occurred about 6:05 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in a lot outside the Giant Market, located at 1544 SR61, in North Manheim Township.

Troopers said Tracy Jansson, 48, of Schuylkill Haven, was loading groceries into the trunk of her vehicle when a male grabbed her purse strap and attempted to run away with the purse.

Friday, March 8, 2013

An employee of a Monroe County business had been charged with stealing from his employer.

State police at Fern Ridge said Philip Sabatine, 22, of Kunkletown, has been charged with stealing an unspecified amount of U.S. currency from the Turkey Hill Market, located at 1243 Interchange Rd., in Gilbert, where allegedly took the money from the cash register.

The incident occurred about 1:51 a.m. on Monday, March 4.

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash.

State police at Fern Ridge said Timothy Quinn Parks, 25, of Saylorsburg, was operating a 1999 Saturn westbound on Evergreen Hollow Road, approaching SR115, in Chestnuthill Township, about 9:40 p.m. on Monday, March 4. He failed to stop for a posted stop sign and entered the intersection.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Lehighton police said an employee of a borough business has been charged with stealing money.

Police said on Feb. 6 they were summoned to the Rite Aid store at 241 N. First St. regarding a theft by an employee.

It was learned by the store loss prevention that employee Rachel Kowalsky, 18, of 405 Mahoning Alley, Lehighton, had taken money from the cash register on several dates between Jan. 7 and Feb. 2. The total loss was $1,040.

Kowalsky has been charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 3 at 1:30 p.m.

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Hazleton man has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol by McAdoo police.

Officer Steven Homanko was monitoring traffic, concentrating on speed, on Feb. 24 when he observed a silver Honda Pilot traveling in excess of 50 miles-per-hour in a 25 zone on Kennedy Drive. The officer gave chase, stopping the vehicle in the area of Beaver Brook.

Friday, March 8, 2013

A warrant arrest has led to additional charges against a Lackawanna County man.

State police at Fern Ridge said Louis David Smales, 41, of Moscow, Luzerne County, was arrested on Thursday, March 7, about 7:45 p.m. on an active warrant issued to state police at Honesdale for indecent assault.

While being processed troopers found him in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was charged with that count and committed to the Monroe County prison in Snydersville.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Lehighton police reported the arrest of two individuals following a fight.

Police said Timothy L. Conarty, 41, of 136 S. Sixth St., Lehighton, and Brian E. Moll, 40, of 407 North St., Jim Thorpe, were both cited for disorderly conduct. The two were cited after a fight became physical in nature.

The incident occurred on Saturday, March 2, about 1:11 a.m. in the 300 block of S. Second St.

Friday, March 8, 2013

A tractor trailer rig crashed along Interstate 81 in Foster Township, Schuylkill County, early Thursday morning, March 7, causing one lane of travel to be closed for about five hours and the driver facing multiple motor vehicle code charges.