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Police Logs

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrest of a Monroe County man on fugitive from justice and other charges.

Police said on Tuesday, Sept. 11, about 6:50 p.m. they were informed that a wanted person out of New York City was at the School House apartments, located along Main St., in Coolbaugh Township.

Police went to the scene and made contact with several individuals outside the apartments. The wanted person was observed running into the apartments. Police pursued him into the building with the suspect jumping out a back window.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrest of a Pocono Lake resident for public drunkenness.

Police said they were dispatched to the area of Lakeshore Drive and Pony Path of the Arrowhead Lakes development of a report of a vehicle found in a ditch and an intoxicated male nearby.

Upon arrival officers found Jeffrey P. Herman, 35, who was highly intoxicated. The vehicle in the ditch was found to be stolen from a nearby residence.

Herman was placed under arrest and became uncooperative, disorderly, and argumentative.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lehighton police reported the arrest of a Lansford man for violating a borough ordinance for consumption of alcohol in public.

Barry L. Schlier, 31, of 345 W. Kline Ave., was cited on Saturday, Sept. 8, about 2:15 a.m. in the 200 block of N. First St. Police said he was observed with an open bottle of beer while standing on the sidewalk.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 4:24 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, along SR61 at the intersection with the entrance road to the Cressona Mall in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Laura M. Morganelli, 21, of Bethlehem, was stopped in a 2004 Honda Accord, on SR61 northbound waiting to turn left. John L. Zimmerman, 23, of Cressona, was southbound in a 2004 Mazda 6S. Troopers said Morganelli made the turn and her vehicle was struck on the right front bumper by Zimmerman's car.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Two Schuylkill County residents are victims of access device fraud, according to state police at Schuylkill Haven.

Troopers said an unknown criminal obtained the debit card information of Jennifer Walton, 39, and Ira Walton, 38, of Orwigsburg, and used it to make 10 online purchases totaling $537.43. The purchases were made during the time frame of Sept. 9 and 11, troopers said.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Hazleton man and his passenger escaped serious injury on Monday, Sept. 10, when he reportedly lost the brakes on his pick up truck.

Randy L. Harker, 45, was traveling south on SR309 in Rush Township when he lost the brakes and struck a guide rail. The pickup truck overturned. Harker and his passenger were able to exit the vehicle without sustaining any injuries.

The truck had to be towed from the scene.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Two juveniles are being sought by Pocono Mountain Regional police for a vehicle entry.

Police said on Sunday, Sept. 9, sometime before 2:15 p.m. two male juveniles removed a purse from a car parked at the beach area of Briarcrest Woods, in Tunkhannock Township. Taken was a T-Mobile cell phone and a woman's wallet.

Both males were white and between the ages of 10 and 14. Police said the two had bicycles and were dropped off by a person operating a blue pickup truck.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

State police at Frackville reported on more burglaries that occurred in an area of Schuylkill County.

Troopers said more break-ins were reported by property owners at 6 and 9 Penny Lane, and at 534 Indian Run Road, all in East Brunswick Township. On Monday troopers reported that 10 structures along Penny Lane were entered. The properties were referred to as seasonal residences.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an attempted access device fraud incident in Schuylkill County.

Lawrence Ditzler, 74, of Auburn, reported someone attempted to open an account in his name with Citibank using his personal information. The person was denied the acccount due to them not giving enough information for the applicaton procedure, troopers said. Citibank notified Ditzler who in turn called police.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 2:05 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, along Hamilton Boulevard at Millcreek Road, in Lower Macungie Township.

State police at Fogelsville said Virginia Theresa Schlaffer, 21, of Breinigsville, was stopped for an equipment violation. She was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said.