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Police Logs

Monday, July 23, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported the results of a sobriety checkpoint, and roving DUI patrols conducted July 21-22 on various roads in Carbon and Monroe counties.

Seven motorists were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), of alcohol and controlled substance.

Monday, July 23, 2012

A Lehigh County teen was killed in a one vehicle crash that occurred about 10:59 p.m. on Friday, July 20, along SR309, under the Interstate 78 overpass in Lower Macungie Township.

State police at Fogelsville said William David Bickford, 19, of Orefield, was operating a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt southbound and negotiating a left hand curve when he lost control. The car went onto the east shoulder and impacted into a barrier under the overpass.

Monday, July 23, 2012

On Friday, June 15, Tamaqua police was dispatched to the intersection of North Greenwood and Mauch Chunk streets for a fight.

When officers arrived they found Anthony Houser, 22, Tamaqua, lying on the ground between two vehicles. Officers noted he had a strong smell of an alcoholic beverage and had cuts and bruises on his body.

Monday, July 23, 2012

A road rage incident in which two women sustained injuries, is being probed and four suspects are being sought. State police at Fern Ridge said the incident occurred along Jonas Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, about 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, July 21.

According to troopers Jacalyn Cady McLeennan, 22, of Perkiomenville, Montgomery County, and Kristin Joy McLennan, 30, of Effort, were stopped by another vehicle at the above stated location and time.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Three drivers are facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges in separate incidents reported by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said Benjamin David Philhower, 33, of East Stroudsburg, was stopped for a traffic violation about 2:30 a.m. on Friday, July 20, along SR209, south of Weir Lake Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

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

Saturday, July 21, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that happened between 11 p.m. July 17 and 5:30 a.m. July 18 at a residence in Lower Towamensing Township.

The victim is Denise Eileen Frable, 56, of 510 Hahn's Dairy Road, Palmerton.

She reported someone damaged a window screen on her residence.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the theft of two signs from residences in Polk Township.

The one incident was reported at 3 p.m. July 14.

The victim is William Bock of Kunkletown.

He told police someone stole a "Rustic Road" street sign from his property along the road.

The second incident happened between 10 p.m. July 13 and 7 p.m. July 16.

That victim is Steve Faielle, 60, of Kunkletown.

He told police someone removed a green "Honeybee" road sign from his property at 119 Honeybee Lane in the township.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

John Harkins IV, 34, of Lehighton, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of a traffic stop made by state police at the Lehighton barracks at 9:53 p.m. July 4 on Route 248, near the Palmerton ramp in that borough.

Police said he was stopped for a violation (driving on roadways laned for traffic), after which a series of field sobriety tests were administered that indicated he was driving while intoxicated.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

An actor stole two cans of whipped cream and then huffed its contents during an incident at 5:35 p.m. July 16 in Penn Forest Township.

State police at Lehighton said the actor arrived at the Shell Station, 1583 Rt. 903 in the township, stole the whipped cream and huffed its contents before leaving the store undetected.

The investigation is continuing.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a theft incident that happened between midnight July 14 and 8;30 a.m. July 19 in Polk Township.

The victim is Orhan Kricic, 52, of Saylorsburg.

The incident happened at 1 Fairgrounds Road in the township when someone removed a clock-operated switch defrost timer from the victim's property. The timer is valued at $230.