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Police Logs

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The theft of $200 worth of scrap metal from a site in Eldred Township, Monroe County, is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks,.

The victim is Leroy Howard Hawk, 67, of Saylorsburg.

Police said someone went to his property located at 1151 Princess Run Road in the township and removed the scrap metal before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction or by unknown means.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Anthony J. Mizic, 26, of Mahanoy City, escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash at 12:30 a.m. Dec. 20 on the Burma Road in Blythe Township.

State police at the Frackville barracks said he was driving a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta southbound when it struck a deer that was attempting to cross the roadway from the west berm.

After the initial impact, the vehicle exited the west berm and struck a tree.

The vehicle sustained disabling damages and was towed from the scene.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ronald Jay Freudenberger, 57, of Gardeners, Pa., was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol by state police at the Fogelsville barracks at 8:35 p.m. Dec. 12.

Police said the arrest was made after Freudenberger was stopped for a traffic violation while driving on Interstate 78 in Upper Macungie Township.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

An access device fraud case in which a Saylorsburg man is the victim is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said the incident happened on Sept. 25. The victim is Donald W. Herold, 77, of Meixell Valley Road, Ross Township, Saylorsburg. Police said someone obtained the victim's ATM account number and used it to make an unauthorized purchase in the amount ot $235.36.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Matthew C. Kreimoyer of Palmerton is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of an incident at 3:15 a.m. Dec. 16 in the 2500 block of Hahn's Dairy Road in Lower Towamensing Township.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said it is alleged he drove a 2002 Honda Civic through a yard in the area. A homeowner witnessed the incident and provided police with a description of the vehicle, after which time a traffic stop was made in the area of Forest inn Road.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating the theft of a purse from an Allentown woman.

The incident happened between 8 p.m. Dec. 11 and 7 a.m. Dec. 12 in the 900 block of Treeline Drive in Lower Macungie Township.

The victim is Barbara Egan Maake.

She told police the purse was stolen by unknown means. Among the valuables it contained were six credit cards and a cell phone.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks arrested Judy L. Fetrow, 50, of Minersville, for driving under the influence of alcohol after an incident at 1:04 a.m. Dec. 18 at the intersection of Peacock and Line streets in the City of Pottsville.

Police said she was stopped for driving erratically and in the opposing lane of travel, after which times she indicated signs of impairment leading to her arrest.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A robbery that happened about 4:45 p.m. Dec. 15 on Lamony Way in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County, is being investigated by Pocono Mountain regional Police.

Police said the victim is a 17-year-old boy from Tobyhanna who was attacked while walking home.

Police said two black males began to attack the boy and a struggle ensued after which time the victim was struck several times in the head with punches. The suspects took the victim's bag containing computer speakers and clothes, his iPOD and an MP3 player.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks were summoned to investigate a criminal mischief incident that happened between Dec. 7 and 8 at Blue Ridge Auto, Little Gap Road, Lower Towamensing Township.

Police said Jill Turko, 54, of Palmerton, reported a 17-year-old boy allegedly keyed her vehicle. The woman declined to initiate prosecution, police said.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Jim Thorpe police report the arrest of Michael Christopher Yoo, 50, of 212 W. High St., Nesquehoning, on drug-related charges.

Police said the arrest stems from an incident at 10:09 a.m. Sept. 30 when police stopped a car Yoo was driving in the 1100 block of North Street after the man committed a traffic violation. Police said when speaking to the man, they detected an odor of marijuana. Yoo told police the smell was from his dogs having been sprayed by a skunk.