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Police Logs

Monday, March 28, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating two auotmobile crashes on Monroe County roads recently.

A crash was reported at about 1:12 p.m. on March 23 along Interstate 80 in Tobyhanna Township. Troopers said Ashley M. Jones, 23, of Fords, N.J., was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier eastbound when the road surface became icy. The vehicle spun around and went onto the berm where it struck the guide rail with the front end.

Jones was not injured.

Monday, March 28, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a act of criminal mischief at a Schuylkill County site.

Troopers said someone sliced the side walls on three tires of the vehicle of Joseph Larry Campell, 53, of Middleport. The vehicle was parked at the Middleport Playground and the incident reported at 4 a.m. on Saturday, March 26.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Rush Township police reported that Bruce L. Smith, 25 of Tamaqua, and Joseph Frantz, 23, of Hometown, were both cited for theft, receiving stolen property and trespass.

The duo allegedly removed hundreds of pounds of metal from railroad property in the area of the High Bridge. Police received a call about suspicious activity in the area on March 17. The investigation led officers to Smith and Frantz.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A concrete donkey that was stolen from a front porch of a Schuylkill County home, has been returned.

State police Frackville said the ornament was stolen from the home of Christine Marie Kelly, 54 Water St., Cumbola, Blythe Township, sometime between 6 and 8 p.m. on March 20. The incident appeared in the police log on Monday. Troopers said Kelly reported the ornament was returned on Tuesday, March 22.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported that their SWAT team was called in to help officers take a fugitive from justice into custody.

On March 18 about 8:51 p.m. officers were attempting to locate Anthony Long, 40, of Pocono Summit, who is a fugitive from justice since May 2009 and facing charges of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and related counts.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a criminal trespass incident.

Troopers said Joe Farruggio, of 1814 Upper Smith Gap Rd., in Wind Gap, Ross Township, Monroe County, reported observing two persons in the area of a detached wooden garage on his property about 1:25 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23.

The two fled the scene in a black Dodge pickup truck. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of harassment following an incident that occurred about 6:40 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, along Chestnut St., in Eldred Township.

State police at Lehighton said Steven H. Christian, 38, of Stroudsburg, is charged after he and Kathy M. Bishop, 50, of Kunkletown, had a verbal altercation that turned physical. Christian allegedly struck Bishop in the head with a closed fist, troopers said.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board reported on numerous arrests made by agents at a Schuylkill County parade.

A total of 16 persons were cited at the St. Patrick's Day parade held in Girardville on Saturday, March 19. The arrests were made between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Sean McCollum, 20, of Mt. Carmel, was cited for underage drinking.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Schuylkill County woman was jailed this week for assault on a state trooper and endangering the welfare of two children.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said on March 17 10:58 a.m. they received two complaints of a woman with two young children in and out of traffic along SR443 in Wayne Township at the Washington Township line.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported two drug related arrests.

On March 11 at 5:01 p.m. officers observed a male walking on Hunter Drive near Blue Jay Road, in Pocono Farms. Officers stopped and spokewith the male, later identified as Wade Malcolm, 18, of Tobyhanna.

A further investigation revealed that Malcolm was in possession of marijuana and a large sum of U.S. currency. He was placed under arrest for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.