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Police Logs

Thursday, December 22, 2011

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks responded to an incident at 9 a.m. Dec. 19 on Interstate 80 in Kidder Township, where an object fell off the back of a tractor trailer and caused a flat tire to a car that ran over it.

Police said Anne Hanner, 43, of Dubois, Pa., was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer and was traveling behind the rig when the object fell off it. Police said Hanner was unable to avoid the object, ran over it and ended up with the flat tire.

The rig never stopped.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cybil Ann Whitby of Kunkletown and John Paul Miller of Effort have been arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks on charges of crimianl trespass.

Police said they were found in a barn owned by Lorraine Agner Everett of Seventh Street, Lehighton, by neighbors, who were able to provide police with the registration plate of the vehicle the two utilized. Police said the accused admitted they were inside the barn looking for belongings which were kept inside.

The barn is located at the intersection of Correll and Kunkletown roads in Eldred Township.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional Police arrested Jeffrey Schnettler, 30, of Bethlehem, on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol after an incident at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16 at the intersection of routes 940 and 611 in Mount Pocono.

Police said they were dispatched for a report of a driver drinking from an opened container of beer and driving in a careless manor. Upon responding, they stopped Schnettler and found him in an intoxicated state and also observing several opened bottles of beer inside the vehicle.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mark Germine, 57, of Jim Thorpe, has been arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks for DUI.

Police said the incident happened at 8;45 p.m. Dec. 19 at State Rt. 903 and Behrens Road in Penn Forest Township.

Police said they were on routine patrol when they observed a vehicle off the roadway at the above location. Upon investigation, police learned Germine was driving a vehicle that missed the turn onto Behrens Road. The vehicle went off the road and became stuck in a drainage ditch on the side of the road.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

State police at the Lehighton barracks have labeled an incident a "theft from a motor vehicle," when someone removed the lugnuts off a car.

The incident happened between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Palmerton Area High School, Lower Towamensing Township.

The victim is a juvenile boy from Bowmanstown.

Police said someone remover four of the five lugnuts from the front driver's side wheel of the victim's 1995 Buick Regal.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional Police report they found a man was in possession of drugs in his vehicle after a traffic stop on Dec. 16 along Toll Road in Blakeslee, Tunkhannock Township.

They charged Michael Donnelly, 31, of Blakeslee, with possession of marijuana, possession of drig paraphernalia, driving while his license is suspended for driving under the influence of a controlled substance, littering and roadways laned for traffic.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a burglary that was reported at 4:21 a.m. Dec. 20 at the First Baptist Church Camp, 2880 Stagecoach Road, Towamensing Township, Palmerton.

Police said someone forced their way through a rear door at the property and proceeded to enter the building, stealing tools, various food items, a laptop and router. Police said the intruder(s) used a hand truck and trash can to transport the items down the driveway, which is about one-half mile in length, before fleeing the scene.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Three persons were hurt in a three-vehicle crash at 4:07 p.m. Dec. 20 on Route 61, in the area of Blue Mountain Road, in Port Clinton.

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said all three persons were drivers of the vehicles involved in the crash. Brandon Bashore, 20, of Schuylkill Haven, and Jeffrey Rarick, 50, of Orwigsburg, sustained minor injuries while Monique Brennan, 28, of Pottsville, was moderately injured, police said.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Marissa L. Sharp, 20, of Kunkletown, was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 7:17 p.m. Dec. 21 along Carney Road in Polk Township, Monroe County, according to state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said she sustained moderate injuries.

Police said she was driving a 1993 Chevrolet S-10 eastbound on Firehouse Road in the township when the vehicle traveled through the intersection with Ziegre Drive, continued on carney Road, traveled off that roadway and struck a tree with its front end.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating the theft of various items from a vehicle.

The incident happened between 1-7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at 6100 Rt. 61 South, North Manheim Township. The victim is Joseph P. Reno, 29, of Pine Grove.

Police said someone entered his 2002 Pontiac Grand Am while it was parked in the lot of the Giant store and proceeded to steal a Nano iPod, a LED floashlight and a container of ighter fluid.

The estimated loss is $160.