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Police Logs

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

State police at Lehighton said Michael Rehl, 39, of Lehighton, was stopped about 10:16 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, along Fairyland Road in Franklin Township, for a traffic violation operating a 1995 Jeep.

Rehl was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A New Jersey driver is facing charges following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 1:54 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, along SR61 in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Elijah R. James, 22, of Edison, N.J., was driving a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria northbound when he fell asleep. The car drifted off the road and struck the guide rail about 190 feet north of Municipal Road.

James and his passenger, Joseph C. Hinkley, 22, of Iselin, N.J., were not injured.

Troopers cited James for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Slatington woman is facing charges following a "disturbance" that occurred at her residence.

Borough police said they responded to 303 Main St., second floor, about 6:21 a.m. on Aug. 28.

As a result of an investigation police cited Margaret Getter, 31, of that address, for harassment and disorderly conduct.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

One of two drivers involved in a crash that occurred about 7:35 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, at the intersection of SR715 and Effort Neola Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, has been cited.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Delaware County woman is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Jim Thorpe.

Borough police said Marina Dunn, 36, of 11207 Elma Drive, Glen Mills, was stopped about 1:59 a.m. on Aug. 27 along Susquehanna Street, for a traffic violation. Dunn displayed signs of intoxication and submitted to a blood test. Police said the test showed a .185BAC. In addition to two DUI charges, Dunn was also charged with careless driving and driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Carbon County driver escaped injury after she lost control of her car on a wet roadway.

State police at Fern Ridge said Samantha A. Katzen, of Jim Thorpe, was driving a 1993 Toyota Celica along Old Stage Road in Penn Forest Township, about 1:58 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, when she lost control while negotiating a left curve. The car spun and came to rest in a grassy ditch.

Troopers noted the roadway was wet at the time.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A vehicle that fled police in Lehigh County was later found to be stolen and owned by a Schuylkill County resident. State police at Fogelsville said the incident began about 1:49 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, along Hamilton Blvd., at Lincoln Ave., in Lower Macungie Township.

Troopers attempted to stop a dark blue in color Jeep Grand Cherokee for an inoperable driver side taillight. Troopers activated emergency lights and siren but the driver of the Jeep refused to stop.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of retail theft following an incident that occurred at Kinley's Shop Rite, located along SR209, in Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Francis John Pellegrino, 26, of Saylorsburg is accused of stealing lunch meat from the store. The incident occurred about 4:40 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, troopers said.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Two Carbon County men are facing theft charges following an incident that occurred about 1:15 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12.

State police at Lehighton said Kelly Neff, 43, and Herman McFarland, 45, both of Palmerton, arrived at the Pencor Services, Inc., of Palmerton, site in Lower Towamensing Township and removed copper wire from a storage facility. The two were taken into custody. The copper is valued at $200.

Theft charges are pending, troopers said. Troopers were assisted in the arrest by Palmerton police.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

State police at Frackville are looking for a hit and run driver who was involved in a crash about 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, along SR1005 in North Union Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Noreen L. Boehmer, 64, of Zion Grove, was driving a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser southbound and rounding a curve when a northbound vehicle entered her lane of travel and struck the drivers' side of her car. After impact the other driver fled the scene. Boehmer was not injured.