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Police Logs

Friday, November 25, 2011

A criminal mischief incident that happened at noon Nov. 23 in Eldred Township is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

The victim is John Robert Higbee, 67, of 112 Garden Grove Lane, Kunkletown.

Police said someone arrived at his residence and damaged a glass spotlight by shooting at it and then proceeded to damage a plastic security box that was hanging on a tree at the property. The estimated damages are $150.

Friday, November 25, 2011

State police at the Frackville barracks were summoned to the Tamaqua Area Middle School, Walker Township, on Nov. 21 at about 3:30 p.m. when someone stole a 15-year-old student's purse.

Police said the girl, a Tamaqua resident, went to her locker at the middle school between class periods and placed her purse on the floor. An unknown actor removed the purse when the girl was not looking and fled the scene.

The purse contained a Verizon LG cell phone and an Apple I-Pod.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Heather Lynn Derohn, 34, of Bath, has been arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks on a charge of criminal trespass.

Police said the charge stems from an incident that was reported to them at 7 a.m. Nov. 23. The victim is a 61-year-old Saylorsburg man who resides at 3048 Mountain Road in Ross Township.

Police said it is alleged the woman entered the victim's residence through an unlocked door and remained inside the residence until the victim discovered her lying on the basement floor.

Friday, November 25, 2011

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the theft of prescription medication from a home in Weissport.

The incident was reported on Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m.

The victims are Richard Allen Roberts and Patricia Marie Bird.

They told police someone took the drugs from their residence at 401 Bridge St.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Covar James Sears, 36, of Wyoming, Pa., has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of a one-vehicle crash on Nov. 19 on the Effort-Neola Road in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said impairment was observed after the driver crashed a 2007 Toyota Tacoma just west of Route 715.

Police said he was eastbound on the Effort-Neola Road when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to veer off the road and hit a tree.

Friday, November 25, 2011

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating an assault/harassment incident that happened at 2 a.m. Nov. 24 in West Mahanoy Township.

Police said Joseph McTiernan, 26, of Frackville, has been cited for harassment as a result of the incident.

Police said the incident happened at Oak and line streets in the township when McTiernan punched Joshua R. hoffman, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y., in the face after the victim had left Jimmy O's Sports Bar. The victim also twisted his ankle during the altercation.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Raphael A. Marchalonis, 53, of Port Carbon, was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 7:45 p.m. Nov. 22 on Route 61 in North Manheim Township, according to state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.

Police said he was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center East, Pottsville. The severity of his injuries were not known, police said.

Friday, November 25, 2011

One person was hurt in a two-vehicle crash at 1:44 p.m. Nov. 22 on Route 186 in Mount Pocono, according to Pocono Mountain Regional Police.

They said Francis M. Hurnung, 51, of Mountainhome, complained of neck and back pain after the crash and was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg.

The other person involved in the crash, Renee M. Spraguer, 25, of Henryville, was examined at the scene and refused transport to the hospital.

Friday, November 25, 2011

The theft of a street sign and post from a location at the intersection of Woodchuck Drive and Trachsville Hill Road in Towamensing Township is under investigation by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

The incident happened between 8 a.m. Oct. 21 and 4 p.m. Oct. 28, according to police.

The victim is Henny Penny Farms property Towners Association, Kunkletown.

Police said someone removed the sign for Woodchuck Drive from the location.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Michelle I. Marshall, 387, of Effort, was hurt in a one-vehicle crash at 8 a.m. Nov. 23 on State Route 3004, the Kunkletown Road, in Ross Township, Monroe County.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said she sustained moderate injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment after the crash.