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Police Logs

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Carbon County driver was cited for driving under the influence (DUI) in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Luis Ernesto Colon, 21, of Lansford, was stopped for speeding about 12:18 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, along SR22 at SR309 in Whitehall Township. He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI. Troopers also said Colon had an active warrant for his arrest.

Monday, November 29, 2010

An elderly Schuylkill County man was jailed on sexual assault charges that stem from alleged offenses that occurred over 10 years ago.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Robert Eugene Barry, 76, of 31 W. Railroad St., Donaldson, Frailey Township, was arraigned before District Judge Carol Pankake, of Tremont, on charges of attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, corruption of minors and indecent exposure. Barry was placed in the county prison after failing to post $75,000 straight cash bail.

Friday, November 26, 2010

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the theft of two pieces of lumber from a property in Towamensing Township.

The incident happened between 4 p.m. Nov. 18 and 10 a.m. Nov. 19. The victim is Patrick Quarry, 53, of Lehighton.

Police said someone took the lumber from the victim's property at 3170 Forest Street and fled in an unknown direction.

Friday, November 26, 2010

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at a home in Jackson Township, Monroe County.

Police said someone entered the residence at 6389 Five Springs Road by gaining entry through the back door, proceeding to steal jewelry, a jewelry box and a waste can before fleeing in an unknown direction.

The name of the victim was not reported by police.

Friday, November 26, 2010

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks arrested Joseph Amoroso, 30, of Blakeslee, for drunk driving on Wednesday.

Police said he was stopped for driving a vehicle that had its tail lights not properly functioning, at which time police determined Amoroso was under the influence of alcohol.

He was transported to the barracks after being stopped at the intersection of Rt. 115 and Gilbert Road in Chestnuthill Township at 6:49 p.m.

Friday, November 26, 2010

State police at the Lehighton barracks said a Palmerton woman was victimized when she received a fraudulent check for a sale she conducted on the web.

The victim, Erin Behler, 31, of 765 Summer Mountain Road, Lower Towamensing Township, Palmerton, told police she was selling a vehicle on a common website and upon receiving payment learned that the check was fraudulent.

The investigation is continuing.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Tracee Hoppes, 45, of Pine Grove, will be cited by state police at the Frackville barracks with failure to yield to oncoming traffic after an accident Nov. 24 at 6:46 a.m. at the intersection oe Summer Valley Road (Rt. 895) and East Rausch Road in East Brunswick Township.

Police said she was driving a 2003 Dodge Stratus that stopped at the above intersection and proceeded into the path of a 2004 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck operated by David Leinbach, 48, of Tamaqua, who was westbound on Summer Valley Road at the time.

Friday, November 26, 2010

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident whereby someone damaged the lawn of a property in Lower Towamensing Township.

The incident happened at 2 a.m. Nov. 21. The victim is Joshua Poysher, 32, of 2735 Hahn's Dairy Road, Palmerton.

No details of how the damage was caused were provided by police.

Friday, November 26, 2010

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident whereby light posts were damaged on two properties along Shady Oaks Drive East in Ross Township.

The incident happened between 11 p.m. Nov. 21 and 9 a.m. Nov. 22.

The victims are Laura Guccio, 54, and Timothy Biery, 24, both of Saylorsburg.

Police said the acts of vandalism happened to the posts which were located at the front of the victims' properties.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Three persons were charged with criminal mischief on Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. by state police at the Lehighton barracks after an incident along Vista Drive in Ross Township.

Police said Robert Heller, Todd McCormick and Robert Hopple, all from the Saylorsburg area, were cited for damage they caused to a "speedbump" or for damage to a vehicle that was causing damage to the "speedbump" along Vista Drive.