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Police Logs

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Monroe County resident is facing a drug count and another charge following an incident that occurred about 8:43 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, at an intersection in Pocono Farms East, Kings Court, Coolbaugh Township.

Pocono Mountain Regional police officers observed several vehicles at the location.

During contact with one of the persons at the scene, identified as Daron Hesterbey, 22, Blakeslee, he allegedly attempted to conceal three plastic bags of marijuana under a vehicle. During a pat-down Hesterbey was found to have more marijuana on his person.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a theft incident that occurred in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said unknown criminals entered a hay shed located at Stanhope and Mexico roads, in Pine Grove Township, by smashing a glass door. Once inside they removed two 24-foot copper cables ($100 value) and a Craftsman industrial ratchet set ($250 value).

The shed is owned by Leroy Martin, 56, of Denver, Lancaster County, and occurred sometime between Jan. 27 at 10 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The death of an inmate at the state correctional institution at Frackville has been reported by Robert Collins, superintendent.

Collins said corrections officers found Frank Bonita Jr., 52, unconscious in his cell at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28. The officers provided immediate emergency first aid until medical personnel arrived. Bonita was then taken to St. Catherine's Hospital, Ashland, where he was pronounced dead at 1:50 p.m.

State police at Frackville are investigating the death and an autopsy has been ordered by the Schuylkill County coroner's office.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Lehighton man is facing charges for an incident in Slatington.

Borough police said about 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, officers were called to a domestic incident at 221 Cherry St.

As a result of an investigation police charged Anthony Sierra, 31, of 612 Main Rd., with simple assault and harassment.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 8:20 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30, along Interstate 81 in Mahanoy Township.

Troopers said Ana L. Perez, 35, of Harrisburg, was driving a 2002 Pontiac Montana northbound when she lost control. The vehicle spun and struck a concrete barrier on a bridge and then rolled over at least once. The vehicle came to rest on its wheels in the right lane facing west.

Perez and two juvenile passengers were all not injured. She was cited for driving a vehicle at an (un) safe speed.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Carbon County man has been jailed for incidents in Lehigh County in which he allegedly exposed and fondled himself in public.

State police at Bethlehem said Timothy James Shelly, 43, of the 500 block of Mauch Chunk Road, Palmerton, has been charged with indecent exposure, open lewdness and disorderly conduct.

Troopers accused Shelly of exposing and fondling himself in front of female customers at the Target Store along Airport Road in Hanover Township, on two occasions – Jan. 2 and 19.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Four Schuylkill County businesses have been cited by the Allentown enforcement office of the state liquor control board for violations of the liquor code.

AAAMY Inc., trading as The Corner Pub, 239 E. Centre St., Mahanoy City, was cited for permitting smoking in a public place where smoking was prohibited. The alleged violations occurred on July 24, Aug. 21 and Oct. 6, 2010. Also, cited for failure to clean malt or brewed beverage dispensing system at least once every seven days.

Monday, January 31, 2011

A vehicle stop in Monroe County has led to an warrant arrest.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers stopped a vehicle along SR196 in Coolbaugh Township, about 1:50 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, for a headlight out. The driver was identified as Yury Henao, 27, of Coolbaugh.

A further check revealed an arrest warrant for Henao was issued out of Elizabeth, N.J. Henao was taken into custody and placed in the county prison in Snydersville pending arraignment.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Kelly Kimik Boyle, 48, of Apt. B, 672 W. Franklin St., Slatington, has been committed to the Lehigh County Prison, Allentown, after an assault on a police officer in that borough.

Police said the defendant was arraigned on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, simple assault, resisting arrest, recklessly endangering another person and harassment and jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.

The incident happened at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the defendant's residence. The investigating officers are Daniel Buglio and Rebecca Saborsky.

Monday, January 31, 2011

A burglary and theft incident were probed by state police at Schuylkill Haven at two Schuylkill County locations.

The break-in occurred at the 1262 Squaw Drive, South Manheim Township. Entry was gained by smashing in a door to a workshop area attacked to the residence. Nothing was apparently taken from the workshop, troopers said. The entry occurred sometime between Jan. 23 and 28. The property is owned by Henry T. Fuller, 52, of Lebanon.