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Police Logs

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred on Monday, June 13, along Summit Avenue, in Pocono Summit.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were dispatched to the railroad crossing at the above-stated location about 5:22 p.m. to a report of a suspicious tow truck parked on the railroad bed.

On scene police observed a white Chevrolet roll back tow truck operated by Martin O'Brien, 54, of Long Pond. A further investigation revealed that O'Brien was allegedly attempting to remove pieces of rail from the railroad bed by utilizing the tow trucks winch.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A deer was the cause of a one-vehicle accident that occurred about 9:37 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, along Terrace Drive, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Madonna Woodruff, 52, of Brodheadsville, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox and negotiating a curve when she had to swerve to miss a deer that entered the road in front of her. The vehicle went onto the berm and struck a ditch.

Woodruff was not injured.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a wooden fanback glider from a West Brunswick Township business.

The theft happened between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. June 16-17, police said. Someone cut a lock and removed the glider from Schuylkill Outdoor Furniture, Orwigsburg.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call police at (570) 593-2000.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Coaldale man has been charged after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend after she tried to stop him from stealing a dollar from his child's piggy bank.

Richard Padora, of 65 Second St., was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct-fighting/ threatening violent behavior and harrassment/physical strike-kick.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Alexander Sommers Jr., 46, of 126 E. White St., Summit Hill, faces charges from an incident that happened at 9:10 p.m. May 17 on West Patterson Street. Charges of dispensing a controlled substance without a label and driving under suspension were filed by Lansford Officer Joshua Tom.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lansford police have a large number of items in their lost and found box including wallets, purses, thumb drives, keys (car and house), digital camera and cell phones. Anybody looking for lost items is asked to stop by the police station on the bottom floor of the community center at 1 E. Ridge St. The cache is due to be discarded within a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kasara Shields, 18, of 104 Springgarden St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place at 1:15 a.m. May 21 at Walnut and Water streets. Charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia were filed by Lansford Officer Joshua Tom.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Schuylkill County resident is facing charges for an incident in Monroe County. The arrest is one of several reported by state police at Fern Ridge.

Troopers said Aaron Murphy, 24, of Pottsville, was charged with criminal mischief following an incident that occurred on June 16 about 4:30 p.m. at the residence of Patrick Murphy, of 1629 Donald Road, in Sun Valley, Chestnuthill Township. Troopers alleged the accused punched a hole in a kitchen wall.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Brian Boner, 49, of 1 W. Diaz Ave., Nesquehoning, faces charges from an incident which took place on Dec. 4, 2010 on E. Patterson St., Lansford. Charges were filed by Officer Joshua Tom. Boner is charged with possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance and turning movement and required signals.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A male juvenile has been charged with simple assault and harassment as the result of a domestic incident that occurred on June 16, about 3:11 p.m. at a Monroe County residence.

Pocono Mountain Regional police responded to 9-12-2 Onoko Path in the Arrow Wood Lakes development, in Pocono Lake, for a reported domestic. As a result of an investigation police determined that Michael Clark, 55, was assaulted by his son and sustained injuries.