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Police Logs

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by officers.

On July 24 about 7:30 a.m. a police cruiser was almost struck head-on by another vehicle along Sullivan Road near SR940. Police activated the emergency lights and siren on the cruiser and attempted to stop the other vehicle.

The driver did not stop until the area of SR940 and Deer Path. During the incident police observed the other vehicle cross into the on-coming lane six times and onto to the shoulder of the road six times.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Tamaqua woman was cited Friday after challenging Tamaqua police following a domestic dispute.

Officers were called to 175 Penn St. at 4:42 p.m. to deal with a reported unwanted person.

At the scene they found David Cipko, 33, and Shannon Quinn, 24, of 421 Glenwood Ave.

Cipko told police Quinn had been staying at his home for a short while but suddenly left early that morning. Quinn said she was trying to retrieve her belongings.

Quinn refused the officers request to calm down and stop yelling. Instead, she threatened to "break every window in the house."

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 2:25 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, along SR903, just south of SR534, in Penn Forest Township.

State police at Lehighton said Joseph Plummer, 25, of Albrightsville, was stopped after being observed driving erratically. He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. Troopers said Plummer did not pass a breath test and the DUI charge is pending.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bodean Boggs, 21, of 616 E. Patterson St., Lansford, faces charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from an incident which took place at 9:50 p.m. July 29 on E. Kline Ave. Charges were filed by Lansford Officer Joshua Tom. According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Tom, here's what happened:

Tom was on patrol when he saw several people going in and out of a known drug house. For the past several weeks, police had been getting complaints of drug activity coming out of that area.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Elizabeth Karanink, 23, of 530 Delaware Avenue, Apt. 2, Pittston, faces charges from an incident which took place at 10:31 p. m. July 30 on the 200 block of W. Abbott St., Lansford. Officer Joshua Tom filed charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, persistent disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness against Karanink. She was arraigned before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton and committed to prison. According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Summit Hill Police executed an outstanding warrant against Emily Ann Kehl, 19, 249 W. White St., Summit Hill, shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday. Kehl was wanted by Tamaqua police on charges of delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance (heroin).

She was transferred to the custody of Tamaqua police and video arraigned before duty District Judge Anthony Kilker, Shenandoah. Bail was set at $25,000 unsecured.

Kehl was released and transported to 211 Hunter St., where she told police she would be residing.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jeremy Accardi, 26, of 534 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, faces charges of making false reports stemming from an incident which took place 10:50 a.m. July 18, at his home.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Chief John Turcmanovich, here's what happened:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft incident at a coal mining site in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said unknown criminals entered the property of KK Coal LLC, located along SR209 in the village of Cumbola, Blythe Township, and removed track rollers from a D-9H bulldozer. About 35 track rollers were removed from a scrap yard on site. The theft occurred sometime between Aug. 8 and 13.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Tamaqua man and woman were cited Sunday afternoon, Alug. 14, after allegedly fighting in the borough's east end.

Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Arlington Street for a reported fight in progress. On scene they spoke with Edward Kashmer, 46, of 217 Washington St., and Nancy Frye, 33, of 325 Arlington St. Both admitted to arguing over a cell phone. Kashmer allegedly slapped Frye across the face and shoved her.

Both were cited for disorderly conduct.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A driver was injured in a one vehicle crash that occurred about 2:48 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, along SR125 in Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said John J. Cooper, 44, of Pine Grove, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado southbound when, for unknown reasons, the truck crossed over the double yellow line and into the northbound lane. The truck then left the road and traveled about 40 feet before striking a PPL utility pole with the passenger side. After striking the pole the vehicle struck a tree with the drivers' side.