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Police Logs

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Wednesday after being arraigned on charges related to the sexual assault of a teenage girl.

State police at Frackville said Andrew Charles Bakerofskie, 20, of Girardville, has been charged with two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, five counts of statutory sexual assault, four counts of aggravated indecent assault and one count of corruption of minors.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Carbon County driver is facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI) and illegal drug possession following an incident about 7:41 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, along SR248 in Parryville.

State police at Lehighton said Gary Lee Bruch, 56, of Palmerton, was stopped for several motor vehicle code violations. Troopers said Bruch was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was placed under arrest for DUI and also possession of a small amount of a controlled susbstance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a one vehicle crash about 10:37 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, along North Fireline Road, in Parryville, Carbon County.

Troopers said Kelly A. Alexander, 42, of Palmerton, was driving a 2010 Hyundai Elantra eastbound when she lost control after failing to negotiate a slight left curve in the road. The vehicle slid off the south edge and into a culvert, then rolled onto its side, coming to rest on its side in the culvert.

Alexander was not injured. Troopers cited her for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A cabin was broken into in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the entry occurred at a cabin located along Dreshersville Road, in West Brunswick Township, sometime between Jan. 22-25.

A window was smashed to gain entry.

Once inside the criminals removed two wood stoves and the piping that goes with it along with about a cord of firewood.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 593-2000.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Monroe County driver is the victim of identity theft.

State police at Lehighton said an unknown criminal obtained the Visa check card of Alfred Moreton, 59, of 1723 Upper Smith Gap Road, in Ross Township, and used it to make purchases over the Internet. The purchases totaled $2,722.49 and occurred during the period of Dec. 17-20, 2010.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Monroe County residence.

Troopers said the home of Christa Forgione, 30, of 23 Highland Circle, Jackson Township, Stroudsburg, was entered sometime between Jan. 17-21. Removed from the home was a Raymond Weil, model Parsifal, women's watch with diamond face and bezel; and a Michele, model Deco, women's watch with diamond face and bezel.

Total estimated valued of the two watches were set at $2,800.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Lehigh County teen was cited for harassment following an incident that occurred on Sunday, Jan. 23.

State police at Foglesville said troopers responded to 6719 Madison St., New Tripoli, Lynn Township, about 10:17 p.m. for a reported argument. Upon arrival troopers learned that Jeffrey Michael Busch, 46, and Brandon Lee Walbert, 19, both of New Tripoli, were involved in a dispute.

Busch said Walbert struck him in the face during the argument. Upon further investigatioin it was found that Walbert was also consuming vodka throughout the night.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Carbon County teen is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance.

State police at Lehighton said troopers stopped a 16-year-old male from Lehighton operating a 2000 Ford vehicle along SR248 eastbound at Parryville about 10:16 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, for a equipment violation.

Troopers said the driver and his 15-year-old male passenger were in possession of illegal drugs. Also, troopers said, the driver was under the influence of drugs. Both will be charged.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Three persons were arrested and charged in connection with a burglary at a Schuylkill County business and entry to a vehicle at another business loacated nearby.

State police at Frackville identified the three as Edward Reeves, 30, of Mahanoy City, Christopher Buck, 25, and Kristen Kranch, 24, both of Shenandoah.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snow-covered roads on Wednesday, Jan. 26, were blamed for two crashes, one a three-vehicle pileup, on Schuylkill County roadways, state police at Schuylkill Haven reported.