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Police Logs

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a one-vehicle crash along a Monroe County roadway over the weekend. Troopers are also investigating a hit and run accident.

Troopers said about 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, Nicole Schlack, 22, of Saylorsburg, was driving a 1997 Buick Century northbound on Mountain Drive, in Ross Township, when the vehicle went off the right side of the road and struck a tree head-on. After impact the car spun clockwise and came to rest in the southbound lane.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an incident of recklessly endangering that occurred in a Schuylkill County community.

Troopers said unknown persons placed several plastic two-liter bottles into the snow at 510 Market St., Auburn. Patricia Barker, 67, and Deborah Berk, 59, reside at the residence.

Troopers said the bottles contained a liquid chemical and common household item which when mixed, causes a loud "bang." Several of the bottles exploded while several did not.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing charges following incident on Friday, Feb. 4, at Lot 37 of Dueblers Trailer Park, in Polk Township.

State police at Lehighton said troopers responded to that address to a report of harasment. Troopers said Vincent Klinger, 59, of Saylorsburg, allegedly threatened to cause harm to Frederick Charles Holle, 65, of Gilbert. Klinger was charged with harassment.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Coaldale man was charged by borough police with three counts of driving under the influence (DUI) and failing to follow the law on vehicle lighting.

Gregory J. Covell, 41, of 171 First St., was stopped by Officer Charles Andrew Blesse at about 1:55 a.m. Nov. 7, 2010.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed with District Judge Stephen Bayer of Tamaqua, here's what happened:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating two theft from vehicle incidents that occurred in the same area of Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the unlocked 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche of Jason A. Wright, 30, of 916 Main St., Valley View, Hegins Township, was entered while parked at his home. Removed from the vehicle was an envelope containing a $50 bill. Also taken was a AM/FM receiver valued at $15.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The weekend's icy weather contributed to two minor accidents in Tamaqua.

On Friday Pamela Hoffmaster, of Willing Street, Tamaqua, was backing into a parking space near her home when her Oldsmobile Sierra slid and struck a parked Trailblazer owned by Raymond Woodring, of Tamaqua.

At 10 a.m. Saturday Maggie Magrini, of 402 Arlington St., Tamaqua, was traveling north on Schuylkill Avenue in a Toyota Corolla when her vehicle slid on ice and struck a parked Chevrolet Cavalier owned by Rae Alexi Darker.

There were no injuries and damage was termed " light" in both cases.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on crashes investigated by troopers in recent days on Schuylkill County roadways.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two retail theft arrests made by officers.

On Friday, Feb. 4, about 8:17 a.m. officers responded to the Wal-mart store in Mt. Pocono for a theft report. Police said Stanley Deltufo Jr., 36, of Canadensis, an employee, was in custody by store security. Police said video surveillance footage allegedly showed that Deltufo was stealing items while he was working.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating two crashes recently on Monroe County roadways.

A crash occurred about 1 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23, along Sugar Hollow Road in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Russell A. Winters III, 32, of Albrightsville, was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus westbound when the vehicle went onto the berm and down an embankment before striking a tree.

Winters was not injured.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Slatington driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) after he drove his vehicle into the side of a building in his hometown.

Borough police said Kenneth Derr, 51, of 15 S. Seventh St., was cited following an incident that occurred about 2:51 a.m. on Jan. 11. Police said Derr's vehicle struck the building at 623 Main St. He was found to be under the influence and cited, police added.