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Police Logs

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Slatington driver is facing charges.

Borough police said William Hughes, 32, of 729 Main St., Apt. 3, is facing charges of reckless endangering, simple assault and careless driving.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on Monday, Feb. 28, about 8:08 p.m. at Main and N. Walnut sts. Police said Hughes was involved in an accident in which a pedestrian was struck. Police gave no other details of the accident.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rush Township police report the following activity.

Joseph Porvaznik III, 26, Nesquehoning, is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance after police found him passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle on Progress Ave. Porvaznik was taken to St Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, for blood work.

False ID

On Feb. 23 at 1:35 p.m., Linda L. Courtney, 62, New Ringgold, was arrested on false Identification and other summary traffic charges after giving police a false name after she was stopped on SR309.

Crashes into tree

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A third arrest has been made in the ongoing investigation into possible prostitution at a massage parlor known as SPA 61, located along SR61 in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.

The county district attorney's office said Maria L. Fontanez, 36, of 619 Locust St., Reading, was arrested on warrant on Monday and arraigned before District Judge David Plachko, Port Carbon. She is charged with prostitution and related offenses and criminal solicitation. She was unable to post 10 percent of $5,000 bail set by the DJ and she was remanded to the county prison in Pottsville.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on crashes investigated by troopers in recent days, including a hit and run.

The hit and run occurred along Bake Oven Road, near Hoffman Road, in East Penn Township, Carbon County. A unknown type vehicle was driven northbound when it struck the back portion of a parked Toyota Passeo. The driver then fled the scene. The incident was reported on Feb. 24.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Speeding

Nicholas Keiser, 32, of 18 E Catawissa Street, Nesquehoning, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on Feb. 15 at 8:34 a.m. on SR248 east.

Public drunkenness

Sharon Frohnheiser, 52, of 256 Avenue A, Palmerton, was cited for public drunkenness. The violation occurred on Feb. 24 at 1:20 p.m. in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, along Sugar Hollow Road in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Alexandru Gaca, 20, of Effort, was driving a 1997 Honda Prelude eastbound when he struck an icy patch. The car slid off the road and struck a mailbox and then a utility pole.

Gaca and his passenger, Bianca E. Aceveda, 20, also of Effort, both sustained minor injuries but did not require immediate medical attention.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a crminal mischief incident.

Troopers said unknown persons threw eggs at the home of Judith Egurrola, 52, of 7040 Evergreen Court, Saylorsburg, Ross Township, Monroe County. The incident occurerd overnight of Feb. 25-26.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a theft incident at a Monroe County business.

Troopers said unknown persons removed two quart size bottles of St. Ides brand beer from a cooler at the Jonas Hotel, in Polk Township, without paying for them. The incident was reported at 8 p.m. on Feb. 24.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Monroe County woman has been charged with theft of services for an incident that occurred at a county business.

State police at Fern Ridge said Irena Stoyanova, of Effort, was cited following a complaint received from the owners of the Pocono Music Exchange located in Chestnuthill Township.

The owners notified troopers that garbage bags were found in their business dumpster that were placed illegally. Troopers said it was determined that the garbage bags belonged to Stoyanova.

Monday, February 28, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a three-vehicle crash that occurred about 7:10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, along SR715 in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Sashagaye C. Channer, 24, of Albrightsville, was southbound in a 2001 Nissan Santra followed by Cynthia L. Vidal, 43, of East Stroudsburg, who was operating a 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 truck. As both approached the intersection with Hypsie Gap Road, Nathaniel K. Kodjovi, 50, of Effort, approached from the opposite direction driving a 2005 Pontiac Montana.