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Police Logs

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported a rear-end type crash occurred about 5:24 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, along SR940 at Crestwood Drive, in Mount Pocono.

Police said Alan Rossey, 35, of Cresco, stopped for a vehicle turning left ahead of him when his vehicle was struck in the rear by one operated by Jarius Kuhn, 21, of Stroudsburg. No one was injured but Kuhn's vehicle had to be towed from the scene due to extensive damage.

Kuhn was cited for driving with an expired drivers license and driving a vehicle at a (un) safe speed, police said.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Schuylkill County woman has been charged with retail theft following an incident at a county department store.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Ashley Renninger, of Cressona, was charged for an incident that occurred between 3:15 and 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Boscov's Department Store in the Fairlane Village Mall, in Norwegian Township.

Renninger allegedly took two pairs of shoes from the store without paying for them, troopers said.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Wednesday, Feb. 6, for assault and threats, counts stemming from an incident that occurred at his residence along Bridge Street in Mahanoy Plane, Gilberton.

State police at Frackville said Jeffrey McCarthy, 24, allegedly subjected a 22-year-old female from Pottsville to physical contact by pushing her into a cabinet, punching her several times, and pushing her face into a pillow.

Troopers also said McCarthy threatened to kill her. The incident occurred between 4:30 and 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

State police at Lehighton reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers recently.

A two vehicle crash occurred about 2 p.m. on Jan. 13 along Blue Mountain Drive, in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Andrew W. Rider, 19, of Bethlehem, was northbound in a 1999 Chevrolet Prizm when his vehicle struck the rear of a 2003 Subaru Outback driven by David Paul, 50, of Walnutport.

No one was injured but both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 4:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, along SR209 in Polk Township, Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said Ronald Lee Mackes, 54, of Gilbert, was involved in a crash at the above-stated location and time.

He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI.

Troopers said charges will be filed.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

State police at Frackville reported on a two-vehicle crash in Ryan Township.

The crash occurred about 9:10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, along SR54 in Ryan Township. Troopers said Brett P. McGuire, 41, of Barnesville, was eastbound driving a 1995 Toyota 4Runner while Ryan A. Petro, 29, of Tamaqua, was westbound operating a 1995 Eagle Talon.

Troopers said McGuire turned in front of Petro with the passenger side of the Toyota being struck by the front end of the Eagle. No one was injured. The Eagle had to be towed from the scene.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A New Ringgold man has been charged by Rush Township police following a vehicle stop on Jan. 17.

Edward M. Matalavage, 36, allegedly altered the registration plate on the vehicle he was driving. The vehicle also displayed a counterfeit inspection sticker when officers stopped it on Plaza Drive.

Matalavage was charged with two counts of altering/forging/counterfeiting documents and license plates.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Lansford man was arrested in Rush Township on Jan. 31 through the combined efforts of the township police and Pennsylvania state patrol officers.

Robert Mehmeti, 32, was taken into custody at 1:55 p.m. in the parking lot of the Turkey Hill Minit Mart on Claremont Avenue. He was wanted for providing false identification to law enforcement. Arraigned before District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua, Mehmeti was then lodged in the State Correctional Institution-Mahanoy.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Rush Township police have arrested a Quakake man in connection with the theft of a generator owned by the Quakake Volunteer Fire Company.

The investigation led police to William A. Frye, 41, a volunteer with the fire company. Frye initially told officers he had permission to use the Homelite generator, which he had placed in his garage. He also said someone stole the generator from his garage.

After additional information was received Frye admitted stealing the generator and selling it as scrap metal.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pocono Mountain Regional Police reported the arrest of a New York resident for drug charges following a vehicle stop which produced a large quantity of illegal substances.

Police said about 12:13 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, they stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at SR940 and Summit Drive, in Tobyhanna. A further investigation led to police conducting a search of the vehicle.