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Police Logs

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The North Central PA Regional DUI Enforcement Program has released the results of Sobriety Checkpoints and a Roving DUI Patrol held this past weekend in Schuylkill County.

On Sept. 16, a Sobriety Checkpoint was held in West Penmn Township. Four law enforcement agencies, represented by 14 officers contacted a total of 932 vehicles. Officers detained 45 vehicles with three operators being tested for possible intoxication. All three were cited for driving under the influence of alcohol. Officers also issued 10 traffic citations, made one criminal arrest and issued 31 warnings.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two citations issued by troopers.

Troopers said Glenn Brown, of Pine Grove, was cited for criminal trespass after he walked his dogs on the property of the Girl Scout Campground, in Pine Grove Township, after previously being told not to come onto the property.

The incident occurred about 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following arrests made by officers.

On Sept. 16, about 6:37 p.m. officers on patrol observed a suspicious male on the side of a building at 315 Pocono Boulevard, Mt. Pocono. Police approached the male and he was identified as James Wagner, 43, of Jim Thorpe.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating several criminal mischief incidents.

Troopers said unknown persons discharged a firearm striking a cable transformer box located along Longwoods Road and Old Orchard Lane, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. The incident occurred sometime between 5 p.m. on Aug. 12 and 11 a.m. on Aug. 13. The cable box is the property of Blue Ridge Communications, of East Stroudsburg, troopers said.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver was cited following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 12:05 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, along SR61 in Blythe Township.

State police at Frackville said Earl J. Johnson, 22, of Middleport, was operating a 1996 BMW 328 southbound in the right lane at an unsafe speed when he lost control. The car began to slide and spin clockwise and struck the guard rails with the right rear side. The car then rolled onto its drivers' side in the left lane and came to rest on the drivers' side facing north.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rape

Criminal charges were filed against Wayne Smith Jr., 23, of 717 W Edgemont Avenue, Palmerton, for rape, aggravated assault, and indecent assault. The incident occurred on Sept. 10 at 8:50 p.m. in the 200 block of Delaware Avenue.

Theft

Mary Eshbach, 51, of 617 White Street, Apt. B, Bowmanstown, for retail theft. The violation occurred Aug. 11 at 1:47 p.m. in the 600 block of Delaware Avenue.

Speeding

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Slatington police reported several arrests.

Eric Montanari, 34, of 401 Bridge St., Apt. 11, Weissport, was cited for littering following an incident that occurred on Sept. 16 about 9:41 p.m. at 261 Main St.

Brian Sell, 46, of 235 S. Walnut St., Slatington, was cited for terroristic threats for an incident at 247 S. Walnut St., that occurred on Sept. 12 about 7:23 p.m.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Borough police said on Sunday, Sept. 18, about 5:15 p.m. they were called to the McGarvey's baseball field located along W. Sixth Street for a report of a burglary and vandalism.

Upon arrival officers were informed that the basketball nets were ripped down and the concession stand was broken into. Taken from the stand was an unspecified amount of money.

Also, the stand sustained a large amount of damage, police noted.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Montgomery County woman was jailed earlier this year for an incident in Jim Thorpe. Borough police said the incident occurred on Sunday, July 24.

About 2:13 a.m. police observed a female arguing with several individuals in front of Crocodile Lyle's Bar, 212 Center St. A further invesetigation revealed the female and her boyfriend were asked to leave the establishment after getting into an argument with other patrons.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Jim Thorpe resident is facing drug charges.

Borough police said about 3:36 a.m .on Friday, July 22, officers on patrol observed a male slumped over in a chair on the porch at 117A Broadway. Police checked on the male for his safety and observed what appeared to be a marijuana pipe on his lap.

The male was awoken and identified as Jahn P. Schafer, 30, of A2 Broadview Drive. Schafer was placed under arrest and a small bag of suspected marijuana was found to be in his possession. The contents of the bag later tested positive for marijuana.