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Police Logs

Friday, July 13, 2012

A New York state driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Joseph Ferrara, 51, of Staten Island, was stopped at a DUI checkpoint set up along SR715, near Possinger Road, in Jackson Township, about 10:20 p.m. on July 7.

Troopers said Ferrara initially failed to stop at the checkpoint and traveled through it at an unsafe speed.

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

Friday, July 13, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a flag from a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said a 52x52 sewn cotton Confederate flag was removed from the property of Barry L. Stocker, 66, of 135 Main St., Klingerstown, Upper Mahantongo Township.

The theft occurred sometime between July 8-10.

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Schuylkill County man, wanted by the county sheriff's department, was apprehended this week following a vehicle stop.

State police at Frackville said Gene A. Parrish, 54, of Shenandoah, was stopped about 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, at the intersection of Main and Silver sts., Girardville.

At the stop a check was run and it was learned Parrish had a outstanding warrant for his arrest.

He was taken into custody and turned over to sheriff deputies, troopers said.

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Tamaqua woman has been cited following an incident at the Family Dollar Store, 137 N. Railroad St., on Tuesday, July 10.

Police were dispatched to the store at 1:50 p.m. for a shop lifting incident in which the suspect was causing a disturbance. Upon arrival officers were told the suspect had fled after being confronted by an employee but had left behind her purse, containing her identification.

In addition to the identification the purse contained number of items, valued at $17, which had been removed from the store's shelves.

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Schuylkill County drugstore was broken into and prescription medications were taken.

State police at Frackville said the Standard Drug Store, located at 322 Hancock St., McAdoo, Kline Township, was entered about 4:52 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11.

Removed was an undetermined amount of assorted prescription medicines and pills. Troopers responded to the scene after the alarm system was activated.

The intruders were gone when troopers arrived.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Monroe County woman has been charged with harassment following an incident that occurred on Wednesday, July 11, about 1:52 a.m. at 2500 SR115, in Chestnuthill Township.

Troopers said roommates Shawn Stoll, 36, and Loretta Long, 22, became involved in a argument regarding Long not paying her rent and moving out.

Long then allegedly struck Stoll in the face and scratched his arm.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported investigating a two vehicle crash about 7:44 p.m. on July 6 at the intersection of SR940 and Oak St., in Mount Pocono, in which one driver is facing charges.

Police said a vehicle driven by Timothy Torres, 18, of Tobyhanna, pulled out from a turning lane and crossed over two lanes of travel and collided into a vehicle driven by Paul Wright, 55, of South Carolina.

No injuries were reported. Police said Torres is facing several traffic violation charges as a result of the accident.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Schuylkill County motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash that occurred about 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, along SR443 at Phaon's Road, in Wayne Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Jacquelin Drake Stephenson, 35, of Enola, Cumberland County, was operating a 2008 Land Rover westbound and approaching the intersection when she attempted turned left onto Phaon's Road. Troopers said Gerald D. Lightcap, 42, of Schuylkill Haven, operating a 2004 Harley Davidson, attempted to pass the Land Rover on the left (eastbound lane), and struck it.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a motor vehicle from a Schuylkill County site.

Troopers said unknown criminals removed a 1998 Ford Wind Star van from the property of Meridian Precision, 80 Roberts Rd., in Pine Grove Township. The van was taken sometime between June 30 and July 6. The van is lime green in color and bears state registration GGK-6595.

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

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Schuylkill County woman was jailed earlier this week following a domestic incident with her husband in which she allegedly stabbed him with a knife.

State police at Frackville said Tammy Lee Young, 48, of 4 St. Clair St., Middleport, was arrested following an incident that occurred at her residence about 4:20 p.m. on Monday, July 9.