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Police Logs

Monday, June 11, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported the result of a sobriety checkpoint operation conducted between June 8-9, on various roads in Carbon and Monroe counties.

The checkpoint resulted in three motorists being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or a controlled substance.

Also, eight motorists were given field sobriety tests and released after passing them, and 46 were issued citations.

One of the DUI arrests was found to be in possession of marijuana.

Monday, June 11, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating an act of criminal mischief at a Carbon County location.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the property of Ronaldo Palabay, 37, of 45 W. Cherokee Trail, Albrightsville, Penn Forest Township. Unknown persons damaged Palabay's wooden windmill and a window shutter with a rock. The incident was reported about 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 2.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Two New Jersey residents have been cited for underage drinking.

State police at Fern Rdige said the two were stopped at a sobriety checkpoint operation along SR903, in Kidder Township, about 9:05 p.m. on Saturday, June 9.

Cited were Kevin M. Traupmann, 18, and Timothy D. Hubert, 18, both of Wayne.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police are investigating acts of vandalism that occurred at a Monroe County school and at other locations near the school.

Police said about 4:12 a.m. on Wednesday, June, 6, they were called to the Pocono Mountain West High School campus by school security.

On scene the officers observed numerous road signs and school district signs marked with spray paint.

Portions of the roadway had also been marked with spray paint.

Friday, June 8, 2012

A Monroe County woman is the victim of theft and access device fraud.

State police at Fern Ridge said someone used the credit card of Joanne Diroma, 53, of Kunkletown, and made online purchases totaling $599.50. The incident was reported on Monday, June 4.

Friday, June 8, 2012

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

Friday, June 8, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating a theft from vehicle incident.

Mary Anna Reed, of 2206 Lakeview Drive, Rossland Lakes development in Ross Township, Monroe County, reported someone removed gasoline from her vehicle while it was parked in the driveway of her home. The incident occurred sometime between June 2-4.

Friday, June 8, 2012

State police at Lehighton said troopers will be conducting roving DUI patrols and a sobriety checkpoint this coming weekend on various roads in Carbon and Monroe counties.

The operation is part of a state police strike force initiative to reduce the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries on state roads.

The operation will be conducted June 8 through June 9.

Friday, June 8, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said a home at 98 Schuylkill Avenue, West Mahanoy Township, was entered sometime between 12:30 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. Removed from the home was a 48-inch flat screen television, a laptop computer, a black in color laptop case containing $100 in cash, a desktop computer (tower only), an Apple Ipod and an Android. The listed owner is Richard Eugene Sharp, 38, of Shenandoah.

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

Friday, June 8, 2012

A Schuylkill County man is facing a charge of harassment following an incident that occurred about 7:28 p.m. on Sunday, June 3.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said at 1553 Fair Road, in Wayne Township, Shawn Rymond, 43, and a 17-year-old female, became involved in a verbal argument.

During the argument Rymond allegedly pushed the teen onto a couch and slapped her in the face, troopers said.