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Police Logs

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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

State police at Swiftwater said Mark Andrew Bickhart, 34, of Milton, was stopped for an expired inspection sticker about 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, along Long Pond Road at SR115, in Tunkhannock Township. He showed signs of intoxication and was placed under arrest for DUI. He was taken to the Fern Ridge barracks for a breath test, troopers said.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A drinking party in Monroe County has led to numerous arrests. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred on May 26 about 5:56 a.m. along Schochs Mill Rd., in the Brier Crest Woods development.

Police were dispatched to the area for a report of a loud party and the theft of street signs. Upon arrival officers observed numerous people under the age of 21 running from a home. These individuals were detained and identified.

During the course of the investigation the stolen street signs and pole were recovered and suspected marijuana was also recovered.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported on several crashes investigated by troopers recently.

A rear-end type crash occurred about 2:43 p.m. on May 24 along SR209 in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers said a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta, driven northbound by Samantha L. Wilson, 20, of Lehighton, rear-ended a 2007 Freightliner tractor with trailer operated by Jerzy Zubek, 52, of East Brunswick, N.J., who was stopped for traffic.

Troopers indicated Wilson was injured but did not state if she required medical attention.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a theft incident at a Schuylkill County business.

Troopers said Douglas James Brown, 42, of Schuylkill Haven, reported his cellular phone was removed from his lunch box while at work at Northeast Prestressed Products, located at 121 River St., in North Manheim Township.

The theft occurred sometime between 10 p.m. May 30, and 1:30 a.m. on March 1.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported the results of a sobriety checkpoint conducted by troopers along SR903 in Kidder Township, Carbon County, on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. The operation was conducted in conjunction with roving patrols.

The operation resulted in five motorists cited for driving under the influence (DUI), 52 summary traffic citations issued, 43 summary traffic warnings, and two summary criminal arrests for underage drinking.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A motorcycle and a pickup truck collided in a crash in Schuylkill County that occurred about 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, along SR443 in Pine Grove Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Robert Blane Brown, 49, of Hagerstown, Md., was operating a 2008 Ford pickup truck and pulled out of the Pilot Service Station onto 443 with a tracker bass boat and trailer attached.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 11:20 p.m. on Friday, June 8, along SR443 in Wayne Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Jill Kelly, 26, of Pine Grove, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt westbound when she glanced down at her cell phone. She lost control of the car and traveled onto the north berm.

Monday, June 11, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating two burglaries and theft incidents.

Troopers said a residence at 171 Lower Valley Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County, was entered and removed were a radio and a DVD/VCR combination player. The incident occurred sometime between May 31 and June 5. The property is owned by William Lytle Kabasenche, 65, of St. Charles, IL.

Monday, June 11, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on assault incidents probed by troopers.

On Friday, June 8, about 10:38 p.m. at the Central Lunch, located along Bridge Street, in Weissport, troopers were investigating an incident between Michael Jones, 59, of Weissport, and his father, when he kicked a trooper in the leg.

Michael Jones was charged with aggravated assault.

Troopers said Anthony Borrelli, 25, of Bowmanstown, was arrested about 10:30 p.m. on May 24 following a domestic incident at 621 White St., Bowmanstown. He was charged with simple assault.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Jim Thorpe police are investigating a spray-painting incident that occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday, June, 9, and today.

Police said the acts occurred in the 500 and 600 blocks of Center Street Several residential and commercial buildings were spray-painted with gray paint.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 325-4995.