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Police Logs

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A two-vehicle crash occurred in Monroe County during the early hours of May 2.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police responded to the accident at State Route 940 at the entrance to the Pocono Summit Post Office.

Police say that George Guida, 89, of Pocono Summit, was operating a Suzuki Sx4 when he pulled from the parking lot area of the post office into the path of a 1997 Mitsubishi Montero SUV being drive by Ruben Ariola, 41, of Tobyhanna.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Tamaqua man has been charged following an underage drinking incident in the borough. He also learned first hand the effects of a taser gun.

Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of East Broad Street at 11:50 p.m. May 6 to deal with a man causing a disturbance outside of the Hang Loose Bar.

Witnesses told the officer Barry Bridygham, 20, of 131 W. Union St., became confrontational when the bartender refused to serve him a beer. Bridygham left the bar before officers arrived but was discovered walking on North Greenwood Street. He showed visible signs of intoxication.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Monroe County man was assaulted by his grandfather after the two got into an argument.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police said that at 10:14 p.m. on May 2, Tyrone Foster, 18, of 7166 Mountain Drive, Tobyhanna, was assaulted by his grandfather, Donald Holmes, 62, same address.

Foster sustained cuts to his face and a swollen lip after he said he and his grandfather had a verbal argument that turned physical. Foster was struck by Holmes several times in the face.

Holmes was arrested for domestic violence and charged with simple assault and harassment.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Monroe County man has been taken into custody after he was stopped for driving under the influence.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police said that on May 5, at around 9:02 p.m., officers observed Benjamin Vega, 56, of Blakeslee, traveling southbound on Route 115.

Officers were aware that Vega did not have a valid driver's license due to a DUI arrest in February of this year.

Officers stopped the vehicle and found Vega to be intoxicated. Vega was taken into custody after he refused to take a field sobriety test and refused a legal blood draw.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Carbon County man is facing a harassment count following an incident that occurred on Sunday, May 8, about 8:30 p.m. involving his dogs and a neighbor's dog.

State police at Lehighton said Dana Horning, 30, of Aquashicola, was walking her dog in the area of 7 Little Gap Rd., Lower Towamensing Township, when two pit bull terriers belonging to Richard Marsteller, 45, of Palmerton, exited his residence through an unsecured door and attacked Horning's dog.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating burglaries, thefts and acts of criminal mischief in recent days.

Troopers said the home of Johan Victor Olsen, 229A Walker Lane, Kunkletown, Polk Township, Monroe County, was entered sometime between April 18 and May 5. Entry was gained through a basement window. Removed from the residence was copper wiring, troopers said.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

State police at the Lehighton barracks reported on the following driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers recently.

On Saturday, May 7, about 8:50 p.m. troopers stopped Howard Wolfe, 51, of Saylorsburg, along Old Route 115 near Kunkletown Road, in Ross Township, Monroe County, for a motor vehicle code violation. Wolfe was found to be under the influence and was taken to the barracks for a breath test. He will be charged with DUI, troopers said.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks released their statistical report of activitives for the month of April.

In the criminal division there were 123 offenses reported, 120 founded, 86 cleared and 77 arrests made. In the traffic division there were 42 crashes, two fatalities, 11 hit and runs, 16 injured, 10 drunk driving arrests, four driving under the influence related crashes, no DUI-related fatalities, 179 traffic citations issued and 82 written warnings handed out.

There were 429 incidents for the month.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a harassment incident that occurred in Monroe County.

Troopers said Kelly Marie House, of the Effort area, and John Steven Decker, of the Brodheadsville area, were riding in her vehicle about 2 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, when they got into an argument.

During the argument Decker allegedly slapped House leaving a red mark. He was cited for harassment, troopers said.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Citations issued in Palmerton

Jolene Shultz, 30, of 518 Columbia Avenue, Palmerton, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on April 30 at 1:29 p.m. in the 600 block of Mauch Chunk Road.

A citation was issued to Rebecca Fulton, 29, of 229 W High Street, Nesquehoning, for following too closely. The violation occurred on May 5 at 6:25 a.m. on SR248 east.