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Police Logs

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary at a Monroe County residence.

Troopers said the home at 141 Old Stone Road, in Chestnuthill Township, was entered through a window in which the screen was ripped off.

Once inside the criminals defecated in the bathroom sink.

The incident occurred sometime between April 10 and 28, troopers said. The home is owned by Harold and Armida Lange, of Middle Village, N.Y.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Monroe County business has been cited by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's Wilkes-Barre enforcement office.

Big Creek Vineyard, Keler Road and Whitey B. Drive, Kunkletown R.5, Polk Township, was cited for violation of section 505.2 - sold wine after their limited winery license expired on Dec. 31, 2011, and had not been renewed and/or validated.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Kristy Lynn Reis, 20, of Slatington, has been charged with retail theft by state police at the Fogelsville barracks.

Police allege that Reis took $74.06 worth of makeup from the Wal-Mart store in Lower Macungie Township and attempted to leave the store without paying for it.

Monday, May 7, 2012

An inmate at the state correction institution at Frackville, Ryan Township, is facing a charge of aggravated assault on a corrections officer.

State police at Frackville said Donald Murphy, 29, is facing the charge for an incident that occurred about 10:18 a.m. on April 26.

Troopers said Murphy threw a carton of liquid at corrections officer Gregory Svab, as he opened the wicket to Murphy's cell door. The liquid is presumed to be urine.

The charge is pending test results on the liquid, troopers said.

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Monroe County man is facing criminal counts.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Colby Andrews, 29, of Pocono Summit, went to the United Cash Checking business in Mount Pocono and attempted to cash a $1,500 fraudulent check. When Andrews was told the check was fraudulent he became disorderly and left the business.

Andrews then went to the United Cash Checking in East Stroudsburg and attempted to cash the same check but was refused.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Lehigh Township police in Northampton County reported the regional DUI Enforcement program will be out in force conducting sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and Cops In Shops (targeting underage drinking) program.

The township's regional DUI enforcement program is composed of the following police departments which serve 16 municipalities within the county.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 12:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, along SR423, near SR196, in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County.

Police said Geovanny Alfredo Gomez, 32, of Tobyhanna, was operating a Nissan pickup truck southbound during heavy rain when a deer entered the road in front of him.

Gomez swerved to avoid the animal with the truck leaving the road and landing in a ditch, then striking a utility pole. After impact with the pole the truck rolled over onto its roof.

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Hometown man discovered that open burning when a burning ban is in effect can be costly.

Rush Township police were dispatched to Lafayette Avenue for reported smoke. On scene they found Darin Saladigo, 29, who had an open fire at his residence. During the investigation officers also discovered a small amount of marijuana and a pipe.

Saladigo was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating an ordinance prohibiting open burning.

Monday, May 7, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary and theft incident in Schuylkill County.

The break-in occurred at 78 W. Players Way, in the Eagle Rock development in East Union Township. Forced entry was made through a window in the home. Removed were several pieces of electronic equipment. The incident occurerd sometime between April 29 and Friday, May 4.

The home is owned by Louis N. Weltmann, 58, of Mt. Laurel, N.J.

A vehicle was reported stolen from Girardville and later found.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Lansford man is facing charges of indecent exposure and open lewdness following an incident in Jim Thorpe.

Borough police said on Saturday, Feb. 11, about 2:29 p.m. two juvenile females reported a man in a vehicle had exposed himself to them while they were walking along SR209 near the inner borough bridge.

The females said they would be able to identify the suspect if they saw him again.