Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Police Logs

Friday, September 2, 2011

Brian A. Wardell, 21, of Kunkletown, was injured in a motorcycle accident at 10:45 p.m. Aug. 30 along State Route 3010 (Mill Pond Road) in Polk Township.

According to state police at the Lehighton barracks, he was trapped under his 1981 Yamaha and was later transported in the Pennstar helicopter to the St. Luke Hospital, Fountain Hill. Police said he sustained moderate injuries.

Police said he was southbound when he failed to negotiate a right curve. The cycle traveled off the roadway and fell to its right side, trapping the victim under it.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a forgery case that happened between July 31 and Aug. 25 in Deer Lake.

The victim is Buster Branham, 80, of 113 Maple Blvd in the borough.

Police said someone stole three checks from the man's home, two of which were allegedly forged and cashed.

The victim is out $5,200.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Jim Thorpe police report the arrest of Scott Thomas Heffelfinger Jr., 24, of 136 S. Seventh St., Lehighton, on charges of receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Police said they recovered a 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier on Aug. 10 at 7 a.m. and later learned the vehicle was stolen in Lehighton.

Police said Heffelfinger was identified as a suspect and was interviewed at the Carbon County Correctional Facility where he is an inmate, during which time the man admitted to stealing the vehicle.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ray A. Ziegenfuss Jr., 40, of 104 North Ave., Jim Thorpe, has been cited by borough police on a charge of criminal trespass.

Police said the incident happened at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Sam Miller Field located in the heights section of the borough.

Police said Ziegenfuss had been warned several times that he was banned from the property.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional Police release information on an incident of a vehicle in a lake recently.

According to police reports, on Aug. 29, at 6 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Long Pond Road near East Emerald Lakes Drive for a vehicle into the lake. Prior to police arrival, witnesses were able to rescue the woman from the water. An investigation revealed that the 28-year-old female from Tobyhanna intentionally drove her 2008 Honda Accord into the lake in an attempt to commit suicide.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Edward Sincavage of Pottsville has been cited by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks with harassment, the charge stemming from an incident at 5:30 a.m. Aug. 26 at 31 Deer Park Drive in Norweigan Township.

It is alleged that during an argument, the man pulled the hair of Patricia Sincavage and spit in the face of Fallon Sincavage. Both women list Pottsville addresses.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

An article published Wednesday concerning the arrest of Richard Wolfe of Tamaqua contained a major error, listing Kathie Ann Homyak as Wolfe's girlfriend. Homyak is not his girlfriend, just a family friend who offered a helping hand and ended up being robbed. The TIMES NEWS regrets any confusion and inconvenience caused to Ms. Homyak.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Charges are pending against a Long Pond man after Pocono Mountain Regional Police found drug paraphernalia in his possession.

According to police, on Aug. 30, at 1:35 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop along Grey Birch and Long Pond roads, Long Pond, for a vehicle code violation. Upon addressing the driver, officers detected the odor of marijuana and observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle revealed additional paraphernalia. Officers determined that the owner of the contraband was Triston Fraser, 20, who was a passenger in the vehicle.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

John Patrick Dunne, 60, of 69 W. Ninth St., Jim Thorpe, has been arrested by Jim Thorpe police on charges of forgery and identity theft as a result of the illegal use of a credit card.

Police said they were contacted by New York City police who informed them that a Robert J. Kuzianik reported fraudulent activity on a credit card.

Police later learned Dunne used the victim's card to make several purchases on Jan. 25, 2010, including the opening of a Blue Ridge Communications Television account, two Verizon telephone accounts and a Fingerhut account.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Jim Thorpe police have arrested Charles H. Hemmen, 24, of Ambler, Pa., on charges of theft and receiving stolen property stemming from the investigation of a stolen mountain bike incident that happened in the borough on July 24.

Police said it was reported to them at 11:54 a.m. on the above date by Kenneth Hurley, 421 Center St., that someone stole his Trek Navigator bike worth $600 by removing it from his front porch.

Through the investigation, police said they learned Hemmen was seen riding the bike.

Upon questioning, the man admitted to the theft.