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Police Logs

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Stroudsburg man has been cited by Tamaqua police for passing a bad check.

Sher Afsar Khan, 63, of 7793 Ramble Bush Rd., wrote a check on July 26, 2010, in the amount of $765, payable to Robert Kenesky of Tamaqua. The check was returned due to insufficient funds in the account. Khan failed to respond to attempts to resolve the issue.

Charges were filed Feb. 22 in the office of District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating an armed robbery that occurred last night in Monroe County.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the Turkey Hill store along SR209 in Chestnuthill Township. A person entered the store about 11:45 p.m. and brandished a handgun at the clerk on duty. The robber demanded money from the register, and after getting it, fled the scene on foot.

The robbery was about five-feet, eight-inches tall and was wearing a black hooded jacket, opaque mask and dark gloves.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

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

On Feb. 18 about 10:35 p.m. troopers stopped a vehicle for several motor vehicle violations along Union Hill Road at Held St., in Franklin Township, Carbon County. The driver was identified as John W. Hawk, 38, of Lehighton. He was found to be under the influence and arrested for DUI, troopers said.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Schuylkill County man is facing a charge of retail theft.

State police at Frackville said Jason J. Dahm, 33, of Tuscarora, was charged after an incident at the Kmart store in the Schuylkill Mall, New Castle Township, that occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Troopers said during the period of 7:15 and 7:25 p.m. Dahm removed 10 PlayStation 3 games from the store without paying for them. Store loss prevention personnel observed the thefts, troopers said.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Monroe County woman is facing a charge of harassment.

State police at Lehighton said on Tuesday, Feb. 22, about 11 a.m. Stephanie Freeo, 41, of 3239 Ruby Court, Saylorsburg, reported she had received repeated phone calls from Kelly Marie House, 22, of Effort, at inconvenient hours. These calls occurred over numerous days, troopers said.

House will be charged, troopers added.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on three driving under the influence (DUI) arrests, two stemming from crashes.

On Feb. 18 about 7:20 p.m. officers responded to a crash along SR115 north of Toll Road. Police determined that Benjamin Vega, 56, of Blakeslee, was traveling northbound and entered the southbound lane and struck a vehicle operated by Kathleen Kelly, also of Blakeslee.

Police said Vega was found to be under the influence and was taken into custody. He was charged with DUI and motor vehicle code violations.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one- vehicle crash that occurred about 9:17 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 1 Vaux Avenue in Tremont.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Nicholas W. Mindler, 25, of Tremont, was operating a 1996 Ford Ranger pickup truck when it struck car parked in front of the above address.

Mindler was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. The DUI charge is pending test results, troopers said.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on drug arrests made by officers, one stemming back to September of last year.

Police said on Sept. 1, a traffic stop was made along SR940 in Pocono Summit for an equipment violation. At the stop the two occupants of the vehicle appeared nervous. The two were identified as Patricia Kelly, 57, and Samantha Walter, 22, both of Wilkes-Barre. Kelly consented to a search of her vehicle.

Found in the vehicle were 310 psudephedrine sudafed pills and alprazolam tablets. Police learned the sudafed pills were going to be used for a meth lab.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a two-vehicle crash along SR903 in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 11:05 a.m.

Troopers said Margaret R. Halko, 44, of Springfield, Delaware County, was stopped in the southbound lane near Towamensing Trail, when her 2008 Honda Odyssey was struck in the rear by a 1994 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck driven by Kyle R. McHale, 20, of Stroudsburg.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Tamaqua woman has been cited after police found her walking in the middle of the roadway on Railroad Street early Saturday morning.

An officer was on patrol at 12:55 a.m. when he saw Kayla Michelle Hoover, 20, of 115 W. Rowe St., walking in the middle of the street. Hoover then allegedly went to the side, peering into the windows of a parked pickup truck. The officers stopped and questioned Hoover, who said she was on her way home.