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Police Logs

Thursday, February 3, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported on two crashes investigated by troopers in recent days.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 4:25 a.m. on Jan. 28 along SR209 at the intersection with Silver Valley Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Sherneth A. Rowe, 37, of Saylorsburg, was driving a 2005 Pontiac Vibe, when she pulled out from Silver Valley Road onto 209 and into the path of a southbound 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer driven by Todd A. Huff, 23, of Saylorsburg, and a collision occurred.

No one was injured in the crash. Troopers cited Rowe.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks released their statistical report of activities for the month of January.

In the traffic division there were 67 crashes investigated, two fatalities, five hit and runs, 22 injured, four drunk driving arrests, three DUI-related crashes, one DUI-related fatality, 193 citations issued and 10 warnings issued.

There were 619 incidents for the month. The report indicated there was no criminal offenses reported, founded, cleared or arrests made.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Monroe County man has been charged with disorderly conduct for an incident that occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 2, about 11 a.m. outside 1116 Maple Lane, in Sun Valley, Chestnuthill Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Brice House, of Effort, was allegedly outside the above-stated address shouting threats and using an obscene word multiple times.

Troopers said he is facing a fine of up to $300 and/or 90 days in jail if convicted.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of scattering rubbish following an incident that was reported on Jan. 28.

State police at Fern Ridge said Mark Heller, of Stroudsburg, was charged for allegedly causing waste paper to be deposited along Running Valley Road, near Neola Road, in Jackson Township. The incident occurred between 7 a.m. and 2:53 p.m., troopers said.

Troopers said Heller is facing a fine up to $300 and/or 90 days in jail, if convicted.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of a snowblower.

Troopers said Dennis J. Murray, 55, of 16 Long Brook Way, Albrightsville, Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, reported his Crasftsman snowblower, valued at $1,000, was taken from his property sometime between Jan. 23 and 28.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Tamaqua man has been remanded to the Lehigh County Prison after being picked up by Tamaqua police following a fight on Sunday morning, Jan. 30.

Officers were dispatched to the area of the Pine Street Pub at 1:20 a.m. for a reported fight in progress. At the scene they spoke with a Scott Ferryman, who had a visible head injury. Ferryman told officers he had been verbally disagreeing with Christopher Serina, 30, of 205 W. Rowe St., when Serina threw him to the ground. Serina was in a visibly intoxicated state and witnesses confirmed Ferryman's version of events.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Monroe County man was jailed on Sunday, Jan. 30, following an incident in A Pocono Country Place.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by officers recently.

On Saturday, Jan. 29, about 3:28 a.m. officers made a traffic stop along SR196 in Tobyhanna. The driver was identified as Oscar Arango, 30, of Tobyhanna.

He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was taken to the Pocono Medical Center (PMC), East Stroudsburg, where he submitted to a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A bank branch has been cited by state police at Fern Ridge for false alarms.

Troopers said the First National Bank of Palmerton branch office in Gilbert, Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County, was cited for permitting four or more false alarm activations during a consecutive 12-month period.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Monroe County resident is facing a drug count and another charge following an incident that occurred about 8:43 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, at an intersection in Pocono Farms East, Kings Court, Coolbaugh Township.

Pocono Mountain Regional police officers observed several vehicles at the location.

During contact with one of the persons at the scene, identified as Daron Hesterbey, 22, Blakeslee, he allegedly attempted to conceal three plastic bags of marijuana under a vehicle. During a pat-down Hesterbey was found to have more marijuana on his person.