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Police Logs

Monday, September 10, 2012

Police were busy over the Labor Day weekend with checkpoints and roving patrols.

On Aug. 31, officers from Bangor, Nazareth, Stockertown, Tatamy, and Walnutport boroughs; Bushkill, Lehigh, and Moore and Upper Nazareth townships, and Colonial Regional and state police participated in a sobriety checkpoint at Lehigh Drive (Route 248) and Route 873 in Lehigh Township.

The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company helped with traffic control and lighting.

Monday, September 10, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating a criminal mischief incident that took place between in Ross Township 8:30 p.m. Sept. 2 and 1:45 a.m. Sept. 3.

Someone cut the side of a pool at 609 Golden Eagle Dr. owned by Glenn P. Haddock, of Saylorsburg.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at (610) 377-4270.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Joseph E. Wadyak, 61, of 139 W. Fell St., Summit Hill, has been arrested by Slatington police on charges of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.

Police said he was stopped at 7:48 p.m. Sept. 8 at 16 Fourth St.

He was also issued a summary citation for careless driving.

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Sunday for assault following a domestic incident at his residence. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred about 5:40 p.m. at 315 Market St., in Port Carbon.

Troopers said at the time and location stated Richard Lewis Dingman Jr. 42, and Cora L. Franz, 39, got into a verbal argument that turned physical. Dingman allegedly grabbed Franz by the throat and attempted to choke her.

Monday, September 10, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Someone entered three housing units at 477 Sand Quarry Road, owned by Michael Carty, 71, of Palmerton. The units are undergoing renovation, and the burglars damaged windows, piping and air conditioning units.

Police ask that anyone with information about the incident call them at (610) 377-4270.

Monday, September 10, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary at a Monroe County site.

Troopers said a home at 1208 Weingartner Road, in Ross Township, was entered sometime between 4 and 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 26. Removed was three money orders valued at $2,510, and various jewelry valued at $400. The victim's name was not released by troopers.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Slatington police have reported the arrest of a Matthew Todd, 32. No address for the defendant was given by police.

Police said he was arrested at 9:18 p.m. Sept. 7 for forgery and theft of services.

The victim is the China Inn, 619 Main St. in the borough.

Monday, September 10, 2012

A driver was cited after a crash in Carbon County. State police at Lehighton said the accident occurred about 7:24 a.m. on Sept. 4 along SR903 at Hatchery Road, in Penn Forest Township.

Troopers said Allen D. Starr Jr., 29, of Lehighton, operating a 1998 Freightliner dump truck, made a left turn onto 903 from Hachery Road and failed to yield to a 2003 Jeep Liberty driven by Tanya L. Hoherchak, 22, of Jim Thorpe. The Liberty struck the dump truck.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Failte Inc., also known as Molly Maguire's Pub & Steak House in Jim Thorpe, has been cited for an alleged liquor law violation by the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, Wilkes-Barre.

The pub was cited for having a loudspeaker or similar device whereby the sound of music or other entertainment could be heard beyond the licensee's property line.

The alleged offense occurred on July 26.

The charges will be brought before an administrative law judge who has the authority to impose a fine, license suspension, or license revocation, based on the severity of the charge.

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Monroe County driver was cited for driving under the influence (DUI).

State police at Lehighton said Walter Francis Trainor, 48, of Kunkletown, was stopped for vehicle code violations about 10:35 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, along SR209 at Burger Hollow Road, in Polk Township.

He was found to be under the influence and cited for DUI, troopers said.