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Police Logs

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Monroe County man has been severely injured after he fell off the ATV he was driving on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

State police at Fern Ridge said Kenneth Maellaro, 29, of Bartonsville, fell off the three-wheels Honda X200 he was riding along Glenbrook Road about 246 feet north of Penn Hills Drive.

The accident caused Maellaro to hit his head on the pavement, causing him to lose consciousness. Maellaro remained on the cold pavement for an unknown period of time before he was found by a passing motorist.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft incident at a construction site in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said unknown criminals entered a site along Mountain Road, in Blythe Township, and removed construction tools and copper piping. The items are the property of R.E. Pierson Construction Company. The incident occurred sometime between Jan. 14 and 17.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Monday, January 17, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating two hit-and-run crashes.

Monday, January 17, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on two arrests for driving under the influence (DUI).

On Sunday, Jan. 16, troopers said Michael Hoffman, 31, of Lehighton, was stopped along SR248 in Franklin Township, Carbon County, for traffic violations. He was found to be under the influence with charges pending, troopers said. A time of the stop was not listed on the police report.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Two Lehighton men have been cited for an incident that occurred Thursday, Jan. 13, inside the waiting room of Blue Mountain Health System's Gnaden Huetten campus, Lehighton.

Ronald R. Behler, 51, of 62 E. Second St., and Zachary W. Hoffman, 22, of 727 N. First St., were both cited for disorderly conduct at 6 p.m.

Monday, January 17, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on the following arrests made by troopers.

Troopers said Marlette Palermo, 63, of Kunkletown, was stopped for a stop sign violation along Fairgrounds Road near Gilbert Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County, about 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15. At the stop Palermo became argumentative and refused to provide documents, trooper said, adding that she also struck a trooper twice with her driver's door. She was cited for disorderly conduct for her actions plus motor vehicle code violations, troopers added.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver fled the scene of an accident, was later stopped and is facing driving under the influence (DUI) and other counts.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Scott R. Seiders, 21, of Schuylkill Haven, was driving a 1994 Honda along River St., Cressona, about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, when the car entered the yard at 144 River St. The car sideswiped a pole with its right front and snapped a guide wire. Seiders then fled the scene.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Carbon County resident is facing charges in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Tiffany Martin, 30, of Jim Thorpe, is accused of taking $400 from a 19-year-old female from Upper Macungie Township. The alleged theft occurred at 6890 SR309, in Lynn Township, sometime between 8 a.m. and noon on Dec. 30, troopers said.

Martin is charged with theft by unlawful taking.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident about 2:12 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, along SR29 at Lower Macungie Rd., in Lower Macungie Township.

State police at Fogelsville said Melissas Hay, 33, of 1000 block of Mosser Rd., Breinigsville, was stopped and found to be under the influence. She will be charged with DUI, troopers said.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed in an accident in Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said the incident occurred about 9:50 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, along SR222 bypass northbound at Krocks Rd., in Lower Macungie Township.

Troopers said Pia Thiel-Ruhf, 57, of Trexlertown, was taken to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after the accident. She died their about 2:10 p.m. on Sunday.