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Police Logs

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Tamaqua woman was cited Saturday morning for causing a disturbance at an all night eatery.

Christine C. Ritter, 24, of 305 Race St., entered the Tamaqua Diner, Center Street, at 3:30 a.m., then caused a commotion when employees insisted she leave. Ritter had earlier been banned from the restaurant for life. She fled the scene when informed that police were on their way.

She was cited for criminal trespass and harassment.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Lake Ariel man misjudged the turning radius of the trailer he was towing Sunday afternoon, Dec. 12, in Tamaqua.

Jay R. Williams was driving a 2007 U Haul van north on Elizabeth Street at 12:45 p.m. and attempted to make a left tun on to Elm Street. As he turned the vehicle a trailer attached to the van struck the guide rail and cable on the side of the roadway.

Damages to the rail, cable and trailer were termed moderate.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A person wanted on a warrant issued out of New Jersey was apprehended in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported that on Dec. 9 about 6:45 a.m. Pocono officers along with New Jersey state police and the U.S. Marshall's Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Richard Bergerman, 48, of Piscataway, N.J., at a residence at 3163 Lakeview Drive, in Tobyhanna.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A pedestrian, who was involved in a crash and had exited his vehicle to check on the other driver, was struck by another vehicle. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred about 3:37 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, along Second Mountain Road, in North Manheim Township.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Monroe County resident was cited for false alarms.

State police at Fern Ridge siad Thomas Ajibola, of Saylorsburg, was cited for permitting four or more false alarm activations during a consecutive 12 month period.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Tamaqua woman has been cited after officers observed her stumbling along the sidewalk on Friday afternoon, Dec. 10.

Police were in the area of Union Street and Rolling Mill Avenue at 1:30 p.m. and saw Rachel Middleton, of 210 Clay St., struggling to keep her balance. Middleton also exhibited other signs of intoxication.

She was cited for public drunkenness.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Monroe County man is facing a burglary charge.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Robert Mallough, 33, of Pocono Lake, was arresteed on Dec. 6 at the county prison in Snydersville where he is an inmate on other charges. He was charged in connection with a break-in that occured at 17-74-12 Orono Drive, in the Arrowhead Lakes development in Coolbaugh Township, that occurred in September.

He was arraigned before District Judge Anthony Fluegel, of Pocono Lake, and returned to the county prison in lieu of $15,000 cash bail.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A driver was injured in a one vehicle crash that occurred about 11:14 p.m. on Dec. 9 along Knob Road at James Court, in Mt. Pocono.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Emily Cundiff, 19, lost control of her vehicle while rounding a curve. The car went off the road and struck a pole head-on. Cundiff was injured and was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for treatment.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

State police at Frackville reported on two crashes probed along Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County on Sunday, Dec. 12.

The first crash occurred just after midnight in Mahanoy Township. Troopers said Warren C. Boyes, 57, of Peachtree City, Ga., was driving a 1997 BMW Z23 northbound when he lost control on the ice-covered road. The car went onto the east berm and struck an embankment with the front end. It then rolled over onto its roof and came to rest along the berm.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Monroe County teen is facing multiple charges of burglary and theft.

State police at Lehighton said Zekiah Ben Harsch, 18, of Saylorsburg, was arrested overnight of Sunday, Dec. 12, and Monday. Troopers said Harsch was stopped by troopers from the Swiftwater barracks operating a stolen motor bike. He attempted to flee troopers but crashed the bike and was taken into custody.

He is charged with burglary, theft from vehicles and the theft of three motorcycles, one of which he was riding when caught. The incidents occurred in the area of Mt. Eaton Road in Ross Township.