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Police Logs

Thursday, November 29, 2012

John Malone, 48, of Tobyhanna, was arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional police on charges of possession of marijuana following an incident at 7:28 p.m. Nov. 21 at the intersection of state routes 940 and 314 in Pocono Summit, Tobyhanna Township.

Police said they observed a vehicle on the shoulder of 940 with its four-way flashers activated and stopped to investigate.

Upon approaching the vehicle, police said, they detected an odor of marijuana emanating from inside the car and observed marijuana debris on Malone's clothing.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks said Timothy Quinn Parks, 25, of Saylorsburg, was committed to the Carbon County Correctional Facility, Nesquehoning, after he created a disturbance at the state police barracks on Nov. 22 at 3:40 a.m.

Police said he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol prior to the incident and was taken to the barracks for processing.

After completion, he was released to the lobby of the barracks while he waited for a ride.

Police said Parks got mad because he wanted a snack and no one had change for a $10 bill.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Coaldale woman was cited by Rush Township police following a vehicle stop on SR309 on Nov. 9.

Diane M. Robert, 40, was driving erratically on Claremont Avenue at 2:40 p.m. when she was stopped. Officers noted she was visibly intoxicated and transported her to St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, for blood tests. The results indicated a blood-alcohol content of .125 percent, well over the .08 percent limit.

Robert was cited for driving under the influence (DUII) of alcohol, driving with a suspended license, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Mahanoy City man unexpectedly found himself in the Schuylkill County Prison following a vehicle stop in Rush Township on Nov. 25.

Officers made the stop at 2:50 a.m. on Mahanoy Avenue (SR54). A routine records check showed that a passenger in the car, Ryan L. Seigel, 26, was wanted on a bench warrant issued in Dauphin County.

Seigel was taken to the county prison in Pottsville to await a transfer to Dauphin County.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lansford police nabbed two wanted subjects as a result of a traffic stop on Nov.16 at 10:10 p.m. on W. Bertsch Street. The driver, Beth Schmoyer, 27, of 601 E. Abbott St., Lansford, was stopped for driving under suspension, DUI-related. A records check on the passengers revealed that Scott White, 31, of 601 E. Abbott St., Lansford, was wanted out of the Lehigh County Probation Office and Jacob Maute, 30, of 325 Main St., Royersford, was wanted out of Chester County for burglary and other related charges.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Coaldale police have charged a Lehighton man with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The charges were lodged against Timothy H. O'Brien, 23, of 250 Laurel Drive, in connection with an incident that happened between 3:30-4 p.m. Oct. 19, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Officer Scott D. Cramer.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dallas Tyler Myers, 18, of Saylorsburg, is facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges as a result of a traffic stop made by state police at Lehighton.

He was stopped at 2:56 a.m. Nov. 24 at the intersection of Weir Lake and Kunkletown roads in Ross Township, Monroe County, after which time police said they learned he was driving while under the influence.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol are pending against Lisa Depriest, 47, of Palmerton, after state police at Lehighton stopped her at 3 a.m. Nov. 25 on Apple Street in Bowmanstown.

Police said they observed the woman driving in an erratic manner, after which time she was taken into custody for displaying signs of impairment and failing field sobriety tests.

She was transported to the Palmerton Hospital where she submitted to a blood test, the results of which are pending.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks arrested a Palmerton man for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol after a traffic stop on Nov. 24 at 11 p.m.

Police said Vincent Balent, 39, was driving a Dodge Shadow in an erratic manner on Fireline Road, near Gun Club Road, in Towamensing Township.

Upon making the stop, police learned he was under the influence of alcohol.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Pottsville woman faces possible driving under the influence (DUI) charges following a traffic stop in Rush Township on Monday, Nov. 26.

Officers stopped a vehicle being operated by Valerie Underkoffler, 46, at 1:17 a.m. as she was traveling on Claremont Avenue (SR309). She was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville, for blood tests.

DUI charges are pending the results of the blood work, but Underkoffler will be cited for driving with a suspended license-DUI related, as well as for several traffic violations.