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Police Logs

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported another arrest has been made in a pipe bomb incident. It is the third arrest in the case.

Police said on Wednesday they arrested John Donahue, 19, of Tobyhanna, in connection with the case in which James Arnold III, 19, of Tobyhanna, was charged with making a pipe bomb at his home.

Donahue was charged with one count each of weapons of mass destruction (a felony two), prohibited offensive weapons (a misdemeanor one), and recklessly endangering another person (a misdemeanor two).

Thursday, October 25, 2012

State police at Lehighton will be conducting roving DUI patrols along various roads in Carbon and Monroe counties.

The patrols will be conducted during the time frame of Oct. 26-28. The operation is conducted in an effort to reduce the number of crashes, fatalities, and injuries on state roads.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lehighton police want to keep children safe this Halloween.

All children ages 12 and under are welcome to stop in at the police station, at 124 S. Third St., to receive a free glow stick and trick or treat bag to be used on "Trick or Treat" night on Oct. 31. These items can be picked up now through Wednesday, Oct. 31, between 4 and 6 p.m.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

State police at Lehighton said a Carbon County man has become the victim of access device fraud.

Troopers said James Thomas Carrigan, 48, of 23 Broad Mountain View Drive, Jim Thorpe, Penn Forest Township, reported someone obtained his credit card information to make purchases totaling $3,500. The incident occurred during the period of Oct. 17-18.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Two drivers are facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges.

State police at Lehighton said Raymond Matthew Dotter, 49, of Blakeslee, was stopped along SR209 in Towamensing Township, Carbon County, about 10:52 p.m. on Oct. 21 for a vehicle code violation. He was then placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said.

Thomas L. Kelly IV, 25, of Saylorsburg, was stopped about 1:40 a.m. on Oct. 22 along Frantz Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, for traffic offenses.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A man is facing a charge of criminal trespass following an incident in Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Gerard Nieroda, of Kunkletown, entered the driveway of Ronnie Lockard, 7735 Pohopoco Drive, Kunkletown, Towamensing Township, and remained there after being told to leave.

The incident occurred on Oct. 21 about 6:30 p.m., troopers said.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Rush Township police have cited Jacob Marion, 18, of Hazleton, with possession of marijuana.

The charges stem from an Oct. 20 incident when Marion was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on Claremont Avenue at 4:17 a.m.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Three Carbon County businesses have been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control broad.

Rivercreek, LLC, 219-221 N. First St., Lehighton, was cited on Sept. 5 because the business sold alcoholic beverages after the restaurant liquor license expired on Aug. 31, and had not been renewed and/or validated.

Palm Beverages Inc., 619 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, was cited on Sept. 5 because it sold alcoholic beverages after the malt beverage distributor license expired on Aug. 31, and had not been renewed and/or validated.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 1:08 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, along Kunkletown Road in Ross Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Alyssa M. Johnson, 18, of Kunkletown, was driving a 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass westbound and negotiating a left-hand curve when she lost control on the wet road. The car went onto the north berm where the right side struck a tree.

Johnson was not injured. She was cited for driving a vehicle at an (un) safe speed, troopers said.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Rush Township police are investigating two burglaries reported recently to the department.

Rings and jewelry were stolen from a home on South Street, while a red Honda generator, a portable tool kit, and a leaf blower were removed from a property on Zellner Road.

Anyone with information concerning these incidents is asked to call police at (570) 668-4242.