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Police Logs

Monday, December 24, 2012

A Chalfont man sustained minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash on Dec. 21 at about 9;30 a.m. at the intersection of Kunkletown and Weir Lake roads in Saylorsburg.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said John J. Mugavero, 48, was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, to be treated for injuries, after which time he was then transported to the state police barracks where he was processed for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Monday, December 24, 2012

A 17-year-old Lehighton boy is facing drug-related charges as a result of a vehicle stop at 10 p.m. Dec. 19 on Long Run Road in Franklin Township.

Police said the teen was operating a 2002 Saturn CP when he was stopped for several Title 75 violations, after which time police learned he was drivnig while under the influence of drugs.

Police said drugs were also discovered in plain view inside the vehicle.

Monday, December 24, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks said a man reported missing on Dec. 21 was found to ne alive and well on Dec.22.

Police said they were notified on Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. that Robert L. Major, 66, of 167 Rustic Road, Kresgeville, was missing for four days. At the time, police said it was reported to them Major was last seen on Dec. 17 at a residence in Easton. At the time, he informed friends he was going home to Kresgeville. When he was not seen in four days, he was reported missing.

But police issued a press release the next day saying Major had been located.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Lehigh Township's Regional DUI Enforcement Program conducted a DUI Roving Patrol beginning Dec. 21 at 10 p.m. for Operation Safe Holiday.

Officers from Plainfield Township, Pen Argyl, Bushkill Township, Tatamy, Walnutport, Stockertown, Moore Township and Upper Nazareth Township participated in the event.

The officers contacted 42 drivers and issued nine citations, 29 warnings and made six arrests for DUI, including one person who was uderage.

The program will be conducting patrols into the New year. Officials remind residents to designate a sober person to drive.

Monday, December 24, 2012

One person was hurt in a two-vehicle accident at 3:07 p.m. Dec. 8 at the intersection of Hamilton Boulevard and Mill Creek Road in Lower Macungie Township.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said Erika M. Policano, 71, of Macungie, a passenger in one of the vehicles, suffered a moderate injury.

Monday, December 24, 2012

A criminal mischief incident that was reported at 2 a.m. Dec. 20 in Polk Township is under investigation by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

The victim is Michael S. Sosko, 35, of 8962 W. Robin Hood Drive in the township.

He told police someone burned a garbage can near the rear door of his residence.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional Police report they arrested Shawn Whyte, 20, of Farrockaway, N.Y., on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop at 3:20 a.m. Dec. 16 at the intersection of Rt. 940 and Short Lane in Monroe County.

Police said they conducted a traffic stop for a motor vehicle code violation and identified Whyte and two others, Brandon Carrington, 25, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Michael Creft, 25, of East Stroudsburg, as the occupants of the vehicle.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

State police at the Frackville barracks were summoned at 8:12 p.m. Dec. 19 to the intersection of Phineyville and Girard Manor roads in East Union Township, where a vehicle struck another car and then fled the scene.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a fraud and forgery theft incident in which a Macungie man is the victim.

Police said the incident was reported on Dec. 12. The victim is Alan Wildonger, 66, of Macungie.

Police said someone opened a Home Depot and Dell credit card in the victim's name and purchased unknown items with it.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said a 17-year-old Minersville boy who is a student at the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 school in Norwegian Township will be charged with institutional vandalism after an incident on Dec. 19 at 11:12 a.m. at the school.

Police said the boy was upset about a school issue and left his assigned classroom. While walking through the hallways, he punched, kicked and head-butted six different holes in different walls throughout the school.

Police said he was restrained by school staff.