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Police Logs

Monday, May 7, 2012

Lehigh Township police in Northampton County reported the regional DUI Enforcement program will be out in force conducting sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and Cops In Shops (targeting underage drinking) program.

The township's regional DUI enforcement program is composed of the following police departments which serve 16 municipalities within the county.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 12:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, along SR423, near SR196, in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County.

Police said Geovanny Alfredo Gomez, 32, of Tobyhanna, was operating a Nissan pickup truck southbound during heavy rain when a deer entered the road in front of him.

Gomez swerved to avoid the animal with the truck leaving the road and landing in a ditch, then striking a utility pole. After impact with the pole the truck rolled over onto its roof.

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Hometown man discovered that open burning when a burning ban is in effect can be costly.

Rush Township police were dispatched to Lafayette Avenue for reported smoke. On scene they found Darin Saladigo, 29, who had an open fire at his residence. During the investigation officers also discovered a small amount of marijuana and a pipe.

Saladigo was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating an ordinance prohibiting open burning.

Monday, May 7, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary and theft incident in Schuylkill County.

The break-in occurred at 78 W. Players Way, in the Eagle Rock development in East Union Township. Forced entry was made through a window in the home. Removed were several pieces of electronic equipment. The incident occurerd sometime between April 29 and Friday, May 4.

The home is owned by Louis N. Weltmann, 58, of Mt. Laurel, N.J.

A vehicle was reported stolen from Girardville and later found.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Lansford man is facing charges of indecent exposure and open lewdness following an incident in Jim Thorpe.

Borough police said on Saturday, Feb. 11, about 2:29 p.m. two juvenile females reported a man in a vehicle had exposed himself to them while they were walking along SR209 near the inner borough bridge.

The females said they would be able to identify the suspect if they saw him again.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A student of the Jim Thorpe School District is facing a charge of possession of a weapon on school property.

Borough police said about 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, they were dispatched to the L.B. Morris Elementary School for a report of a 15-year-old male with a BB gun while on a school bus. Upon arrival officers were told by school personnel the BB gun had been seized. The school personnel also said the teen had been showing the gun to other students.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Berks County driver was slightly injured in a one vehicle crash that occurred about 10:09 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, along SR183 in Wayne Township, Schuylkill County, in which a deer played a role.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Timothy P. Zerr, 26, of Hamburg, was driving a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser southbound when a deer entered the road in front of him.

He swerved the vehicle to avoid the animal but was unable and hit it.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Two persons were cited following an incident at a tavern in Jim Thorpe.

Borough police said about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, they observed a disturbance in front of Crocodile Lyle's, 212 Center St. Police were told by the tavern owner, Lyle Augustine, that two of his patrons were asked to leave and not to return for creating several disturbances inside the bar.

Friday, May 4, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of home heating oil from a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said about 170 gallons was removed from a oil tank at the residence of Lawrence Meyers, New Road, Lost Creek, West Mahanoy Township. The theft occurred sometime between April 20-22, troopers said.

Friday, May 4, 2012

A burglary that resulted in extensive damages to a property is being investigated in Carbon County.

State police at Fern Ridge said a home at 174 Longfellow Drive, in Penn Forest Township, was forcibly entered and removed was a television set.

The criminals also turned on water in the home and let it run. As a result the water line ruptured and caused a large accumulation of mold throughout the home due to water damage.

The residence sustained severe damages, troopers said. The home is owned by Jared Michael Parks, of Wayne.