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Police Logs

Monday, June 25, 2012

A 16-year-old Lehighton male was cited for a violation of a Lehighton borough ordinance, which states that it is unlawful to roller skate or skateboard or ride upon or propel any coaster or toy vehicle upon any street except to cross the roadway.

The boy was found skateboarding in the middle of the street in the travel portion of S. Seventh St. on June 19, at 3:45 p.m.

He had previously been warned and advised of the ordinance on June 9.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Two drivers are facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges following incidents in Nesquehoning.

On March 31, at about 4:01 p.m., Officer Thomas Kurtz was dispatched to the 3 Points gas staion for an intoxicated male. On scene the suspect was identified as John R. Heine, 47, of 72 Center Rd., Lehighton. He was found to be under the influence and admitted to police he had driven to the station in his van.

Heine failed field sobriety tests and was then transported to St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, for a blood test. The test result was .26BAC.

Monday, June 25, 2012

A driver suffered minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident in Franklin Township.

According to state police at Lehighton, on June 20, at 10:14 p.m., along SR209 a 1999 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Tyler G. Shaeffer, of Jim Thorpe, was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of Interchange Road and Harrity Road, waiting to make a turn. When the light turned green he made a left turn into the oncoming path of a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by Brian S. Shandra of Lehighton. Shandra suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Two Kresgeville men were cited after they were involved in an incident on June 20, at 6:10 p.m.

According to state police of Lehighton, Anthony Pellegrino and Joseph Pellegrino were both cited for harassment after they caused a disturbance at 270 Koch Road, Kresgeville.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Slatington police reported three juveniles were cited following an incident that occurred about 3:08 a.m. on Thursday, June 21.

The trio were stopped for a curfew violation.

One of the three also had consumed alcohol and was cited for that offense.

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Mount Pocono man was arrested following an incident that happened at the Cloud Crest Motel in Mount Pocono on June 21.

According to Pocono Mountain Regional police, officers were dispatched to the motel for a report of a physical domestic incident. When police arrived they made contact with William Mahon, 29, and Britney Marsh, 23, both of Mount Pocono.

Police arrested Mahon for simple assault and harassment after their investigation was completed. Mahon was placed in Monroe County prison in Snydersville.

Monday, June 25, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said the home of Joseph Albert Yablonsky, 62, of 514 Rattlin Run Road, in Ringtown, East Union Township, was entered sometime between June 20-23. Removed from the home was wiring and plumbing from the basement. Entry was gained through a rear window, troopers said.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Sciota woman was charged with public drunkenness after she was found to be intoxicated along a highway.

According to state police at Lehighton a trooper found Celeste Calimano, 50, at 9:15 a.m., on June 21, walking along SR115 in Saylorsburg. It was determined that she was intoxicated.

Monday, June 25, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a vehicle break-in and two criminal mischief incidents occurring in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the 2005 GMC Envoy of Amber Laudeman, 25, of Minersville, was entered while parked at 700 Lytle St., Branch Township. Removed from the vehicle was a Garmin GPS and a Ruger .40-caliber pistol The incident occurred sometime between Saturday, June 23, at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5:20 a.m.

Friday, June 22, 2012

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 11:50 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, along Interstate 81 in Frailey Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Rocco Limongelli, 74, of West Pittston, Luzerne County, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet southbound when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of the vehicle.

At the time he was towing a classic car, troopers noted.

The car spun around onto the west berm and came to rest facing north. Limongelli, and three passengers, were all not injured.