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Police Logs

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Monroe County driver is facing charges, including driving under the influence (DUI).

State police at Lehighton said about 1:24 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, troopers observed a driver committing a vehicle code violation along Mountain View Drive, east of Lower Greenhill Road, in Polk Township, and attempted to stop the vehicle.

The driver fled the scene at a very high rate of speed never stopping for several stop signs. After about four miles of pursuit the driver tried to pull into Jaycees Park and turn off the lights of the vehicle to avoid police.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Bucks County woman was charged with domestic assault Friday by Pocono Mountain Regional police.

Margaret Koch, 49, of Langhorne, allegedly committed the crime at 155 Safro Ct., Arrowhead Lakes, Coolbaugh Township at 2:13 a.m.

According to police, they were called to the house and Margaret's husband, Kevin Koch, told them his wife, who had left the house on foot before police arrived, was intoxicated and causing a disturbance. Police checked the area, but could not find her. Shortly after they left, she returned, bit Kevin and fled after police were called.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Three persons were injured in a two vehicle crash in Carbon County. State police at Hazleton said the crash occurred at the intersection of Lehigh Gorge Drive and Buck Mountain Road, in Lehigh Township, on Tuesday morning.

Troopers said Karl Wagner, of Weatherly, driving a 2008 Ford Focus, attempted to make a left hand turn from Lehigh Gorge onto Buck Mountain, when he cut in front of a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Francis Miller, of White Haven.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two crashes investigated by troopers on Schuylkill County roadways over the past weekend, including a hit-and-run.

A two-vehicle crash occurred about 2:12 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, along SR443 (Suedberg Road), in Pine Grove Township. Troopers said Charles Blewis, 67, of Gordon, driving a 2011 Toyota Tundra, was negotiating a left turn onto 443 after stopping for a stop sign. He traveled into the path of a 2004 Hyundai Sonata, driven by Charles W. Ney, 68, of Pine Grove, who was westbound on 443.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Monroe County motorcyclist led police on a chase and is now facing charges. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred on Aug. 4 along SR115.

Police said a motorcyclist was tailgating a police cruiser while southbound on SR115 in Tunkhannock Township. The biker then passed the police car and another vehicle in a unsafe manner. Police activated the emergency lights and siren on their vehicle and attempted to stop the cyclist.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Carbon County driver was cited after being involved in a rear-end type crash in Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said the crash occurred about 5:25 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, along Chestnut St., near Batman Road, in Upper Milford Township.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 2 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, along Blue Ridge Road, in the area of Shady Oaks Road, in Ross Township.

State police at Lehighton said Arthur N. Rampaul, 43, of Kunkletown, was stopped for a vehicle code violation. He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 12:34 a.m. on Aug. 5.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on that date they were conducting a roving DUI patrol when they observed a Chevrolet Blazer commit a turning violation at the intersection of SR115 and Long Pond Road. Police made a traffic stop and identified the driver as Victor Rosado, 39, of Long Pond.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Monroe County man has been charged as the result of a domestic incident.

State police at Lehighton said Paul Loranc, 49, and Jolanta Loranc, 41, of 220 Shady Oaks Drive East, in Saylorsburg, got into a verbal argument about 10:15 p.m. on Aug. 15. Troopers said the incident turned physical. As a result the husband was charged with harassment, troopers said.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A theft and acts of criminal mischief are being probed by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said a 43-year-old male from Serfass Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County, reported a package containing bike parts were stolen from the front porch of his residence sometime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Aug. 9.

Troopers said Neal Bollinger Murphy, 75, of Gernerd Rd., in Polk Township, reported someone vandalized his crops by driving through a field on his property. The incident occurred sometime between 8 p.m. Aug. 7 and 9 a.m. on Aug. 8.