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Police Logs

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 5:57 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, along SR209 at Hideaway Hills Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said Elizabeth Finkel, 48, of Palmerton, was stopped for several traffic violations. She was found to be under the influence of a contolled substance, troopers said, and was placed under arrest. The DUI charge is pending test results, troopers added.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing charges of retail theft and receiving stolen property. Pocono Mountain Regional police identified the defendant as Vernice Harvard, 48, of Tobyhanna.

Police said on Feb. 17 they received information that Harvard was selling stolen proeprty to a business located in Coolbaugh Township. PMRP then provided that information to area police departments.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

One of two drivers involved in a crash along Fiddletown Road, in Eldred Township, Monroe County, was cited.

State police at Lehighton said the accident occurred about 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, as David M. Campbell, 25, of Parryville, was driving a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 northbound and negotiating a right turn. He lost control of his vehicle on the snow-covered road and crossed into the southbound lane where his truck collided with the front plow blade of a PennDOT truck driven by Cliff R. Haydt, 47, of Kunkletown.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a two vehicle crash about 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, at the intersection of S. Liberty St. and SR61, in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Betty A. Grickis, 83, of Pottsville, was westbound on S. Liberty and stopped at the intersection while Kevin R. Evitts, 41, of Orwigsburg, was northbound on 61. Troopers said Grickis pulled into the intersection directly into the path of Evitts. The right front of Evitts' 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt struck the front of Grickis' 1999 Toyota Corolla.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police are investigating a reported assault and robbery incident.

Police said about 12:50 a.m. on Feb. 21 officers were dispatched to Cobblewood Drive, in Summit Point, Mt. Pocono, for a report of a suspicious person. On scene officers spoke with Christyen Sumpter, 19, Tobyhanna, and a female juvenile. The two said that they were assaulted and property was taken from them.

The two described the assailants as three black males, in a dark-colored sedan.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 895-2400.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two arrests made officers in separate incident.

On Monday, Feb. 21, about 8:18 p.m. officers investigated an violation for a protection from abuse (PFA) order. Police said their probe revealed that Brian Cornell, 41, of Swiftwater, had called his wife by phone and made derogatory remarks. Cornell was prohibited from having any contact with his wife due to the PFA order.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a theft incident in Carbon County.

Troopers said a 15-year-old juvenile reported a silver necklace was removed from the residence at 316 White St., Weissport. The theft occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Feb. 21. The necklace is valued at $100.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Monroe Copunty man has been arrested and charged with assaulting his father in a domestic incident.

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on Wednesday, Feb. 23, about 11:57 a.m. they were called to 105A Stillwater Drive, Pocono Summit, to investigate a reported assault. At the scene officers were told by Ioannis Anastasiaris, 59, that he was stabbed in the hand with a pen by his son, Andrew Anastasiaris, 28, and his life was threatened by the son. Police said the victim had a visible puncture wound to his hand.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Three property owners were cited by Lehighton police for failing to remove snow/ice from their sidewalks.

Cited were Matthew Kichline, 174 S. Second St., rear, for property located on S. Second St., between Gary's Barber Shop and Keystone Jewelers; Marie Schneider, 186 S. Second St., for property at that address; and Beneficial Consumer Discount Co., 961 Weigel Drive, Elmhurst, Ill., for property located at 640 Cypress St.

Property owners are reminded to remove snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 hours after the snow or ice has ceased to fall or form.

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Summit Hill man has been cited by Tamaqua police after he apparently became impatient waiting for school buses.

Several school buses were parked on Orwigsburg Street at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 waiting to pick up students when a white Dodge Ram drove up on the sidewalk, passing the buses. From information provided officers determined the truck had been driven by Edward R. Geiger Jr., 36, of 43 E. Hazard St.

He was given citations for driving on the sidewalk and reckless driving.