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Police Logs

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI) and hit-and-run following an incident that occurred about 4:28 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, along SR940 at Oak St., in Mt. Pocono.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers responded to a report of a crash in which one of the drivers fled the scene. Police learned that a green Ford pickup truck turned left in front of a vehicle driven by Jillian Chiappone, 26, of Scotrun. After the collision the driver of the truck fled.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating two theft incidents in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said unknown criminals removed scrap metal and bucket tooth adapters from the DEP Transfer Station, located at 440 Meadow Drive, in South Manheim Township, sometime between Oct. 7 and 18.

Troopers said Margaret Kinsey, 49, of 856 Berne Drive, South Manheim Township, reported someone removed a yellow 2004 Polaris Sportsman 400 all terrain vehicle (ATV) from her yard. They pushed the ATV from the yard north off the property line then fled the scene.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of Halloween decorations from a residence in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the theft occurred at the home of George T. Smith, 64, of 56 Mexico Rd., in Pine Grove Township. Unknown criminals removed a large plastic light-up pumpkin, a two-foot light-up pumpkin that was three tiered and a three-foot light-up ghost. Also removed was a 15-foot outdoor extension cord which was attached to the ghost. Value of the missing items was estimated at $55.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Mahanoy City man faces charges stemming from a hit and run accident Sunday in Rush Township.

At 1:44 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, a vehicle reportedly struck several signs on Lincoln Drive then fled the scene. Officers discovered the suspect vehicle on Pine Creek Drive and interviewed Marcos Miranda, 59. Miranda admitted striking the signs and driving away.

He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for blood tests.

Charges are pending.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two crashes investigated by troopers on Schuylkill County roadways.

Troopers investigated a two-vehicle crash about 1:34 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, along SR61 in Palo Alto.

Troopers said Melissa Landon, 36, of Pottsville, entered 61 from West Bacon Street in order to make a left-hand turn to go south on 61. She pulled into the path of a vehicle operated by Jeremy L. Weiss, 31, of Jonestown, who was northbound.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing multiple theft and related counts.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Tashaun Normand, 28, of Tobyhanna, has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of credit card fraud, forgery and unlawful use of a computer.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Freeland man was lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, on Monday, after he was unable to post bail on felony retail theft charges.

Richard Bonney was taken into custody by Freeland police on Monday on a warrant that was issued for his arrest. Bonney was allegedly involved in a retail theft incident at the Hometown Commons Walmart on Oct. 7.

Rush Township police arraigned Bonney before District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua. Bail was set at $25,000.

Bonney was unable to post the required 10 percent and was transported to the county prison.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Tamaqua man was lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison last Wednesday, Oct. 12, following a domestic incident.

Tamaqua police were dispatched to 350 E. Union St., at 5:18 p.m. for a report of a disturbance.

On scene they spoke with homeowner Stephen Smolar Sr., who related that Samuel Smolar, 22, of 27 Franklin St., Tamaqua, kicked in the door and threatened him with a tire iron.

A juvenile female in the residence at the time of the incident, stated that Samuel Smolar grabbed her by the arm and tried to drag her outside.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver was involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lehigh County that occurred about 5:35 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, along Interstate 78 in Upper Macungie Township.

State police at Fogelsville said William J. Schilbe, 54, of Orwigsburg, and Kathleen M. Troiano, 61, of Flemington, N.J., were both eastbound with Troiano in front of Schilbe.

Troopers said Schilbe was traveling faster than Troiano and struck the rear of her 2006 Toyota PRI with the front of his 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing multiple charges including rape.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Arturo Escobar, 28, of Tobyhanna, was arrested this week on a warrant at his place of employment in Hackensack, N.J., and jailed waiting extradition back to Pennsylvania.

He has been charged with rape, criminal attempt-rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault and related offenses.