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Police Logs

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on a driving under the influence (DUI) and drug arrests.

On Sunday, June 12, about 8:11 p.m. officers conducted a traffic stop along SR115 near Exxon station in Blakeslee for failing to dim its high beam lights. The driver was identified as Jonel Rish, 27, of Blakeslee.

While speaking with Rish officers observed a glass pipe containing marijuana residue in his possession. He was also found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests.

Friday, June 17, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating the theft of a canoe.

Troopers said Curtis English, 77, of 58 Behren's Rd., Jim Thorpe, Penn Forest Township, reported a 13-foot fiberglass canoe was removed from the rear of his property.

It is a green, Old Towne Discovery Sport canoe, valued at $250.

The theft occurred sometime between June 12-14.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Coaldale police have charged a borough woman, whose blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit, with driving under the influence (DUI).

Michele L. Romig, 38, of 101 E. High St., was charged with DUI by Officer Jeremy Talanca at 3:20 a.m. April 5.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Talanca was on patrol in the area of High and Third streets when he heard loud music playing. He saw a 2002 GMC envoy parked on Third Street facing north.

The vehicle was running with the windows down and Talanca could see two people inside.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A New York city resident is facing charges following an incident in Monroe County involving his ex-wife.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Lisa Brisco, 54, of Long Pond, reported her ex-husband, Daniel Brisco, 59, had threatened her life over the course of several months and had stalked her.

A warrant was obtained for his arrest charging him with violation of a protection from abuse (PFA) order, harassment and stalking, police said.

Friday, June 17, 2011

State police at Lehighton said unknown criminals attempted to break into a Monroe County residence but were scared off when they were confronted by a pitbull.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the home of Lornett Upshaw, 53, of 10 Lower Valley Rd., in Kunkletown, Polk Township. Sometime between 6:03 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Monday, June 13, an attempt was made to enter the home by cutting a screen to a kitchen window. When the burglars attempted to enter Upshaw's dog confronted them and scared them off, troopers said.

Troopers also reported two other incidents.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A homeless man was arrested and jailed in Monroe County following incidents at a medical health facility. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident began about 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at the Geisinger Health Center, at 21 Commerce Court, Mt. Pocono.

According to police they were called to the center for a report of a male harassing others and being violent. The male left the center prior to the arrival of police. Police were able to locate the male a short time later at the Walmart store.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Both drivers involved in a crash in Schuylkill County will be cited. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred at 3:56 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at the intersection of SR61 and Greenview Road, in North Manheim Township.

Friday, June 17, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigatin a burglary, theft from a vehicle and criminal mischief incidents.

The break-in occurred at the residence of Jeffrey J. Krause, 1710 Donalds Rd., Effort, Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers said unknown crimianls climbed on top of the roof of a small attached shed and forced open window to gain entry. Once inside they removed a flat screen television. The incident occurred sometime between 6 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. on May 18.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The driver involved in a one-vehicle crash in Schuylkill County was cited. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 8:48 p.m. on Friday, June 10, along Greenbriar Road, in North Manheim Township.

Troopers said Samantha L. Ellex, 18, of Pottsville, was driving a 1996 Subaru Legacy eastbound on Calvary St. then went east on Greenbriar. She then attempted to negotiate a left curve but was traveling too fast. She lost control of the vehicle and it traveled across the westbound lane and onto the north berm where the vehicle collided with a tree.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Monroe County woman has been charged with criminal mischief for an incident that occurred about 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, in Eldred Township.

State police at Lehighton said Taamenie Suknanan, 37, of East Stroudsburg, was charged when she allegedly went to the residence of Stephen Banks, 43, of 289 Church Road, in Kunkletown, and smashed a window on the home.