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Police Logs

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Charges are pending against a Long Pond man after Pocono Mountain Regional Police found drug paraphernalia in his possession.

According to police, on Aug. 30, at 1:35 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop along Grey Birch and Long Pond roads, Long Pond, for a vehicle code violation. Upon addressing the driver, officers detected the odor of marijuana and observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle revealed additional paraphernalia. Officers determined that the owner of the contraband was Triston Fraser, 20, who was a passenger in the vehicle.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

John Patrick Dunne, 60, of 69 W. Ninth St., Jim Thorpe, has been arrested by Jim Thorpe police on charges of forgery and identity theft as a result of the illegal use of a credit card.

Police said they were contacted by New York City police who informed them that a Robert J. Kuzianik reported fraudulent activity on a credit card.

Police later learned Dunne used the victim's card to make several purchases on Jan. 25, 2010, including the opening of a Blue Ridge Communications Television account, two Verizon telephone accounts and a Fingerhut account.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Jim Thorpe police have arrested Charles H. Hemmen, 24, of Ambler, Pa., on charges of theft and receiving stolen property stemming from the investigation of a stolen mountain bike incident that happened in the borough on July 24.

Police said it was reported to them at 11:54 a.m. on the above date by Kenneth Hurley, 421 Center St., that someone stole his Trek Navigator bike worth $600 by removing it from his front porch.

Through the investigation, police said they learned Hemmen was seen riding the bike.

Upon questioning, the man admitted to the theft.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The North Central PA Regional DUI Enforcement Program has released the results from a sobriety checkpoint held Aug. 26 in Coaldale.

A total of 269 vehicles were contacted with 16 detained. Three operators were tested for possible intoxication, with one adult arrested. Officers also issued 10 traffic citations and issued 30 warnings. Four law enforcement departments were represented by 10 officers.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary in Carbon County. Troopers reported on that incident and several others.

The break-in occurred at a cabin located at Lot 1, Belle Place, in Towamensing Township. Unknown criminals gained entry through a rear sliding glass door. Once inside the cabin was ransacked with an estimated $2,000 in damages. The incident occurred sometime between June 20 and Aug. 26. The cabin is owned by Jane A. Washington, 66, of Willow Grove.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 5-7:40 p.m. Aug. 25 at a residence in Penn Forest Township.

Police said the residence at 6 Chickadee Lane, Albrightsville, was entered via an open front window. Once inside, the actor(s) stole several items.

The victims were identified only as a 48-year-old Philadelphia female and a 26-year-old Albrightsville female.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A teen riding a bicycle ran into a truck in an incident in Schuylkill County that occurred on Monday, Aug. 29. State police at Schuylkill Haven, who did not indicate what time the accident occurred, said it happened along W. Laurel Boulevard at N. Second Street, in Pottsville.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Beth Schmoyer, 26, of 2633 Lehigh Street, Slatington, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on Aug. 21 at 12:26 p.m. on SR248 east.

Criminal charges were filed against Jared Bailey, 22, of 4801 Jasper Road, Emmaus, for fleeing or attempting to elude police, reckless driving, careless driving, and speeding. The incident occurred on Aug. 5 at 9:16 p.m. on SR248 west.

A citation was filed against Conlin Gross, 49, of 112 Gaffney Hill Road, Easton, for speeding. The violation occurred on Aug. 25 at 5:27 a.m. on SR248 east.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on the following arrests made by troopers.

Danall Greenzweig, 27, of Summit Hill, was cited for public drunkenness for an incident that occurred about 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, along SR534 in the area of Creek Road, in Polk Township.

Troopers said Greenzweig was found walking along the road, and upon speaking with him, he was found to be under the influence.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on several crashes investigated by troopers.

A one vehicle crash occurred about 11 a.m. on Aug. 25 along Weir Lake Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Paula A. Martini, 48, of Saylorsburg, was driving a 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue northbound and negotiating a curve when she saw a deer on the road. Martini attempted to avoid the deer but could not and struck it. Upon impact she lost control of the car that spun onto the berm and struck a tree.

Martini was not injured but the vehicle had to be towed from the scene.