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Police Logs

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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Carbon County resident has been cited for criminal mischief.

State police at Lehighton said the incident occurred in the area of 304 Hatchery Road, in Penn Forest Township. Troopers said John Merz, 22, of Lake Harmony, was cited for allegedly throwing a rock through the windows of a truck owned by Patrick Phillips, 25, of Brodheadsville.

The incident occurerd about 9:24 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Copper piping and fuel oil were reported taken in a Monroe County burglary.

The break-in occurred at the home at 221 Mountain View Drive, in Polk Township, Monroe County. Entry was made through a side window. The copper piping was taken from the basement area and about 200 gallons of heating oil was also removed. The incident occurred sometime between Oct. 8 and 12. The home is owned by Joseph P. Trendler, 70, of New Hope, Bucks County, troopers said.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Slatington police reported on the following arrests made by officers.

On Sept. 12 about 9:55 p.m. police responded to 160 Main St., for a report of a theft incident. An investigation led to the arrest of Ryan Yenser, 21, of 3367 Main St., Emerald, for theft and receiving stolen property.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating an act of criminal mischief that occurred at a Schuylkill County school.

Troopers said a metal access gate to the baseball/soccer field behind the Tamaqua Area Middle School, located along Penn St., in Walker Township, was reported.

The incident occurred sometime between 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, and 8 a.m. on Monday.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations issued by officers, covering the period of Oct. 10-16.

Brandon Leslie, of 310 Snyder Ave., Lansford, was cited for driving under suspension.

Joshua Leon Wo, of 121 S. Fifth St., Lehighton, was cited for careless driving, no insurance and for operating an unregistered vehicle in the 200 block of W. Catawissa St.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Luzerne County driver was injured in a one vehicle crash about 8:50 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, in Schuylkill County. It was one of four crashes probed by state police at Frackville over the past weekend on county roadways.

Troopers said Melissa Erickson, 23, of Hazleton, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Tracker southbound on SR61 in New Castle Township, when she lost control while negotiating a left curve. The car struck an embankment along the west berm, then rolled over onto the drivers' side before sliding about 100 feet south.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Two people were arrested following an incident that occurred in Saylorsburg, Monroe County, on Thursday evening, Oct. 13.

According to state police at Lehighton, Theresa Bush, 41, of Saylorsburg; and Joseph Randolph, 19, also of Saylorsburg; were arrested after troopers arrived at 342 Vista Circle, Saylorsburg, to remove a juvenile runaway child.

Bush and Randolph both became verbally combative and caused a passive resistance against troopers to keep the runaway child from leaving.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver was involved in a two vehicle crash that occurred about 3:27 p.m. on Oct. 13, along SR100 in Lowhill Township, Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said David K. Koch, 59, of Tamaqua, was driving a 1973 Mack truck northbound and approaching Lyon Valley Road, while Adam Kostenbauder, 28, of Richlandtown, Bucks County, was southbound approaching the intersection in a vehicle not identified by troopers.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said unknown criminals fired three rounds toward the property of Joseph E. Lazovi Jr., 47, of 460 Beurys Road, Barry Township, Ashland, striking the victim's 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport and a garage. One round struck the garage and two hit the Jeep placing a hole in the passenger side front door and also damaging the area of the vehicle near the top of the windshield. Damages were estimated at $500.