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Police Logs

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Monroe County man was jailed on Saturday, Dec. 11, following a gun incident at a bar.

State police at Lehighton said troopers were dispatched to Luna Rosa Bar, located off SR209, in Polk Township, about 1:15 a.m. for a disturbance. At the bar troopers found Matthew J. Kozero, 19, of Box 38 HC No.1, Gilbert, who was involved in the disturbance and that he had a handgun in his waistband.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 10:50 p.m. on Dec. 3 along Holbens Valley Road at Carpet Road, in Weisenberg Township.

State police at Fogelsville said Christopher Cutitta, New Tripoli, was stopped for speeding at the above stated location. He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. Charges were filed, troopers said.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A vehicle stop in Monroe County led to the arrest of the driver on drug charges.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, officers stopped a vehicle along Long Pond Road in Tunkhannock Township, for a motor vehicle code violation no inspection sticker.

At the stop the driver and two passengers were observed moving around within the vehicle suspiciously. A K-9 dog alerted police of narcotics in the car.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

An icy Monroe County road was blamed for two crashes that occurred Tuesday, Dec. 6. State police at Fern Ridge said the crashes occurred about 6:25 a.m. along Interstate 80 in Tobyhanna Township.

Troopers said Judith P. Franks, 52, of Jim Thorpe, was eastbound operating a 2003 Ford F150 pickup truck when the vehicle traveled over a icy patch causing her to lose control. The truck traveled off the road and struck an embankment causing it to roll onto the driver's side.

Franks was not injured.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 1:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, along SR196 in Coolbaugh Township.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were dispatched to Pocono Farms in Tobyhanna for a disturbance. While en route police were advised the suspect in the disturbance was leaving the scene in a silver in color pickup truck.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on two burglaries and other incidents probed by troopers.

A break-in occurred at a residence along SR903 in Penn Forest Township. Entry was gained by forcing a basement door. Taken was various items. The entry occurred sometime between noon and 8 p.m. on Nov. 29. The victim is listed as a 86-year-old male.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a theft from a vehicle incident in Monroe County.

Quentin Baldwin, 61, of 20 Juniper Lane, Saylorsburg, Chestnuthill Township, reported his unlocked vehicle was entered while parked in the driveway of his home. Removed was about $4 in change and three packs of cigarettes. The incident occurred sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, and Monday at 2 a.m.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A deer was blamed for a one-vehicle crash that occurred in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Amanda N. Nuss, 29, of Hazleton, was driving a 2002 Toyota Echo northbound on SR924 in East Union Township, about 11:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, when a deer entered the road in front of her. She swerved to avoid the animal and the car struck an embankment along the west berm. The vehicle came to rest facing west in the southbound lane.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A vehicle stop led to a wanted person arrest.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, officers stopped a vehicle along SR196 in Tobyhanna for a motor vehicle code violation.

At the stop the driver was identified as Javier Delvalle, 43, of Brooklyn, N.Y. A check revealed Delvalle was wanted on an arrest warrant out of Bergen Coutny, N.J. He was taken into custody and placed in the county prison in Snydersville pending extradition back to New Jersey.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The theft of an all terrain vehicle (ATV) and a burglary are being probed at two Schuylkill County locations.

State police at Frackville said the ATV was stolen from the property of Caine Brobst, 29, of 31 Farm Lane, Barnesville, Ryan Township. A 2003 Suzuki Z400 four-wheeler was removed from outside the residence sometime between 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, and 7:30 a.m. on Thursday.