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Police Logs

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Massachusetts driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers conducted a traffic stop about 2:46 a.m. on Aug. 20 along SR940 in Pocono Summit, Coolbaugh Township, for an equipment and safety violation.

The driver was identified as William Sullivan, 28, of Rockland, Mass.

Sullivan was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests.

He was placed under arrest and refused to submit to a blood test, police said.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an attempted break-in at a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the home of William Earl Robinson, 35, of 2033 Market St., West Brunswick Township. Unknown criminals attempted to pry open an exterior metal door with a blunt object.

The incident occurred sometime between Aug. 19 and Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred about 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at the residence of Marvin K. Melhorn, 20, of 186 W. Grand Ave., Tower City, Porter Township.

Troopers said Eric L. Reppert, 27, of Tower City, went to the Melhorn residence to confront him about a mattress the victim allegedly left on Reppert's property. Reppert and Melhorn were outside the residence on the porch when an altercation began.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jim Thorpe police has a friendly, but serious, warning to drivers.

With the new school year about to start borough police will make its presence known at school zones throughout the community. Police ask motorists to slow down and be alert especially in school zones and during morning hours as school opens and afternoon hours as children return home. Police urge residents to watch for children in intersections and near the road.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of harassment following a domestic incident.

Pocono Mountain Regional police responded to Arrowhead Lakes about 1:51 a.m. on Aug. 21 for a domestic incident. At the scene officers determined that Kevin Jackson, 41, of Pocono Lake, threatened to stab his wife, Hollie Bell, during the course of an argument.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

State police at Frackville reported arresting a Schuylkill County man after he allegedly appeared in a street in the borough of Girardville with a shotgun threatening to shoot people.

Troopers responded to the area of Line and Ogden sts., about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday to the report of a man with a shotgun.

Upon arrival troopers found Edward Lowell Weyman, 55, of Girardville, having been disarmed by local residents.

He was taken into custody. Witnesses told troopers Weyman had made statements that he was going to kill everyone.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a identity theft incident.

Allen Peter Smith, of 131 Mulberry Drive, Saylorsburg, Ross Township, Monroe County, reported someone used his Social Security number at 6620 Old Madison Pike, Apt. 411, in Huntsville, Ala. The incident was reported on Friday, Aug. 19, at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Schuylkill County man is facing charges following an incident that occurred in the borough of Mechanicsville between 12:55 and 1:05 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Justin Marx, 21, of Cumbola, was riding an all terrain vehicle (ATV) in the area of 1265 Pottsville St., when he threw a large rock at a parked 2005 Ford Explorer smashing the windshield. He then fled the scene. The Ford is owned by Justina Rollman, 24, of that address.

Marx was charged with criminal mischief, troopers said.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

State police at Lehighton said troopers responded to a non-reportable crash about 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the intersection of SR209 and SR534 in Polk Township.

As a result troopers said Brian P. Dohn, of Kunkletown, was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was placed under arrest for DUI.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a criminal mischief to a vehicle incident that occurred in the Schuylkill County borough of Girardville.

Daniel Gaughan, 51, of 15 W. Main St., reported someone kicked the left sideview mirror off his 2010 Ford Fusion while parked in front of his home. The incident occurred sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20.