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Police Logs

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Two Carbon County men are facing theft charges following an incident that occurred about 1:15 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12.

State police at Lehighton said Kelly Neff, 43, and Herman McFarland, 45, both of Palmerton, arrived at the Pencor Services, Inc., of Palmerton, site in Lower Towamensing Township and removed copper wire from a storage facility. The two were taken into custody. The copper is valued at $200.

Theft charges are pending, troopers said. Troopers were assisted in the arrest by Palmerton police.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

State police at Frackville are looking for a hit and run driver who was involved in a crash about 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, along SR1005 in North Union Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Noreen L. Boehmer, 64, of Zion Grove, was driving a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser southbound and rounding a curve when a northbound vehicle entered her lane of travel and struck the drivers' side of her car. After impact the other driver fled the scene. Boehmer was not injured.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional Police reported two individuals were arrested on shoplifting charges as a result of an incident at 3:45 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Wal-Mart Store along Route 940 in Mount Pocono.

Charges with retail theft are Angela Wisniewski, 22, of Blakeslee, and Steven Crawbuck, 23, of Pocono Lake.

Police said they were initially caught by the representatives of the store's loss prevention department as they tried to leave the store without paying for items that they concealed on their person.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 4:25 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12.

State police at Frackville said Charles Strouse Sr., 60, of Pottsville, was driving a 1996 Dodge Dakota pickup truck southbound on SR209 in New Philadelphia when the truck left the road for unknown reasons. The truck entered a large drainage area where it became submerged in a large pool of water.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft incident at a Schuylkill County business.

Troopers said four Siemens induction motors were removed from the Old Bear Ridge Shop property located at 10 Gilberton Road, in West Mahanoy Township.

Troopers said the theft was discovered about 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

James Smith Jr., 53, of Pocono Summit, has been arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional Police for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police said the man was stopped while driving on Route 940, near the Pocono Summit Plaza, after he was observed "weaving" his vehicle, a Chevrolet truck.

Police said they observed indications of intoxication and made the arrest after he was administered field sobriety tests.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Carbon County man is facing several criminal charges stemming from an incident at a county school.

State police at Lehighton said Todd John Mertz, 54, of Lehighton, was arrested on Monday, Sept. 12, on three counts each of theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a burglary and theft incident.

The break-in occurred at the residence of Steven Warhurst, 57, of 340 Covered Bridge Road, in Kunkletown, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County. Troopers said entry was gained by pushing open a exterior screen window leading to the first floor bathroom. Removed was numerous prescription pills. The incident occurred sometime between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sept. 5.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Slatington driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville Dawn Marie Campolo, 32, was northbound about 12:50 a.m. on aug. 28 when her vehicle became disabled near a downed tree. She was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) and drug arrest made by officers.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, about 2:39 a.m. officers stopped a vehicle along Stoney Hollow Road for a headlight being out. The driver was identified as Alan Byron, 23, of Albrightsville. Officers detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Byron. He failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Pocono Medical Center (PMC), East Stroudsburg, for a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results, police said.