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Police Logs

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police said a Monroe County man is facing charges following a domestic incident.

Police said on Oct. 18 about 8:30 p.m. they were dispatched to 21 Summit Drive, Mount Pocono, for a reported domestic incident. On scene the officers were met by Vanessa Barnard, 24, and Veronica Barnard, 18, both of Boonton, N.J. Vanessa Barnard stated she came to the residence to drop off her children to their father, Kerey Cousar, 27, of that address.

Friday, October 26, 2012

A deer and a van collided along a Schuylkill County road on Thursday morning, Oct. 25.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said David W. Selsman, 43, of New Ringgold, was operating a 2006 Dodge Caravan eastbound on Second Mountain Road, North Manheim Township, about 9:12 a.m., and approaching a downshill right curve.

As the van entered the curve a deer came into the eastbound lane in front of Selsman. He swerved his van to avoid the animal and struck a culvert along the berm.

Selsman was not injured but the van had to be towed from the scene.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A vehicle stop by members of the Pocono Mountain Regional police led to the arrest of a wanted person.

Police said about 12:55 a.m. on Oct. 20 officers on patrol observed a red Fiat traveling on SR115 southbound. A vehicle stop was made for a motor vehicle code violation.

The driver was identified as Asia Rudolph, 22, of Allentown. A check revealed she was wanted by Northampton County authorities on a drug possession charge. She was taken into custody and transported to the county prison in Snydersville to await being picked by Northampton authorities.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrest of two Monroe County teens in connection with incidents that occurred in September.

Police said as a result of an investigation into multiple reports of criminal mischief to residences, mailboxes, and vehicles in the Pocono Farms Community, made on Sept. 22, police have charged Nicholas Morosco, 19, and Ray Dejesus, 19, both of Tobyhanna.

The two were charged with theft of movable property (a golf cart), receiving stolen property, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and related criminal mischief counts.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating two burglaries.

Troopers said homes at 8708 Twin Lakes Drive, and 18058 Robinhood Lakes, Kunkletown, Polk Township, Monroe County, were entered. An attempt to enter a home at 8720 Twin Lakes Drive, was unsuccessful. Troopers listed the homeowners as Eugene Fijakowski, of Philadelphia, and Louis Brown, of Madison, N.J.

Troopers said entry occurred sometime between Oct. 22 at 9:30 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 8:30 a.m. Troopers did not indicate if anything was taken.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating two theft incidents at two Schuylkill County locations.

Troopers said Anthony Mark Snyder, 24, of Tower City, reported multiple hand and power tools were removed from a utility truck parked at his home, 2 Beagle Road, in Porter Township, sometime between 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, and 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Monroe County man is facing charges including indecent assault, for an incident involving a 16-year-old female.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Tyler Jon Rispoli, 25, of Pocono Summit, has been charged with sexual abuse of children, corrupton of minors, unlawful contact with a minor, criminal use of a communication facility, indecent assault, and tampering with evidence.

Police said the alleged incidents occurred over a period of 2011 into 2012.

Rispoli was arraigned before District Judge Anthony Fluegel, of Tobynanna, and released on $20,000 bail.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported another arrest has been made in a pipe bomb incident. It is the third arrest in the case.

Police said on Wednesday they arrested John Donahue, 19, of Tobyhanna, in connection with the case in which James Arnold III, 19, of Tobyhanna, was charged with making a pipe bomb at his home.

Donahue was charged with one count each of weapons of mass destruction (a felony two), prohibited offensive weapons (a misdemeanor one), and recklessly endangering another person (a misdemeanor two).

Thursday, October 25, 2012

State police at Lehighton will be conducting roving DUI patrols along various roads in Carbon and Monroe counties.

The patrols will be conducted during the time frame of Oct. 26-28. The operation is conducted in an effort to reduce the number of crashes, fatalities, and injuries on state roads.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lehighton police want to keep children safe this Halloween.

All children ages 12 and under are welcome to stop in at the police station, at 124 S. Third St., to receive a free glow stick and trick or treat bag to be used on "Trick or Treat" night on Oct. 31. These items can be picked up now through Wednesday, Oct. 31, between 4 and 6 p.m.