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Police Logs

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Carbon County man lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree in Lower Towamensing Township Thursday evening.

State Police at Lehighton said Robert Miller, 20, of Lehighton, was driving his 1997 Ford north on Cherry Hill Road approaching the intersection with Club Road. He attempted to turn left onto Club Road, but was unable to negotiate the turn due to traveling at an excessive speed.

As a result, the left front of the vehicle struck a tree at the north west corner of the intersection.

Miller, who was wearing his seat belt, was not injured.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A theft by unlawful taking or disposition incident is being reported by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

The victim is Matthew C. Schutter, 41, of Jim Thorpe.

He told police someone removed his political campaign signs valued at $4 from a location along Rt. 903 in front of the Penn Forest Township building.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Daniel Hollan, 28, of 21 W. Patterson St., Lansford, faces charges following an incident which took place at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 22 at 21 W. Patterson St. Charges of simple assault and harassment were filed by Officer Joshua Tom.

Hollan was arraigned before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton and committed to prison under $10,000, 10 percent bail.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Jonathan Oakes, 21, of 29 Andrewsville Street, Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place at 4:25 a.m. June 18. Charges of driving under the influence (DUI) and driving without a license were filed by Officer Jeffrey Ohl.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Ohl received a report of a vehicle into a ditch at the end of Andrewsville Street, with the driver passed out at the wheel. Upon arrival he saw a white Jeep Cherokee in a ditch, with the male operator leaning against the driver's side door.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Donald Fernandes III, 21, of 120 E. Holland St., Summit Hill, faces charges from an incident which occurred at 1:29 a.m. Sept. 11 on W. Ridge Street, Lansford.

Charges of persistent disorderly conduct (two counts) and public drunkenness were filed by Officer Joshua Tom. Fernandes was arraigned before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford and committed to prison.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Christopher Miller, 22, of 235 E. Ridge St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on Sept. 23 on W. Patterson Street. Charges of corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to minors were filed by Officer Joshua Tom. As a result of these charges, Miller turned himself in and was sent to prison due to the fact he is currently on probation.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Friday, October 7, 2011

A New Mexico man was cited in Slatington this week.

Borough police said about 1:32 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, found Steven Ray Byers, 32, of 12050 Candelaria NE, Albuquerque, in the borough parking lot at 635 Main St. under the influence of alcohol.

He was cited for public drunkenness, police said.

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing charges of harassment following an incident that occurred about 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, along an access road behind 704 Alan Court, in Jackson Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Christopher M. Haley, 23, of Stroudsburg, is facing the charges for allegedly threatening John Anthony Valenti, 51, of Stroudsburg, and two male teens, ages 13 and 14.

Also, troopers said Haley grabbed the 14-year-old by the wrist during the incident.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Tamaqua police received conflicting reports following an altercation early Saturday morning, but were able to resolve the issue after reviewing security camera footage.

Officers were on patrol at 1 a.m. when they heard loud voices coming from the unit block of Mauch Chunk Street.

On scene the officer spoke with Joseph Spencer, 38, of 816 Lizard Creek Rd., Andreas. Spencer claimed he had been assaulted by Jake Bynon, 30, of 305 E. Patterson St., Lansford.

The confrontation started inside Freddie's Pub.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Lansford police have cited a number of people for infractions:

Stacy Thomas, 32, of 825 E. Ridge St., Lansford: Cited for disorderly conduct as a result of an incident which took place at 10:50 p.m. Aug. 20 at her residence.

Michelle Serina, 46, of 318 E. Abbott St., Crystal Fenstermacher, 39, of 317 E. Abbott St., and a 16-year-old female from Lehighton were cited for disorderly conduct as a result of an incident which took place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at 317 E. Abbott St.