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Police Logs

Monday, December 27, 2010

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a deer poaching/theft incident that happened between 9:30-11:45 a.m. Dec. 5 at Kenmar Acres in Polk Township.

Police said the Pa. Game Commission had two deer for evidence located with a marked Game Commission vehicle at the site when someone stole the two deer from the vehicle.

One of the deer was a piebald that police said was poached during the nighttime hours.

Anyone with information concerning the poaching or theft of the deer should contact the Game Commission or police barracks.

Friday, December 24, 2010

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 22 in Jackson Township, Monroe County.

The victim is Eric William Steuer Jr., 57, of Bartonsville.

He told polilce someone forced their way into the front door of the residence at 102 Golden Slipper Road and stole a Folgers coffee container with various U.S. currency in it (estimated to be about $50) and a coo-coo clock worth $100.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Tamaqua Police were dispatched to the Tamaqua Senior High School at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday after a custodian discovered a threat written on a tile in a bathroom. Law enforcement and school district personnel spent hours conducting a thorough sweep of the building and determined the threat was "not credible."

Following a short investigation, a 16 -year-old West Penn Township male was questioned and admitted writing the threat. He has been referred to juvenile authorities.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Kevin M. Neilan, 24, of Bayone, N.J., sustained moderate injuries in a two-vehicle crash Dec. 19 at 6:35 p.m. at the intersection of Rt. 115 and Astolat Road in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, according to state police at the Fern Ridge barracks.

Police said he was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg.

Police said he was driving a 2011 BMW south on Rt. 115 and was unable to stop in time after a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 entered its path. The latter vehicle was driven by Chester Zajac, 65, of Blakeslee. Neither he nor two female passengers were injured.

Friday, December 24, 2010

A New York, N.Y., man has been arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional Police for allegeding purchasing alcohol for minors earlier this month in Tobyhanna.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police reported the arrest of Manual Beras, 39, on charges of corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to minors.

Friday, December 24, 2010

A criminal mischief incident in Carbon County is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said the matter was reported to have occurred between 3:30 p.m. Dec. 18 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at 450 Church Road, Palmerton.

The victim is David Kunkle, 43, of Palmerton.

He told police someone used an unknown object to smash the window of his 2000 Dodge Caravan while it was parked at the scene.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional Police report David Kleiman, 20, of Tobyhanna, is facing several charges as a result of a traffic stop they made at 12:19 a.m. Dec. 12 along Rt. 196, near Seven Nations Drive, in Tobyhanna.

Police said Neiman was driving an Audi A4 that was stopped after police observed several Vehicle Code violations. It was later determined by police that the vehicle had a Pa. inspection sticker on it that did not belong to the Audi.

Friday, December 24, 2010

George Dyer, 20, and Simeon Silverstein, 22, both of Tobyhanna, have been arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional Police on rape charges stemming from an incident at 3 a.m. Dec. 21 at the Pocono Country Place development in Tobyhanna.

They were arraigned on charges of rape and conspiracy to commit rape and were lodged in the Monroe County Correctional Facility, Snydersville, pending further court action.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Two vehicles were damaged but no one was hurt in a crash at 9:15 p.m. Dec. 23 on Old Route 209 in the Village of Newkirk, Schuylkill Township.

State police at the Frackville barracks said the accident happened when Dilian J. Zehner, 19, of Tamaqua, driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt south on the road, lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a curve. The vehicle corssed over into the oncoming lane of travel as Christi Truskey, 19, of Tamaqua, was northbound in a 1998 Jeep Cherokee.

Friday, December 24, 2010

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said a driver was arrested and two persons were injured in a one-vehicle crash Nov. 23 at 3:55 p.m. on Interstate 80 in Tunkhannock Township. Details of the month-old accident report were released today.

Police said Stacy Wesley, 28, of Philadelphia, a passenger in the vehicle, sustained major injuries and was flown by MedEvac helicopter to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Police said the woman was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.