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Police Logs

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a traffic stop.

State police at Lehighton said Bruce Allen Laub, 46, of Lehighton, was stopped about 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 30 along Fairyland Drive, at Memorial Drive, in Franklin Township, for a vehicle code violation. He was subsequently placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Bethlehem man is facing charges relating to an incident in Jim Thorpe.

Borough police said on Aug. 19 about 4:31 p.m. they received a complaint from Jennifer Purcell, of 209 North St., that she gave permission to Stephon M. Lawrence, 45, of 2935 Westminister Road, for the use of her 2008 Buick Lacrosse to transport his belongings to his residence.

Purcell told police that she informed Lawrence to return the vehicle after he was done. She stated Lawrence contacted her several times and provided misleading information as to the whereabouts of the vehicle.

Monday, November 12, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a theft incident at a Schuylkill County site.

Troopers said unknown criminals removed about $50 worth of items from the backyard of Clarence L. Herman, 75, of 1627 E. Grand Ave., Porter Township, sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 and 11 a.m. on Nov. 9.

The items were placed in the yard to be scrapped, troopers said. The items taken included a eight-foot piece of pipe, two aluminum folding chairs, an aluminum chair, a 40-pound piece of metal, and three pieces of spouting ranging in size from four to 16 feet long.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Two Lehigh County drivers are facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI) following two separate incidents over the past weekend.

State police at Fogelsville said Toby A. Burns, 38, of New Tripoli, was contacted for an interview regarding another investigation. Burns was observed driving a vehicle and while being interviewed showed signs of intoxication. He was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Charges are pending blood test results. The incident occurred about 1:18 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, troopers said.

Monday, November 12, 2012

One person sustained what troopers called major injuries in a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 9:58 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, along SR183 in Wayne Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Anita E. Kozlowski, 50, of Ringtown, was driving a 2003 Toyota 4Runner southbound when she lost control on the wet road. Troopers said Kozlowski then overcompensated by steering to the right which caused the Toyota to overturn.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police were dispatched to an intoxicated male refusing to leave a residence inside A Pocono Country Place at Stoney Hollow Drive and SR196.

Monday, November 12, 2012

State police at Fogelsville said a Lehigh County resident was cited following an incident at a trash drop-off site. Troopers said the incident occurred about 9:55 a.m. on Nov. 3 at the Waste Management site at 2710 Golden Key Road, in Weisenberg Township.

Troopers responded to the scene and reported Dirk Postupack, 50, of New Tripoli, became enraged when he thought a 75-year-old male, from Breinigsville, had pulled ahead of him in a line to drop off trash. Troopers said the victim was told to pull ahead by Waste Management personnel.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Deer crossing Schuylkill County roads were the cause of two accidents, state police at Frackville reported.

Troopers said Gregory S. Keller, 17, of Barnesville, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier eastbound on SR54 in the village of Wiggans, Mahanoy Township, about 7:11 p.m. on Nov. 5 when a deer entered the road in front of him.

Keller attempted to avoid the animal which caused him to lose control. The car then struck the guide rail on the opposite side of the road.

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 1:16 a.m. along Camp Road in Washington Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Kyle A. Fehr, 22, of Pottsville, was driving a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound when he failed to negotiate a left curve causing him to lose control.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Two teens were arrested for retail theft at a Schuylkill County department store.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Jonathan Michael Pauly, 18, and Dillon Michael Haller, 19, both of Pottsville, were cited for an incident at the Kohl's Department store in the Fairlane Village Mall, in Norwegian Township.

The two were caught concealing two boxes of shoes under their jackets and attempting to leave the store without paying for them. The incident occurred about 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, troopers said.