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Police Logs

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a two-vehicle crash about 8:11 a.m. on Monday, March 21, along Interstate 80 in Tunkhannock Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Maria A. Carrazana, 46, of Long Pond, and John Wawrzynski, 66, of Effort, were both westbound. Wawrzynski was driving a 2003 Mack truck with snowplow and plowing the left lane.

Carrazana attempted to pass the truck in the right lane, lost control of her 2001 Chrysler and slid into the path of the plow.

The plow struck the front driver side of the Chrysler.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Carbon County driver was involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lehigh County on March 16 about 4:31 p.m. State police at Fogelsville said the accident occurred along SR22 at the intersection with Interstate 78, in Upper Macungie Township.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Palmerton man is facing drug charges following an incident in Jim Thorpe.

Borough police said about 11:10 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, officers were dispatched to 422 Lehigh St. for an "out of control" male.

The person was identified as Adam E. Augustine, 21.

While investigating the incident officers discovered about 70 bags of suspected marijuana, assorted items of drug paraphernalia including two weighing scales, an unidentified bag of pills and three plastic baggies containing $2,900 in U.S. currency.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Two persons were hurt in a one-vehicle crash March 18 at 12:04 a.m. on Adamsdale Road in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, according to state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.

Police said John Archbald, 23, of Schuylkill Haven, the driver, and Jessica Ulrich, 24, of New Ringgold, both suffered minor injuries. Ulrich was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center, Pottsville, by the Orwigsburg ambulance.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Lansford resident is facing a charge of retail theft following an incident in Nesquehoning.

Police Chief Sean Smith said Gloria May Mills, of 631 E. Ridge St., was cited on March 4 about 11:46 a.m. at Redner's Warehouse Market. It is alleged she took $33.50 worth of mercandise from the store without paying for it.

Monday, March 21, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a four-vehicle, rear-end type crash about 5:33 p.m. on Friday, March 18, along SR443 at the intersection with Harvey Drive, in Washington Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the vehicles were all eastbound. Troopers said Dana Walker, 31, of Pine Grove, was stopoped waiting to turn left into Harvey Drive with Horace D. Fisher Jr., 90, of Pine Grove, was stopped behind him and Michael R. Lenker, 19, of Williamstown, slowing down to stop behind Lenker.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Kareem Johnson, 31, of Coolbaugh Township, was detained in the Monroe County Correctional Facility, Snydersville, after police took him into custody on March 13 at 11:52 p.m. at the Oakview Apartments in Mount Pocono.

Police said they observed the man at the apartments and were aware that a bench warrant had been issued against him for failure to appear in court on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Monday, March 21, 2011

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating the theft of an 8 GB iPodfrom the Blue Mountain High School in North Manheim Township.

The victim is Brittany Paul of Pottsville.

She told police someone took the iPod from her work area in a classroom after it was left unattended. The iPod is black in color on the front, and silver in the back.

The incident happened between 2-2:10 p.m. March 14.

Monday, March 21, 2011

State police at Lehighton responded to a reported disturbance was led to the arrest of two individuals.

The disturbance was reported about 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at 38 Interchange Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County.

At the scene troopers arrested Matthew John Kozero, 46, of Gilbert, after he was found to have in his possession a firearm. Kozero is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a prior criminal history. He was charged with firearms not to be possesed and also possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Several driving under the influence (DUI) arrests were reported by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said about 7:14 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, troopers stopped Sherri Marie Walsh, 41, of Saylorsburg, along Hamilton South at Lake Shore Drive, in Hamilton Township, Monroe County, operating a 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier, for an equipment violation.

She was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest for DUI.