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Police Logs

Monday, April 9, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a burglary, theft and criminal mischief incidents.

The break-in occurred at a residence at 8627 Kingsway, Robinhood Lakes development, in Polk Township, Monroe County.

Entry was gained by prying open a side door. Once inside the criminals removed a 32-inch Vizio flat screen television. The incident occurred sometime between March 11 and 31. The property is owned by Patricia Mueller, 73, of Bath, troopers said.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Criminal mischief charges are pending against a Lansford woman as a result of an incident at 2 p.m. April 6 in Lower Towamensing Township.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said the charges are pending against Paula Marie Gryzik, 44.

Police said it is alleged she kicked a storm door at the residence of Jody Ann Milkovitz, 44, of 41 Avenue B, Lower Towamensing Township, Palmerton, as she was leaving the residence.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Slatington driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Eric Jon Gross, 46, was stopped about 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at Delaware Avenue and Foruth St., in Palmerton, for a traffic violation.

He was found to be under the influence, taken into custody and transported to the barracks for a breath test. The DUI charge is pending, troopers said.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Nesquehoning police reported on citations issued by officers recently.

Officer Timothy Wuttke issued a citation on March 25 for a stop sign violation at Oak and Catawissa sts.

Officer Brian White issued two speeding citations, on March 29 and April 4, both along SR54. Speeds were 57 and 62 miles-per-hour in a 40 zone.

Office Dane O'Brien issued two red light citations on April 4 at Mermon and Catawissa streets; and a driving without a license citation at the same location.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Jim Thorpe man was jailed on Thursday for allegedly assaulting his mother.

Borough police were dispatched at about 9:07 p.m. to the rear of 103 Broadway for a fight in progress. Upon arrival officers were told by Robin Bierman that her son, Joshua David Bierman, 28, of 244 Center Ave., had assaulted her by punching her in the mouth.

Police observed Ms. Bierman bleeding from the mouth and her jaw was beginning to swell. Joshua Bierman had left the scene before the arrival of police.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Jim Thorpe male juvenile is facing charges in connection with the theft of a motor vehicle.

Nesquehoning Police Chief Sean Smith reported Officer Brian White received a dispatch on Wednesday, April 4, from a resident at 210 Yard St., that her 2005 Chrysler Sebring had been stolen along with her purse, cash and cell phone.

Smith and Detective Lee Marzen, of the Jim Thorpe police, began investigating into the incident and learned that the vehicle was in York County.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lehighton police reported that Joan L. Rossman, 48, of 670 Lans Way, Albrightsville, has been charged with one count of bad check.

Police said she passed the check at PDC Spa & Pool, 701 Bridge St., on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Two persons were cited following an altercation in Carbon County. State police at Lehighton said the incident occurred about 3:52 p.m. at 312 Bridge St., Weissport, on March 31.

Troopers said Nathan David Leslie, 23, of Nesquehoning, allegedly struck Donnie Neil Christman, 35, of Weissport, in the head and face with a closed fist. Troopers said Christman then allegedly shoved and struck Leslie in the head and face area with a closed fist.

Both were cited for harassment, troopers said.

Friday, April 6, 2012

State police at Frackville reported investigating a rear-end type crash in the Schuylkill County borough of Girardville.

Troopers said Gary E. Romanot, 61, of Girardville, driving a 2003 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck, was stopped on E. Main St., about 4:53 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, waiting to make a left turn into a driveway.

Kenneth R. Jessman, 46, of Girardville, driving a 1997 Buick Park Avenue, was westbound and failed to stop and his vehicle hit the rear of the pickup truck.

No one was injured. Troopers cited Jessman for careless driving.

Friday, April 6, 2012

A Jim Thorpe resident is facing two felony drug counts for allegedly selling heroin to a confidential informant (CI).

Borough police said Earl A. Eldridge, 31, of 308 1/2 South Ave., has been charged with two counts of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, and two misdemeanor counts of possession.

Police said on Oct. 7, 2011, Eldridge sold three packets of heroin to the CI for $60. On Oct. 14, 2011, he sold three more packs of the drug to the CI for another $60.