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Police Logs

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Four driving under the influence (DUI) arrests were reported by state police at Lehighton, all occurring over the past holiday weekend.

Troopers said about 5:20 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, John Joseph Drexler, 50, of Wind Gap, was stopped for traffic violations along SR33 at the Snydersville exit, in Hamiltion Township, Monroe County. Drexler was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was placed under arrest. The DUI charge is pending blood test results.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on a burglary, theft incidents and a criminal mischief probed by troopers.

The break-in occurred at the residence of Robert Gunther Sr., 60, of 168 Butternut St., in Kunkletown, Eldred Township, Monroe County. Troopers said unknown criminals broke a basement window to gain entry. Once inside they rummaged through numerous drawers and forcibly entered a small closet by prying open the door. Taken was a .22-caliber revolver. The incident occurred sometime between Aug. 31 and Sept. 2.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Derek Hunsicker, 22, and Felicia Bigg-Carr, 20, both of 503 Lansford Court, both face charges from an incident which took place at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 23 at their residence. Both are charged with simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct. They were arraigned before District Judge Joseph Homanko and committed to prison under $2,500 bail each.

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

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Anthony Carlino, 52, of 508 Arlington St., Tamaqua, faces charges from an incident which took place on Oak Street in Lansford on Feb. 3, 2010. Charges of corruption of minors and harassment were filed by Officer Robert Shubeck.

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

On Feb. 25, 2010, Joseph Schminkey reported to Shubeck that on Feb. 3, 2010, Carlino sent Schminkey's 9-year-old daughter a text message that included a pornographic picture.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating the following crashes on Monroe County roads.

A one vehicle crash occurred about 4:05 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, along Neola Road, in Jackson Township. Troopers said Robert J. Holler III, 18, of Saylorsburg, was driving a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer southbound when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree.

Holler and his passenger, Eric R. Holler, 18, of New Hyde Park, N.Y., were injured and taken to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, by West End ambulance.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Monroe County man was jailed on Saturday, Sept. 3, for allegedly assaulting two sheriff deputies.

State police at Fern Ridge said Brandon Charles Sargent, 21, of Stroudsburg, was charged with simple assault for an incident that occurred about 8 p.m. at the West End Fairgrounds in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Sargent was being escorted from the fairgrounds by the two deputies when he assaulted them.

He was taken into custody and lodge in the county prison in Snydersville pending arraignment.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Carbon County man was cited for an incident in Lehigh County. State police at Foglesville said the incident occurred about 3:23 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, along SR309 in South Whitehall Township.

Troopers said Troy Michael Fairchild Sr., 38, of Nesquehoning, was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation. At the stop Fairchild fled on foot into a wooded area and attempted to avoid apprehension. Numerous police agencies, including troopers from the Bethlehem barracks and police from South Whitehall Township and Emmaus, assisted in apprehending Fairchild.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 12:41 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, along SR61 in the area of Municipal Road, in West Brunswick Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Vinni Singh, 41, of Orwigsburg, was stopped while northbound in a 2010 BMW for traffic violations. She was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests.

She was then transported to a DUI checkpoint in Schuylkill Haven for a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on crashes investigated by troopers over the past holiday weekend along Schuylkill County roads.

A one vehicle crash occurred about 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, along the New Philadelphia Road (SR2003), in West Brunswick Township. Troopers said Stacy L. Salaki, 32, of Orwigsburg, was driving a 2010 Pontiac G6 northbound and negotiating a right hand cuve when she lost control. The car traveled onto the berm where the front end struck a block wall at 156 New Philadelphia Road, and came to rest.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Erik Joseph Hertweck, 30, of 456 Unionville Road, Jim Thorpe, Penn Forest Township, is facing charges of hit-and-run and endangering the welfare of children as a result of an incident at 7:50 p.m. Aug. 8 in Jim Thorpe.

Police said they were dispatched to 12 W. Sixth St. to investigate a hit-and-run incident and learned Hertweck was driving a silver Nissan Pathfinder when he arrived at the residence to pick up his children (ages 4, 5 and 9) from their mother, Jayleen Hertweck.