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Police Logs

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The North Central Pa. Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce and Expanded DUI/Underage Drinking Enforcement Program has released the following statistics from a roving DUI patrol held Dec. 30 in Schuylkill County.

A total of 34 vehicles were contacted and detained. One motorist was tested, but not arrested. Officers issued six traffic citations, made two criminal arrests and issued 28 warnings. Officers from four county law enforcement departments participated in the patrol.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Slatington resident was cited for public drunkenness following an incident that occurred about 2:34 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Borough police said a male was observed staggering in the area of Long Valley and Center Avenue. He was stopped and identified as Gutchiston Sparrow IV, 24, of 750 Main St., Apt. 2. He was found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody and transported to the police station and issued a citation and released.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on several theft incidents at the Blue Mountain Ski resort in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said several vehicles were entered while parked in lots at the ski resort and various items were removed. No time frame was listed on the police report.

A 33-year-old resident who resides along Covered Bridge Road in Lower Towamensing Township reported his home was entered and removed were various items including a television set and jewelry. The incident occurred sometime between 2 and 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 9:50 p.m. on Dec. 28 along SR534 in Polk Township.

State police at Lehighton said Ronald Simms, of Kunkletown, was stopped for a moving traffic violation and was found to be under the influence. He will be charged, troopers said.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A car collided into a school bus on Tuesday in Schuylkill County. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 3:39 p.m. along SR209 at the intersection with Tremont St., in the village of Muir, Porter Township. There were no students in the bus at the time of the crash.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Monroe County man was cited for false alarms.

State police at Fern Ridge said Frank Megna, of Saylorsburg, was cited for causing or permitting four or more false alarm activations during a consecutive 12-month period. The period ran from January to December 2010, troopers said.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

West Penn Township Police Chief Brian Johnson has released his monthly report for December.

Police patrolled a total of 4,137 miles. Traffic citations issued included: speeding - 35; careless driving - two; driving without a license - two; driving with a suspended or revoked license - one; expired registration - two; expired inspection - two; stop/yield sign violation - one; seat belt - one.

Written warnings issued: speeding - 21; equipment - three.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on two crashes investigated by troopers in recent days, but gave no details of the accidents.

Troopers said a two vehicle crash occurred on Dec. 28 about 3:45 p.m. along SR209 in Polk Township, Monroe County. Troopers identified the drivers as Jenna R. Mokshefski, 26, of Lansford, and Christine A. Sutters, 41, of Lehighton. Sutters had passengers Amanda Sutters, 15, and Samantha Dotter, 17, both of Lehighton. The report indicated Amanda Sutters sustained a minor injury. Details of how the crash occurred were not released.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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

Borough police said about 2:08 a.m. on Dec. 24 officers made a traffic stop along Main Street at N. Walnut Street, after observing the vehicle being operated on a flat tire.

The driver was identified as William Gribble III, 29, of 374 W. Bertsch St., Lansford. Gribble was found to be under the influence and taken to the Lehigh County DUI Center for a blood test. The test result showed Gribble had a .08BAC.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a two-vehicle accident in the parking lot of the Cressona Mall, North Manheim Township.

Troopers said Andrew J. McNulty, of Cressona, told troopers he parked his 2003 Ford F150 pickup truck in a lot at the mall about 1:33 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, and placed it in park and put the brake on. The vehicle drifted forward and struck the parked 2003 Oldsmobile Alero owned by Mildred P. Mikulski, of Mt. Carmel.

McNulty reported he was having problems with his emergency brake prior to the accident.