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Police Logs

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Criminal charges were filed against Scott Heffelfinger, 24, no known address, for receiving stolen property, unauthorized use of automobile, possession of drug paraphernalia, and drivers required to be licensed. The incident occurred on Aug. 16 at 1:19 a.m. in the 600 block of Delaware Avenue.

Public drunkenness

Troy Bender, 46, of 401 Lehigh Avenue, third floor, Palmerton, was cited for public drunkenness. The violation occurred on Aug. 23 at 4:03 a.m. in the 400 block of Lehigh Avenue.

Alcoholic beverages

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Monroe County man has been charged with assaulting two teens.

State police at Fern Rige said Juan Jose Rivera Jr., 31, of Jackson Township, was cited for simple assault for allegedly assaulting two teens, a 12-year-old male and a 11-year-old female.

The incident occurred at 6414G Pine Ridge Road, in Jackson Township, about 10:44 p.m. on Aug. 22, troopers said.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Two Tamaqua men were cited after a confrontation on Aug. 21.

Officers were patrolling in the Center Street area at 3:20 a.m. when they heard sounds of a disturbance to the rear of the Fegley Mini Mart.

They discovered Harry Hahn, 25, of 243 Spruce St., and Dennis Yeater, 23, of 62 Hunter St, having a heated discussion.

Both men claimed to have been struck by the other.

Both were cited for disorderly conduct.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Minor injuries were reported in a one vehicle crash along Interstate 81 in Delano Township, Schuylkill County, that occurred about 12:10 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28.

State police at Frackville said Dipen Regmi, 29, of Scranton, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu northbound in the right lane through a construction zone.

The vehicle entered the left lane and went off the road where it traveled about 70 feet before striking an embankment.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Monroe County man was jailed on Saturday following a gun-point incident. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occured in the 200 block of Third Street, Pocono Pines, in Tobyhanna Township.

Monday, August 29, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary in the Towamensing Trails development in Penn Forest Township.

According to a news release issued by Trooper Donald T. MacRae Jr., burglar(s) broke a window at 112 Byron Lane, owned by Annette Marks, 49, of Willow Grove.

Police found that nothing had been removed from the house.

Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to call police at (570) 646-2271.

Monday, August 29, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported on three crashes investigated by trooopers, all occurring in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

A crash occurred about 11:05 a.m. on Aug. 25 along SR115 at the intersection with Mountain Laurel Drive. Troopers said Malgorzata J. Kotara, 44, of Effort, was driving a 2010 Dodge Nitro westbound on Mt. Laurel and failed to come to a complete stop at the intersection with 115 and pulled in front of a 1999 Chevrolet 2500 truck driven by Christopher J. Schroder, 46, of Brodheadsville, who was northbound on 115.

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Schuylkill County man was jailed early Saturday following a gun pointing incident.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Michael Klinger Jr., 34, of the village of Muir, was arrested following the incident that occurred in the area of 44 Main St., Tremont, about 6 a.m.

Troopers allege that Klinger verbally threatened Rahn Erdman, 32, of Tremont. Troopers added that Klinger had a concealed semi-automatic pistol and pulled it out and threatened Erdman's life while pointing the gun at him. Erdman was not injured in the incident, troopers said.

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Slatington man has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) a controlled substance.

Stephen Edward Sasdi, 24, of 409 W. South St., was charged at 8:08 p.m. Aug. 4.

Borough police were called to the area of Main Street for a report of an erratic driver. Witnesses identified the defendant and police stopped his vehicle.

In addition to DUI, Sasdi was charged with operating a vehicle while his license was suspended and careless driving.

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Long Pond teenager faces an aggravated assault charge stemming from a November 2009 shooting incident.

Christopher S. Lentz, 17, allegedly shot a another teen in the back as he rode his motorized scooter on Glade Drive in the Emerald Lakes development.

According to a news release from Pocono Mountain Regional Police, on Nov. 2, 2009, the 17-year-old victim was hospitalized and required surgery. Police conducted an extensive investigation that culminated in charging Lentz.