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Police Logs

Monday, May 14, 2012

Two McAdoo residents were cited by Rush Township police recently following shoplifting incidents at the Hometown Commons Walmart.

Jacqueline Reyes, 19, will be cited for retail theft after allegedly stealing items valued at $12.78. She also faces charges of possession of drug paraphernalia after officers discovered she was in possession of two glass bowls with suspected marijuana residue.

Brandon Taylor, 20, was charged with retail theft for allegedly stealing $9.98 worth of merchandise from the retail store.

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Schuylkill County woman is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 2:32 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, along SR61, a mile south of S. Centre St., in North Manheim Township.

Troopers said they stopped a vehicle traveling northbound after observing it cross the fog line. The driver was identified as Amber Freyer, 22, of Port Carbon. She failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville, for a blood test.

The DUI count is pending the test results, troopers said.

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 8:57 p.m. on Friday, May 11, along Mount Laffee Road, in New Castle Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said a 1993 Ford Explorer was driven westbound and went across the eastbound lane and almost struck another vehicle.

The Ford then went onto the berm and struck several small trees before rolling onto its passenger side.

Monday, May 14, 2012

A juvenile driver was involved in a high speed chase in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred about 9:27 p.m. on Monday, May 7, along SR423 in Coolbaugh Township. Police said officers were out of their vehicle with a disabled tractor trailer when a vehicle came northbound and the driver failed to obey police commands and fled the scene.

Police pursued the vehicle which crashed at the intersection of state routes 423 and 196. The juvenile driver then fled the scene on foot into nearby woods. He was later found and taken into custody.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Jim Thorpe police reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made recently.

Police said on Friday, March 30, about 5:29 a.m. officers were dispatched to 35 W. Seventh St., for a report of a female with a suspended license attempting to leave in a vehicle. Upon arrival officers were informed that Jamie L. Ruggiero, 36, of that address, was driving and intoxicated.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A large amount of diesel fuel leaked from one of two vehicles involved in a crash on Wednesday, May 9, at the intersection of SR901 and Interstate 81, in Foster Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Justin McRae, 34, of Sunbury, Northumberland County, was driving a 2004 Hyundai Sonata eastbound on 901 about 10:35 p.m. while Darren Southerland, 45, of Duncan, Okla., was stopped at the top of the off-ramp to I81 northbound driving a 2007 Volvo conventional truck and trailer.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on an investigation they conducted into the shooting of a dog by a security guard at the Indian Mountain Lakes Community in Albrightsville.

Police said on Tuesday, May 8, about 10:52 a.m. officers responded to 179 Upper Notch Road in the development for a report of a dog incident and shots fired. Upon arriving officers learned that a neighbor had called the development security department to report a loose dog in the area. The dog reportedly attempted to attack the caller's dog on the caller's property.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

Pocono Mountain Regional police said they conducted a traffic stop about 2:05 a.m. on Monday, May 7, along SR196 near Renaissance Lane, in Coolbaugh Township, after observing the driver committing several motor vehicle code violations.

The driver was identified as Richard M. Burke, 48, of Tobyhanna. Burke showed signs of intoxication and failed field sobriety tests. He was then transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Schuylkill County woman is facing a charge of harassment following an incident that occurred about 1 a.m. on Friday, May 11, at 887 Ann St., Pottsville, in Norwegian Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Melissa Robinson, 31, became involved in a verbal argument with Daniel Ganly Sr., 42, at the stated address. She allegedly stepped on his right foot and punched him in the left side of his face.

Ganly suffered minor bruising to his face and foot, troopers said.

Friday, May 11, 2012

A student at a Lehigh County special education facility has been charged with assaulting a staff member.

State police at Fogelsville said the incident occurred on Wednesday, May 9, about 10 a.m. at the Lehigh Learning & Adjustment Center, located at 2936 Corporate Court, Lowhill Township.

Troopers said a 13-year-old male from Allentown was asked to leave a classroom due to being disruptive. Staff member Tara Kane, 37, of Slatington, began to escort the student from the room when he pushed her.