Monday, March 27, 2017

Police Logs

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A Slatington driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following an incident in Lehigh County on Feb. 21.

State police at Fogelsville said Jarrett Stair, 28, was stopped along Mill Creek Road, north of Lower Macungie Road, in Lower Macungie Township, at 10:08 p.m. for suspicion of DUI of a controlled substance - marijuana. Troopers said the charge is pending.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

State police at Lehighton said the driver fled the scene of a one-vehicle crash at 9:37 p.m. on Feb. 18 along Forest Inn Road in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Leisa M. Ahner, 50, of Lehighton, was driving a 2012 GMC Terrain northbound, just south of Oak Street, and attempting to negotiate a left-hand curve, when she lost control of her vehicle. The GMC struck a tree along the berm with the passenger side rear fender. Ahner continued north and struck a second tree with the front end of the vehicle.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

State police at Frackville reported investigating a crash early Mondayalong Route 1016 (Lofty Road), in Delano Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Francia M. Marte-Tavara, 42, of Hazleton, was driving a 2013 Toyota Highlander southbound when her vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle. After impact the other vehicle continued southbound while Tavara’s vehicle became disabled.

Tavara sustained a minor injury and was taken to the Lehigh Valley Hospital - Hazleton Campus by McAdoo ambulance.

Troopers cited Tavara for driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A hit-and-run driver in Schuylkill County fled the scene of an crash while his vehicle burned. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at 6:09 a.m. on Feb. 23 in a wooded area off Hillside Road and next to St. Joseph’s Cemetery, in North Manheim Township.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Tamaqua police have filed charges against Jerry Feathers, 58, of 218 Washington St., Tamaqua, after an incident on Clay Street on Feb. 18.

Officers spoke with two victims who said Feathers entered their home despite earlier warnings that he wasn’t welcome. Once inside the home Feathers argued with the residents then head butted one of them in the face. Feathers then bit the man’s chest and scratched his neck.

Once they were able to push Feathers outside the victims locked the door and called police.

Monday, February 27, 2017

A Monroe County man was cited for defiant trespass following an incident at a county business.

State police at Fern Ridge said Jeffrey William Vokes, 30, of Albrightsville, entered the CVS Pharmacy, located at 2192 Route 115 in Chestnuthill Township, at 7:34 p.m. Sunday after previously being told he was not permitted inside the store due to prior incidents.

Charges will be filed.

Monday, February 27, 2017

State police at Lehighton are investigating the theft of a propane tank.

Troopers said a 57-year-old male from 217 Queens Lane, Eldred Township, Monroe County, reported a 250-gallon tank was removed from his property sometime between Feb. 21-23.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at 610-681-1850.

Monday, February 27, 2017

State police at Lehighton reported on the following criminal mischief incidents being investigated by troopers:

• Troopers said they responded to a disturbance at 270 Koch Road, in Towamensing Township, Carbon County at 1:15 p.m. Friday.

During a verbal argument Joseph Pellegrino, of Kresgeville, broke the driver’s side rear window and damaged the windshield of the vehicle of a woman from Weissport. He was charged for the incident.

Monday, February 27, 2017

A Monroe County man was cited for persistent disorderly conduct following an incident that occurred at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the area of 292 Turkey Ridge Drive, in Polk Township.

State police at Lehighton responded to that area and found Aaron Omer, of Kunkletown, intoxicated and causing a disturbance. He continued to act belligerent while in contact with troopers.

He was taken into custody and arraigned before District Judge JoLana Krawitz, of Stroudsburg, and was taken to the county prison in Snydersville.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Tamaqua Police filed charges of driving under the influence of alcohol against Jaswinder Singh, 29, of 126 Center St., Tamaqua, after receiving the results of blood tests done on Dec. 15, 2016.

Singh was driving a Honda Accord with a Virginia license plate, heading south on Route 309 at 6:32 p.m. The Honda was being driven in an erratic manner and police made a traffic stop after the car turned left on to Biddle Street. Singh’s breath had a strong odor of alcohol and three empty Bacardi bottles were found inside the Honda.