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Police Logs

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Harassment

Criminal charges were filed against Ryan Rehrig, 32, of 284 Delaware Avenue, 2nd Floor, Palmerton, for simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment, resisting arrest, and terroristic threats. The incident occurred on March 20 at 10:13 p.m. in the 200 block of Delaware Avenue.

An 11-year-old Bowmanstown male was cited for harassment. The violation occurred on Feb. 1 at 1:40 p.m. in the 200 block of Franklin Avenue.

Disorderly conduct

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Lackawanna County driver fell asleep at the wheel of her car and crashed along Interstate 81 in Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said the accident occurred about 10:20 a.m. on Monday, March 26.

Trooeprs said Diane A. Poindexter, 62, of Peckville, was operating a 2008 Kia Rondo southbound when she fell asleep.

The car went onto the shoulder and impacted with a stone embankment. The car then flipped over onto its roof.

Poindexter and passenger, Corey A. Poindexter, 39, also of Peckville, were not injured.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a one vehicle crash in Carbon County over the weekend. It was one of two crashes investigated by troopers.

Troopers said Timothy H. O'Brien, 23, of Lehighton, was driving a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta northbound on SR903 in Penn Forest Township, about 7:11 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, when he struck a deer with his vehicle that had entered the road in front of him.

O'Brien and his passenger, Paul D. Weirich, 25, of Coaldale, were not injured. The vehicle had to be towed.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tamaqua police have cited a Hazle Township man after a criminal mischief incident in the borough on March 12.

Wayne Bachert was observed vandalizing two vehicles owned by Ryan Oldt, of 231 Market St., at 8:58 p.m. that day. The vehicles were parked near Oldt's home.

The victim caught Bachert in the act and a confrontation took place. Both parties were wrestling on the ground when officers arrived.

Bachert has been charged with criminal mischief and assault.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Brockton driver is facing charges, including driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in the 100 block of S. Reeser Street, in New Ringgold.

State police at Frackville said troopers responded to a one-vehicle crash at the time and location stated. The driver of the crashed vehicle was identified as Leann Irene Baddick, 31, and her passenger, Krystal Ann Murphy, 31, of Port Carbon. Neither were injured in the crash and both were not wearing seat belts, troopers noted.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Five people were cited after a disturbance in Tamaqua on March 21.

Police were dispatched to the area of 27 Center St. at 9:30 p.m. for a reported large fight in progress. Officers did find a large crowd at the scene.

Following an investigation, Ashley Bynon, 18, of Tamaqua, was cited for harassment. Charged with disorderly conduct were: Nicholas Garolle, 21, of Mahanoy City; Christine King, 33, Melanie Kropp, 19, and Alexandria Sienkiewicz, 19, all of Tamaqua.

The victims were identified as Dorothy Molion, of 27 Center St., and her daughter.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following arrests.

Bryan Smogowicz, 23, of Saylorsburg, was cited for public drunkenness following an incident at Long Pond Road and Winston Way, in Long Pond, Tobyhanna Township, on Saturday, March 24, about 3:30 a.m. Police said they stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle whose driver fled the scene. A passenger was observed walking away from the vehicle. He was identified as Smogowicz. He was placed under arrest for public drunkenness and placed in the county prison. The driver has not been located, police added.

Monday, March 26, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 1:17 a.m. on March 13 along Peach Mountain Road, in Norwegian Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Brandon M. Stephens, 24, of Saint Clair, crashed his vehicle at the above location and time.

While investigating the crash troopers determined that Stephens was under the influence of alcohol.

He was placed under arrest with the DUI charge pending.

Monday, March 26, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary, theft, and scattering of rubbish incidents occurring in Monroe County.

A barn and shed on the property of John Lee Woodling, 21, of Stroudsburg, and located about five-tenths of a mile north of Jackson Township municipal building along SR714, was entered via a rear door being forced open.

Removed from the barn were vehicle parts valued at $5,300. The incident occurred sometime between March 21 and 24.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Justin Harold Uhl, 28, of 1270 Shadow Oaks Lane, Slatington, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving as a result of a one-vehicle accident on March 13 at 9:50 p.m. in Slatington.

Police said they responded to an accident at the intersection of Oakhurst Drive and Shadow Oaks Lane and found Uhl to be under the influence of alcohol at the scene.

He was taken into custody and transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center where his blood-alcohol level was determined to be .25.