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Police Logs

Monday, November 1, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a burglary and several theft incidents.

The break-in occurred at the prooperty of Floyd Berger Jr., 57, of Mountain Rd., in Saylorsburg, Ross Township, Monroe County. Unknown criminals forced their way into a garage and stole copper piping. The theft occurred sometime between Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 31.

The theft of three all terrain vehicles (ATV) is being probed.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Lehighton police have charged a woman with biting her boyfriend three times during a domestic dispute.

Christina E. Figueroa, 23, of 215 Bankway, Lehighton, was cited for disorderly conduct for biting her boyfriend and yelling obscenities during the dispute at her residence. The incident occurred at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Shelly L. Fisher, 37, of 343 White St., Weissport, was cited for disorderly conduct by Lehighton Police for yelling and creating a disturbance at the VFW on South Street in Lehighton on Friday, Oct. 29, at 12:40 a.m.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Schuylkill County teen is facing drug charges after being stopped at a sobriety checkpoint.

State police at Frackville said Patrick Minnig, 19, of Pottsville, was stopped in the checkpoint set up along Mauch Chunk St., in Port Carbon, when troopers observed drug paraphernalia in plain view. He was also found to have a small amount of marijuana.

Troopers said he was charged with the two drug violations.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A three vehicle, rear-end type crash, was reported in Schuylkill County. The crash occurred about 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, along SR924, two-tenths of a mile north of Frackville in Gilberton.

State police at Frackville said Leonard Sweet, 58, of Shenandoah, was southbound and observed a motorist whose vehicle had become disabled, walking along the right berm.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 9:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, along SR611 at SR940 in Mt. Pocono.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Steven Napoli, 73, of Mt. Pocono, was stopped for a traffic violation after he failed to dim hit high beams and also failed to stop for a red traffic signal at the intersection. He was also traveling about five-miles-per hour at the time, police said.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A road rage incident led to charges being filed against a Carbon County resident.

State police at Lehighton said James R. Costenbader, 39, of Palmerton, was charged with harassment following an incident that occurred at the intersection of Spruce Hollow and Hahns Dairy roads, in Lower Towamensing Township.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A hit and run driver is being sought in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incicent was reported about 12:58 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, along SR183 at Lefty's Lockers in Wayne Township.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Monroe County man was jailed after a vehicle stop in which large amounts of illegal drugs were found. State police at Lehighton said the incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 along SR115 at Kunkletown Road, in Ross Township.

Troopers said Mohammad Tanvir Islam, 21, of Effort, was stopped for a equipment violation. A consentual search was conducted of the vehicle. Found was a large amount of cocaine, marijuana and prescription pills along with other drug paraphernalia.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 2:45 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, along Market St., just north of Fourth St., in Port Carbon.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Maria Spinelli, 35, of Port Carbon, was driving a 2001 Jeep Cherokee southbound and failed to negotiate a slight left curve. She lost control of the Jeep for unknown reaons and traveled across the nothbound lane and struck a rock embankment.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Monroe County business has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

GRSD Inc, trading as Blakeslee Diner, SR115, in Tobyhanna Township, was cited for failed to constantly and conspicuously expose hotel liquor license under a transparent substance on the licensed premises.