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Police Logs

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 7:51 p.m. Thursday, May 19, along Mauch Chunk Road, in Palmerton.

State police at Lehighton said Blaine Leiby, 40, of Palmerton, was stopped operating a 1994 Cadillac sedan at the above location for a traffic violation. He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for suspected DUI, troopers said.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Coty Frank, 18, whose last known address was 520 E. Kline Ave., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on May 8 at 3:21 a.m. at Patterson and Springgarden streets in the borough. Charges of persistent disorderly conduct, underage drinking, and public drunkenness were filed by Officer Jason Helmer. Frank was arraigned before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe and jailed under $10,000 percentage bail.

Here's what happened, according to an affidavit of probable cause:

Monday, May 23, 2011

Robert Hosier, 28, no known address, faces charges from an incident which took place on Sept. 4, 2010, at Rite Aid Pharmacy in Lansford. Charges of criminal attempt and forgery were filed by Det./Sgt. Jack Soberick.

Here's what happened, according to an affidavit of probable cause:

Monday, May 23, 2011

Coaldale police have charged a Lansford man with driving under the influence (DUI) and drug charges stemming from an April 9 traffic stop.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Officer Charles Andrew Blesse, David Frangioudakis, 22, of 49 E. Abbott St., was driving his 1996 Pontiac Sunfire on SR209 when he was stopped by Blesse at 12 minutes after midnight because his license plate light was not working.

Monday, May 23, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a all terrain vehicle (ATV) in Schuylkill County, which was later recovered.

Troopers said a Polaris Sportsman 500 ATV was removed from the side of the home of Destiny R. Renninger, 14 Penn St., Port Clinton. The ATV was taken sometime between 10 p.m. on May 19 and 9:55 a.m. on May 20.

The ATV was found along SR61, just south of SR895, in West Brunswick Township, about 10:10 a.m. on May 20 lying on the side of the road. It had apparently fallen off a trailer.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

State police at Frackville reported investigating a two vehicle crash about 4:14 p.m. Sunday, May 15, along Summer Valley Road (SR895), in East Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Michael Samuel Marotta, 18, of Fayetteville, N.Y., was driving a 2007 Dodge Nitro eastbound while Kenneth Lee Mertz, 45, of New Ringgold, was operating a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta westbound.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported on the following crashes, including two hit and runs, investigated by troopers recently.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 12:05 p.m. May 4 along Effort Neola Road in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Joseph J. Rock, 64, of Effort, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu eastbound and negotiating a left hand curve when he lost control of the car, traveled onto the berm and struck a tree.

Rock was injured and taken to the Pocono Medical Center (PMC), East Stroudsburg, by West End ambulance.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lansford police have been busy dealing with a variety of misdeeds, citing the following people:

Jordan Tessitore, 19, 209 E. Patterson St., Lansford: Obedience to traffic control devices on April 30 at 7:17 p.m. on the 500 block of East Kline Avenue.

Debbie Zinck, 33, 40 E. Ludlow St., Summit Hill: Obedience to traffic control devices on May 13 at 11:55 p.m. at Bertsch and Springgarden streets.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Coaldale driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 9:40 a.m. Sunday, May 15. State police at Frackville said the crash occurred along Old Route 209 in Schuylkill Township, just west of Tamaqua.

Troopers said Joseph M. Machay, 26, was driving a 2002 Dodge westbound when the vehicle left the road and the front end impacted with a ditch.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating several acts of criminal mischief that occurred recently in Schuylkill County.

Brian Sterner, 53, of 283 W. Deer View Drive, Auburn, South Manheim Township, reported someone smashed out the rear window on his 2000 Ford F150 pickup truck with two bricks while parked near his residence. The incident occurred sometime between 6:30 p.m. on May 5 and noon on May 7.