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Police Logs

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Brian Whildin, 34, of 218 W. Kline Ave., Lansford, was charged by Officer Amie Barclay as a result of an incident which took place at 9:58 p.m. May 21 at that address. Whildin was charged with two counts of simple assault and harassment. He was arraigned before District Judge Joseph Homanko of Weatherly and committed to prison under $1,000 bail.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Lehigh Valley teenager was killed and his passenger injured in a one-vehicle crash early Saturday morning. State police at Fogelsville said the accident occurred in the area of 6724 Tollgate Rd., in Upper Milford Township, about 5:45 a.m.

The deceased was identified by the county coroner's office as Matthew Hoffman, 16, of Emmaus. His passenger was a 14-year-old female, who was not identified by troopers.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mahoning Township Police Chief Kenneth Barnes released activity for his department for the months of April and May in Mahoning Township.

For April, 357 Incident reports filed; one reportable traffic accident investigated; one non-reportable accident investigated; three private property accidents investigated; 102 traffic citations issued; 13 non-traffic citations issued; seven parking violation issued; and five adult criminal arrests.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The result of a joint effort by members of the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department and state police at the Fern Ridge barracks were announced. The joint operation was conducted during the past weekend, June 10-12, in the entire area covered by both departments and included the Pocono International Raceway.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Monroe County woman is facing a charge of retail theft.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were called to the Shop Rite store in Mt. Pocono, about 4:10 p.m. on Monday, June 13, for a person being detained by store security for theft. The person was identified as Lisa Ann Caprioli, 49, of Cresco.

Police allege that Caprioli attempted to leave the store without paying for $99.59 worth of merchandise. She was issued a citation and released, police said.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A traffic stop in a Carbon County borough led to the arrest of an illegal immigrant.

Beaver Meadows police chief Micheal Morresi stopped a vehicle for speeding along SR93 on Wednesday, June 15, about 4:26 p.m. The vehicle was clocked at going 50.16 miles-per-hour in a 35 zone.

The driver was identified as Arturo Vilchis, 35, of 507 W. Tiglhman St., Allentown. While at the stop Morriesi noticed that the passenger was acting nervous. Morriesi asked him for identification. The male said he did not have any ID on him. He then was asked his name and birth date.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A domestic incident in Monroe County led to one participant facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge and the other harassment.

Pocono Mountain Regional police responed to a report of a physical domestic incident on Saturday, June 11, about 6:44 p.m. along SR115 at the Exxon station. Upon arrival officers identified Michael Kester, 39, and Danielle Doucette, 39, both of Scranton, as the two involved. Both said a physical altercation occurred between the two. Also, Kester was found to be intoxicated and witnesses told officers he was observed driving a vehicle at the site.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating the theft of jewelry from a Carbon County home.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the residence of Michele Hosier, 43, of 165 Woods Rd., in Lehighton, Lower Towamensing Township.

Troopers said the victim's son had a party at the home and during the time frame of 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. on June 11-12, suspects entered a bedroom and rmoved several pairs of earrings and a jewelry box. The jewelry is valued at $1,000, troopers said.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Coaldale man faces a drug paraphernalia possession charge after police found a pipe containing marijuana residue.

James Neff, 27, of 162 E. Phillips St., lower apartment, was charged at 11:20 p.m. June 12 by borough Officer Jeremy Talanca.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 7:44 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, along Shad Oaks Drive, in Ross Township.

State police at Lehighton said Jason Christman, 35, of Kunkletown, was stopped for a traffic violation and it was determined he was under the influence. The DUI charge is pending.