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Police Logs

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Eric Gaudreau, 26, of Jim Thorpe, was stopped about 12:08 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, along Church Lane, at Oak Drive, in Lower Macungie Township, for traffic violations. Gaudreau showed various signs of intoxication and was placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said.

Charges will be filed.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A driver was cited following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 4:10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, along Carpet Road, west of Lyon Valley Road, in Weisenberg Township, Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Bechara Z. Azar, 47, of New Tripoli, was operating a 2003 Honda Civic westbound when the vehicle left the road and impacted with a utility pole on the front passenger side.

Azar sustained a minor injury but did not require immediate medical attention.

He was cited for careless driving, troopers added.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A search for a missing 14-year-old boy led to a fugitive arrest in Monroe County Thursday afternoon.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police were called to assist the Monroe County Children and Youth office at 3:49 p.m. with the search for the missing boy.

The search led to the residence of the child's half sister, Heather Byron, 28, of Pocono Summit.

While on scene, police conducted an NCIC check on Byron's identity, and discovered that she was wanted by the State of New Jersey for a probation violation on an original charge of Distribution of CDS (Heroin).

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Both drivers involved in a crash in Schuylkill County have been cited. The crash is one of three reported by state police at Frackville, all occurring on Sunday, Feb. 12.

Troopers said a two vehicle crash occurred about 8:10 a.m. along SR54 in the area of Lakeside Ballroom, in Ryan Township. Troopers said Blair Hetherington, 17, of Ringtown, was driving a 2005 Toyota Camry westbound and lost control on the snow-covered road while negotiating a right curve. His vehicle struck the rear of a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Elsie Donella, 26, of Mahanoy City.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a 300 gallon plastic tank from a Schuylkill County business. Troopers also reported on a criminal mischief incident.

The tank was removed from the the property of Omnova Solutions, located at 95 Hickory Drive, in West Brunswick Township. Troopers said between 1:05 and 1:20 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, a Dodge pickup truck , blue in color, arrived on scene and removed the empty tank, which is white in color with a black cap on top. The tank was located on the west side of the barn.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a hit-and-run accident that occurred about 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, along Toll Road in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Richard H. Jones, 69, of Effort, was driving a 2004 BMW 330XI northbound when a silver van passed him on the left.

The van made contact with the driver's side fender of the BMW as it traveled back into the northbound lane.

The driver of the van then left the scene.

Jones was not injured. The type of van or registration was not obtained by the victim, troopers said.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Monroe County resident was cited for retail theft following an incident that occurred at Kingsley's Shop Rite, located at 760 SR209, in Chestnuthill Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said John Lee Holland, 49, of East Stroudsburg, was accused of taking $39.22 worth of merchandise from the store without paying for it.

The incident occurerd about 3:55 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, troopers said.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary and a theft incident in recent days.

The break-in occurred at the residence of Sandra Jean Hernandez, 46, of 5-37 Rocky Mountain Drive, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Entry was gained by breaking a kitchen window. Removed from the home was a 42-inch flat screen television, an Xbox, a radio, jewelry and about $945 in cash.

The entry occurred sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Monday, February 13, 2012

A snow-covered road was blamed for a crash in Schuylkill County which resulted in a vehicle crashing into a home. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 5:36 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, along Sweet Arrow Lake Road, in Pine Grove Township.

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver sustained serious injuries early today in a two-vehicle crash. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 5:32 a.m. along SR901 east of Deep Creek Road, in Barry Township.

Troopers said William R. Wagner, 37, of Hegins, was driving a 1995 Ford Ranger pickup truck eastbound when it traveled off the right side of the road. While attempting to get back otno the road Wagner lost control of the truck.