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Police Logs

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Five persons were cited for drug counts and underage consumption of alcohol at a Monroe County firemen's carnival.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said at about 10:41 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, officers were patrolling the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Department carnival in Mount Pocono when they observed a suspicious vehicle parked in a rear lot.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge said the owner of a wallet that was found at a Monroe County car wash is being sought.

Troopers said the wallet, black in color with a yellow Pokemon on it, was found in the lot at the Mountain Car Wash, which is located at the intersection of SR115 and Chestnut Rd., in Tobyhanna Township. The wallet was turned over to troopers on Wednesday, July 25, at 10:40 a.m.

Anyone with information concerning the wallet and its owner can call troopers at (570) 646-2271.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Schuylkill County husband and wife were jailed on Wednesday, charged with stealing money from a relative.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Nicole Frantz, 28, and Richard Frantz, 32, of Lake Wynonah, Auburn, have been charged with forgery, theft and related counts.

The two were arraigned before District Judge James Ferrier of Orwigsburg, and committed to the county prison in Pottsville after failing to post $20,000 bail each.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

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

Mercury Hospitality LLC, trading as Pocono Ramada, SR940, Lake Harmony, Kidder Township, was cited for failed to return hotel liquor license and wholesale liquor purchase permit cards to the board after the licensed establishment had not been in operation for a period of 15 consecutive days between May 29 and June 26.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A crash along Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County on Wednesday morning involving a tractor trailer and car caused the roadway to shutdown for a period of time after the rig caught fire. State police at Frackville said the crash occurred about 10:35 a.m. in the northbound lanes in Butler Township.

Troopers said Anthony Goines, of Max Meadows, Va., was driving a 2007 Freightliner tractor with trailer in fog when he rear-ended a 1996 Chrysler Sebring driven by Lester Wagner, 75, of Fredericksburg, Va.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Materials used for operating a methamphetamine laboratory were found in a vehicle in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the vehicle, and a Northampton County resident, were found about 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 20, in the parking lot of the Wall-mart store in Mount Pocono.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Two Monroe County residents were arrested for retail theft at a Schuylkill County store.

State police at Frackville charged Charlene A. Fairbanks, 39, of Tannersville, and David c. Crames, 19, of Henryville, following an incident that occurred about 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24. The incident occurred at the Sears store in the Schuylkill Mall, New Castle Township.

Troopers said the two removed clothing and perfume from the store without paying for it. They were stopped by store security.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of welding related items from a site near Tuscarora, Schuylkill Township.

Troopers said unknown criminals damaged an entrance gate to the Tarcon Mine site, located off Catawissa Road, just north of Tuscarora, and owned Gale Mining Company.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A brother and sister were charged following a domestic incident at their home.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers responded to 389 Skyline Drive, Stone Crest development, Blakeslee, Tunkhannock Township, about 8:10 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, for a domestic dispute between a brother and sister.

On scene officers learned that Shannon Bernek, 19, and Joseph Bernek, 20, were involved in dispute, which was both verbal and physical in nature.

As a result both were cited, police said.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a vehicle incident in Schuylkill County.

Troopers ssid the 1996 Jeep Cherokee of Edward Moore, of Leesburg, Va., was stolen from in front of 84 Keystoker Lane, in North Manheim Township. The theft occurred sometime between 4 and 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24. The keys were left in the ignition, troopers noted.

The vehicle is red in color and bears Virginia registration plate JUF-7863.

Troopers also investigated a criminal mischief incident.