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Police Logs

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Two Monroe County residents were cited following an incident.

State police at Fern Ridge said troopers were called to 66LE White Pine Drive, in Chestnuthill Township, about 4:44 p.m. on May 6. Troopers learned that Jessica Hendershot, of Bethlehem, and Gregory Tucker, of Saylorsburg, were taking a nap in the bedroom of the residence when Tucker woke up to change the diaper on their son.

He asked Hendershot to help him. She got upset because he woke her up. Tucker struck Hendershot in the head and she got out of bed and struck him in the mouth, troopers alleged.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jim Thorpe police reported a borough resident has been charged following a domestic incident.

Police said the incident occurred on Tuesday, May 3, about 10:21 p.m.

On the time and date stated police were dispatched to 521 South Ave. for the report of an active domestic incident.

Upon arrival officers were told that Stephen Witt, 37, of that address, allegedly dragged his girlfriend out of the residence and down the front steps by her leg.

The woman, who was not identified by police, suffered injuries to her head and back and at one point was unconscious.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft incident at a Schuylkill County site.

Troopers said unknown persons entered the property of Reading Anthracite Company coal lands in Cass Township and dismantled a screening machine and removed parts of the machine. The incident occurred sometime between 2 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 8.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of hit and run following an incident that occurred between 3 and 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Devan Degrassi, 22, of Pottsville, was driving a 1999 Volkswagen Golf eastbound on Panther Valley Road, in Wayne Township, near Moran Lane and approaching a right curve.

Degrassi traveled straight instead of negotiating a curve, entered the berm and traveled into a patch of brush, troopers said. The car then impacted with a tree with the left front.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A vehicle stop in Lehigh County has led to the jailing of one person and charges against another.

State police at Fogelsville said troopers stopped a car along Interstate 78, in Allentown, about 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, for speeding. The vehicle was clocked at 89 miles-per-hour in a 55 zone.

The driver was identified as Anthony Fiorenza, 54, of Waynesboro, Franklin County. Troopers said Fiorenza was acting erratically and was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jim Thorpe police reported on the following arrests made by officers.

Police said Zachary K. Martin, 24, of 111 Reynard Drive, Landenberg, Chester County, was arrested for disorderly conduct, harassment and public drunkenness following an incident that occurred on Jan. 23, at 2:21 a.m. Police said the incident occurred at the Broadway Grille & Pub, 24 Broadway. Martin allegedly punched another male in the face while the male was leaving the establishment.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

State police at Fogelsville said Venessa Marie Costello, 23, of Breinigsville, was stopped along SR222, southbound, in Upper Macungie Township, about 8:46 p.m. on April 26 for a traffic violation.She was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest for DUI. Charges have been filed, troopers said.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating an assault incident at a youth camp in Monroe County.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the Youth Service Camp, located in Kunkletown. Troopers said Tinesha Moore, 18, of East Norriton, Montgomery County, a resident at the camp, was assaulted by another minor resident of the camp, troopers said. Moore sustained minor injuries in the incident that occurred about 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10.

The minor will be charged with harassment.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Monroe County residence.

Troopers said the home of Tammy and Brian Libidinsky, of 1268 Pheasant Rd., in Saylorsburg, Ross Township, was entered sometime between 10:30 a.m. on 3 p.m. on Monday, May 6.

Entry was gained through a window to the rear of the home. Removed was about $180, jewelry and a camcorder.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported investigating an assault incident that occurred at a Carbon County site.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the Educare facility in Weissport, on Tuesday, May 10, about 2:05 p.m. According to the report two females, one 14 from Summit Hill and one 16 from Lansford, entered into a verbal altercation on a school bus while parked at the Educare. The altercation turned physical with staff members of Educare having to separate the two.

Both girls were issued citations for harassment, troopers said.