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Police Logs

Thursday, December 30, 2010

George Blauer, 42, of Wilkes-Barre, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of a traffic stop Dec. 28 at 11:20 p.m. on Route 940 in Tobyhanna Township.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police report he was stopped for multiple Motor Vehicle Code violations, after which time police detected a strong odor of alcohol on him, as well as witnessing other signs of intoxication. Police said he failed a field sobriety test and was taken to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, where he submitted to a blood test to determine his blood-alcohol level.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The North Central Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce has announced Sobriety Checkpoints and Roving DUI Patrols will be conducted through Jan. 3, 2011 on Routes 61, 183, 901, 209, SR1006, SR 1002, 309, 443, 895, 125, 25, 924, 54 and any other roadway in Schuylkill County.

The North Central Highway Safety Network reminds travelers if they suspect a drunk driver to dial 911. To report underage drinking call 1-888-UNDER21.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks were summoned to Monroe County on Dec. 29 at 8:45 p.m. after a 15-year-old boy was reported to be missing or having ran away from home.

Police said the boy, who was not identified, left the residence at 41 Overlook Terrace, Effort, Chestnuthill Township, without the knowledge of his guardian.

Police described him as being a white male, about six feet tall and weighing around 155 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with a design across the front, blue jeans and black and white Converse sneakers.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

State police at the Lehighton barracks report that charges of driving under the influence of alcohol are pending against John William Havassy, 59, of Bath, as a result of an incident at 9;30 p.m. dec. 25.

Police said he was driving in the area of Kunkletown Road and Birch Lane in Eldred Township, Monroe County, when he failed to yield to emergency lights and a siren for about two miles.

He was stopped and found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ronald L. Stump Jr., 28, of Gordon, will be cited by state police at the Frackville barracks for driving on roadways laned for traffic as a result of a one-car crash Dec. 28 at 8:25 a.m. on Route 4007 (Gordon Mountain Road) in Cass Township.

Police said he was driving a 2000 Ford Contour south when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to travel to the right and go off the roadway where its passenger's side front end impacted an embankment.

The driver was not injured.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident whereby a rear window of a vehicle parked in Upper Milford Township was smashed by vandals.

The victim is Michael J. McGrath, 58, of Zionsville.

He told police someone smashed the window at 6419 Ridge Road between 11 p.m. Dec. 24 and 1:30 a.m. Dec. 25 and fled in an unknown direction.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A driver and his passenger escaped injuries in a one-vehicle crash on Dec. 27 at 1:05 p.m. along State Route 901 in Cass Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at the Frackville barracks said Brett Morton, 23, of Sunbury, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier south on Rt. 901 when he lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a left curve in the roadway. The vehicle struck a utility pole with its rear end and came to rest on the eastern berm of the road, facing northeast.

The passenger was Cortni-Starr Pezola, 25.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Herbert Seth Lenhart, 51, of Wescosville, is facing numerous charges as a result of an accident and disturbance at 1:48 a.m. Dec. 24 in the 100 block of Grenge Road in Lower Macungie Township.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, public drunkenness and related traffic offenses.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said a 17-year-old boy from Zionsville who required hospital treatment because of consumption of alcohol will be arrested for underage drinking.

Police said they were called at 12:40 a.m. Dec. 26 to Lower Milford Township where the boy was out of control and intoxicated. Police said they eventually had to take the boy to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for treatment.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a burglary that was reported at 2:23 a.m. Dec. 29 in Brodheadsville.

Police said someone forcibly entered the American Sport Shooting Store, Rt. 209, and removed several hand guns.