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Police Logs

Friday, April 27, 2012

Two Monroe County men were arrested in separate incidents for possession of child pornography. The arrests were reported by the Pocono Mountain Regional police.

On April 24 Kevin Fitzgerald Jr., 25, no current address, was charged with 43 counts of possessing child pornography as well as one count of criminal use of a communication facility. He was arraigned before District Judge Anthony D. Fluegel, of Tobyhanna, and committed to the county prison in Snydersville after failing to post $50,000 bail.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of a rare coin, valued at over $10,000, during a Monroe County burglary.

Troopers said the residence of Leonard Sturmak, 71, of Little Mexico Rd., in Saylorsburg, Chestnuthill Township, was entered. The theft occurred sometime between Nov. 1, 2011, and April 20, troopers said.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Weatherly man is being charged by Rush Township police following a traffic stop on Claremont Avenue.

George Kolar, 62, was stopped by police for traffic violations then told the officer he was a Carbon County Sheriff. Kolar also allegedly displayed a badge identifying himself as a sheriff.

It didn't take long for police to determine that Kolar is not now, nor was he ever, a sheriff. He will be charged with impersonating a public servant in addition to the traffic violations.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported on a retail theft arrest made by troopers at a Monroe County business.

Troopers responded to the Rite Aid pharmacy, located at the intersection of state routes 209 and 115, in Chestnuthill Township, about 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, for a theft incident.

Troopers were told by store personnel that Donna Ann Rodriguez, of Blakeslee, had walked out of the store with merchandise valued at $77.94 without paying for it.

She was issued a citation and released, troopers said.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Two females are facing charges of retail theft following an incident that occurred about 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at the Walmart store in Mount Pocono.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were called to the store for a reported theft. On scene police were told that Dawn Schiavone, 25, of Pocono Lake, and Diana Torppey, 25, of Sussex, N.J., attempted to leave the store with various items without paying for them.

They were taken into custody and later released after being issued citations.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

An investigation into an allegation made by two students at Ss. Peter and Paul school in Lehighton in which it was alleged brownies made at the school contained marijuana, has concluded with the two students being cited.

The incident was first reported on Oct. 21, 2011, to borough police. Police said the two students, a female age 13 and a male age 14, both of Lehighton, claimed the brownies they made at the school contained marijuana.

Police said after lengthy and costly testing, laboratory results have now confirmed there was no marijuana present in the brownies.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Schuylkill County man is facing a charge of public drunkenness following an incident that occurrred about 8:15 a.m. on Monday, April 23.

State police at Frackville said troopers found Michael T. Pritula, 29, of Lost Creek, at the intersection of St. Paul St. and Mountain Olive Blvd., in the William Penn section of West Mahanoy Township, intoxicated.

He was placed under arrest and issued a non-traffic citation, troopers said.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rush Township police have identified the driver of a Dodge Ram pickup truck involved in an accident on Marian Avenue Sunday afternoon.

Jarred Foilweiler, 22, of Quakake, was driving the truck at 3:45 p.m. when he lost control and struck an embankment. The truck rolled over.

Foilweiler will be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) as well as other charges after a breath test indicated a .126 percent blood alcohol content.

A photo of the accident was published in the April 23 edition of the TIMES NEWS.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

John Zlock, 22, 23 W. High St., Nesquehoning, on Feb. 26, at 3:03 a.m., police were dispatched to Route 902 White Bear hill area for an accident. Driver was ejected from the vehicle. Investigation led that he was driving under the influence and he was charged with two counts of DUI and careless driving.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Barnesville man is facing charges of theft after an incident at Basile's Restaurant, Hometown, on April 19.

Rush Township police said Perry Wagner, 46, caused a disturbance at 7:53 p.m., then left the restaurant without paying for his meal.