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Police Logs

Monday, October 25, 2010

A report by a 7-year-old girl that a man tried to lure her into his pickup truck has been determined to be unfounded.

State police at Fern Ridge reported that their investigation into the incident proved it not to be true. The girl reported on Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. that she was walking near a school bus stop at Erica Lane and Krystal Road, in Chestnuthill Township, when a male in a Ford truck told her to get into his truck or he would get out and get her. She then told troopers another vehicle came at the scene and the other driver yelled at the man, who fled the scene.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Lansford man, who allegedly drove his truck with two small children inside while intoxicated, then got into a fight with another man, faces charges that include driving under the influence (DUI) and endangering the welfare of children.

The charges faced by John Kaufman, 48, of 40 W. Patterson St., stem from the incident which took place at 6:12 p.m. Oct. 19 on West Bertsch Street. In addition to the two counts of DUI and endangering charges, he faces charges of reckless driving, careless driving, and harassment, all filed by Officer Robert Shubeck.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A warrant has been issued for Alisen Vanger, 21, of 38 Springgarden St., Apt. 3, Lansford. Vanger faces charges from an incident which took place at 1:30 a. m. on July 19 on West Patterson and Dock streets. She is charged with two counts of driving under the influence (DUI), which were filed by Officer Joshua Tom.

Here's what happened, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed with District Judge Casimir Kosciolek, of Lansford:

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Joseph Fittos Jr., chief of police in Summit Hill, said that during the month of September his office responded to 294 complaints.

There were 48 traffic citations and 10 non-traffic citations issued during the month.

Five crimial complaints were filed at district court in September.

There were five accidents investigated. One moving permit violation was filed.

Fittos said there were seven assist calls to other police departments.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Carbon County motorcyclist was injured in a crash in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Robert M. Keich, 38, of Summit Hill, was driving a 1998 Harley-Davidson bike northbound on Scenic View Drive, in Pine Grove Township, about 3:56 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17, with several other riders.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tamaqua police have received an arrest warrant for Erica L. Neff, 29, of 247 Old Birch Rd., Jim Thorpe, in connection with a forgery case. The warrant was approved by District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua.

According to the affadavit of probable cause, Neff cashed a payroll check in the amount of $465.20 at We R Cigarettes, on March 19. On March 25 the check was returned to store owner Edward Paperman, by PNC Bank, marked as "unable to locate account." Paperman contacted police on April 2.

Friday, October 22, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a luring of a child incident that occurred at a school bus stop in Monroe County.

Troopers said a 7-year-old girl was at the stop located at Erica Lane and Krystal Road, in Chestnuthill Township, about 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, when a man in a pickup truck pulled up and told her to get into his truck or he would get out and get her.

At this time another driver, a female, pulled to the scene and yelled at the man in the truck. He then fled the scene. The girl then walked home safely, troopers said.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police are investigating the attempted abduction of a young girl.

Police said about 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, they were called to the Indian Mountain Lakes development in Tunkhannock Township, for a report of an attempted abduction of a 15-year-old girl.

The girl reported she was walking home when a male grabbed her from behind and attempted to put her inside a black Ford Explorer. The girl was able to kick the suspect in the groin area and get away.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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

State police at Fogelsville said Hector Rodriguez-Colon, 64, of Chester Court, Breinigsville, was driving along Interstate 78 in Salisbury Township, about 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, when his vehicle rear-ended another car. It was determined that Rodriguez-Colon was under the influence of alcohol.

He was placed under arrest, troopers said. The DUI charge is pending blood test results.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Monroe County business has been cited by the state liquor control board's Wilkes-Barre enforcement office.

Copa Bar & Grill Ltd., 16 Fork St., Mt. Pocono, was cited for failing to comply with the order of the administrative law judge mandating responsible alcohol management training on July 28 through Aug. 31.