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Police Logs

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Monroe County man has been cited for theft of services.

State police at Fern Ridge said Vincent Chanona, of Albrightsville, was cited after he allegedly placed several bags of garbage in a dumpster belonging to Pleasant Valley Motors, in Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill Township. The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 13, troopers said.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Carbon County resident was cited for disorderly conduct following an incident that occurred about 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13.

State police at Lehighton said Joshua Senft, 24, of Andreas, was cited for throwing fireworks at night alarming his neighbors. The incident occurred at 61 Matalty Lane, in Andreas, East Penn Township.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A teen is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) and other counts following an incident in Carbon County. State police at Lehighton said the incident began about 2:05 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, along Berger St. and Pohopoco Drive, in Towamensing Township.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A deer and a vehicle met unexpectedly early Wednesday, Nov. 17, on a Schuylkill County road.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Nicole M. Murray, 27, of Frackville, was driving a 2002 Kia Spectra northbound on SR61 about 12:10 a.m. in West Brunswick Township, when a deer entered the road in front of her.

She was unable to stop and struck the deer while in the left lane. Murray was not injured but damages were disabling to the vehicle.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

An altercation resulted in the two participants being cited.

State police at Lehighton said Justina M. Pettis, 24, of Saylorsburg, and Lukas W. Drake, 31, of Kunkletown, were involved in a physical altercation about 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 at 28 Chestnut Drive, in Eldred Township, Monroe County.

Both will be cited for harassment, troopers said.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

State police at Fogelsville are investigating an act of criminal mischief that occurred at a branch bank property in Lehigh County.

Troopers said unknown persons drove their vehicle through the grass at the New Tripoli Bank, 6748 Madison St., Lynn Township, doing donuts in the grass and the gravel parking lot causing damage to the property.

The incident occurred sometime between 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, and 7:30 a.m. on Monday.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 395-1438.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a crash that occurred about 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14. State police at Frackville said the crash occurred along East Schmaltzdahl Road, near the intersection with Church St., in East Brunswick Township.

Troopers said Stephen Strouse, 52, of New Ringgold, was driving a 1995 Chrysler Town & Country van eastbound and approaching the intersection, near Smith's Country Inn, when he observed an 1997 GMC Jimmy illegally parked along the berm facing northbound.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A New York state fugitive was caught in Monroe County over the weekend.

Pocono Mountain Police said New York state parole officials contacted them and said they believed a fugitive from justice they wanted might be residing in the Pocono area.

The suspect was identified as Jose Angel Ortiz, 22, of Albany. He was a parole absconder and was on parole on a charge of murder two, where he gave a loaded firearm to an associate who murdered a witness/victim.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Tamaqua man was lodged in the Schuylkill County prison Monday night after he allegedly threatened his mother.

Police were called to 218 Washington St. after receiving a call from Corrine Feathers, who reported that her son, Jerry J. Feathers, 30, was trespassing and threatening her. The son had been warned earlier in the day to avoid his mother's property.

Jerry Feathers was taken into custody and charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

He was arraigned before District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua, who set bail at $10,000.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported investigating a one vehicle crash about 12:32 p.m. on Nov. 10 along SR115, south of SR903.

Police said Ryan Klingel, 27, of Stroudsburg, was operating a box truck when it left the road and came to rest on an embankment. Klingel and his passenger, Michael Knight, 27, of Nazareth, were not injured.

Tunkhannock Fire Company volunteers assisted at the scene.

Police said Klingel was cited for driving a vehicle at a (un) safe speed.