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Police Logs

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Both drivers involved in a crash in Monroe County are facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the crash occurred about 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1, at the intersection of SR611 and SR940 - the Five Points in Mt. Pocono.

Police said Kerry Watson, 62, of Harrisburg, was driving a Ford truck southbound on 611 and ran a red light at the intersection. His truck struck a Honda driven by Lisandro Hernandez, 23, of Blakely, Lackawanna County. Hernandez was turning onto 940 from SR196.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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

Troopers said the home of Adrian Castelli, 56, of Gladwyne, Montgomery County, and located along Lower Middle Creek Rd., in Polk Township, was entered and removed was four power tools from the basement area. The incident occurred sometime between July 12 and Saturday, July 31.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a criminal mischief incident.

Shaun Strohl, 31, of Lehighton, reported his vehicle was damaged while parked at 100 Bishop Circle, Towamensing Trails, Penn Forest Township, Carbon County. The incident occurred sometime overnight of July 31 and Aug. 1.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Two Schuylkill County businesses have been cited by the state liquor control board's Allentown enforcement office.

Daniel Jenkins, trading as The Old Buckhorn Cafe, Front and Lawton streets., St. Clair, was cited for sold, furnished and/or gave or permitted such sale, furnishing or giving of alcoholic beverages to one male minor, 19 years of age. The offense occurred on May 27.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Rush Township police has reported the following retail theft arrests.

Nicole Savage, 20, of Coaldale, and Adam Venerio, 26, of Lansford, are facing retail theft and receiving stolen property charges after an investigation into numerous thefts at Walmart in Hometown.

The pair admitted to stealing from Walmart numerous times. Savage and Venerio stole numerous items, totaling $217.18, police said.

On July 31 at 6:20 p.m., a 17 year-old female from Freeland will face retail theft charges after she stole $29.28 worth of merchandise from Walmart, said police.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Carbon County man was cited following an incident in Slatington.

Borough police said about 2:20 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, officers were dispatched to 108 Fourth St., to a report of a 9-1-1- hangup call and possible criminal trepass.

As a result of an investigation police arrested Ricky Alex Williams, 20, of 353 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, for possession of a controlled substance-heroin, criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers over the past weekend.

About 2:10 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, troopers stopped a vehicle along Polk Township Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County, that fit the description of a vehicle involved in an earlier incident. The driver was identified as Joseph Schneider, 22, of Stony Point, N.Y. He was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Schuylkill County man was jailed for assaulting another man with a beer bottle.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Daniel Troy Langtry 21, of Tremont, entered the residence of David A. Weikel, 39, of 2262 E. Main St., Sacramento, Hubley Township, about 6:31 p.m. on July 29. After a verbal argument Langtry struck Weikel with a beer bottle over the head and then punched him in the face, troopers said.

Weikel was taken by family members to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville, for treatment.

Monday, August 2, 2010

State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary at a Monroe County residence. Troopers also reported on theft and mischief incident.

The break-in occurred at the home of Marvin Branch, 41, of 206 Lake Rd., in Saylorsburg, Hamilton Township. Two large flat screen televisions were removed from the home sometime between July 26 and Saturday, July 31.

Monday, August 2, 2010

State police at Lehighton are investigating a drive-by shooting incident that occurred in Monroe County.

Troopers said a 22-year-old male from Olyphant, Lackawanna County, reported he suffered a gunshot wound. The victim was walking along Polk Township Road in Polk Township, about 1:10 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, when the shot was fired from a passing vehicle. The wound was not life-threatening, troopers said.

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