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Police Logs

Thursday, July 14, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating an incident where a gazebo was flipped over and damaged at a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said unknown criminals entered the yard of Linda Joanne Zimmerman, 2512 Railroad St., Mahanoy Plane, and flipped over the gazebo. Troopers said the incident occurred sometime between 2:30 and 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13. The gazebo is made of metal and canvass, troopers noted.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570)-874-5300.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A fight between a father and son resulted in both being charges with assault and other offenses. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred on Wednesday, July 13, about 8:24 a.m. at the home of David G. Beagell, 45, and David R. Beagell, 20, of 34 Blossom Lane, Recreation Village, in Blakeslee.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

An all terrain vehicle (ATV) was reported stolen during a burglary at a Schuylkill County residence.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a shed behind a home of Donald J. Kane, 41, of 202 W. Washington St., Porter Township, was entered sometime between Sunday, July 10, and Wednesday, July 13.

Removed from the shed was a Honda 250-R ATV valued at $3,500. Also taken was a Barrnett crossbow valued at about $250, and four arrows valued at $40.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Florida truck driver was injured in a accident along Intestate 81 in Foster Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Thomas Cavanaugh, 55, of Sarasota, was operating a 2006 Volvo truck-tractor towing a semi-trailer loaded with golf carts, northbound. Cavanaugh lost control of the truck while in the left lane.

The truck exited the left side of the road, hit a large section of guard rail and then traveled down a steep embankment where the truck and trailer overturned onto its right side.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

State police at Lehighton said troopers will conduct roving DUI patrols and a sobriety checkpoint this coming weekend along various roadways in Carbon and Monore counties.

The operation is being conducted in an effort to reduce the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries on area roads.

The operation will be conducted during the period of Friday, July 15, through Sunday, July 17, troopers said.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported investigating a crash in which a vehicle ran into a Monroe County business.

Police said the crash occurred about 5:38 p.m. on July 7 at Brother Brunos Restaurant located in the Mt. Pocono Plaza.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 12:04 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, along Kings Way, in Coolbaugh Township.

Pocono Mountain Regional police officers stopped a vehicle at the above location and time for a vehicle code violation. The driver was identified as Randolph McCoy Jr., 34, of Tobyhanna,

Officers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from McCoy. He failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A New Jersey driver was transported to a Lehigh Valley area hospital following a one vehicle crash in Carbon County. State police at Fern Ridge said the crash occurred about 12:01 p.m. on Monday, July 11, along SR534 in Penn Forest Township.

Troopers said Nancy L. Pagano, 66, of Egg Harbor, was driving a 2003 Honda CRV westbound and negotiating a curve when it went off the road on the north side, came back a across the road and rolled onto its side. It then slid for a couple of feet to a final rest on its side.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Monroe County woman is facing charges after she fled an accident scene in which her vehicle struck a soldiers' monoument in front of a VFW post home. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the crash occurred about 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, along SR196 at the entrance to the VFW in Tobyhanna.

Police responded to the scene and determined that a vehicle drove over the lawn and ran over a steel monument in memory of soldiers killed in combat. The car continued across the lawn and struck a tree.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Two Monroe County residents were cited for public drunkenness in separate incidents.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, officers were dispatched to SR940 near the Wawa in Mt. Pocono for a male yelling and screaming. Upon arrival officers observed a male in the roadway with his shirt on upside down and half off.

The male was identified as Craig S. Defontes, 52, of Blakeslee. Defontes was visibly intoxicated and was placed under arrest. He was placed in the county prison in Snydersville for the night, police added.