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Police Logs

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Monroe County woman is facing a charge of retail theft.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were called to the Shop Rite store in Mt. Pocono, about 4:10 p.m. on Monday, June 13, for a person being detained by store security for theft. The person was identified as Lisa Ann Caprioli, 49, of Cresco.

Police allege that Caprioli attempted to leave the store without paying for $99.59 worth of merchandise. She was issued a citation and released, police said.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A traffic stop in a Carbon County borough led to the arrest of an illegal immigrant.

Beaver Meadows police chief Micheal Morresi stopped a vehicle for speeding along SR93 on Wednesday, June 15, about 4:26 p.m. The vehicle was clocked at going 50.16 miles-per-hour in a 35 zone.

The driver was identified as Arturo Vilchis, 35, of 507 W. Tiglhman St., Allentown. While at the stop Morriesi noticed that the passenger was acting nervous. Morriesi asked him for identification. The male said he did not have any ID on him. He then was asked his name and birth date.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A domestic incident in Monroe County led to one participant facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge and the other harassment.

Pocono Mountain Regional police responed to a report of a physical domestic incident on Saturday, June 11, about 6:44 p.m. along SR115 at the Exxon station. Upon arrival officers identified Michael Kester, 39, and Danielle Doucette, 39, both of Scranton, as the two involved. Both said a physical altercation occurred between the two. Also, Kester was found to be intoxicated and witnesses told officers he was observed driving a vehicle at the site.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating the theft of jewelry from a Carbon County home.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the residence of Michele Hosier, 43, of 165 Woods Rd., in Lehighton, Lower Towamensing Township.

Troopers said the victim's son had a party at the home and during the time frame of 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. on June 11-12, suspects entered a bedroom and rmoved several pairs of earrings and a jewelry box. The jewelry is valued at $1,000, troopers said.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Coaldale man faces a drug paraphernalia possession charge after police found a pipe containing marijuana residue.

James Neff, 27, of 162 E. Phillips St., lower apartment, was charged at 11:20 p.m. June 12 by borough Officer Jeremy Talanca.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 7:44 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, along Shad Oaks Drive, in Ross Township.

State police at Lehighton said Jason Christman, 35, of Kunkletown, was stopped for a traffic violation and it was determined he was under the influence. The DUI charge is pending.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The driver involved in a one vehicle crash in Monroe County was injured.

State police at Lehighton said the crash occurred about 12:52 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, along SR209, near Gilbert Rd., in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Adam S. Perdue, 24, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt northbound when, for unknown reasons, he drove off the right side of the road. The car struck a speed limit sign, traveled down a small ditch, and then struck a tree head-on.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A traffic stop by members of the Pocono Mountain Regional police led to drug charges. The stop was made about 3:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13, along SR196 at Green Road, in Coolbaugh Township.

Police stopped a vehicle for an expired inspection sticker. Police observed the occupants of the vehicle acting extremely nervous. A further investigation led to police conducting a search of the vehicle. Found was a large quantity of marijuana packaged for drug sale.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on a driving under the influence (DUI) and drug arrests.

On Sunday, June 12, about 8:11 p.m. officers conducted a traffic stop along SR115 near Exxon station in Blakeslee for failing to dim its high beam lights. The driver was identified as Jonel Rish, 27, of Blakeslee.

While speaking with Rish officers observed a glass pipe containing marijuana residue in his possession. He was also found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests.

Friday, June 17, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating the theft of a canoe.

Troopers said Curtis English, 77, of 58 Behren's Rd., Jim Thorpe, Penn Forest Township, reported a 13-foot fiberglass canoe was removed from the rear of his property.

It is a green, Old Towne Discovery Sport canoe, valued at $250.

The theft occurred sometime between June 12-14.

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