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Police Logs

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Lehighton driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Jim Thorpe.

Borough police said Marie L. Henning, 24, of 767 Upper Nis Hollow Drive, was stopped about 2:11 a.m. on Sunday, June 5, operating a 2001 Kia Sephia sedan along Susquehanna St. (SR209). She was stopped for an equipment violation, police said.

At the stop Henning showed signs of intoxication and failed field sobriety tests. She was then transported to the Lehighton hospital for a blood test. The test results revealed she had a .28BAC.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI) and open lewdness following an incident that occurred about 3:02 a.m. on Sunday, June 19.

Pocono Mountain Regional police officers were on routine patrol at the time and date stated along SR940 near Blakeslee Corners, in Tobyhanna Township, when they observed a male exit his vehicle in the parking lot near the WaWa store.

He walked across the lot and stood on a landscape bed. He then began to urinate in the landscape bed and in plain view of the WaWa store customers, police said.

Friday, June 24, 2011

A Weatherly woman will be cited by Rush Township Police following a two-vehicle accident in the township on June 20.

Sarah Lech, 20, of was traveling south on SR309 in a Subaru Legacy at 2:44 p.m. Lech attempted to turn onto Tide Road and pulled in front of a northbound Ford Crown Victoria, operated by John W. Albert Jr., of Tamaqua.

The Albert vehicle sustained moderate damage and had to be towed from the scene.

There were no reported injuries.

Friday, June 24, 2011

A Beaver Meadows woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident in Rush Township on June 20.

Stephanie Holly, 40, was traveling east on Fairview Street at 5:44 p.m. when, for an unknown reason, her 1988 Chevrolet S10 veered from the highway. The pickup struck a utility pole and flipped onto its side.

Holly was transported to Hazleton General Hospital for treatment.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating the theft of a truck in Monroe County.

Troopers said Matthew G. Getz, 34, of Kunkletown, reported his 2001 Chevrolet Silverado truck was stolen from along Big Spring Blvd. at Lower Valley Road, in Polk Township, sometime between 1 and 2 p.m. on Friday, June 17.

The truck is charcoal gray in color with a diamond plate tool box in the rear and a Remington .222 fireball rifle inside the truck. The rifle serial number is G6273498.

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

Thursday, June 23, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on two crashes investigated by troopers on Carbon County roadways.

On Friday, June 17, a two-vehicle crash occurred about 2:55 p.m. along SR209 in Towamensing Township. Troopers said Robert W. Cotton, 58, of Palmerton, was operating a 2001 Nissan Frontier when he made an improper left turn across 209 and his vehicle was struck by a 2003 Harley-Davidson Ultra motorcycle operated by Thomas M. McGrogan, 68, of Kunkletown.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

West Penn Township Chief of Police Brian Johnson reported the driver of the car involved in the early morning crash at the intersection of state routes 309 and 895 was William Hunter, 33, of 3 Sand Spring Circle, East Penn Township. Photos of the accident appeared in Wednesday's TIMES NEWS.

Johnson said he was told by Hunter he was a passenger in the car and that he was being given a ride by a male named Matt. The chief states Hunter told him they rolled the car and that both fled the scene.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported that two tractor trailer trucks were entered while parked on an access road to the Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport, in Coolbaugh Township.

Police said the trucks are owned by Safety Grooving & Paving Inc. Stolen from the trucks were personal items and CB radios. The listed victims are the truck drivers – Michael L. Freese, of MacArthur, W. Va., and James Duncan Hefner Sr., of Adamsville, Tenn.

The incident occurred overnight of June 21 and reported at 8:45 a.m. on June 22.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A New York state resident is facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI) and hit and run following an incident that occurred on June 17 about 1:20 a.m. at the intersection of state routes 940 and 611, known as the five point intersection, in Mt. Pocono.

Pocono Mountain Regional police responded to the area for a hit and run accident. Police said the victim of the hit and run followed the suspect vheicle onto SR196 where the driver eventually stopped.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Three females were nabbed for retail theft at a Monroe County store.

State police at Fern Ridge said the three were arrested for an incident at the Weis Market located along SR209 at Weir Lake Rd., in Chestnuthill Township.

According to troopers the three entered the store about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 20, and took possession of $116.42 worth of beauty products and concealed the products on their persons and in their purses. The were stopped by store security attempting to leave without paying for the items.