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Police Logs

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Monroe County teen has been jailed on multiple criminal charges.

On Oct. 15 about 7 a.m. officers of Pocono Mountain Regional and Pocono Township police served a search warrant at 5472 Sullivan Trail, Pocono Summit, for a stolen four wheel all terrain vehicle (ATV). While executing the warrant police also found a stolen motorcycle.

Arrested at the scene was Jakub Sztandera, 18, of that address. He was charged with receiving stolen property and possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver was the victim of a hit and run incident in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Joseph J. Serano, 56, of Middleport, was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on SR309 in Lynn Township, about 6:12 a.m. on Oct. 13. A northbound car, in the left turn lane, suddenly swerved into Serano's lane. The other vehicle impacted with the driver side of the Silverado. After impact the other driver fled northbound. Serano was not injured.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Two persons have been cited for disorderly conduct in separate incidents.

State police at Lehighton said on Sunday, Oct. 10, about noon, troopers responded to the area of 402 Bridge St., Weissport, for a report of a disorderly conduct incident. Troopers said witnesses told them that Kirmit C. Strohl, 48, of Weissport, was yelling and causing a public disturbance. He had left the scene prior to the arrival of troopers.

Strohl was charged, troopers said.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Two persons were cited following an incident Sunday, Oct. 18, in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said troopers responded to 117 Brandonville Rd., in Mahanoy Township, about 10:10 p.m. for a report a vehicle being driven on property in the area without permission. Upon arrival troopers located the vehicle and it was determined the driver was four-wheeling in the area and got lost and came onto the property.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver was injured when he was ejected from his vehicle when it crashed. The accident occurred about 3:25 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, along SR924 in East Union Township.

State police at Frackville said Christopher John Augun, 22, of Sheppton, was driving a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound and failed to negotiate a left hard curve. The Jeep rolled over several times before going onto the west berm. The Jeep then came to rest against a tree about 20 feet down an embankment.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge reported on crashes investigated by troopers recently.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A traffic stop has led to the driver facing a drug counts.

State police at Lehighton said Jason Leap, 21, of Kunkletown, was stopped along Kunkletown Road, in the area of the soccer field, in Ross Township, Monroe County, for a traffic violation.

Druing the stop Leap was found to be in possession of a small amount of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Charges will be filed for the two drug violations, troopers said.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

State police at Lehighton are investigating the theft of a dirt bike from a Monroe County location.

Conrad Eugene McCarty, 44, of 8974 E. Sherwood Drive, Robinhood Lakes, Polk Township, reported his Suzuki dirt bike, yellow in color and bearing registration plate number DRZ110, was removed from his backyard sometime between 11 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 5 a.m. on Oct. 15.

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

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge reported the arrest of a driver at a sobriety checkpoint.

Troopers said Timothy Getz, 27, of Nazareth, entered the checkpoint at Jonas and Merwinsburg roads, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, about 11:36 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 11. Getz did not have any identification on him.

Troopers learned his identity and also that his license was under suspension. While speaking with Getz troopers determined he was under the influence. He failed field sobriety tests. Also found on him was suspected methamphetamine and marijuana in his pockets.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Schuylkill County man had a large portion of his nose severed during a fight at a tavern. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at Corky's Fourth Street Station, in Tower City.

Troopers said about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, Steven Worhacz Jr., 31, of Williasmtown, and Robert Thomas O'Brien II, 41, of Tower City, became involved in a physical argument. During the course of the argument O'Brien bit the nose of Worchacz severing a large portion of it.