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Police Logs

Thursday, July 7, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are looking for the driver of a vehicle that caused a crash on Wednesday, July 6, along a Schuylkill County roadway.

Troopers said James Rymarkiewicz Sr., 59, of Orwigsburg, was driving a 2001 GMC Sierra pickup truck northbound on Pine Creek Drive, near Frisbee and Kemmel roads, in West Brunswick Township, about 6:43 p.m. when he encountered a car in his lane of travel going southbound.

Rymarkiewicz was forced to swerve to the right and in doing so the passenger side of his truck struck a tree on the east shoulder.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Carbon County man is facing drug charges.

State police at Lehighton said about 12:28 p.m. on July 4 troopers were in the area of Lake Drive, in the Beltzville Estates area of Lehighton, Towamensing Township, investigating another incident when they interviewed Andrew W. Brucks, 26, of Lehighton.

During the interview troopers found Brucks to be allegedly in possession of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. He will be charged, troopers said.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Nesquehoning police reported during the past holiday weekend officers conducted 33 vehicle stops for such infractions as speeding, equipment violations, red light violations and passing in no passing zones.

Police said multiple warnings were handed out for seat belt violations.

Police issued citations for speeding, 40 miles-per-hour in a 25 zone at Oak and Catawissa streets; an expired inspection sticker at the same location; and a red light violation at Mermon and Catawissa streets.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Lansford driver is facing charges, including driving under the influence (DUI), following an incident in Nesquehoning over the holiday weekend.

Police were dispatched to the 300 block of W. Mill St. for an accident at the railroad tracks. Upon arrival officers Brian White and Tom Kurtz found Edward Butterworth, of 206 W. Water St., as the driver. Officers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Butterworth. Also seized from the vehicle was suspected marijuana. Butterworth was taken for a blood test.

The DUI and drug charges are pending, police said.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Jim Thorpe police are investigating a burglary at a borough business.

Police said Pocono Biking Lehigh Gorge Outpost, located at courthouse square, was entered overnight of June 24-25. Police did not indicate if anything was taken.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570)-325-4995.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A driver was cited for driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 1:26 a.m. on June 18 along Kuhenbeaker Road near Hypsie Gap Road.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Adam Kamienski, 27, of Blakeslee, was westbound when he said he swerved to avoid a deer causing him to lose control of his car. The vehicle left the road and struck several trees.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lehighton police reported on the following arrests made by officers.

Police said Linda Bonds, 56, and Tiffany A. Gordon, 35, both of 326 N. First St., were cited for harassment following a verbal/physical altercation that occurred on Friday, July 1, at their residence.

Rita Kenny, 18, of 2237 S. Beechwood St., and Kimberly Prak, 16, of 1933 McKeon St., both of Philadelphia, were cited for disorderly conduct for an incident on Monday, July 4. The two were involved in an altercation at Alfie's Pizza shop on S. First Street, police said.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

State police at Lehighton are trying to find the owner of a bicycle found in Monroe County. Troopers also reported on other incidents.

A Huffy Maxx bike was found along Murphy Lane, in Polk Township, on Saturday, July 2. The owner may claim by calling troopers and providing proper identification.

Troopers are investigating theft from vehicle incidents along SR903 at the White Water Rafting facility in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Two Nesquehoning brothers were arrested recently on various charges.

Police said Michael John McFadden, 23, and Sean Christopher McFadden, 22, both of 318 E. Catawissa St., are facing charges.

Michael McFadden has been charged with theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, unlawful possession of a controlled substance-heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Several driving under the influence (DUI) arrests were reported by the Pocono Mountain Regional police recently.

On June 12 about 2:09 a.m. officers stopped Richard Reda, 47, of Long Pond, along Sullivan Trial near Long Pond Road, after observing him driving erratically. He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was then transported to the Pocono Medical Center (PMC), East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.