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Police Logs

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Monroe County man has been charged with disorderly conduct for an incident that occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 2, about 11 a.m. outside 1116 Maple Lane, in Sun Valley, Chestnuthill Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Brice House, of Effort, was allegedly outside the above-stated address shouting threats and using an obscene word multiple times.

Troopers said he is facing a fine of up to $300 and/or 90 days in jail if convicted.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of scattering rubbish following an incident that was reported on Jan. 28.

State police at Fern Ridge said Mark Heller, of Stroudsburg, was charged for allegedly causing waste paper to be deposited along Running Valley Road, near Neola Road, in Jackson Township. The incident occurred between 7 a.m. and 2:53 p.m., troopers said.

Troopers said Heller is facing a fine up to $300 and/or 90 days in jail, if convicted.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of a snowblower.

Troopers said Dennis J. Murray, 55, of 16 Long Brook Way, Albrightsville, Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, reported his Crasftsman snowblower, valued at $1,000, was taken from his property sometime between Jan. 23 and 28.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Tamaqua man has been remanded to the Lehigh County Prison after being picked up by Tamaqua police following a fight on Sunday morning, Jan. 30.

Officers were dispatched to the area of the Pine Street Pub at 1:20 a.m. for a reported fight in progress. At the scene they spoke with a Scott Ferryman, who had a visible head injury. Ferryman told officers he had been verbally disagreeing with Christopher Serina, 30, of 205 W. Rowe St., when Serina threw him to the ground. Serina was in a visibly intoxicated state and witnesses confirmed Ferryman's version of events.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Monroe County man was jailed on Sunday, Jan. 30, following an incident in A Pocono Country Place.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by officers recently.

On Saturday, Jan. 29, about 3:28 a.m. officers made a traffic stop along SR196 in Tobyhanna. The driver was identified as Oscar Arango, 30, of Tobyhanna.

He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was taken to the Pocono Medical Center (PMC), East Stroudsburg, where he submitted to a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A bank branch has been cited by state police at Fern Ridge for false alarms.

Troopers said the First National Bank of Palmerton branch office in Gilbert, Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County, was cited for permitting four or more false alarm activations during a consecutive 12-month period.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Monroe County resident is facing a drug count and another charge following an incident that occurred about 8:43 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, at an intersection in Pocono Farms East, Kings Court, Coolbaugh Township.

Pocono Mountain Regional police officers observed several vehicles at the location.

During contact with one of the persons at the scene, identified as Daron Hesterbey, 22, Blakeslee, he allegedly attempted to conceal three plastic bags of marijuana under a vehicle. During a pat-down Hesterbey was found to have more marijuana on his person.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a theft incident that occurred in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said unknown criminals entered a hay shed located at Stanhope and Mexico roads, in Pine Grove Township, by smashing a glass door. Once inside they removed two 24-foot copper cables ($100 value) and a Craftsman industrial ratchet set ($250 value).

The shed is owned by Leroy Martin, 56, of Denver, Lancaster County, and occurred sometime between Jan. 27 at 10 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The death of an inmate at the state correctional institution at Frackville has been reported by Robert Collins, superintendent.

Collins said corrections officers found Frank Bonita Jr., 52, unconscious in his cell at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28. The officers provided immediate emergency first aid until medical personnel arrived. Bonita was then taken to St. Catherine's Hospital, Ashland, where he was pronounced dead at 1:50 p.m.

State police at Frackville are investigating the death and an autopsy has been ordered by the Schuylkill County coroner's office.