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Police Logs

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Philadelphia driver was cited for multiple charges following a chase in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident began about 2:05 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, when Officer Jeff Lutz was westbound on Laurel Drive, in Tobyhanna, at the intersection with SR611 when he observed a Nissan make a left turn from 611 south into the officer's lane of travel.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating the theft of four stock 19-inch Infiniti wheels.

Troopers said Delbert A. Hawk, 67, of 2570 Stoney Ridge Rd., Palmerton, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, reported the wheels were taken from the back yard of his residence. They had been placed next to the home and taken sometime between 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A domestic incident in Monroe County led to the arrest of one of the participants.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Sunday, Feb. 26, about 1:19 a.m. officers were dispatched to 4510 Belgravia Drive, Tobyhanna, for a domestic dispute.

Upon arrival officers identified the females involved as Jamelah Bouchet, 33, and Shana Napier, 23, both of that address.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on a domestic incident that occurred in which one person was cited.

Police said about 4 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, officers were dispatched to 8550 Bumble Bee Way, in Tobyhanna, for a reported domestic dispute.

Upon arrival the parties involved were identified as Dondell Leonard, 22, and Keyanna Williams, 31, both of that address. Also in the home was Williams' 12-year-old son.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Going the wrong way on a one-way street in Tamaqua proved to be costly for two young men from out of the area.

Patrolman Karl Harig was on patrol at 7:10 p.m. on Sept. 5 when he observed a gray car traveling north on Pine Street, next to the TIMES NEWS building at 200 E. Broad St. The street is one way, southbound only.

Harig conducted a vehicle stop in the 100 block of East Broad Street and detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the driver's open window. The driver was identified as Eric Gregory Schmidt, 19, of Schwenksville.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tamaqua Police have issued a citation in connection with an incident on Dec. 18, 2011.

On that day, at 1:57 a.m., officers dealt with John Middleton, 45, of 117 Greenwood St.. Middleton was walking along US209, toward Coaldale, and was in an obviously inebriated state.

He was cited for public drunkenness.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

State police reported a driving under the influence (DUI) arrest that occurred on Saturday, Feb. 25, in Carbon County.

Troopers said Tammy Lynn Terfinko, 38, of Slatington, was stopped about 10 p.m. along SR248 eastbound, in Palmerton, operating a 1998 Ford Mustang, for traffic violations.

She was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following drug-related arrests made by officers.

On Friday, Feb. 24, about 6:16 p.m. officers observed a suspicious vehicle parked at the rear of the parking lot of Summit Lanes, in Pocono Summit, Tobyhanna Township.

Officers stopped to investigate and identified the occupants of the vehicle as Frederick James McConnell, 18, of Pocono Summit, and three juvenile males, all 17, two from Pocono Summit and one from Albrightsville.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating two burglaries that occurred at two locations in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said the home of Joseph Steven Hovan, 1921 Donalds Rd., was entered sometime between 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, and Monday at 6 a.m. Entry was made through an unlocked rear window of the home.

Removed were several items, troopers said.

The second entry occurred at the residence of Clifton Edward Hubbard Jr., of 72 Hawks Terrace, sometime between Nov. 5 and Sunday, Feb. 26. Entry was made through a crawl space in the home.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Tamaqua man has been cited after he was found to be in an intoxicated state in the 100 block of West Broad Street in the borough.

Officers were dispatched to 108 W. Broad St., at 2:23 a.m. on Feb. 25 on a report of a male banging on doors. At the scene, they found Brian James Dennis, 34, of 14 W. Broad St. Dennis was unable to provide officers with his name and address due to his inebriated state.

Officer Thomas Duarte transported Dennis, who became uncooperative, to the police station where he was later released into the custody of his mother.