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Police Logs

Thursday, March 3, 2011

State police at Frackville reported investigating a crash involving a tractor with trailer crash along Interstate 81 in Foster Township, Schuylkill County, that occurred about 12:57 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1.

Troopers said Antonio Hamer, 27, of Lake View, S.C., was operating a 2010 International ProStar truck-tractor with 2011 Wabash van northbound when the rig traveled onto the left berm and struck a metal guard rail.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following arrests.

On Feb. 26 about 12:31 a.m. officers observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the cul-de-sac of Scenic Court in Tunkhannock Township. Upon making contact with the two male occupants inside the vehicle officers observed a case of beer and one open container inside.

A further investigation revealed the two males to be under age and intoxicated. The two were identified as Jordan McMahon, 19, and a 17-year-old, both from Effort. Both were cited for underage drinking and released to their parents.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on three crashes probed by troopers, all occurring on Tuesday, March 1, with one driver facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge.

The DUI crash occurred about 6:15 p.m. along Flyte Road, near Anchorage Road, in Ross Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Robert D. Templeton, 56, of Saylorsburg, was driving a 2000 Hyundai Sonata when he lost control of the vehicle. The Sonata went onto the berm and struck several small trees and shrubs. It came to rest against the trees about 15 feet north of the road.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported investigating a suicide attempt which involved a hazmat scare. The incident was reported about 12:47 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at the Tobyhanna State Park in Tobyhanna. Police gave the following account of what happened.

Officers were dispatched to the park to a report of a possible suicide attempt. The officers were advised while en route that the attempt may involve the use of hydrogen sulfide, a highly toxic and flammable gas.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Palmerton Area High School student is facing a charge of harassment following an incident that occurred on Monday, Feb. 28, about 7:10 a.m. in a parking lot of the school in Lower Towamensing Township.

State police at Lehighton said a 17-year-old male walked over to a vehicle occupied by another 17-year-old male at the time and date stated. When the male in the vehicle rolled down the window he was punched in the right eye by the other male.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following pending driving under the influence (DUI) arrests.

On Monday, Feb. 28, about 1:38 a.m. officers responded to a accident along Valley View Drive in Blakeslee. Police determined a vehicle operated by Danielle Gvoth, 36, of Blakeslee, struck a parked vehicle in front of her residence. There was extensive damages to both vehicles, police said.

A passenger with Gvoth, Tiffany Manzo, 36, of Kunkletown, was injured and transported to the Pocono Medical Center (PMC), East Stroudsburg, for treatment.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Schuylkill County man was jailed this week on warrants and other violations.

State police at Frackville said Russell Armand Helton, 34, of Mahanoy City, was stopped about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2 along SR61 in New Castle Township for vehicle code violations.

During the course of the stop Helton attempted to provide false identification to the trooper to avoid apprehension on outstanding warrants.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrest of three men they say were part of a burglary ring operating in the Monroe County area.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Schuylkill County man initially arrested for retail theft is also facing drug charges. It was one of two retail theft incidents probed by state police at Schuylkill Haven.

Troopers said on Wednesday, March 2, about 4 p.m. Anthony Joseph Mark Jr., 26, of Pottsville, was in Boscov's Department store in the Fairlane Village Mall, Norwegian Township, where he was observed by store security removing price tags from two pair of sunglasses and then placing them into the front pocket of the hooded sweatshirt he was wearing and leaving the store without paying for them.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Tamaqua man has been cited after causing a commotion at a relative's home on Feb. 23.

Borough police received a call from Debra Wood, who was at 326 Hazle St., at 10:35 p.m. The call concerned Wood's son, John L. Smith, 21, who had come to the home in a highly intoxicated state. He allegedly refused repeated orders to leave.

Officers arrived and advised the young man to leave. Smith refused and became arguementative. He was taken into custody and lodged in a holding cell for several hours. He was later released into the custody of an aunt.