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Police Logs

Friday, June 10, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an incident of vandalism at a Schuylkill County church.

The incident occurred at Kimmels Evangelical Free Church, located at 179 Pine Creek Rd., in West Brunswick Township. Troopers said unknown criminals approached the church's road sign and rearranged the letters to spell obscene phrases. The incident occurred sometime between 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, and 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570)-593-2000.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Schuylkill County woman was arrested earlier this week and charged with assaulting police while under the influence of bath salts.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred about 7:45 p.m. May 11 along Cadbury Street in Palo Alto.

Troopers responded to the scene to a report of a disturbance.

On scene troopers encountered Elizabeth Norris, 39, of Palo Alto, and a male, both who appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Police were dispatched to a report of road rage at 5:23 a.m. April 21.

Sean Trinkle, 42, of 258 E. Kline Ave., Lansford, was charged with two counts of recklessly endangering a person, two counts of simple assault, two counts of harassment, disorderly conduct, following too closely, passing when prohibited, careless driving, reckless driving, improper passing and limit on driving on the left side of the road. Police say Trinkle was chasing and terrorizing another driver. The chase began in Summit Hill and was stopped in Mahoning Valley by Mahoning police.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Monroe County man is being sought following a domestic incident.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were dispatched to 6122 Boardwalk Terrace, Tobyhanna, on May 21 about 12:53 p.m. for a domestic dispute. Upon arrival officers learned that Shaneeka Clarke, 30, and Kadeem Jones-Bacote, 20, both of that address, were involved in a dispute over money.

Bacote began to break items in the residence and then pushed Clarke, who is six and a half months pregnant, to the floor. When Clarke fell the the floor she landed on broken glass, causing a laceration to her finger.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

One person was injured in a one vehicle crash that occurred about 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, along SR903 in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Nelson Trembler, 58, of Albrightsville, was operating a 1986 BMW 325 when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the road and struck a tree along the berm with the front end.

Trembler was injured and transported to the Lehighton hospital by the Lake Harmony ambulance. A young child in a safety seat was not injured, troopers said.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A fugitive wanted in Luzerne County was found in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said they received a tip that Edward Lance, 23, was at a residence in Coolbaugh Township, and was wanted. Police went to the residence and found Lance asleep in a bedroom in the home.

He was taken into custody and later turned over to state police from the Dunmore barracks. He is wanted in Luzerne County on an escape charge, it was noted.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

There were no injuries but major damages to two vehicles involved in a crash that occurred about 3:32 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, along Little Gap Rd., at Forest Inn Rd., in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported on two crashes investigated by troopers in Monroe County. Both crashes occurred along SR115 in Chestnuthill Township.

Troopers said about 7:11 a.m. on Monday, May 23, Joshua S. Warner, 19, of Effort, was northbound operating a 1996 Jeep Cherokee in the area of Evergreen Hollow Road while Christopher J. Johnson, 17, of Effort, was southbound driving a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer. Troopers said Johnson failed to make a left turn in a safe manner and pulled in front of Warner causing a crash.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrest of two individuals for public drunkenness.

On Thursday, May 26, about 1:39 a.m. officers on patrol and at the Beach Lane parking area in Pocono Farms observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the lot. As officers approached the vehicle they saw a female coming out of the woods and a male seated in the front passenger seat.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The next of kin of a Allentown woman is being sought by the Lehigh County coroner's office.

Barbara Schreier, 68, of 1029 North St., died on Monday, June 6, at her residence. She died of natural causes, the coroner ruled.

Anyone with family information for Ms. Schreier is asked to call the coroner's office at (610( 782-3426.