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Police Logs

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 10:28 p.m. on Nov. 18, along SR903 in Penn Forest Township.

State police at Lehighton said John Kline, 53, of Jim Thorpe, was driving a Pontiac G5 when he was stopped for a traffic violation. He was found to be under the influence and taken for a blood/alcohol content test. The DUI charge is pending the test results, troopers said.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge reported on two crashes investigated by troopers on Monroe County roadways.

A crash occurred about 12:55 p.m. on Nov. 17 along SR209, near Scott St., in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Shannon E. Henry, 17, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2006 Mazda 6 southbound while Luther A. Musselman, 67, of Slatington, was operating a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am northbound.

Troopers said Henry made a left turn directly in front of Musselman and a collision occurred.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said a crash occurred about 2:34 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the intersection of Hemlock and Holiday drives in Stillwater Lakes development.

Police said John Berghoefer, 29, of Pocono Summit, crashed his car and was standing outside of it when they arrived. He showed signs of being under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of public drunkenness following an incident that occurred about 9:31 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Sunoco service station along Old Route 115 at Kunkletown Road, in Ross Township.

State police at Lehighton said Kristopher Miller, 46, of Saylorsburg, entered the station in an intoxicated condition. While at the front counter he passed out causing him to fall to the floor, troopers said.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Carbon County club has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board for violating the state liquor code.

The Sokol Citizens Club, 150 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning, was cited for failure to maintain complete and truthful records covering the operation of the licensed business for a period of two years immediately preceding Oct. 27, and concerning the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A deer and a bus collided along a Carbon County roadway recently. It was one of two crashes reported by state police at Fern Ridge.

Troopers said Judith a. Sitarchyk, 57, of Lehighton, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet bus northbound on SR903 in Penn Forest Township, about 6:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, when a deer entered the road in front of her. She was unable to avoid the animal and struck it with the front of bus. Sitarchyk and her passenger, Diana M. Rimbey, 60, also of Lehighton, were not injured.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A 17-year-old Coaldale male was charged after he was found to be in possession of narcotics at Panther Valley High School

Summit Hill police report that on Nov. 3 they received a call from high school administrators, stating that there was a student with some pills on school grounds. The pills were found to be narcotics. Charges of lawful possession of a substance were filed against the juvenile at Carbon County Juvenile Probation.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Tamaqua driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 2:40 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, along SR209 south of Coal St., in Port Carbon.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said William Hedemann, 44, was driving a 2007 Ford Escape northbound from Pottsville and traveling into Port Carbon when the car went off the road on the left side and overturned and struck a billboard sign, coming to rest on its roof.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

One of two drivers involved in a crash in Monroe County is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). State police at Lehighton said the accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, along Long Mountain Road, in Polk Township.

Troopers said John Robert Grimaldi, 34, of Effort, driving a 2009 Nissan Altima, was involved in a crash with Caitlin Ramos, 20, of Effort, who was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A 15-year-old female student at the Educare Alternative School in Weissport, Carbon County, is facing a charge of harassment.

State police at Lehighton said the juvenile threatened a staff member at the school. The incident occurred about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18.