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Police Logs

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Jim Thorpe man was stopped for having an outdated inspection sticker, and ended up being cited for driving while under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.

Louis Hodge was charged by state police at Fern Ridge after the stop that occurred about 1:21 p.m. Sunday, June 3. He was stopped along SR903 in Penn Forest Township.

Monday, June 18, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a theft of vehicle incident.

Troopers said the Volkswagon Jetta of Joseph Keough, Brick, N.J., was stolen while parked along Miller Road, in Jackson Township, Monroe County, sometime after 11:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15. It was later found about 11 a.m. on Saturday after having been involved in a crash and abandoned by the driver.

Monday, June 18, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating several crashes, including one in which the driver is facing several charges.

A one vehicle accident occurred about 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, along Merwinsburg Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Marco A. Colon, 39, of Effort, was driving a 2000 Honda CR-V southbound when he failed to negotiate a left curve. The vehicle went into the northbound lane and off onto the berm where it struck rocks on the property at 236 Merwinsburg Road.

Monday, June 18, 2012

A neighbors' dispute has resulted in two persons being charged. State police at Fern Ridge said the incident occurred along Red Pine Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, on June 9 between 8:30 and 10 p.m.

Troopers said Darrin Plocic, 45, and Robin G. Golembiewski, 42, both of Effort, have been cited. Plocic is accused of cutting through a fence belonging to Paul M. Rivera, 48, of Effort, while Golembiewski is accused of pointing a flashlight in Rivera's windows and yelling obscene language. Plocic is charged with criminal mischief and Golembiewski with harassment.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Two persons were arrested by Slatington police after they responded at 6:25 p.m. June 15 to a domestic incident at 307 Main St. in the borough.

Police said Michael Miller, 33, of 215 E. Fairview St., Slatington, was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment and careless driving, and Albert Lebeda, 22, of 307 Main St., was arrested on charge of simple assault and reckless endangerment.

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Schuylkill County woman was cited for criminal mischief for an incident that occurred about 10:10 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, in New Philadelphia.

State police at Frackville said Deborah Huth, of New Philadelphia, threw a rock at the front door of Michael Minrod, 7 Wiggan St., smashing the glass door.

Monday, June 18, 2012

The theft of an all terrain vehicle (ATV) is being probed in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Brandy B. Schreiber, 30, of 728 E. Main St., Hegins, reported her blue 2004 Yamaha YFM660 Raptor was removed from a rear yard of her residence. The theft occurred sometime between Friday, June 15, at 8:30 p.m. and 7:45 a.m. on Saturday.

The ATV is described as having a broken front headlight bracket, the front fender is cracked and fixed with wire, the top end of the motor is off, exposing the piston and connecting rod. The ATV is valued at $2,500.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Kidder Township police reported on the following citations issued by officers over a period of June 1 to 13.

On June 1 the following citations issued: at 1:14 a.m. Jesse Naimon, of Albrightsville, was cited for driving a vehicle at a (un) safe speed and drivers required to be licensed. The incident occurred near the Penn/Kidder Campus.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Two Monroe County men are facing bad check counts.

State police at Fern Ridge said RJ Walker, SR209, in Chestnuthill Township, reported that Paul Rueda, of Kresgeville, purchased items in the store totaling $1,247.32 and paid with a check. The check was later returned for insufficient funds. The incident occurred on April 17.

The second incident also occurred at RJ Walker. Michael F. Reilly, of Effort, paid for merchandise totaling $152.18 with a check that was later returned for insufficient funds. That incident occurred on Feb. 24.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Slatington police have arrested Lehighton Pelczynski, 320 First St., Slatington, on a charge of retail theft.

Police said the incident happened at 2:10 a.m. June 17 at the Turkey Hill Minit Mart in the borough.