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Police Logs

Friday, January 14, 2011

A speeding stop led to drug charges against the driver.

State police at Lehighton said Stephen Robert Barclay, 20, of Palmerton, was stopped for speeding about 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, along SR248 westbound in Palmerton.

Troopers said Barclay was taken into custody when it was learned he had an outstanding arrest warrant for him out of Allentown.

While being taken into custody he was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

He will be charged with those two offenses.

Friday, January 14, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a traffic stop about 2:25 a.m. today.

State police at Frackville said Keith M. Kalkiewicz, 25, of Mahanoy City, was stopped for a traffic violation along SR924 (Gold Star Highway), in West Mahanoy Township, just outside Shenandoah.

Kalkiewicz was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests.

He was taken into custody and transported to the barracks for a breath test.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Schuylkill County teenage driver is facing multiple charges following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 4:25 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, along Mount Olive Blvd. (SR4031), in West Mahanoy Township.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Robert Davis, 30, of Ambler, has been arrested by Slatington police for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.

Police said he was stopped for a traffic violation at 5:29 a.m. Jan. 5 in the 0-100 block of Main Street, after which time police found him to be under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center for a blood test. It was determined his blood-alcohol level was .16 percent.

In addition to the DUI charge, Davis was issued a citation for speeding.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lansford Police Chief John Turcmanovich has released his annual report for 2010 and his monthly report for December, 2010.

according to the annual report, police responded to 4,563 complaints/incidents; made 71 criminal arrests; issued 497 traffic citations, 354 nontraffic citations and 743 parking tickets. Vehicle mileage: unit 101 (2009 Ford): 12,098 miles; unit 102 (2007 Dodge): 19,613 miles; unit 103 (1997 Ford): 4,062 miles; unit 104 (2006 Ford): 9,855 miles; unit 101 (2003 Ford, since retired): 7,251 miles.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a rear-end crash about 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan 12, at 340 E. Main St., in Hegins Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Daniel E. Nahodil Jr., 34, of Hegins, and Evan G. Snyder, 18, of Pitman, were both westbound with Snyder behind Nahodil.

Snyder became distracted due to the windshield wipers cleaning his windshield and failed to see Nahodil stop to make a right turn into a driveway at the above-stated address.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks released their statistical report of activities for the month of December.

In the criminal division there were 117 offenses reported, 116 founded, 80 cleared and 62 arrests made. In the traffic division there were 47 crashes, no fatalities, 16 hit and runs, 17 injured, seven drunk driving arrests, eight DUI-related crashes, 207 citations issued and 114 written warnings.

There were 526 incidents for the month.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported on crashes probed by troopers recently.

A one-vehicle crash was reported on Dec. 27 about 1 p.m. along Merwinsburg Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Peterson Etienne, 21, of Effort, was driving a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero when he lost control on the snow-covered road. The car went onto the berm and struck some small trees and shrubbery. Etienne was not injured.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a domestic incident that occurred about 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the residence of Jessica Erin Durand, 23, and David Durand, 54, both of Robin Hood Lakes in Saylorsburg, Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said during an argument David pushed Jessica causing a minor injury to her nose. David Durand was issued a citation for harassment, troopers added.

Troopers did not indicate the relationship of the two.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Coaldale Police Chief Tim Delaney has released his 2010 report:

Police handled eight assaults, 12 burglaries and two larcenies.

They also dealt with 55 cases of disorderly conduct; 37 cases of driving under the influence; 13 drug offenses; eight cases each of stolen property and vandalism; six sex offenses; three cases each of fraud, liquor violations, family disputes and weapons offenses; two cases of forgery and 47 miscellaneous cases.