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Police Logs

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Northampton County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one- vehicle crash that occurred about 7:47 p.m. on July 7 along McIlhaney Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Margaret L. Paptyi, 51, of Bangor, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS northbound when she failed to negotiate a curve in the road. The car went onto the berm and down a bank.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Tamaqua man has been cited after he allegedly confronted his neighbors on Saturday evening.

Borough police were dispatched to 497 Boyle Ave., at 8:12 p.m. for a reported unwanted person. According to the report, Kerri Fulmer, 39, of 513 Lombard St., went to his neighbor's home at least twice that day, yelling and causing a commotion.

Fulmer was cited for simple trespass.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Two persons were cited for causing a disturbance at the West End Fire Company fair held over the past weekend.

The fair was conducted at the fire company grounds along SR715 in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said Trisha Jean Moore, 33, of Kunkletown, and Tracey Presto Giambalvo-Blaha, 57, of Gilbert, were cited for disorderly conduct for shouting obscentities while at the fair.

The incident occurred about 8 p.m. on June 30.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Monroe County woman is facing a charge of retail theft following an incident at the Walmart store in Mt. Poocono.

Pocono Mountain Regional police responded to the store about 2 p.m. on July 2 for a report of a theft incident. On scene officers were told by store security that Barbara Wisemeth, 40, of Albrightsville, was observed in the cosmetic's department selecting numerous items from the shelf and placing them in her purse. She then left the store without paying for the items, which were valued at $189.

She was placed under arrest, cited and then released, police said.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A wet road surface was blamed for a one-vehicle crash in Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Anthony j. Quaranta, 18, of Saylorsburg, was driving a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am southbound on SR715 in Chestnuthill Township, about 7:10 a.m. on Saturday, July 10, when he lost control and struck a tree along the northbound berm. Quaranta was not injured, troopers said.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Lyndon Eickoff, 35, of West School Street, Summit Hill, is charged with driving under the influence (DUI) following an accident in Mahoning Township.

According to township police, the accident occurred shortly before 11:30 p.m. on July 3 in the 1400 block of Mahoning Drive East (SR902).

Police said they had received a report of a demolished vehicle in the middle of the roadway and a utility pole struck and damaged. The investigating officer, upon arriving at the scene, noticed no driver or passengers were present.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A domestic incident in Nesquehoning led to prison for one man.

Borough police officer Tim Wuttke was dispatched to 34 E. Railroad St., on July 4 about 1:33 p.m. to a report of a domestic. Upon arrival Kaitlyn Atkinson told Wuttke that Matthew Ellis-Skelton had grabbbed her by the hair and began to swing her around then grabbed her face with one hand and choked her with his other hand.

Atkinson was injured and transproted to a hospital for treatment.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Lehighton man is facing charges of escape and resisting arrest.

Kyle Kubin, 25, of the 200 block of S. Third Street, was apprehended by Mahoning Township police on July 2 at 4:33 p.m.

According to police, they were dispatched to the Wal-Mart store on a report of an out of control male causing a disturbance.

Upon their arrival they learned the individual fled, heading towards McDonald's Restaurant, and he left a female companion behind.

Monday, July 12, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported the results of a sobriety checkpoint operation conducted beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, to 2 a.m. on Sunday. The checkpoint was set up along SR209, just north of Mill Pond Rd., in Polk Township, Monroe County.

A total of 130 vehicles were stopped resulting in three arrests for driving under the influence (DUI), nine traffic citations issued and 24 written warnings handed out. The traffic citations were for various moving and equipment violations.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Nesquehoning police reported on several crashes investigated by officers in recent days.

On July 6 Chief Sean Smith was dispatched to a crash at SR209 and Oak St. Smith learned that Emily Benscome, 960 Carbon St., Nesquehoning, was traveling north on 209 when a vehicle in front of her began to brake to turn left. Brenden McArble, 190 Coal St., Nesquehoning, was also northbound and struck the rear of Benscome's vehicle. No one was injured and both vehicles were driven from the scene. Jim Thorpe Officer Lee Marzen assisted Smith at the scene.