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Police Logs

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Jim Thorpe man is facing a non-traffic charge and various motor vehicle violations. The four citations received total more than $1,000 in fines and costs.

Gerald F. Strubinger, 65, was cited by Jim Thorpe borough police. The citations along with the fines and costs are: Disorderly conduct ($437), registration card to be signed and exhibited on demand ($121.50), carrying and exhibiting a driver's license on demand ($75), required financial responsibility ($350), and stop signs and yield signs ($75).

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following arrests made by officers recently.

On Monday, Nov. 29, about 1:28 a.m. officers conducted a traffic stop along SR196 at Carriage Square, in Tobyhanna, for a vehicle code violation. A passenger in the vehicle was identified as Eugene Sarno, 21, of Tobyhanna.

A check revealed he had an active warrant for his arrest issued out of Monroe County for a parole violation. He was taken into custody and placed in the county prison in Snydersville.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Rush Township police are investigating a stolen firearm.

It occurred on Nov. 29 in the area of Tuscarora Park Road. The firearm is a Remington Model 700 300 Win Mag with a scope. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-4242.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Coaldale police have charged two Jim Thorpe men with drunken driving.

According to affidavits of probable cause filed with District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua, here's what happened:

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The North Central Pa. Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce and Expanded DUI/Underage Drinking Enforcement Program has released the following statistics from a roving patrol and DUI checkpoint held recently in Schuylkill County.

A sobriety checkpoint was held Nov. 24 by 12 officers representing four county police departments. A total of 471 vehicles were contacted, with 31 detained. Six drivers were tested, with one adult arrested, suspected of driving under the influence. Officers issued 15 traffic citations, two seat belt violations and issued 12 warnings.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jim Thorpe police are investigating a vehicle theft incident.

Police said about 8:58 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 25, officers were called to the Harry Packer Mansion to a report of a stolen vehicle. Officers learned that a 2009 Infiniti, owned by Robert and Taylor Handwerk, of Jim Thorpe, was removed from a parking lot at the mansion and driven to the Asa Packer Mansion nearby and left in the driveway. Removed from the vehicle was an iPad and key fob, police said.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 325-4995.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 6:54 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, along SR115 in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Miguel O. Betancourt, 19, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2002 Jeep southbound when he fell asleep. The vehicle left the road and crashed into a utility pole.

Betancourt was not injured. He was cited for careless driving, troopers said.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A New Jersey resident was arrested for domestic assault following an incident in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police responded to 34 High Country Drive, in Long Pond, about 4:31 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, for a report of a domestic assault incident with injuries.

Upon arrival officers were met by Denise Manzella, 29, of Newark, N.J., yelling for help. Also at the scene was Peter Roman, 31, of Bayonne, N.J. Manzella reported that Roman had struck her in the face.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jim Thorpe police are investigating a burglary at a borough business.

Police said Through The Looking Glass, located at 111 Broadway, was entered through a window. Removed was a pink Olympus camera, silver iPod and blue iPod amplifier. The burglary occurred about 9:23 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 25, police said.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 325-4995.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County business in which currency was taken along with keys belonging to customers of the firm.

Troopers said Brill's Plumbing & Heating, located at 306 Main St., village of Jolliet, Porter Township, was entered sometime overnight of Monday, Nov. 29, and Tuesday.