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Police Logs

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a report of an indecent assault.

Troopers said a 19-year-old female from Weissport reported a male had indecent contact with her multiple times during the period from 1998 through 2005, in the area of White Street, Weissport.

Troopers said the suspect is known to them and the investigation into the allegations is continuing. No arrests have been made.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on the following arrests made by troopers recently.

Troopers said Robert Remer, 42, of Box 7198, Saylorsburg R.7, Ross Township, Monroe County, was cited for a firearms violation. Troopers said Remer had possession of a firearm which he is prohibited from having because he is a convicted felon. The incident occurred on Dec. 26.

Cody Paolini, 18, of Wind Gap, was cited for underage drinking about 8:20 p.m. on Dec. 31 along SR209, in Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Monday, January 3, 2011

A Carbon County teen is facing a charge of simple assault following an incident that occurred about noon on Dec. 27 in Penn Forest Township.

State police at Fern Ridge said Michael Wakefield, 18, and a 20-year-old female, both of Albrightsville, got into a physical altercation at the time and date stated. Wakefield allegedly attacked the female and physically assaulted her by punching her in the face and beating her on the head with a phone.

Wakefield fled the scene prior to the arrival of troopers. An arrest warrant was obtained for his arrest.

Monday, January 3, 2011

A burned truck was found in woods in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said a hiker found the truck about 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, in a wooded area about 100 yards west of New Philadelphia Road, and a half-mile north of Sunset Lane, in Blythe Township.

Monday, January 3, 2011

A driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 1:15 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 31, along SR895 (Fair Road), about four-tenths of a mile east of Woodland Road, in South Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a passerby alerted them that a green in color Chevrolet S10 pickup truck was along the north shoulder of the road blocking the westbound lane. The truck had obvious evidence of having been involved in a recent crash, troopers said.

Monday, January 3, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported on two crashes probed by troopers recently on Monroe County roads.

A crash occurred about 10:35 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1, along Spring Lane at Evergreen Hollow Road in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Jose Figuera, 20, of Bethlehem, was driving a 2005 Nissan Sentra southbound when he lost control. The car left the road and struck a tree along the berm. Troopers did not indicate if Figuera was injured.

Monday, January 3, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an act of criminal mischief to a church manger scene.

Troopers said unknown criminals spray painted the baby Jesus in the manger scene in front of St. John's Lutheran Church, 6 W. Main St., Tremont, with red paint. The incident occurred sometime between 10 a.m. on Dec. 30 and 9:15 a.m on Dec. 31.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Two burglaries are being investigated in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the residence of Mary Frances Chismar, 87, of 227 Jackson St., Port Carbon, was entered via the front door with a key that was hidden between the rear storm door and house door. Once inside the criminals took two checks from a table in the living room totaling $1,217 and a purse with $200 in U.S. currency in it. The incident occurred sometime between 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30.

Monday, January 3, 2011

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Saturday, Jan. 1, in Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Crystal M. Staber, 20, of Lebanon, was southbound on Toll road, a quarter-mile north of Laurel Road, in Effort, Chestnuthill Township, about 6 a.m. when, for unknown reasons, her vehicle left the roadway along the berm and struck several trees. The vehicle ended up on the east side of the road in a ditch facing west.

Monday, January 3, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Carbon County residence. It was one of two break-ins probed by troopers.

Troopers said the home of Steven Sparrow, 41, of 89 Pocahontas Lane, Mount Pocahontas, Albrightsville, Penn Forest Township, was entered via an unsecured sliding rear door. Once inside the criminals removed a toilet with mounting hardware and a three-quarter roll of toliet paper; a Range microwave; kitchen sink faucet; and window curtains from the living room. Total estimated value of the missing items was set at $400.