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Police Logs

Saturday, June 18, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating the theft of jewelry from a Carbon County home.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the residence of Michele Hosier, 43, of 165 Woods Rd., in Lehighton, Lower Towamensing Township.

Troopers said the victim's son had a party at the home and during the time frame of 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. on June 11-12, suspects entered a bedroom and rmoved several pairs of earrings and a jewelry box. The jewelry is valued at $1,000, troopers said.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Coaldale man faces a drug paraphernalia possession charge after police found a pipe containing marijuana residue.

James Neff, 27, of 162 E. Phillips St., lower apartment, was charged at 11:20 p.m. June 12 by borough Officer Jeremy Talanca.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 7:44 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, along Shad Oaks Drive, in Ross Township.

State police at Lehighton said Jason Christman, 35, of Kunkletown, was stopped for a traffic violation and it was determined he was under the influence. The DUI charge is pending.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The driver involved in a one vehicle crash in Monroe County was injured.

State police at Lehighton said the crash occurred about 12:52 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, along SR209, near Gilbert Rd., in Chestnuthill Township. Troopers said Adam S. Perdue, 24, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt northbound when, for unknown reasons, he drove off the right side of the road. The car struck a speed limit sign, traveled down a small ditch, and then struck a tree head-on.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A traffic stop by members of the Pocono Mountain Regional police led to drug charges. The stop was made about 3:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13, along SR196 at Green Road, in Coolbaugh Township.

Police stopped a vehicle for an expired inspection sticker. Police observed the occupants of the vehicle acting extremely nervous. A further investigation led to police conducting a search of the vehicle. Found was a large quantity of marijuana packaged for drug sale.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on a driving under the influence (DUI) and drug arrests.

On Sunday, June 12, about 8:11 p.m. officers conducted a traffic stop along SR115 near Exxon station in Blakeslee for failing to dim its high beam lights. The driver was identified as Jonel Rish, 27, of Blakeslee.

While speaking with Rish officers observed a glass pipe containing marijuana residue in his possession. He was also found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests.

Friday, June 17, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating the theft of a canoe.

Troopers said Curtis English, 77, of 58 Behren's Rd., Jim Thorpe, Penn Forest Township, reported a 13-foot fiberglass canoe was removed from the rear of his property.

It is a green, Old Towne Discovery Sport canoe, valued at $250.

The theft occurred sometime between June 12-14.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Coaldale police have charged a borough woman, whose blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit, with driving under the influence (DUI).

Michele L. Romig, 38, of 101 E. High St., was charged with DUI by Officer Jeremy Talanca at 3:20 a.m. April 5.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Talanca was on patrol in the area of High and Third streets when he heard loud music playing. He saw a 2002 GMC envoy parked on Third Street facing north.

The vehicle was running with the windows down and Talanca could see two people inside.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A New York city resident is facing charges following an incident in Monroe County involving his ex-wife.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Lisa Brisco, 54, of Long Pond, reported her ex-husband, Daniel Brisco, 59, had threatened her life over the course of several months and had stalked her.

A warrant was obtained for his arrest charging him with violation of a protection from abuse (PFA) order, harassment and stalking, police said.

Friday, June 17, 2011

State police at Lehighton said unknown criminals attempted to break into a Monroe County residence but were scared off when they were confronted by a pitbull.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the home of Lornett Upshaw, 53, of 10 Lower Valley Rd., in Kunkletown, Polk Township. Sometime between 6:03 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Monday, June 13, an attempt was made to enter the home by cutting a screen to a kitchen window. When the burglars attempted to enter Upshaw's dog confronted them and scared them off, troopers said.

Troopers also reported two other incidents.