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Police Logs

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Materials used for operating a methamphetamine laboratory were found in a vehicle in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said the vehicle, and a Northampton County resident, were found about 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 20, in the parking lot of the Wall-mart store in Mount Pocono.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Two Monroe County residents were arrested for retail theft at a Schuylkill County store.

State police at Frackville charged Charlene A. Fairbanks, 39, of Tannersville, and David c. Crames, 19, of Henryville, following an incident that occurred about 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24. The incident occurred at the Sears store in the Schuylkill Mall, New Castle Township.

Troopers said the two removed clothing and perfume from the store without paying for it. They were stopped by store security.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of welding related items from a site near Tuscarora, Schuylkill Township.

Troopers said unknown criminals damaged an entrance gate to the Tarcon Mine site, located off Catawissa Road, just north of Tuscarora, and owned Gale Mining Company.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A brother and sister were charged following a domestic incident at their home.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers responded to 389 Skyline Drive, Stone Crest development, Blakeslee, Tunkhannock Township, about 8:10 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, for a domestic dispute between a brother and sister.

On scene officers learned that Shannon Bernek, 19, and Joseph Bernek, 20, were involved in dispute, which was both verbal and physical in nature.

As a result both were cited, police said.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a vehicle incident in Schuylkill County.

Troopers ssid the 1996 Jeep Cherokee of Edward Moore, of Leesburg, Va., was stolen from in front of 84 Keystoker Lane, in North Manheim Township. The theft occurred sometime between 4 and 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24. The keys were left in the ignition, troopers noted.

The vehicle is red in color and bears Virginia registration plate JUF-7863.

Troopers also investigated a criminal mischief incident.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a burglary and theft incidents.

The break-in occurred at the residence at 7612 Meixell Valley Road, in Ross Township, Monroe County. Entry was gained through a unlocked side door. Once inside the criminals went upstairs and through several dresser drawers. Nothing was apparently taken, troopers said.

The home is owned by Gracey Ashely Drewes, 21, of N.Y. The incident occurred sometime between July 14 and 22.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 5:44 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, along SR1006, a mile south of Ryan Township, in Blythe Township.

Troopers said Donald Steinheiser, 54, of Mahanoy City, was traveling southbound when his vehicle left the road and struck a tree on the west berm.

Troopers said Steinheiser was found to be under the influence and was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville for a blood test.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lehighton police reported receiving numerous complaints about graffiti in the 200 and 300 blocks of North Queen Alley, between Seventh and Eighth streets.

Unknown criminals used black spray paint to draw graphic images along with the initials "CS" and "JK" on several garages in the area.

Residents are reminded to report any and all suspicious activity to police.

Police ask anyone with information concerning the graffiti incidents to call them at (610) 377-4003.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Carbon County driver is facing two counts of driving under the influence (DUI) following a crash in which police said he tried to flee the scene, and then after being released from custody, driving a motorcycyle while under the influence, and being involved in another crash.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Monroe County man was charged with assault following a domestic dispute.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 12:06 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, officers were called to 2448 Tacoma Drive, Blakeslee, for a domestic dispute.

On scene officers observed signs of injury to Laureen Kiernan, 51, of that address.

Police said Charles Kiernan, 52, left the residence prior to their arrival but at 3:23 p.m. he returned to the residence and was taken into custody.

He was charged with simple assault and harassment.