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Police Logs

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

State police at Frackville reported investigating three crashes along Interstate 81, two occurring on Friday, Sept. 17.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A 15 year old West Penn Township female has been cited following a fight at the Tamaqua Area Senior High School on Monday. The incident took place near the end of the school day.

According to police, the 15 year old started a fight with a 16 year old Tamaqua girl.

The younger teen was cited for disorderly conduct. She also faces disciplinary action under the district's zero tolerance policy.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lehighton borough police have reported several arrests as well as some thefts.

Wesley Behler, 18, of 321 Ion St., and Michael Richardson, 18, of 116 Bridge St., both of Lehighton, were cited for disorderly conduct as a result of a fight at the Lehighton Area High School sports field on Aug. 27 at about 2:45 p.m. Also cited for disorderly conduct in the same incident were two 14-year-old Lehighton juveniles.

Andrew Stahl, 25, of 212 Carbon St., Lehighton, was cited for public drunkenness on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7:20 p.m. in the vicinity of 115 N. First St.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

State Police at Fern Ridge barracks have charged two individuals with causing or permitting four or more false alarm activations during a consecutive 12 month period.

They are Sergey Savarov of Albrightsville and Edward Abraham of Effort.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

State police at Lehighton are investigating the theft of a firearm from a Carbon County residence.

Troopers, who did not indicate the type of firearm taken, said it was removed from the home of Lisa Jeffries, 35, of 4087 Forest Inn Rd., Palmerton, Lower Towamensing Township. The theft occurred sometime between March 1 and Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Tamaqua man, who led police on a chase, is facing several charges.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said about 5:29 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, Earl Hartranft, 32, was observed entering parked vehicles in the parking lot of the Lowe's Home Improvement Center in Norwegian Township. Upon the arrival of troopers Hartranft was observed fleeing the scene in a 1996 Cutlas Oldsmobile.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Kelly Yerger, 38, 223 W. High St., Nesquehoning, faces charges from an incident which took place on Sept. 2, 2009 at 9:43 p.m. on the 700 block of E. Patterson Street, Lansford. Charges of three counts of driving under the influence, careless driving, and (failing to) drive on right side of roadway were filed by Officer Robert Shubeck.

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

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on three retail theft and other arrests made by officers in recent days.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Several arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) were reported by Pocono Mountain Regional police, including two that stem from traffic accidents.

Police said on Sept. 9 about 9:07 p.m. officers responded to a reported accident at the intersection of Long Pond Road and Grey Birch Lane, in Tobyhanna. Police said Tina McAndrew, 41, of Long Pond, told them she swerved her vehicle to avoid a deer and went off the road and landed in a ditch.

Monday, September 20, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge have cited two individuals for false alarms.

Troopers said Dexter Woodley, of Stroudsburg, and Mario Harris, of Brodheadsville, were cited for permitting four or more false alarms activations during a consecutive 12- month period. In the Harris case troopers said the period ran July 2009 to July 2010; and in the Woodley case from September 2009 to July 2010.