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Police Logs

Thursday, August 2, 2012

State police at Frackville are warning area residents of a phone scam operating in the area.

Troopers said information was received from West Mahanoy Township of a bail scam attempt. How it works is that a caller will state that a relative, such as a grandchild, niece or nephew, is in a foreign jail and has just one call for bail, with instructions provided to wire the money.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating an attempted burglary.

The attempted break-in occured at the home of Erica Gower, 1170 Brian Lane, Effort, Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Entry was attempted by forcing rear door while Gower was in her liviing room. The attempt failed and the criminal fled the scene. The incident occurred on July 29 about 5:55 p.m.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers recently.

A two vehicle rear-end type crash occurred about 9:49 a.m. on July 28 along SR209 ((Interchange Road), in Polk Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Jeremy M. Westwood, 25, of Summit Hill, driving a 2006 Chevrolet HHR, and Douglas J. Nothstein, 31, of Lehighton, operating a 2005 Dodge Ram truck, were northbound when Nothstein stopped abruptly for a vehicle that had suddenly stopped in front of him.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

One of two drivers involved in a crash at a Lehigh County intersection was cited. State police at Fogelsville said the crash occurred about 12:44 p.m. on July 20 at the intersection of SR100 and Sell Road, in Lowhill Township.

Troopers said Paul D. Zellers, 23, of Germansville, driving a 1997 Saturn SC1, attempted to make a left turn onto 100 from Sell Road and failed to clear the intersction. As a result his car struck a 2009 Jeep Compass driven by Constance L. Redcay, 60, of Slatington.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

State police at Frackville announced troopers will be conducting a sobriety checkpiont in the northern part of Schuylkill County this coming weekend.

The program will be conducted on unnamed county roads sometime between Friday, Aug. 3, and Sunday, Aug. 5, troopers said.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kidder Township police reported on the following citations issued by officers.

On July 13 about 2:25 a.m. Daniel Robinson, of Albrightsville, was cited for harassment outside of Nick's Lake House.

On June 18, at 7:31 p.m. Brad Sharwell, of Albrightsville, was cited for confinement of dogs and failing to have a dog license after his pit bull was found running loose in Holiday Pocono. On the same date, at 7:50 p.m., Stephanie Lock, of Fisher, Ind., was cited for a stop sign violation at the intersection of North and South Lake Drive.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following arrests.

Police said on July 26 about 1 p.m. officers arrested Mindy Tomaro, 31, of Tobyhanna, at the office of District Judge Richard Claypool, of Pocono Pines, when she arrived for a scheduled preliminary hearing for her boyfriend, identified as Jeffrey Shnettler, who was previously arrested for theft, receiving stolen property, and criminal conspiracy.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported on the following arrests made by troopers.

Troopers said William R. Elsley, of Brick, N.J., reported his vehicle stolen on June 16. The vehicle had been involved in a crash a few hours earlier. It was determined Elsley was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

While being interviewed troopers detected alcohol on Elsley, who is under the legal age.

As a result of an investigation Elsley was cited for underage consumption and false reports to law enforcement concerning his report of a stolen vehicle.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Harassment

Criminal charges were filed against Kerry Eckhart, 58, of 612 Kunkletown Road, Kunkletown, for DUI, simple assault, harassment, and restrictions on alcoholic beverages. The incident occurred on July 7 at 12:32 a.m. in the 100 block of Lehigh Avenue.

Melissa Nothstein, 38, of 434 Franklin Avenue, Palmerton, was cited for harassment and expired inspection. The violations occurred on July 24 at 11 p.m. in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue.

Speeding

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Monroe County man is facing charges following an incident involving a stolen vehicle and a chase. State police at Fern Ridge said the incident began about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 30, in the area of 214 Birch Drive at Merwinsburg Drive, in Polk Township.

Troopers said a vehicle reported stolen earlier in Kunkletown, to state police at Lehighton, was observed at the above location. A traffic stop was initiated but the driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued northbound on Merwinsburg Road, Effort.