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Police Logs

Monday, June 21, 2010

Four underage drinkers were cited in two separate incidents in Schuylkill County over the past weekend.

On Friday, June 18, about 11:05 p.m. along SR209 state police at Frackville were conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Blythe Township. Troopers said a 17-year-old male from Kaska was stopped at the checkpoint and found to have consumed alcohol. He was cited for underage drinking.

On Saturday, June 19, about 3:10 a.m. along Oak St., west of Center St., in Sheppton, East Union Township, three male juveniles, one 15 and two 16, were cited for underage drinking, troopers said.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on arrests made by officers in recent days.

On Friday, June 18, about 6:29 p.m. police conducted a vehicle stop along Kuhenbeaker Road, in Tunkhannock Township, for faulty equipment. The driver was identified as Devon John, 29, of Tobyhanna. It was determined that John's license was under suspension. A vehicle search was conducted and found was a small amount of marijuana. John was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters where he was processsed and then released. He will be charged with drug possession.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing charges following a incident that occurred about 9:55 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, in the area of 30 Porter Rd., in Porter Township.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Berks County motorcyclist was slightly injured in a crash that occurred about 8:10 p.m. on Friday, June 18, along SR61, south of the Schuylkill Mall in Blythe Township, Schuylkill County, in an area known as "dead man's cruve."

State police at Frackville said Robert Merinsky, 33, of Hamburg, was driving a 2007 Victory Kingpin bike southbound and attempting to negotiate a sharp right curve when he lost control. The bike went onto the berm and struck the guard rail.

Monday, June 21, 2010

State police at Frackville are warning elderly residents of the Schuylkill County area of scams being operated in the area.

Troopers said on Friday, June 18, about 12:25 p.m. two Hispanic males went to a residence along Water St., in Mahanoy Plane, Gilberton, to the home of Julie C. Dougherty, 78. The first male was well dressed and told the victim he worked for the county and was there to cut her neighbor's trees. He asked to look at her backyard while discussing tree limbs from the adjoining property.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Burglary

Bradley Allen, 33, of 612 Apple Street, Bowmanstown, was charged with burglary, 2 counts of criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy, and 4 counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. The incident occurred on June 12 at 11:08 p.m. in the 700 block of Edgemont Avenue.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Three persons were arrested for retail theft in two separate incidents at the Walmart store in Mt. Pocono, Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on June 6 about 12:31 a.m. officers were called to the store for a theft incident involving two 17-year-old females. The two were observed by store security placing items in their purses and then attempting to leave without paying for them. The two were issued summary citations and released.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident about 2:18 a.m. on Friday, June 18, along at Wildflower and Hunter drives in Tobyhanna, Coolbaugh Township.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Milton Maurice Edwards III, 24, of Tobyhanna, was stopped for a traffic code violation and found to be under the influence. He failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.

The DUI charge is pending the test results.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A scattering of rubbish and acts of criminal mischief incidents were probed by state police at Lehighton.

The rubbish incident occurred at the Polk Township Municipal Building, located along Polk Township Road, in Monroe County. Unknown persons dumped garbage on the township-owned land sometime between May 28 and June 1.

Troopers are investigating criminal mischief incidents.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver escaped injury and caused only minor damages to her vehicle in a crash that occurred about 3:25 p.m. on Thursday, June 17.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Lynette Beretsky, 35, of Auburn, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Trail Blazer southbound on SR61 in West Brunswick Township when she became disoriented due to low blood sugar. The vehicle went off the road and onto the berm then re-entered the road and traveled across all four lanes before striking an embankment with the front end.