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Police Logs

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A residential burglary occurred on Sunday, Nov. 14, between 10:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. at a residence in the 2100 block of Blakeslee Boulevard Drive West, report Mahoning Township police.

Chief of Police Kenneth Barnes said forced entry into the home was made by prying open a back window at the home. The individual(s) then ransacked the living room and a bedroom.

Taken during the burglary was an undetermined amount of jewelry, a .45 caliber pistol in a holster, a 12 gauge single shot shotgun and a 308 rifle.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported investigating a domestic assault incident.

Police said about 6:42 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, police received a call from a neighbor of 6307 Ventnor Drive, A Pocono Country Place, Tobyhanna, that a female was being assaulted in front of the residence.

Police arrived and found Maria Melendez, 27, of that address. She told officers the father of her children, Isaiah Gilbert Garcia, 27, also of that address, had grabbed her by the wrists and neck after a verbal argument. Some of the incidents occurred in the home and some outside.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Two females are being sought for an armed robbery that occurred at a Schuylkill County motel. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at Country Squire Motel located along SR61 in North Manheim Township.

Troopers said Moises R. Arce, 44, of Orwigsburg, told troopers he was entering room 40 at the motel about 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, when two females came up behind him and pushed him into the room. As he was being pusehd one of the female suspects stuck the tip of a black handgun into the back of his head.

Monday, November 15, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on four crashes probed by troopers recently on Schuylkill County roadways.

A crash occurred about 7:20 p.m. on Nov. 11 along SR61 in North Manheim Township, near Adamsdale Road. Troopers said Jennifer L. Stone, 27, of Auburn, was driving a 2010 Mercedes-Benz C300 southbound when a deer entered the road in front of her. She was unable to stop and the front of the car struck the deer. After impact the car coasted down the hill and came to rest along the berm.

Stone and an 11-year-old female with her were not injured.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Northumberland County man is facing a charge of public drunkenness following an incident in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Kenneth Wetzel, 48, of Shamokin, was walking along SR924 in East Union Township, about 1 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, when he stopped to have a cigarette.

While sitting on the guide rail Wetzel flipped over it and rolled down a steep embankment and was stuck there until troopers arrived and assisted him.

Wetzel was found to be highly intoxicated.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Two burglary suspects were caught in the act in Schuylkill County and are now being sought by police.

State police at Frackville said the incident began about 7:10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the old Lincoln Elementary School along Roosevelt Drive, in Mahanoy Township.

Troopers said John W. Reed, 46, of Mahanoy City, the building caretaker, was checking the property at the time stated when he noticed the exterior lights on the building were out. He entered the building through the front door and heard two males talking.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Speed was blamed for a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Mikel D. Burrrows, 21, of Shenandoah, was driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla southbound at a high rate of speed when he lost control. The car struck guide rail along the median. Burrows and passengers Saiquan J. Daring, 19, and Desmonta D. Kent, 20, both of Shenandoah, were all not injured.

Burrows was cited for driving a vehicle at an (un) safe speed.

Monday, November 15, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of two all terrain vehicles (ATV) from a Carbon County location.

Troopers said the two vehicles were removed from the property of Rita Wenzel, 22, of 105 McKuen Way, Towamensing Trails, in Albrightsville, Penn Forest Township.

The two were taken sometime between 1 and 7 a.m. on Nov. 10. The one ATV was described as a 2003 Yamaha Blaster, YFS 200, VCO black and red plastic with a white gas tank and shadow girl sticker on tank. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JY4AG02323C002129.

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Slatington man is facing charges following an incident that occurred about 2:20 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11.

Borough police observed a man staggering and swaying while walking in the area of Willow Ave.

The man was identified as Michael David Green, 49, of 138 Center St. He was highly intoxicated, police said.

Green was cited for public drunkenness.

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing numerous charges, including leaving the scene of an accident.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said about 12:02 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, Derrick I. Sargent, 25, of New Philadelphia, was driving a 1995 Buick Century northbound on SR209 in East Norwegian Township at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate a slight left turn in the road.