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Police Logs

Monday, August 23, 2010

On Aug. 16 at 11:09 p.m. Pocono Mountain Regional olice were on patrol of SR196 and conducted a traffic stop for violations of the vehicle code.

Officers identified the operator as Gloria Rabinowitz, 51, and the passenger as Eamon Tierney, 45, both of Rego Park, N.Y. While officers were speaking with the occupants a strong odor of burnt marijuana was detected.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Pocono Mountain Regional police responded to 129 Beech Lane, Long Pond, for a report of a domestic incident on Aug. 15 at 11:18 p.m.

The complainant, Lisa Brisco, stated that her ex-husband, Daniel Brisco, 53 of Franklin Square, N.Y., damaged her vehicle with a sledgehammer and then fled the area. Officers responded and observed damage to the vehicle.

Monday, August 23, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver was cited following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 3:05 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 23, along SR1010, also known as the "Pottie Hill" in Mahanoy Township.

State police at Frackville said Jill J. Fetterman, 38, of Mahanoy City, was driving a 2003 Mitsubishi Montero southbound and failed to negotiate a left hand curve. The car went onto the west shoulder and rolled onto the passengers side then struck a tree with the roof, where it came to rest, facing south.

Monday, August 23, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a one vehicle crash about 5:13 pm. on Aug. 16 along SR209 in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Andrew A. Longenbach, 18, of Saylorsburg, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado northbound and drove off the road and struck a garage on the south side with the front end. Damages were disabling to the vehicle. Longenbach was not injured.

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

Friday, August 20, 2010

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County residence that occurred earlier this week.

Troopers said a residence at 127 Wild Turkey Lane, New Ringgold, East Brunswick Township, was entered sometime between 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14, and 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Troopers said the cirminals smashed two locked door handles on the front exterior doors. They then threw a large rock through the window of a French door located on the front porch. They then entered the structure by unlocking the door through the smashed window.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Two area residents were cited by enforcement officers of the state liquor control board at a concert in Lackawanna County.

Enforcement officers observed Ashley Marie Franz, 24, of Pocono Lake, and Amanda Lee Kelchner, 20, of Jim Thorpe, drinking alcohol in the parking lot of Montgage Mountain, Scranton, prior to the "Kings of Leon" concert event.

Friday, August 20, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a two-vehicle crash about 10:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18, along SR61 in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Alma A. Zimmerman, 73, of Pine Grove, and Wade R. Kunkle, 52, of Laureldale, Berks County, were both northbound in the right lane.

Troopers said Kunkle stopped due to a backlog of traffic ahead of him because of an oversized load blocking the road at SR895.

The front of Zimmerman's 2006 Ford Escape hit the rear of Kunkle's 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Carbon County driver was the victim of a hit and run driver in Lehigh County. State police at Fogelsville said the incident occurred about 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17, along SR100 in Lowhill Township.

Troopers said Thomas L. Ackerknecht, 52, of Lansford, was driving a 2004 Mack Vision truck northbound when a southbound vehicle crossed the double yellow line and sideswiped the front driver's side of the Vision. After impact the other driver continued southbound.

Troopers said Ackerknecht, who was not injured, did not report the incident until 5:25 p.m.

Friday, August 20, 2010

West Penn Township Police Chief Brian Johnson is warning residents to be wary after the attempted daylight robbery of an elderly woman.

Police are investigating the incident, which happened at mid-day Wednesday, when a man and a woman came to the elderly resident's home along SR443 and told her they were there to fix a leak.

When the resident hesitated to let them in they pushed their way in and went around as if they had fixed something, then demanded payment.

When the resident told them she had no money, they told her "all old people have money around the house."

Friday, August 20, 2010

A neighbors' dispute has led to citations being issued.

State police at Fogelsville said a dispute between Jeremy Charles Neman, 29, of Slatington, Thomas O. Miller, 55, Walter Roy Snider, 60, and a 15-year-old juvenile, all of New Tripoli, occurred in the area of 8802 Edelweiss Rd., in Weisenberg Township, Lehigh County, about 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19.