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Police Logs

Thursday, August 19, 2010

State police at Frackville are warning residents of the Rush and East Brunswick township areas of a lottery scam.

Troopers said at least two citizens of those townships reported receiving telephone calls instructing them to wire a sum of money to Jamaica, West Indies, to secure and retrieve lottery winnings. This is a fraud, long perpetrated by transient criminals, and usually escaping prescution, troopers warned.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The North Central Pa. Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce and Expanded DUI/Underage Drinking Enforcement Program has released the following statistics from a sobriety checkpoint held Aug. 14 in Schuylkill Haven.

Officers contacted a total of 1,059 vehicles. Of the 23 motorists detained, four operators were tested, with two adults arrested, for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. Officers also issued 12 traffic citations, made two criminal arrests and issued nine warnings. Seven county law enforcement agencies were represented by 10 officers.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one- vehicle crash that occurred about 10:38 p.m. at 317 Main St., in the village of Joliet, Porter Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Nikki R. Leinger, 26, of Tremont, was eastbound when her vehicle went onto the left berm and struck a pole with the front end.

Leinger and passenger, Bradley Merwine, 31, also of Tremont, were not injured. Troopers said Leinger is suspected of DUI and that charge is pending.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following arrests made by officers recently.

On Saturday, Aug. 14, about 11:27 p.m. officers responded to Cotswood Drive in the Pocono Farms East community for a domestic incident. On arrival officers spoke with a 17-year-old female from Tobyhanna, who had been arguing with a male, later identified as Daniel Corsitto, 21, of Vacation Lane, Pocono Summit. The argument was over a laptop computer, police said.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Two drivers were cited following crashes in Schuylkill County that occurred on Monday, Aug. 16.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Samantha M. Gares, 19, of Orwigsburg, was driving a 2000 Kia Sephia northbound on SR61 about 11:50 a.m. and traveling too fast when she attempted to make a right turn onto Manheim Road, in North Manheim Township. The car struck and jumped over the curb on the northeast corner of 61 with its left front tire. The car continued east and came to rest after striking a utility pole.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Two persons were cited following an incident in Monroe County. State police at Fern Ridge said the incident occurred at 11 and 13 Churchview Drive, in Jackson Township, Stroudsburg.

According to troopers Anthony Dobson, of 13 Churchview Drive, was cited for one count of harassment for allegedly making threatening comments to Evelynn Unmann, of 11 Churchview Drive. Unmann was cited for harassment for allegedly repeatedly entering into an area in the vicinity of Mary Dobson's property and making harassing statements to her.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) and drug counts following an incident that occurred about 1:57 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15, at the intersection of Clearview Drive and Sullivan Trail Road, in Long Pond, Tobyhanna Township.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said a vehicle was stopped for vehicle code violations. The driver was identified as Anthony Wilson, 44, of Blakeslee. Wilson was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody and during a search police found cocaine in one of his pockets.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations issued by officers.

Officer Carl Breiner filed a charge of public drunkenness against Thomas Smith, of 160 Stock St., Nesquehoning, for an incident on July 25. Smith was observed to be intoxicated along SR54 and given a warning to go home. Smith was later found at the Turkey Hill Market and was then cited.

Breiner also issued a stop sign citation on Aug. 13 at the intersection of state routes 209 and 93.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Lansford man was charged after he eluded Summit Hill police.

According to Summit Hill police, on Aug. 14, at 10:58 a.m., officers were monitoring traffic on East White Bear Drive when they clocked a motorcycle, driven by John Cambria-Raygoza, 23, of 30 Cortright St., traveling at 103 mph. Police activated their emergency lights and attempted to stop the vehicle but Cambria-Raygoza failed to stop for police.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Three persons were arrested for assault and related counts following an incident that occurred on Friday, Aug. 13, in Kidder Township.

Township police said about 7:50 p.m. Officer David Mason was dispatched to a fight in progress at a Tallwood Drive residence in Holiday Pocono.