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Police Logs

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on the following crashes on Schuylkill County roadways.

A one vehicle crash occurred about 6:49 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, along First St., in Port Carbon. Troopers said Michael A. Morris, 25, of Port Carbon, was operating a 1991 Ford F150 pickup truck southbound and became distracted. He drove over an embankment on the south shoulder, then struck a utility pole with the passenger side front door, causing the truck to roll over onto its side.

The truck slid about 50 feet before coming to rest on the driver's side facing south.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Tamaqua man was cited following a disturbance at the Citizen's Fire Company, Rowe Street, Tamaqua.

Justin Miller, 21, of 109 Lafayette St., allegedly interfered with a police investigation and refused to comply with Patrolman Thomas Duarte's orders to leave the area.

The incident occurred at 3:20 a.m. on Sunday. Miller was cited for disorderly conduct.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Carbon County residence.

Troopers said the home of Carlos E. Guerra, 61, of 68 Lenape Trail, Indian Mountain Lakes, Albrightsville, Penn Forest Township, was entered sometime between March 23-25.

Forced entry was made to the home through a side window. Once inside the criminals removed items valued at $2,635 including an Ipad Touch and a MacIntosh laptop computer.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 646-2271.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A father-son domestic dispute has led to the son being charged and jailed. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident occurred about 10:53 p.m. when they were summoned to 136 Shawnee Drive, Arrowhead Lakes, in Pocono Lake.

Upon arrival officers were told a dispute occurred between Steven Crawback, 50, and his son, Steven Michael Chawbuck, 23.

A further investigation revealed that the father was allegedly struck by the son and sustained head and facial injuries.

The son had left the scene prior to the arrival of police.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a rear-end type crash in Schuylkill County on Monday, April 2, about 2:18 p.m.

Troopers said Earl J. Davenport, 52, of Pottsville, was stopped along SR901 at the intersection with Cressona Road, in North Manheim Township, waiting for traffic when his 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 truck was struck in the rear by 1993 Chevrolet G20 driven by Ian M. Nelson, 31, of Minersville.

Davenport complained of pain but refused medical treatment while Nelson was not injured.

Troopers cited Nelson for following too closely.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Monroe County man was jailed following a high speed chase with police. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident began about 6:58 p.m. on March 29.

Police said they attempted to stop a red Infinity along SR115 for a motor vehicle code violation. The driver failed to stop and a chase began at a high rate of speed.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lehighton police cited William Dynarski Sr., 53, of 29 Second Ave., Lehighton, for issuing a bad check in the amount of $55.82 to Mallard Market on Feb. 20, 2012.

The check was returned for insufficient funds.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Lehigh County man was cited for an incident in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police responded to the Wawa in Blakeslee about 8:39 p.m. on March 31 for a fight in progress. Upon arrival police spoke with two men who were involved in the fight.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported the arrest of a Schuylkill County driver following a two vehicle crash in which she fled the scene.

The crash occurred about 4:15 p.m. on Friday, March 30, along Main St., in Porter Township. Troopers said Natasha R. Kukuk, 20, of Williamstown, was stopped at a stop sign on Main St., at SR209, when she pulled out and struck the driver side rear of a 2004 Chrysler Town & Country driven by Melody A. Bowser, 41, of Tower City, with the front of her 1995 Buick LeSabre. Troopers said Bowser was eastbound on 209 and had the right-of-way.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A speeding stop has led to a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) against the driver.

State police at Fern Ridge said Michael A. Rivera, 26, of Tannersville, was stopped along SR715, near Interstate 80, in Pocono Township, Monroe County, for going 70 miles-per-hour in a 45 zone. Rivera was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest for DUI, troopers said.

Charges will be filed.