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Police Logs

Monday, August 30, 2010

State Police at Lehighton continue to investigate a criminal mischief incident that occurred recently in Monroe County.

State police said the Polk Township zoning officer reported that an unknown actor cut metal wires used to brace a stone wall at Hell Hollow Road near Dotters Creek sometime between 4 p.m. Aug. 25 through 9 a.m. Aug. 26.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police at Lehighton at (610) 377-4270.

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Monroe County man has been cited for public drunkenness.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 2:23 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, officers on patrol observed a male stumbling along SR940 in the area of the Uni-Mart in Pocono Lake.

The male was identified as Stephen Snook, 46, of Blakeslee. He was found to be intoxicated. He was cited, placed in custody and transported to the county prison in Snydersville.

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Monroe County man is facing charges following an incident in Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Ryan Shupp, 29, of Kunkletown, was refused service at the Wild Creek Traven, Pohopoco Drive, in Towamensing Township, about 9:10 p.m. on Aug. 21 because he was visibly intoxicated.

He went outside to the parking lot and struck a parked vehicle with a closed fist. He then fled on foot.

Troopers later located him found him to be extremely intoxicated. He was then placed under arrest for public drunkenness, troopers said.

Friday, August 27, 2010

A Luzerne County driver was killed in a one-vehicle crash along Interstate 80 in Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Abdul Charles, 25, of Wilkes-Barre, was driving a 1996 Saturn sedan westbound about 4 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, in the left lane when he lost control for unknown reasons. The vehicle spun clockwise about 180 degrees and traveled off the road and onto the north berm.

The car then struck a tree, folding the vehicle in half around the tree, troopers said. Charles was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friday, August 27, 2010

One driver was slightly injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 7:33 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, along SR125 in Tremont Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Allen T. Wolff, 34, of Tremont, was stopped within an active work zone by a flag man holding a stop sign behind several other vehicles, all southbound. Larry L. Smallwood, 77, also of Tremont, failed to stop with the front of his 1998 Plymouth Voyager striking the rear of Wolff's 2000 Chevrolet Silverado truck.

Friday, August 27, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a bomb scare incident at a Schuylkill County residence.

Troopers said the owner of an unoccupied structure at 159 W. Grande Ave. (SR209), in Porter Township, entered the premises about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, to check it. On the second floor a device, resembling a bomb, was discovered.

Tremont borough police were called to the scene who then summoned troopers. The state police Hazardous Device and Explosive Section was called and determined the device was a facsimile.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

No injuries were reported in a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24, along Spruce Street, commonly known as Potsie Hill, in Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Julio P. Sylvestor, 65, of Pottsville, was driving a 2006 Dodge Caravan southbound when he lost control negotiating a sharp left curve. The van went onto the west berm and traveled down an embankment, coming to rest facing south.

Troopers said Sylvestor will be cited for traveling on roadways laned for traffic.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Monroe County man has been cited under the state's dog laws.

State police at Fern Ridge said Sergio Miguel Kopenski Jr., of Chestnuthill Township, was cited for confinement of dogs after he allegedly failed to keep his dog confined to his property by means of collar and chain so that it can not stray beyond his property.

The incident occurred along SR715 in Chestnuthill Township on Tuesday, Aug. 24, troopers said.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The theft of a handgun is being investigated in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven someone removed a Ruger Super Red Hawk stainless steel 44 magnum revolver from 134 Briar City Rd., Norwegian Township. The theft occurred sometime between Aug. 18 and Wednesday, Aug. 25.

The listed victim is Stan W. Pleva, 41, of Minersville. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 593-2000.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Minor injuries were reported in a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 8:09 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24, along SR501 in Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County.