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Police Logs

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jim Thorpe police reported on the following arrests made by officers.

On Friday, Jan. 6, about 9:50 p.m. officers were dispatched to Kemmerer's Park for a report of juveniles smashing bottles in the area. Upon arrival police observed Cody Queen, 18, of 1119 Center St., Jim Thorpe, and a 16-year-old male sitting at a picnic table.

While speaking with Queen police observed a clear sandwich bag containing a green vegetable matter lying on the ground next to him.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A state police cruiser was rear-ended in one of three crashes occurring on Schuylkill County roadways.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Trooper Peter F. Mohn, 25, of Harrisburg, was stopped along SR443 in Pine Grove about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, waiting for traffic that was turning when his 2011 Ford Crown Victoria was struck in the rear by a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Josephine T. Hardy, 81, of Pine Grove.

No one was injured and damages were minor to the two vehicles. Troopers cited Hardy for careless driving.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Shawna Lenker, 18, of Schuylkill Haven, has been arrested by state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks for allegedly stealing a jacket at the Schuylkill IU29 school, Norwegian Township.

Police said the incident happened between noon and 1 p.m. Feb. 2 when the accused stole a Hollister hooded-drawstring jacket from a classroom. The jacket was hanging on the wall and police said video surveillance of the theft was observed by staff members who saw Lenker wearing the jacket in the hallway.

She has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Arthur R. Coldren, 42, of Pottsville, has been arrested by state police at the Schuylkill haven barracks for making terroristic threats.

Police said he contacted a 45-year-old Pottsville woman via her cell phone and made statements that indicated he threatened to kill her as well "coming after" a juvenile.

The incident was reported on Feb. 3 at 3 Mengle St., North Manheim Township.

Police said Coldren was arraigned before District Judge Christina Hale, of Frackville, and committed to the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

James Mickshaw, 38, of Pottsville, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of an incident at 12:51 a.m. Feb. 4 in Pottsville.

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said they observed him driving a 1997 Dodge Ram van that struck the curb while turning. The man was stopped, suspected to be under the influence of alcohol and asked to perform standardized field sobriety tests.

He was then taken to the Schuylkill Medical center South, Pottsville, for a blood-alcohol test.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kristen Lynn LaSalle, 25, of West Pittston, has been arrested by state police at the Frackville for allegedly bringing prescription drugs into the State Correctional Institute in Mahanoy Township.

Police said the incident happened at 11 a.m. Feb. 4 when LaSalle entered the jail with concealed medication on her person, intending to deliver it to an inmate. Police said she was confronted by prison personnel after she entered the prison and admitted to having the drugs, turning them over to the staff.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

State police at Frackville reported two all terrain vehicles (ATVs) were found at a site in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the two were found a half-mile northeast of the Burma Road, and a mile north of Saint Clair, in Blythe Township. One is a white Suzuki and the other a red Polaris.

The two were found about 3:40 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests have been reported by Jim Thorpe police.

Police said on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, about 2:03 p.m. police were dispatched to SR903 for a one vehicle crash along Kattner's Mountain.

On scene officers found a 2001 Nissan sedan resting on its roof in the middle of the road blocking both lanes. The driver was identified as Adam M. Sobas, 60, of 1988 Green St., Lehighton.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following driving under the influence (DUI) arrests.

On Feb. 2 about 2 a.m. officers observed a Mercedes running a stop sign and veering over the double yellow line at the intersection of Long Pond Road in East Emerald Blvd., in Pocono Summit, Tobyhanna Township.

A traffic stop was made and the driver was identified as Kim Christine Burke-Prete, 44, of Long Pond. She was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. DUI and related charges were filed, police added.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Alcohol impaired driving is suspected in a one vehicle crash that occurred about 6:12 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, along SR115, south of Long Pond Road, in Tunkhannock Township, Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said a 2010 Mercedes-Benz C300 left the road and struck a tree. The driver was identified as Emmanuel Rivera, 35, of Kunkletown. He sustained moderate injuries and was transported to the Geisinger Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre.

Police said the investigation into the crash is continuing and alcohol impaired driving is suspected.