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Police Logs

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a criminal mischief incident at a Carbon County site.

Troopers said someone damaged a sign in front of the Child First Services building located along SR903 in Penn Forest Township. Troopers said a front door of the building and a car parked at the site were also damaged.

The incident was reported at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6.

Monday, February 6, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks were summoned to the Blue Mountain Ski Area, Lower Towamensing Township, to investigate two separate incidents.

The first incident happened on Jan. 13 between 5-9:05 p.m. Police said someone stole a black and white checkered bag valued at $125 from inside the locker area of the Summit Lodge.

The victim is Casey Daniel Trautwein of Cheltenham.

Monday, February 6, 2012

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating an incident that happened in the overnight hours of Feb. 3-4 in New Castle Township.

The victim is the Reading Anthracite Company, Pottsville.

Police said someone stole a battery cable from a Caterpillar front-end loader owned by the company. Two batteries and a brake line were also damaged on the loader.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Michael M. Yerger, 27, of Macungie, escaped injuries in a one-vehicle crash at 12:05 a.m. Feb. 2 on White Street in Bowmanstown, according to state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Monday, February 6, 2012

State police at the Fracksville barracks are investigating the cause of a fire that happened on Feb. 2 around midnight in Auburn Borough, destroying a garage and causing damages that police said are in excess of $25,000.

The fire happened at the rear of 434 Market St. at a garage owned by Douglas Naftzinger and occupied by a Harold Miller.

Police said the Auburn Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at the above location and upon arrival encountered a wood-frame garage ablaze. The garage and its contents were destroyed.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department arrested Christopher Hickler and Cassandra Smith of Stillwater Lakes with numerous charges, including aggravated indecent assault, statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, IDSI, endangering the welfare of children, indecent assault, corruption of minors, PWID-cocaine, possession of controlled substance, furnishing liquor to a minor and conspiracy.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Jon R. Urquiza, 21, of Andreas, was arrested by state police at the Fogelsville barracks for suspicion of DUI and possession of marijuana on Feb. 4 at 3:25 a.m.

Police said the arrest was made after he was stopped for a summary traffic violation in the area of Route 29 and Ramer Road in Upper Milford Township.

Monday, February 6, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 4 p.m. Feb. 2 and 10:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at a home in Ross Township, Monroe County.

The victim is Robert Justin Reynoso, 33, of Saylorsburg.

He told police someone entered his home at 301 Stacia Way in the township by going through an unlocked back door. Once inside, the intruder(s) removed two guns, a platinum chain and a white gold bracelet from the master bedroom of the home.

The guns are described as a Walther .22-caliber and a .357 Taurus.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Mark K. Loughran, 33, of Kunkletown, has been arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police said he was stopped at 2:20 a.m. Feb. 4 at State Rt. 534 and Pine Street in Polk Township for a Vehicle Code violation, after which time police learned he was driving while intoxicated.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Heidi M. Keiper, 42, of Effort, suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident at 7:37 p.m. Feb. 2 on the Effort-Neola Road in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, according to state police at the Fern Ridge barracks.

Police said she was driving a 1999 Merdeces E320 eastbound, just west of Route 715, when the vehicle drove off the south shoulder of the road, striking a tree and branches. It continued to travel east off the south shoulder, striking another tree with its right front end and turning over onto its roof and coming to rest in the middle of the roadway.