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Police Logs

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Daniel Schaller, 31, 533 E. Patterson St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place at his residence on May 21 at 4:11 a.m. Schaller is charged with the following: two counts of simple assault and one count of harassment. He was arraigned before District Judge Bruce Appleton, of Palmerton, and jailed under $1,000 straight bail.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Officer Jeff Ohl, he was dispatched to meet a Karen Mantz at the police station about a domestic incident. Mantz told Ohl she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Schaller.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A vehicle stop by members of the Pocono Mountain Regional police has led to the arrest of the driver and passenger on several charges.

Officers stopped a vehicle about 12:27 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1, along SR611 at Hemlock Rd., in Tobyhanna, Coolbaugh Township, for vehicle code violations.

The driver was identified as Darryl Richardson, 38, of Tobyhanna. Richardson provided an expired Virginia license. The front seat passenger identified himself as Michael Harris. A check on Harris revealed no record.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mark Dietrich Jr., 19, 360 W. White St., and Christopher Field, 18, 214 E. Ludlow St., both of Summit Hill, face charges from an incident which took place on May 23 on the 600 block of E. Bertsch St.

Both are charged with the following: escape, possession, purchase, or consumption of alcoholic beverages, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Dietrich was arraigned before District Judge Bruce Appleton, of Palmerton, and jailed under $5,000 straight bail.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A Schuylkill County man is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) after he allegedly drove a vehicle after inhaling a can of compressed air, commonly used for dusting off computer keyboards.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said James Marconis Jr., 22, of Pottsville, was observed inhaling a can of "air duster" in a parking lot of the Fairlane Village Mall in East Norwegian Township, about 2:41 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. Troopers said the can contains difluoroethane, which when inhaled, gives a person a small and short-lived high from oxygen deprivation.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by officers recently.

Police said on May 27 about 10:44 p.m. officers on patrol observed a suspicious truck parked in the lot of the former Century 21 office along SR196 in Tobyhanna, Coolbaugh Township. The pickup truck's engine was running and the operator was behind the wheel.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A Monroe County driver was trapped in his vehicle following a crash that occurred about 5:28 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1, along SR940 near Sullivan Trail Motel, in Pocono Lake.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Vincent S. Cardo, 25, of Blakeslee, was driving a1997 Ford F150 pickup truck when he crashed. Rescue personnel had to use hydraulic and electric tools to free Cardo from the vehicle. He was then flown by Medevac helicopter to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for treatment of what police said were moderate injuries.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Frederick Daqua King, 38, 213 E. Bertsch St. Apt. 1, Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on May 24 at 2:15 a.m. at Turkey Hill in the borough. Charges were filed by Officer Jason Helmer. King is charged with resisting arrest, tampering with evidence and two counts of persistent disorderly conduct.

He was arraigned before District Judge Bruce Appleton, of Palmerton, and jailed under $15,000 percentage bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 2.

Friday, June 4, 2010

A Monroe County woman has been cited for retail theft.

State police at Fern Ridge said Hanna Khan, 53, of Effort, entered Weiss Market along SR209 at Weir Lake, in Chestnuthill Township, on May 28 about noon and concealed $10.97 worth of merchandise in her purse. She then attempted to leave the store without paying for the items, troopers said.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Jim Thorpe police are warning residents to always lock their vehicles.

Police said on May 27 they received complaints from residents in the Center, South and North Avenue area of the borough about their unlocked vehicles being entered and items removed. The investigation into the incidents is continuing, police said.

Friday, June 4, 2010

A Monroe County bank was robbed early Thursday afternoon.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said a black male entered the Wachovia Bank branch office in Mt. Pocono about 12:40 p.m. and presented a note to the teller demanding money. No weapon was shown to the teller. He then exited the bank.

The suspect is described as being about five-feet, six-inches tall, medium build who was wearing a dark blue fitted "Yankees" baseball cap, light colored, crew neck T-shirt, gray colored pants and white sneakers.