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Police Logs

Friday, October 1, 2010

State police at Lehighton are investigating a reported assault incident.

Troopers said Dana Lee Moore, 29, of Kunkletown, reported she was struck with an unknown object above her left eye by several unknown persons. The incident reportedly occurred about 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 20 Valley Road East, in Polk Township, Monroe County.

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Philadelphia woman is facing a charge of public drunkenness following an incident in Monroe County.

State police at Lehighton said Andrea Fleck, 21, of Philadelphia, appeared at Upper Green Hill Road near Molasses Valley Road, in Polk Township, about 4:57 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, claiming she was being chased by a man with a gun.

A subsequent investigation revealed that the report was untrue. During the time of the probe Fleck displayed signs fo intoxication and was arrested.

She was charged with public drunkenness, troopers said.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Monroe County teen has been charged with retail theft.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Sept. 22 about 1 p.m. officers were called to the Wal-Mart store in Mt. Pocono. Store security had a female in custody for theft.

Police identified the suspect as Diamond Derival, 18, of East Stroudsburg. Derival allegedly attempted to removed $101 worth of merchandise from the store by placing it in her purse and walking out the front doors. She was stopped by security and held until police arrived.

She was issued a citation and released, police added.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Tamaqua man has been cited after police observed him fail to stop for a red light last Friday in the borough.

Patrolman Thomas Duarte was on patrol at 8:30 p.m. when he observed a white pick up truck fail to stop for a red light at the intersection of Railroad and Mauch Chunk streets. The officer initiated his lights and siren but the pickup proceeded to 310 Market St., then pulled into the driveway.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Monroe County woman is facing charges following an incident at a drive-thru at an area restaurant.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 1:05 a.m. on Sept. 19 officers were called to the McDonald's Restaurant in Mt. Pocono for a reported assault.

Upon arrival officers learned that Nicole Mills, 31, of Pocono Summit, had rear-ended another vehicle were hers in the drive-thru. When the female driver of the other car got out to inspect the damage she and Mills got into an argument.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Monroe County resident is a victim of fraud, theft and forgery.

State police at Fern Ridge said Joanne Boyle, 57, of Theresa Lane, Saylorsburg, Chestnuthill Township, reported someone charged $2,500 worth of merchandise on her credit card without her permission. The purchases were made during the period of Sept. 2 and Wednesday, Sept. 29, troopers said.

The investigation into the incident is continuing.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a theft from a vehicle incident in Schuylkill County.

Richard Nagle, 22, reported someone removed an Ipod Touch from his unlocked Chevrolet Cavalier while parked in the driveway of his home at 502 Stoney Run Rd., in North Manheim Township, Pottsville. The theft occurred sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, and 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Value of the item was set at $150.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

If you're going to allow your dog to defecate on someone else's, or public property, next to a police station is not the place you want to select.

John M. Temchatin, 56, of 500 Arlington St., Tamaqua, was walking his dog at 6:43 a.m. Saturday, in the vicinity of Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 E. Broad St, allowing the animal to do its business in the grass near the employee parking spaces. He made no effort to clean up after the pooch.

The action was witnessed by an on duty police officer.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a traffic stop.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 3:52 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, officers stopped a vehicle along SR940 at Sullivan Road for failure to have a valid inspection sticker.

The driver was identified as Jesse Oltmann, of Tannersville. He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was then transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.

The DUI charge is pending the test results, police said.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tamaqua police are investigating a theft from a motor vehicle reported to the department at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

According to police, Ashley Melendez, of Girardville, told officers she parked her 1999 Hyundai on Mountain Avenue on Monday night. When she returned to the car she discovered that a Pioneer compact disc player and a Garmin GPS were missing. Total value of the items was listed as $300.

She admitted leaving the car unlocked. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at 668-6100.