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Police Logs

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Carbon County business has been cited by the Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board for a violation of the state liquor code.

J.D. Citro's Inc., 328 S. Second St., Lehighton, was cited for a violation on Jan. 22 in which liquor was sold, furnished or gave liquor for consumption off premises.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Schuylkill County man has been charged with violating a protection from abuse (PFA) order.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Joseph Edward Setlock, 67, of Tremont, violated the order by having direct contact with his estranged wife, Barbara Ann Setlock, 65, of 51 N. Crescent St., Tremont. The violation occurred about 2:20 p.m. on Friday, May 18, troopers said.

Charges will be filed with District Judge Carol Pankake, of Tremont, troopers said.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tiffany Binder, 30, of 139 W. Ridge St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on Nov. 10, 2011 at Turkey Hill. Charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property were filed by Officer Brian Horos.

Here's what happened, according to an affidavit of probable cause:

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Luzerne County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Dawn Strunk, 40, of Drums was stopped along SR339 at Brandonville Road, in Union Township, about 12:52 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, for a traffic violation.

She was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. Troopers said the DUI charge is pending test results.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported on the following arrest made by troopers.

Michael James Koert, 54, of Stroudsburg, was cited following an incident that occurred along Reeders Run at Mountain View Drive, in Jackson Township, about 4:19 p.m. on May 6. Troopers said Koert allegedly threatened Robin Kolessar, 29, of Stroudsburg, as she drove by in her Ford Explorer. Troopers said Koert apparently believed Kolessar was another person. Koert was intoxicated at the time, troopers added.

Koert was charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Eric M. Sabol, 29, of 215 E. Patterson St., Lansford, has been charged by Coaldale police with two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Coaldale Officer Joseph Krebs was dispatched at 8:15 p.m. April 19 to 135 E. Ruddle St. for a fight in progress.

Once there, he separated the subjects and questioned them all. All told him they had seen Sabol driving a vehicle. Sabol admitted this, but said he only drove it short distance.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Schuylkill County teen driver is facing multiple charges following an incident in Lehigh County.

State police at Foglesville said Rachel Ann Clauser, 19, of New Ringgold, was stopped about 11:53 p.m. on May 17 along SR222 at Kressler Road, in Lower Macungie Township, for multiple traffic violations.

At the stop she was suspected to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was placed under arrest. She was also found to have in her possession a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Troopers said charges will be filed.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a one vehicle crash about 9:34 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, along Meadow Drive, near the Landingville boat launch, in South Manheim Township, Schuylkill County. It was one of two crashes probed by troopers

Troopers said Michael N. Krause, 22, of Orwigsburg, was operating a 2002 Ford northbound and negotiating a right turn when deer entered the road in front of him.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a theft from vehicle incident that was reported on May 15.

Maria L. Aitken, of Effort, reported her Suzuki Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) was entered while parked on the lot at the Rite Aid pharmacy, located at the intersection of state routes 115 and 209, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Removed from the vehicle was Aitken's purse, green in color, which contained her driver's license, a debit card, Social Security card, and about $60 in U.S. currency.

The theft occurred sometime between 2:50 and 3 p.m.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Schuylkill County man has been jailed for violating Megan's Law.

State police at Frackville said Donald George Ignjatovic, 21, of Minersville, was arrested at his place of employment on Tuesday, May 15, about 1 p.m. for failure to verify his residence and update additional information as required by Megan's Law. Ignjatovic is a convicted sexual offender and is required to register for life under the provisions of the law.

Troopers said Ignjatovic has resided at numerous non-registered locations in Shenandoah, Pottsville and Minersville.