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Police Logs

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Tamaqua driver was cited after being involved in a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, along Keystone Boulevard, in Cass Township.

State police at Frackville said Jane M. Sunday, 50, was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer northbound when she said a cat ran out in front of her. She swerved to the left and lost control.

The Trailblazer slid across both lanes, collided with the concrete curb, then went onto the berm and climbed a dirt embankment.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lehighton police reported on the following arrests made by officers.

John S. Ligenza Jr., 47, of 158 W. Broadway St., Jim Thorpe, was cited for harassment following an altercation which resulted in physical contact with another individual at the Lehighton hospital. The incident occurred about 3:40 p.m. on Friday, March 16, police said.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Schuylkill County man is facing more charges in connection with the sexual assault of a young girl.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Christopher Romberger, 26, of Tower City, was arrested at the county prison in Pottsville on Friday, April 20, and arraigned by District Judge Carol Pankake, of Tremont.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Tamaqua woman faces charges after an officer observed her driving a green Kia on April 9 despite the fact her driver's license is suspended.

Officer Matt Houser was on patrol at 4:30 p.m. in the area of West Union and Lincoln streets when he saw Kimberly Keach, 35, of 256 Brown St., driving on West Union Street. The officer prepared to make a vehicle stop and observed Keach park the car and enter a fenced yard at 304 Lincoln St.

She was apprehended and will be charged with driving with a suspended license and criminal trespass.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers recently on Schuylkill County roadways.

Troopers investigated a hit and run accident reported to have occurred sometime between 10 p.m. Friday, April 20, and 4:15 a.m. on Saturday.

Troopers said an unknown vehicle was traveling northbound on Spring St., in Tremont, when it crossed the double yellow line and struck a parked 2007 Toyota Camry on the passenger side. After impact the driver fled the scene.

The parked car is owned by Eugene P. Kessock Jr., 45, of Tremont.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Tamaqua man faces charges following a report of suspected drug activity in the area of the South Ward Playground.

Dennis Yeater, 24, of 307 Race St., will be charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after the April 14 incident. Yeater had been sitting in a parked car in the area of Oak and Race sts. at the time he was taken into custody.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A vehicle hit railing and a stone wall at the Carbon County courthouse in Jim Thorpe on Monday.

Borough Police Chief Joseph Schatz said the accident occurred about 7:58 a.m. at Hazard Square.

Schatz said Patrick Siefo, 58, of Nesquehoning, was driving a 2002 Dodge Caravan, and was on the square and stopped for a vehicle backing out of a parking space across from the courthouse. His vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2012 Volkeswagen, driven by Sarah Bonner, 22, also of Nesquehoning.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following drug arrests made by officers.

On April 7 about 2:13 a.m. officers made a vehicle stop along SR940 at SR423 in Tobyhanna Township, for no license plate on the vehicle. Upon speaking with the driver and passengers officers smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Monroe County woman has been charged with assaulting a county probation officer.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 9:30 a.m. on April 17 they were dispatched to the Pocono Mountain West High School in Pocono Summit for a fight.

Upon arrival officers were told by Brian Holley, a county adult probation officer, that he arranged a meeting at the school with Denise Maldonado, 36, of Tobyhanna, and her 17-year-old son for a probation violation.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on a one vehicle crash that occurred about 10 p.m. on April 17, along Upper Smith Gap Road, in Eldred Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Jenni L. Stetz, 28, of Boulder, Colo., was driving a 1995 Audi Quattro eastbound when a deer entered the road in front of her. She lost control of the vehicle which slid off the road and struck a tree head-on.

Stetz was not injured but the vehicle had to be towed from the scene.