Monday, July 28, 2014

Police Logs

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The North Central Pa. Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce and Expanded DUI/Underage Drinking Enforcement Program has released the following statistics from a sobriety checkpoint and roving patrols held in Schuylkill County last weekend.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A state police fire marshal is investing a suspicious car fire in Lansford in the wee hours of July 30.

A neighbor saw two young adults/teenagers, a male and female, dressed in black and carrying flashlights, hide behind a porch and vehicle and watch as the car burned in the 300 block of West Kline Avenue, said Officer Chris Ondrus.

The two had been seen coming through yards from Kline Avenue to Abbott Street around the time neighbors heard a loud bang or explosion. The witness said the female told the male to "hurry up."

Saturday, August 14, 2010

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating an illegal dumping incident in Lynn Township.

The incident happened between 5-5:30 p.m. July 26 at 5117 Stump Road in the township and was reported today. The victim is Millyan K. Mio Bittner of the 4500 block of Rhoads Road, Kempton.

Police said the incident took place when someone dumped plywood and a toilet in the above area.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Lehighton man has been charged in the theft of a $250 Columbia bicycle from a grocery store employee.

Derek Michael Beers, 20, of the 500 building, Gypsy Hill Apartments, was arrested and will be charged via criminal compliant summons with theft and receiving stolen property, said Mahoning Township Police Chief Kenneth J. Barnes.

According to his report, the theft was reported to police by store management on Aug. 10 at about 9 a.m. A follow-up was done by Officer Chris Ritter. Based on surveillance photos and other evidence, a suspect was identified.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Philadelphia woman faces a charge of giving false identification to Lansford police.

Tiffany Bright, 29, of 907 Watkins St., was charged after an incident on East Patterson Street in April. She was arraigned before District judge casimir Kosciolek and jailed in Schuylkill County prison (she also faces charges in that county) under $1,500 bail.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Lansford Officer Jason Helmer, here's what happened: at 8:10 p.m. April 4, Helmer was called to 860 E. Patterson St. for a report of unwanted persons on the property.

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one- vehicle crash that occurred about 3:05 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, along Second Mountain Rd., at Manheim Rd., in North Manheim Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said John L. Zimmerman, 21, of Cressona, was driving a 2005 Mazda 6S eastbound at a high rate of speed when he lost control. The car struck an embankment along the berm, then overturned twice before coming to rest on its roof.

Friday, August 13, 2010

State police at Lehighton said a fraud charge is pending against an individual in Monroe County.

Troopers alleged that Karl Snyder, no age or address given, used the debit card of Mary Claire Kositz, 51, of Saylorsburg, without her permission. Troopers said he spent $444.75 at the Quik Shop Service Station along SR115, in Ross Township, on Aug. 8. Troopers said charges of access device fraud will be filed.

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Monroe County man is facing a charge of simple assault following an incident that occurred about 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 672 Church Rd., in Edlred Township.

State police at Lehighton said Larry A. Booth Jr., 30, got into a argument with a 24-year-old female which turned physical. Booth allegedly dragged the victim on the floor and then struck her with an open hand several times.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Two men are facing various drug charges in Monroe County. Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the arrests and the incidents that led to the charges.

Arrested were Victor Tello and Ronald Smith, both 19, and both of Tobyhanna. Police gave the following account.

On Tuesday, Aug. 10, officers executed two search warrants at two separate locations in Coolbaugh Township as part of an ongoing burglary and illegal firearms investigation. One of the residences was 1226 Larkspur Lane, in the Pocono Farms community in Tobyhanna.

Friday, August 13, 2010

A duct tape incident has led to a citation being filed against a Palmerton area man.

State police at Lehighton said Richard Freed, 60, was charged with disorderly conduct after troopers said he placed a piece of duct tape over a security camera on the trailer of Verdie Phillips, 54, of Lot 32, Weiners Mobile Home Park, in Lower Towamensing Township. The incident occurred about 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, troopers said.