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Police Logs

Monday, March 26, 2012

Justin Harold Uhl, 28, of 1270 Shadow Oaks Lane, Slatington, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving as a result of a one-vehicle accident on March 13 at 9:50 p.m. in Slatington.

Police said they responded to an accident at the intersection of Oakhurst Drive and Shadow Oaks Lane and found Uhl to be under the influence of alcohol at the scene.

He was taken into custody and transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center where his blood-alcohol level was determined to be .25.

Monday, March 26, 2012

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a stop in a sobriety checkpoint operation.

State police at Fogelsville said James Lee Klopp, 62, of Breinigsville, was stopped southbound on SR222 near Krocks Road, in Lower Macungie Township, about 11:36 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at a checkpoint.

He was found to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. He was transported to the county DUI center for a blood test.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Jim Thorpe police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck a parked car in the borough and fled the scene.

Police said the 2000 Dodge Neon of Edward Crowley, of 216 Center St., was struck while parked near his home.

The incident occurred during the overnight hours of March 23-24.

The rear driver side quarter panel was damaged.

Police believe the hit and run car could be a Honda or Mazda and should have damage to the passenger side headlamp.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570)-325-4995.

Monday, March 26, 2012

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

State police at Fern Ridge said Khalif Shaheed Epps, 33, of Plymouth, was stopped about 1:15 a.m. on Friday, March 23, after being observed driving erratically along SR940 near Keiplers Lane, in Tobyhanna Township.

He was transported to the barracks for a datamaster DMT test and later released.

The DUI charge will be filed, troopers added.

Monday, March 26, 2012

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

State police at Frackville said Shaun Buehl, 31, was stopped about 6:25 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, along SR4030, in the area of Powder Mill Road, in Butler Township, for several motor vehicle code violations.

At the stop he was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests.

The DUI charge is pending test results, troopers said.

Monday, March 26, 2012

State police at Fogelsville reported on a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 12:52 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the intersection of Golden Key Road and the off ramp of Interstate 78, in Weisenberg Township, Lehigh County.

Troopers said Lauren N. Sluder, 22, of Bangor, was driving a 2006 Suzuki Forenza southbound on Golden Key while Jessica F. Geisler, 20, of New Tripoli, was at a stop sign on the exit ramp. Geisler attempted to make a left-hand turn off the ramp and did not see Sluder.

Sluder's Suzuki struck Geisler's 2002 Buick LeSabre on the passenger side.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A driver and passenger were cited during a traffic stop by Mahoning Township police on March 20.

Police stopped a vehicle on SR443 for driving with an expired inspection. As a result of the stop, the driver of the vehicle, Zachiry Kerschner of Lehighton, was cited for driving under suspension, and driving with an expired inspection.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rush Township Police will cite a 16 year old male on drug related charges. The incident took place last Saturday at a Lincoln Drive home as officers were searching for a reported juvenile female runaway.

The girl was found in the home, as were several marijuana pipes and a small amount of marijuana.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A vehicle stop led to the jailing of a Lackawanna County resident on outstanding warrants.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said a stop was made about 5:26 p.m. on Monday, March 19, along SR115 north of Caughbaugh Road, Monroe County.

The driver gave several versions of a false name. It was later determined that the driver was Kristen A. Bender, 46, of Thornhurst. A further check revealed that Bender had two active warrants out of Monroe County Sheriff's Department for escape and driving under the influence (DUI).

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Schuylkill County man was cited for an incident in Slatington.

Borough police said about 1:57 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, they were called to a report of an unwanted person and disturbance at 818 Main St.

As a result of an investigation police charged Chris Krasusk, 34, of 51 Pleasant Valley Rd., Orwigsburg, with harassment.