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Police Logs

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported the arrest of three individuals for underage drinking.

Police said on Sunday, Feb. 12, about 1:25 a.m. officers received a report of an underage drinking party at 108 SR940 in Pocono Summit. Officers responded to the scene and spoke with the owner of the house and were escorted inside.

Officers identified five persons under the age of 21. Police determined that three of them were drinking alcohol. Cited were Matthew Richardson, 18, of Tobyhanna, and two teens, a male age 17 and a female age 16, both from Pocono Summit.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 3:56 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the intersection of Burger Hollow and Gernerd roads, in Polk Township.

State police at Lehighton said Patrick Pio, 40, of Effort, was driving a 2002 Ford Focus northbound on Gernerd at a high rate of speed and failed to stop for a posted stop sign at the intersection.

Pio's vehicle struck a 2010 Chrysler Town & Country van driven by Joseph Dimarco, 43, of Kunkletown, broadside with the front of his vehicle.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Schuylkill County man has been charged with retail theft for an incident that occurred about 2:51 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Weis Market at 500 Pottsville Park Plaza, in Norwegian Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Charles R. Conti, 38, of Shenandoah, took three packages of lobster tail valued at $77 and left the store without paying for it. Store employees observed him placing the items into his coat and leaving the store, troopers said.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lehigh Township police in Northampton County are warning residents concerning numerous residential burglaries that have occurred over the past two months.

Police said unoccupied homes have been entered mostly by breaking a window at the rear of the homes and occurring during the time frame of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Jewelry and televisions have been taken.

Police are asking residents to be alert and report any suspicious vehicles or persons they may see.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on three crashes investigated by troopers on Schuylkill County roadways, all occurring on Monday, Feb. 13.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A hit-and-run accident in Tamaqua, that damaged a U.S. Postal Service collection box, was quickly solved thanks to the involvement of two witnesses who contacted police.

At 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, a red Dodge pickup truck was traveling east on Broad Street, in the area of the Sovereign Bank, when the truck jumped the curb and struck the USPS collection box. The vehicle then continued traveling east toward Coaldale. The witnesses were able to provide officers with details, including the license plate number.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Two drivers are facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges in Monroe County following separate incidents.

State police at Lehighton said Scott R. Branley, 26, of East Stroudsburg, was stopped for a vehicle code violation about 11:38 p.m. on Feb. 6 along Burger Hollow Road in Polk Township. He was found to be under the influence and admitted to having a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle. He was charged with DUI and possession, troopers said.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating a theft incident reported at the Pleasant Valley Elementary School located off SR209 in Polk Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said three Nobi netbooks valued at $1,500 were reported taken from the school sometime between Feb. 8 and 10.

Troopers reported on two other incidents.

Jerome Russell, 42, of Marshalls Creek, reported unknown persons fired four shots at his vehicle while along Cherry Road in Polk Township. The incident occurred about 4:55 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Vincinco Oriolo, 20, of 126 W. Miner St., Coaldale, was charged by borough police Officer Joseph Krebs with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Neil Kennedy, 54, of 10 W. Bertsch St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place at 12:45 a.m. Sept. 4, 2011, at Turkey Hill. Charges of (two counts) driving under the influence and careless driving were filed by Det./Sgt. Jack Soberick.

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