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Police Logs

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

State police at Frackville reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 4:05 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, along Darkwater Road in New Castle Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Christian K. Schminkey, 19, of Orwigsburg, was driving a 1986 Pontiac Parisienne, southbound and failed to negotiate a right curve near the intersection with SR9104. The vehicle left the road on the right side, traveled about 150 feet, before coming to rest after striking several small trees.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kidder Township police reported on the following incidents.

Police are investigating the recent theft of copper from the top of Big Boulder Mountain. The copper was located inside a fenced area of antenna towers. The incident was reported on Sept. 27.

Police said a burglary occurred at 258C Hemlock Rd., in the Holiday Pocono development. The incident was reported on Sept. 22.

Police are investigating the theft of a wood carved bear along Lake Drive in Lake Harmony. The incident was reported on Oct. 1.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a one-vehicle crash about 3:12 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, along Merwinsburg Road, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Kiel M. Barton, 17, of Saylorsburg, was driving a 1999 Cadillac Seville, when it crashed into a concrete bridge rail.

Barton sustained a minor injury but did not require immediate medical attention. Troopers said he was cited for driving a vehicle at an (un) safe speed.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Luzerne County man was jailed recently on charges stemming from an incident in Kidder Township.

Township police said Christopher Simmons, 27, of West Hazleton, was picked up on a warrant by West Hazleton police issued to the township police. He is charged with theft and receiving stolen property. The incident occurred on Sept. 24 along Quail Run Road, in Split Rock Resort.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Monroe County woman is facing charge of retail theft following an incident that occurred on Monday, Oct. 3, about 9:30 a.m.

Pocono Mountain Regional police were called to the Kmart store in Mount Pocono for a theft incident. On scene officers were told that Justena Tushinsky, 28, of East Stroudsburg, went into the ladies' rest room and allegedly concealed $184 in merchandise inside her purse and then attempted to leave the store without paying for it.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on a drunk driving arrest.

Police said about 12:27 a.m. on Sept. 30 Manuel Ferran, 46, of Long Pond, was stopped along Long Pond Road for a traffic violation, non-functional taillights.

Ferran was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was then taken into custody and charged with DUI.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Nesquehoning police has warned borough residents that there has been an outbreak of car property thefts.

Numerous cars left unlocked on Coal Street have been vandalized and items stolen. Purses, change, CDs and other objects have been taken.

Police said that residents need to lock their car doors when getting out of them. Two suspects have been caught.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Jim Thorpe police were called to Memorial Park on Thursday, Sept. 22, about 3:21 p.m. for a report of two male juveniles fighting.

As a result of an investigation police said both juveniles, ages 15 and 16, were cited for disorderly conduct.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A driver experiencing a medical problem was blamed for a one-vehicle crash in Schuylkill County.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Michael C. Cafurello III, 31, of Laureldale, Berks County, was driving a 2001 Jeep Wrangler southbound on SR61 in North Manheim Township, about 11:07 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, when he may have suffered a seizure.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Jim Thorpe police reported several vehicles parked in the Leisureland section were entered an various items taken.

Police said they received complaints of the thefts and said the incidents occurred during the early morning hours of Monday, Oct. 3. Police advised residents to be sure that their vehicles are secured when parked.

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