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Police Logs

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by officers recently.

On Saturday, Jan. 15, about 4:48 a.m. officers conducted a traffic stop on Summit Avenue at Fifth St. for vehicle code violations. The driver was identified as Terrence Pressey, 48, of Tobyhanna. Officers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Pressy. He did not have a license and provided police with a false name and date of birth. Pressey submitted to and failed field sobriety tests.

Friday, January 21, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of a clothing bin from a Monroe County site.

Troopers said the bin, used for the donation of used clothing, was stolen from the area of Indigo Hair Salon in Chestnuthill Township, sometime between Jan. 15 and 19. The bin, yellow in color, measures three by four by six-feet and is owned by Planet Aid, of Fairfield, N.J.

The value of the bin was estimated at $300.

Friday, January 21, 2011

An inmate serving a life term in a state correctional insititution (SCI) in Schuylkill County has been charged with assaulting a state corrections officer causing serious injuries.

State police at Frackville said inmate Anthony Moten, 38, who is being held at the SCI Frackville, was arrested for assaulting guard Donald A. Malick, 39, at the prison on Dec. 14, 2010, about 6:45 a.m.

Troopers charged Moten with one count each of assault by a life prisoner, assault by a prisoner, recklessly endangering another person, and two counts of aggravated assault.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

State police at the Fogelsville barracks conducted a speed enforcement operation along Interstate 78 in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, on Monday, Jan. 17.

Troopers used a fixed wing aircraft to observe and clock vehicles. A total of 13 vehicles and one commercial truck were clocked resulting in 12 traffic citations for speeding and other violations. Four written warnings were issued.

The vehicle with the highest speed was 82 miles-per-hour. The operation was conducted between 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two crashes investigated by officers, both occurring on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The first crash occurred about 12:41 p.m. along Locust Ridge Road in Pocono Lake. Police said a 17-year-old male from Pocono Lake was driving northbound and he lost control of his vehicle due to snow and ice on the roadway. The vehicle impacted with a telephone pole along the berm. The teen was not injured. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, along Behrens Road in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Andrezej Jozwiak, 36, of Effort, was driving a 2001 BMW eastbound and approaching the intersection with Mountain View Road, when he lost control after attempting to negotiate a right curve. The car then left the road and struck a bridge abutment with the front front corner. The car came to rest at the point of impact, troopers said.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

State police at Frackville reported a multiple vehicle pileup occurred along Interstate 81 near the Tremont exit in Schuylkill County. Troopers said the crashes occurred during the period of 1 and 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

A total of seven tractor trailer rigs and four passenger vehicles were involved in the accidents with 11 people injured.

The crashes forced the closure of the interstate for three and a half hours. Multiple fire companies, ambulances and fire police assisted troopers at the crash scenes.

Troopers said the roadway was very icy at the time.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an incident of identity theft.

Troopers said unknown criminals opened a credit card acount in the name of Debra Michelle Neidlinger, 54, of Washington Township, and made various fraudulent purchases totaling $3,071 using the card.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

State police at Lehighton are seeking two suspects and a vehicle driver involved in a burglary of a Monroe County residence. The break-in occurred at the home of Paul G. Viani, 76, of New York, N.Y., and located along Upper Smith Gap Road, in Eldred Township.

Troopers said two males gained entry to the home by smashing a window on a rear door. Once inside they attempted to steal the copper pipe from a baseboard radiator but were unsuccessful. They then removed a DeWalt cordless drill box and an extension cord from an upstairs room before fleeing.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police are investigating a stabbing incident reported on Sunday, Jan. 16.

About 7 p.m. on that date officers responded to the Pocono Medical Center, in East Stroudsburg, for a reported stabbing. The victim, Daron Hesterbey, 22, of Blakeslee, told officers he was stabbed about 3 a.m. that day while at a party in the Pocono Country Place development. No other details were provided.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 895-2400.