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Police Logs

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the following arrests.

On Sunday, Jan. 16, about 2:51 a.m. officers conducted a traffic stop along SR196 at Simmons Road, in Tobyhanna, Coolbaugh Township, for an equipment violation.

While speaking with the occupants of the car officers detected the odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and found was marijuana.

A passenger, Fatima Mandiville, of Ellenville, N.Y., will be charged with possession of marijuana, police said.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A slush-covered Schuylkill County roadway was blamed for a two- vehicle crash that occurred about 9:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, along SR443, just west of Church Rd., in Wayne Township.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Ryan Muldowney, 29, of Schuylkill Haven, was westbound and Tena Blankenhorn, 45, of Pine Grove, was eastbound.

Muldowney had negotiated a left curve in the road when he lost control of his 2005 Mazda 6 due to slush and snow on the road. The vehicle began to spin and entered the eastbound lane and into the path of Blankenhorn.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Coaldale police have arrested a borough man who allegedly kicked his girlfriend 10 to 15 times in the legs while wearing heavy boots.

Robert Joseph Anderson, 31, faces charges of domestic violence, simple assault and harassment stemming from the incident.

Police Chief Tim Delaney said Wednesday that he responded to a call at 236 East St. at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 12.

Anderson admitted to having drunk a few cans of beer after Delaney noticed the alcohol on his breath. Anderson also admitted he was aware of a protection-from-abuse order that the victim had taken out against him.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Coaldale Police Chief Tim Delaney on Wednesday provided details of a recent accident involving a trash truck.

A car driven by a male juvenile on his way to school at 7:23 a.m. Monday was turning right onto Route 209 when a Tamaqua Transfer and Recycling truck, facing east and driven by Daniel Robert Miller, Andreas, backed up and struck the car.

The car sustained extensive damage and had to be towed, but there were no injuries.

Officer Charles Blesse was driving behind the car and saw the accident happen, Delaney said.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Monroe County man has been severely injured after he fell off the ATV he was driving on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

State police at Fern Ridge said Kenneth Maellaro, 29, of Bartonsville, fell off the three-wheels Honda X200 he was riding along Glenbrook Road about 246 feet north of Penn Hills Drive.

The accident caused Maellaro to hit his head on the pavement, causing him to lose consciousness. Maellaro remained on the cold pavement for an unknown period of time before he was found by a passing motorist.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft incident at a construction site in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said unknown criminals entered a site along Mountain Road, in Blythe Township, and removed construction tools and copper piping. The items are the property of R.E. Pierson Construction Company. The incident occurred sometime between Jan. 14 and 17.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Monday, January 17, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating two hit-and-run crashes.

Monday, January 17, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on two arrests for driving under the influence (DUI).

On Sunday, Jan. 16, troopers said Michael Hoffman, 31, of Lehighton, was stopped along SR248 in Franklin Township, Carbon County, for traffic violations. He was found to be under the influence with charges pending, troopers said. A time of the stop was not listed on the police report.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Two Lehighton men have been cited for an incident that occurred Thursday, Jan. 13, inside the waiting room of Blue Mountain Health System's Gnaden Huetten campus, Lehighton.

Ronald R. Behler, 51, of 62 E. Second St., and Zachary W. Hoffman, 22, of 727 N. First St., were both cited for disorderly conduct at 6 p.m.

Monday, January 17, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on the following arrests made by troopers.

Troopers said Marlette Palermo, 63, of Kunkletown, was stopped for a stop sign violation along Fairgrounds Road near Gilbert Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County, about 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15. At the stop Palermo became argumentative and refused to provide documents, trooper said, adding that she also struck a trooper twice with her driver's door. She was cited for disorderly conduct for her actions plus motor vehicle code violations, troopers added.