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Police Logs

Monday, August 2, 2010

A traffic stop led to the arrest of the teen driver on drug charges.

State police at Lehighton said the stop was made along Mill Pond Rd. at SR209, in Polk Township, Monroe County, about 7:33 p.m. on Thursday, July 29. At the stop the 16-year-old male from Saylorsburg was found to have drug paraphernalia in his possession. The charge will be filed with the Monroe County Juvenile Probation Office, troopers said.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on two crashes investigated by troopers this week on Monroe County roads.

A crash occurred about 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28, along Lower Smith Gap Road, in Eldred Township. Troopers said Timothy D. Larkin, 38, of Kunkletown, was eastbound in a 2007 Saturn Ion when he failed to negotiate a right curve. The vehicle traveled southeast off the road and struck a tree. Upon impact the car spun 270-degrees in a clockwise direction and into the eastbound lane where it came to rest facing north.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on investigating a burglary, attempted break-in and theft incidents.

The burglary occurred at 150 Mountain Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County. A window was smashed to gain entry and power and phone lines were cut. Once inside the criminals removed two televisoins and a pressure tank. In the garage area they removed $6,000 worth of copper piping that was cut from the ceiling. Troopers declined to identify the homeowner. The incident occurred sometime between 2 and 3 p.m. on July 15.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The North Central Pa. Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce and Expanded DUI/Underage Drinking Enforcement Program has released the following statistics from a recent Sobriety Checkpoint held in Schuylkill County.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Monroe County man was cited for an incident at a firemans carnival.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, officers on patrol in the area of the a firemans carnival in Mt. Pocono observed and heard a large group of young males leaving the carnival grounds yelling profanities. Officers advised them to leave the area immediately.

One of the group crossed SR611 and then yelled and screamed profanities toward another group of individuals leaving the carnival which consisted of young children and their parents.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the reported theft of a ring.

Troopers said Melissa Bucano, of 2 Harvest Hill Drive, Effort, Chestnuthill Township, reported that someone removed a ring from the bathroom area of her home. The incident occurred sometime between 9 a.m. on July 5 and 7 p.m. on July 12.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on several acts of criminal mischief investigated by troopers.

Robert Miller, 57, of 503 Lower Main Rd., Parryville, Carbon County, reported someone smashed the windshield on his 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt while parked at his residence. The incident occurred sometime between 8 p.m. on Monday, July 28, and 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday.

Friday, July 30, 2010

An altercation in the Schuylkill County borough of Girardville led to one of the participants being cited.

State police at Frackville said Justin E. Kitsock, 31, and Leonard Mervine, 30, both of Girardville got into an altercation about 3:45-4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, along W. Ogden St., near Richmond St.

During the altercation Mervine kicked Kitsock in the face. Mervine was issued a citation for harassment, troopers said.

Friday, July 30, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on four driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers in recent days, including two stemming from accidents.

Troopers said about 12:36 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27, Robert P. Smith, 19, of Kunkletown, was driving a 1989 Dodge Ram truck northbound on Kunkletown Road, in the area of Fiddletown Road, in Eldred Township, Monroe County, and attempting to negotiate a curve. The truck left the road and struck a parked 1988 Ford Ranger pickup truck.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Kim Batchelder, 58, 513 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, faces charges after an incident which took place on July 24 at his residence. Charges were filed by Officer Brian Horos. Batchelder is charged with aggravated assault (a felony), resisting arrest, two counts of simple assault, defiant trespass, stalking, harassment, and public drunkenness. He was arraigned before District Judge Joseph Homanko of Weatherly and jailed under $50,000 bail.