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Police Logs

Friday, December 30, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional Police have arrested Alex Vigo, 32, of Long Pond, for driving under the influence.

Police said the arrest was made after a stop for a Vehicle Code violation on Dec. 28 on Rt. 196 in Coolbaugh Township.

Police said officers detected the odor of burned marijuana emanating from the vehicle in which Vigo was the operator. Police said he failed field sobriety tests and was arrested and transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood analysis.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lehighton Borough police report four persons were cited recently for separate violations.

John D. Mertz, 19, of 168 Swiss View Road, Lehighton, was cited for disorderly conduct after stealing a speed limit sign at the intersection of Bridge and East Bridge streets on Nov. 24 at 1:37 a.m.

Lisa Fritz, 28, of 81 Spring St., Lehighton, was cited for disorderly conduct after making unreasonable noise and using obscene language on Dec. 7 at 8;10 a.m. at the Mahoning Inn.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Jason Rodriguez, 22, of Shenandoah, has been arrested by state police at the Frackville barracks on a charge of harassment following an incident at 6:25 p.m. Dec. 28 in Girardville.

Police said it is alleged he physically assaulted William Hiester, 21, of Ogden Street, inside the victim's residence.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating the discovery of 13 "potential tombstones" at a site in East Norweigan Township, Schuylkill County.

Police said they were found within the patrol area of the barracks at 9:07 a.m. Dec. 28.

Out of the 13 stones, six of them have been transcribed as follows:

Robert D. Phelcer, 1875-1951; Frank 1866-1910; Loretta A. Buries, 1900-1945; Harry J. Johnson, 1887-1924; Mary A. Rote, 1888-1933; and William E. Gramley, 1886-1948.

Police said as the other stones are transcribed, the names will be produced.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

If you know anyone who came home on Wednesday with a blue plastic trash barrel, it may have been stolen.

Such a barrel blew onto the Gordon Nagle Trail between 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, and its owner believes a passing motorist made away with it.

The barrel belongs at 76 North Sillyman Street, Cressona.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks at (570) 593-2000.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Katelyn P. Schimpf, 22, of Schuylkill Haven, sustained moderate injuries in a one-vehicle crash on Dec. 29 at 12:51 a.m. on Route 61 in East Norweigan Township, Schuylkill County, according to state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.

Police said she was driving a 2003 Jeep Liberty southbound when the vehicle traveled into the median and struck an impact attenuator with its left front. The vehicle then spun counter-clockwise and rolled onto its right side, coming to rest facing west.

Police said the woman will be cited as a result of the crash.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Four persons were arrested for criminal conspiracy and simple assault as a result of an incident that happened on Dec. 5 at Nino C's Pizza in the Carriage Square Shopping Center, Tobyhanna.

Charged were Tracey Hardwick, 44, Diamond Simmons, 20, Dominique Simmons, 20, and Donald Simmons Jr., 18, all of Tobyhanna.

Police said they were arrested on Dec. 22 for their roles in the incident in which the victim, Chevette Showers, was assaulted during a verbal argument that turned physical. Police said the woman was struck in the head several times during the altercation.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Jesse Ray Collmorgen Jr., 20, of Homestead, Texas, and James R.M. McCabe Jr., 19, of Ringtown, were arraigned on Dec. 21 before District Justice Elizabeth Romig in Schuylkill County on charges relating to a burglary and thefts that happened in November at a county campground.

State police at the Frackville barracks said they have been charged with a combined 49 counts each of burglary, criminal conspiracy and criminal trespass, 20 counts of theft, 41 counts of criminal mischief and two counts of receiving stolen property.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Robert Becker of Saylorsburg has been arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks on charges of simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment.

The charges stem from an incident that happened at 2 a.m. Dec. 25 at 173 Cindy Lane, Ross Township, Monroe County.

The victim is Christina Becker, 51, of Saylorsburg.

Police said the charges are a result of a physical and verbal altercation between the couple.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating the death of a Deer Lake man.

Police said Richard Golab, 47, of 116 Maple Blvd., was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:28 p.m. Dec. 26 by Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner Scott Clew.

Police said the death appears to be accidental in nature. It is believed the man succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Police said another occupant of the residence, Diane Squyres, 51, was treated for carbon monoxide inhalation at the Schuylkill Medical Center, Pottsville.