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Police Logs

Saturday, July 21, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the theft of two signs from residences in Polk Township.

The one incident was reported at 3 p.m. July 14.

The victim is William Bock of Kunkletown.

He told police someone stole a "Rustic Road" street sign from his property along the road.

The second incident happened between 10 p.m. July 13 and 7 p.m. July 16.

That victim is Steve Faielle, 60, of Kunkletown.

He told police someone removed a green "Honeybee" road sign from his property at 119 Honeybee Lane in the township.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

John Harkins IV, 34, of Lehighton, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of a traffic stop made by state police at the Lehighton barracks at 9:53 p.m. July 4 on Route 248, near the Palmerton ramp in that borough.

Police said he was stopped for a violation (driving on roadways laned for traffic), after which a series of field sobriety tests were administered that indicated he was driving while intoxicated.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

An actor stole two cans of whipped cream and then huffed its contents during an incident at 5:35 p.m. July 16 in Penn Forest Township.

State police at Lehighton said the actor arrived at the Shell Station, 1583 Rt. 903 in the township, stole the whipped cream and huffed its contents before leaving the store undetected.

The investigation is continuing.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a theft incident that happened between midnight July 14 and 8;30 a.m. July 19 in Polk Township.

The victim is Orhan Kricic, 52, of Saylorsburg.

The incident happened at 1 Fairgrounds Road in the township when someone removed a clock-operated switch defrost timer from the victim's property. The timer is valued at $230.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Charges of indecent assault have been filed by state police at the Fern Ridge barracks against Tito Huertas, 47, of Stroudsburg, following an incident at 1:45 p.m. July 7 in Jackson Township, Monroe County.

Police said the victim is a 50-year-old female who lives near Pennbrook and Fawn drives in the township.

Police said she was mowing her lawn when Huertas stood in his yard, which is next to the victim's residence, and exposed and fondled himself in front of her.

Police said the victim reported a previous occasion where a similar offense had occurred the week prior.

Friday, July 20, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating an attempted burglary that happened between June 8 and July 16 at a residence in Towamensing Township.

The victim is a 55-year-old male resident of the township.

Police said he was away from his residence during the above times and came home to find someone attempted to forcibly enter his residence, discovering damage to his back doors. Police said no entry was gained.

The residence is located along David Circle in the township.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional Police apprehended Ehabb Elsayed, 26, of Effort, on July 19 at 9:55 p.m., arresting him with several charges, and also learning he is wanted on an outstanding warrant issued in Carbon County.

Police said they stopped a vehicle Elsayed was driving in Pocono Farms East because the vehicle had an illegal license plate on it. Police said the man proceeded to provide a false name to them and the further investigation revealed the vehicle he was driving was stolen in Monroe County. Police also found drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

Friday, July 20, 2012

An incident that was reported at 1:35 p.m. July 19 in Wayne Township, Schuylkill County, resulted in simple assault charges against a Schuylkill Haven couple.

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said Scott M. Bowers, 31, and Nadine M. mason, 29, were engaged in a verbal argument that turned physical at 319 S. Front St. in the township. Police said Bowers pushed Mason, causing her to fall to the ground. Mason then struck Bowers multiple times with a cooking pot, causing open lacerations on the forehead.

Friday, July 20, 2012

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks were summoned to a "drug overdose" incident on July 16.

Police said the victim is David Sofia, 222 Keats Lane, Albrightsville.

Police said they were told the man took sleeping pills and was discovered by his wife. He was transported to the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton, in the Penn Forest Ambulance.

Friday, July 20, 2012

A theft by unlawful taking matter has been reported to state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said the victim is George F. Cirabisi, 61, of 7 N. Lake Dr., Jim Thorpe (Penn Forest Township).

Police said Cirabisi told them he hired a New York-based moving company to move his belongings between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 4, after which time the man learned $6,500 worth of men's jewelry was missing. The investigation is continuing.