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Police Logs

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tasha C. McMurray, 24, of Tobyhanna, who police said was unable to pay for a cab ride she asked for, has been cited by Pocono Mountain Regional Police for theft of services.

Police said she called Mountain Taxi to request a ride to her residence and upon arrival there told the cab driver she did not have the money to pay the fare.

The incident happened at 5:50 a.m. Jan. 14 in Pocono Country Place, Tobyhanna.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Prince Mujaj, 18, of Germansville, is facing drug-related charges as a result of a traffic stop made by state police at the Fogelsville barracks at 2 p.m. Jan. 16.

Police said he was stopped along Muse Road in Weisenberg Township for an equipment violation, after which time police detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Police said he was asked to perform a series of standardized field tests which showed signs of intoxication.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Christopher Polanco and Tawk Smith, both 19 and from Scranton, were arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional Police after an incident on Jan. 14 in Tobyhanna.

Police said they were arrested for underage drinking after police stopped their vehicle.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional Police arrested Ramon Figueroa, 41, of jersey City, N.J., for driving under the influence of alcohol after a traffic stop on Jan. 14 at the intersection of Rt. 940 and Interstate 380 in Pocono Summit.

Police said they stopped the man for an equipment violation, after which time it was determined he had been drinking alcohol. Figueroa failed a field sobriety test and was transported to the state police barracks at Fern Ridge for a breath test to determine his blood-alcohol level.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on burglaries and theft incidents being probed by troopers.

Troopers said the home of Warren K. Malick, 49, of 217 Honeysuckle Road, Lehighton, East Penn Township, was entered sometime between 4:45 and 5:50 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16.

Troopers said the unknown criminals sprayed shaving cream in the bathroom and spread trash throughout the kitchen area causing damages. Nothing was reported taken.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Four Schuylkill County businesses were cited by the Allentown enforcement office of the state liquor control board.

Joan O. Mammarella, trading as The Village Inn, 101 W. Centre St., Mahanoy City, was cited for loud music.

The alleged violation occurred on Aug. 14, 2011.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lorisa K. Feltner, 43, of Carlisle, was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 4:33 p.m. Jan. 17 along Interstate 81 in Butler Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at the Frackville barracks said the severity of her injuries is unknown at this time. She was transported to the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, by the Frackville EMS.

Police said she was driving a 2001 Freightliner southbound when it traveled to the right off of the travel lanes of the interstate and entered the shoulder area of the road, making impact with the guard rail.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Freeland woman is facing retail theft charges after allegedly removing merchandise valued at $211.33 from the Hometown Commons Wal Mart on Jan. 14.

Tiffany A. Hasara, 26, also faces charges of receiving stolen property in connection with the incident, which was captured on the store's video surveillance.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Two placements at a juvenile camp in Penn Forest Township, fled the facility but were later caught.

State police at Lehighton said Louis Santana, 18, of Wilkes-Barre, and a male juvenile from Kingston, left Camp Adams on Sunday, Jan. 15, about 4:30 p.m. without permission. They were later found near the Alpine Bakery in the township and returned to the camp. The camp is a Youth Services facility used by county courts in the commonwealth for juveniles who have been adjudicated delinquent on criminal charges.

The two will be charged with escape, troopers added.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 5:30 p.m. Jan. 16 and 7:15 a.m. Jan. 17 at a business in Blythe Township.

Police said the breakin occurred at Guers Topsoil and Mulch, 110 N. Valley St., New Philadelphia.

Police said someone used force entry to gain access to the business through a side window and proceeded to steal an undetermined amount of cash.