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Police Logs

Friday, June 17, 2011

Coaldale police have charged a borough woman, whose blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit, with driving under the influence (DUI).

Michele L. Romig, 38, of 101 E. High St., was charged with DUI by Officer Jeremy Talanca at 3:20 a.m. April 5.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Talanca was on patrol in the area of High and Third streets when he heard loud music playing. He saw a 2002 GMC envoy parked on Third Street facing north.

The vehicle was running with the windows down and Talanca could see two people inside.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A New York city resident is facing charges following an incident in Monroe County involving his ex-wife.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Lisa Brisco, 54, of Long Pond, reported her ex-husband, Daniel Brisco, 59, had threatened her life over the course of several months and had stalked her.

A warrant was obtained for his arrest charging him with violation of a protection from abuse (PFA) order, harassment and stalking, police said.

Friday, June 17, 2011

State police at Lehighton said unknown criminals attempted to break into a Monroe County residence but were scared off when they were confronted by a pitbull.

Troopers said the incident occurred at the home of Lornett Upshaw, 53, of 10 Lower Valley Rd., in Kunkletown, Polk Township. Sometime between 6:03 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Monday, June 13, an attempt was made to enter the home by cutting a screen to a kitchen window. When the burglars attempted to enter Upshaw's dog confronted them and scared them off, troopers said.

Troopers also reported two other incidents.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A homeless man was arrested and jailed in Monroe County following incidents at a medical health facility. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the incident began about 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at the Geisinger Health Center, at 21 Commerce Court, Mt. Pocono.

According to police they were called to the center for a report of a male harassing others and being violent. The male left the center prior to the arrival of police. Police were able to locate the male a short time later at the Walmart store.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Both drivers involved in a crash in Schuylkill County will be cited. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred at 3:56 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at the intersection of SR61 and Greenview Road, in North Manheim Township.

Friday, June 17, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigatin a burglary, theft from a vehicle and criminal mischief incidents.

The break-in occurred at the residence of Jeffrey J. Krause, 1710 Donalds Rd., Effort, Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Troopers said unknown crimianls climbed on top of the roof of a small attached shed and forced open window to gain entry. Once inside they removed a flat screen television. The incident occurred sometime between 6 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. on May 18.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The driver involved in a one-vehicle crash in Schuylkill County was cited. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 8:48 p.m. on Friday, June 10, along Greenbriar Road, in North Manheim Township.

Troopers said Samantha L. Ellex, 18, of Pottsville, was driving a 1996 Subaru Legacy eastbound on Calvary St. then went east on Greenbriar. She then attempted to negotiate a left curve but was traveling too fast. She lost control of the vehicle and it traveled across the westbound lane and onto the north berm where the vehicle collided with a tree.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Monroe County woman has been charged with criminal mischief for an incident that occurred about 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, in Eldred Township.

State police at Lehighton said Taamenie Suknanan, 37, of East Stroudsburg, was charged when she allegedly went to the residence of Stephen Banks, 43, of 289 Church Road, in Kunkletown, and smashed a window on the home.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Tamaqua driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 8:10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, along Interstate 81 in Kline Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Dustin Hill, 22, was driving a 1995 Volkswagen Jetta southbound when he lost control.

The vehicle went onto the west berm and struck a guide rail. Hill and his passenger, Carly Neifert, 20, of Nesquehoning, were reportedly not injured.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

State police at Frackville reported investigating three vehicle crashes along Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County this week.

The first occurred about 9:05 p.m on Monday, June 6, along in West Mahanoy Township, at the Frackville exit.

Troopers said Frederick Petritsch, 32, of Delano, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer southbound when he ran into the rear of a 1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 van driven by Martin L. Mraz, 57, of Johnstown, N.Y. Upon impact the Blazer spun and became disabled in the right lane at the ramp exit to SR61.