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Police Logs

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) and more following a traffic stop that occurred about 6:55 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, along SR61 near the off ramp of Interstate 81, in West Mahanoy Township.

State police at Frackville said Christopher Young, 30, of Minersville, was stopped while operating a Dodge Caravan.

Young had been entered in the CLEAN/NCIC database as missing and wanted by state parole agents for violating his parole terms.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Nesquehoning man was jailed late last week following an incident at his home.

Nesquehoning police reported on July 16 at 9:42 a.m. Office Timothy Wuttke was dispatched to 317 E. Catawissa St. for a domestic incident. Wuttke learned from Dianne McFadden that her son, Michael McFadden, threw a knife at her and was intoxicated. He admitted to consuming a six pack of beer.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary that took place sometime between March 10 and July 10 at a residence in Eldred Township, Monroe County.

According to police, unknown criminals gained access to Paul G. Viani's rental property, located at Upper Smith Gap Road, through the rear door entrance by hitting the door with an known blunt object. Viani is a resident of New York, N.Y.

The actors then removed copper pipes from the basement area. They then fled the area through the rear door entrance in an unknown direction.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Public drunkenness

Criminal charges were filed against George Stofko Jr., 42, of 3751 Mangrove Drive, Northampton, for resisting arrest, persistent disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness. The incident occurred on July 4 at 1:50 a.m. in the 300 block of Lehigh Avenue.

Speeding

Chrissy Stout, 31, of 285 Lower Nis Hollow Drive, Lehighton, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on June 29 at 6:43 a.m. on SR248 east.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an incident at a Schuylkill County recreation facility.

Troopers said unknown vandals damaged a portable toilet at the Pottsville Soccer & Baseball Complex, located a 625 Gordon Nagle Trail, North Manheim Township, sometime overnight of July 19-20. Troopers said the criminals set the toilet on fire completely destroying it.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on several arrests made by officers recently.

On Saturday, July 17, about 3:49 a.m. officers responded to a report of a domestic incident at 2804 Dorset Rd., in Pocono Farms East development in Tobyhanna, Coolbaugh Township.

On scene officers determined that Steven Frederick, 22, of Blakeslee, and his girlfriend, Condnisha Allen, of that address, had an argument which escalated into a physical altercation.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The theft of a television is being probed in Carbon County. It is one of several theft incidents and acts of criminal mischief being investigated by state police at Lehighton.

Gary Dieter, of 950 Delaware AVe, Apt. 3, Palmerton, Lower Towamensing Township, reported a 32-inch Polariod brand LCD television was removed from his apartment. He reported the incident at 6:58 p.m. on Sunday, July 18.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The driver involved in a one vehicle crash in Monroe County is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on July 15 about 4:24 p.m. officers were dispatched to Holiday and Alter drives in Stillwater, Pocono Summit, to a reported crash. On scene they spoke to the driver, identified as Thomas Yau Jr., 19, of Pocono Summit.

He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was placed under arrest for DUI of a controlled substance and will be charged, police said.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A vehicle stop conducted by members of the Pocono Mountain Regional police led to the arrest of a wanted person.

Police said about 5:33 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, officers on routine patrol along SR196 in Coolbaugh Township, observed a vehicle traveling without a driver side front tire. A vehicle stop was made and the driver identified as Jacqueline Cooper, of Tobyhanna.

A check on Cooper's license revealed there was an active warrant for her arrest issued to the Monroe County's sheriffs' office for a driving under the influence (DUI) charge.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a two-vehicle crash about 11:44 a.m. on July 20 along SR209 in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Troopers said Dagny H. Ruckels, 68, of Saylorsburg, was driving a 2004 Dodge Stratus southbound when he crossed the center line and collided into a 1999 Dodge Durango operated by Arlene A. Stenger, 45, of Sciota. The Stratus struck the driver's side door of the Durango, troopers said.

After impact the Stratus continued south and struck a speed limit sign along the east berm where it came to rest.