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Police Logs

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a theft incident that occurred at a Radio Shack in Monroe County.

The incident occurred between 5:45-6 p.m. July 24, at which time two suspects entered the store in the West End Plaza, Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill Township.

At that time the suspects entered the location and purchased a cell phone with a stolen credit card number.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a two vehicle crash about 1:35 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, along White St., in Bowmanstown, Carbon County.

Troopers said Terry M. Ahner, 33, of Lehighton, and Barbara G. Fisher, 78, also of Lehighton, both attempted to enter SR248 from White Street, the on ramp. Ahner's 2006 Kia Spectra struck the rear of Fisher's 2001 Jeep Laredo.

No one was injured.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Carol Williams, 44, of 50 Dowell St., Slatington, is facing charges of simple assault and harassment as a result of an incident Monday in the borough.

Police said she was cited after an incident at 7:30 p.m. at 361 Main St. No other information was provided by police.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Five adults and two juveniles were cited in Tamaqua following an underage drinking party Monday night.

Police received a tip concerning a possible drinking party in a garage on Brown Street and responded at 10:35 p.m. At the scene they heard several voices coming from the garage. Looking through a small opening, Patrolman Thomas Rodgers was able to observe several teenagers holding bottles of beer. Rodgers entered the garage through a rear door, causing the teens to open the overhead door where they found awaiting Patrolman Karl Harig.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A traffic stop by Pocono Mountain Regional police has led to drug charges.

Police said on Sunday, Aug. 1, about 12:22 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle along SR940 at Knox St., in Mt. Pocono, for an expired inspection sticker. After a brief investigation the driver, Eric Zappulla, 22, of South Sterling, Wayne County, was found to have drug paraphernalia on him and his passenger, Wally Kripps Jr., 22, of Scotrun, had a small amount of marijuana on him. Both will have drug charges filed against them, police said.

Police also reported on other arrests.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

State police at Frackville reported investigating two vehicle crashes along Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Palmerton police reported on the following incidents.

Disorderly conduct

Keith Lawrence, 24, of 80 Hillside Avenue, Apt. 1, Palmerton, was cited for disorderly conduct. The violation occurred on June 28 at 2:26 p.m. in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue.

Citations were filed against Kyle Scherer, 23, of 220 Peter Avenue, Palmerton, for disorderly conduct and alcoholic beverages-prohibitions. The violations occurred on July 29 at 1:40 p.m. in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue.

Criminal mischief

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tamaqua police recovered a stolen 1999 Pontiac Sunfire early Monday morning. The vehicle, owned by William Edmondson, of 385 Owl Creek Rd., was reported stolen at 10:18 p.m. Sunday.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Rush Township police has reported the following arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. All of the incidents took place on July 31.

At 2:15 p.m., Keith Washeim, 39, of Tamaqua, was stopped on Claremont Avenue. Washeim had a suspended driver's license-DUI related. He was taken back to the township station for a breath test. The test results were a .107 percent. He is also facing charges for traffic violations.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Both drivers involved in a crash in Monroe County are facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges. Pocono Mountain Regional police said the crash occurred about 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1, at the intersection of SR611 and SR940 - the Five Points in Mt. Pocono.

Police said Kerry Watson, 62, of Harrisburg, was driving a Ford truck southbound on 611 and ran a red light at the intersection. His truck struck a Honda driven by Lisandro Hernandez, 23, of Blakely, Lackawanna County. Hernandez was turning onto 940 from SR196.