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Police Logs

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.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Carbon County club has been cited by the state liquor control board's Wilkes-Barre enforcement office.

The Lehighton Memorial Post Home Association, V.F.W. of U.S.A., 139 South St., Lehighton, was cited for violation of local option small games of chance act and Department of Revenue regulations.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

State police at Fogelsville reported investigating a motorcycle crash that occurred about 12:33 a.m. on Monday, July 19, along Snowdrift Road, at Grammes Road, in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County.

Troopers said Kenneth Gillispie, 40, of Slatedale, was driving a 1997 Honda 900RR westbound and failed to negotiate a right turn in the road at the intersection with Grammers Road. Gillispie suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for treatment. Damages were severe to the bike, troopers said.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a reported assault and theft incident. The incident occurred at the intersection of Meckesville and Old Stage roads, at the Mt. Pocahontas development clubhouse in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Three people were cited following a disturbance in Tamaqua last Friday.

Officers were called to the 300 block of Arlington Street at 6:40 p.m. after an argument between neighbors became loud enough to attract attention from numerous residents. At the scene officers spoke with Heather Lee Lehman, 26, of 324 Arlington St., as well as John Stauffer, 52, and Virginia Stauffer, 57, of 316 Arlington St.

According to the report, the argument concerned Lehman's four year old daughter and the Stauffer's eight year old grandson.

All three were cited for disorderly conduct.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A vehicle stop by members of the Pocono Mountain Regional police had led to drug charges.

Officers stopped a vehicle for a motor vehicle code violation about 12:54 a.m. on Monday, July 19, along SR940 at Pocono Pines, Tobyhanna Township.

The driver was identified as Lawrence Johnson III, 21, of Pocono Pines. In speaking with Johnson officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was made and found was a bag of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Monroe County man was cited following an incident reported on Sunday, July 18, about 2:15 p.m.

State police at Fern Ridge said Addisson Saint-Hubert, 39, of Kresgeville, was cited for theft of services after he allegedly placed several bags of household trash in a dumpster at the Dollar General Store in Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill Township.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Two motorcycle crashes, both occurring over the past weekend, were probed by state police at Lehighton.

A crash occurred about 2:34 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, along SR534 at the intersection with Barry S Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County. Troopers said William Somers, 46, of Long Valley, N.J., was operating a Honda Goldwing GL while taking part in a road course and attempted a right turn off 115 onto Barry S and turned too late, locked up his brakes which caused the bike to lay on its right side.