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Police Logs

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Monroe County man is facing a drug count.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 5:41 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, officers were dispatched to Lakeside Drive in Tobyhanna, to a incident involving drug activity.

On scene officers made contact with Nukhem Ra Roberts, 25, of Tobyhanna. Police found a small amount of marijuana on Roberts.

He will be charged with drug possession, police said.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI).

State police at Schuylkill Haven said William J. Kling Jr., 24, of Tremont, was stopped while operating a 1995 Dodge Ram about 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, along SR125 at Middle Creek Road, in Frailey Township, during the course of an unrelated investigation. At the time troopers were involved in a probe of a vehicle pursuit that occurred earlier.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Walnutport man is facing charges in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said Kelly Joseph Washburn, 42, is facing charges of harassment and criminal mischief following an incident that occurred about 7:35 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, in the 5800 block of Lower Macungie Rd., in Lower Macungie Township.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Lansford man faces charges stemming from a retail theft at the Hometown Commons Walmart.

Rush Township police will file charges of retail theft against Brandon Leslie, 23, of Lansford, after he allegedly took $5.88 worth of merchandise from the retail store. The incident took place at 2:32 p.m. on Dec. 30.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

No injuries were reported in a two vehicle crash that occurred about 8:12 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, along SR61 in New Castle Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said Vernon Steeley, 73, of Stevens, Bradford County, was driving a 2008 GMC Sierra pickup truck southbound and attempted to make a U-turn at the bottom of the Frackville-St. Clair grade to go northbound.

He pulled into the path of a 2002 Jeep Liberty operated by Jennifer Hewes, 34, of Frackville. The front of the Sierra struck the dirver's side of the Liberty.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Monroe County man is facing several charges following a fleeing and eluding incident that occurred on Friday, Jan. 6.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 4:25 p.m. officers were parked along SR115, in Tunkhannock Township, when a vehicle passed them going at a high rate of speed.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver continued on 115 and then turned onto Long Pond Road. The driver then stopped when he pulled up behind a school bus.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A 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 about 1:05 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, they were dispatched to a reported crash along SR115 at Mathews Drive, in Tunkhannock Township, with possible entrapment.

Police said the driver was identified as Ethan Janus, 33, of Blakeslee. Through an investigation police learned that Janus was traveling southbound when his vehicle crossed the center line, left the road, and flipped onto its side.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Amber Reenock, 27, of 44 E. Water St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 26 at her house. Charges of simple assault and harassment were filed by Officer Brian Horos. According to an affidavit of probable cause:

Horos was dispatched to a report of a domestic dispute at the 44 E. Water St. address. Upon arrival he was met by the victim/complainant, Roxanne Reenock, who had blood around her mouth and the lower part of her face.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rush Township police are investigating two theft incidents reported to them on Dec. 30.

A diamond ring, valued at $5,000, was reportedly stolen from a resident at the Hometown Nursing Center.

Kristen Kester, of Mahanoy City, reported the theft of her Vera Bradley wristlet purse. The small bag, containing several credit cards, was removed from a shopping cart at the Hometown Commons Walmart.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-6100.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are seeking a hit and run driver involved in a crash in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the incident occurred about 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in front of 146 Mill Creek Ave., in Norwegian Township.

Troopers said a truck tractor hauling an enclosed trailer was eastbound when, for unknown reasons, it began packing westerly and into a parked 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe, owned by Sandra Smith. The rig driver then fled the scene.