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Police Logs

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Monroe County man was jailed on several charges recently.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 8:40 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, officers observed a male along SR940 in Pocono Summit, Tobyhanna Township, urinating on the side of his vehicle. He was later identified as Mack Quiteh, 52, of Tobyhanna.

When approached by the officers Quiteh stated he was just released from prison nine hours earlier and was on his way to pick up his son from a basketball game.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Tamaqua man was incarcerated in the Schuylkill County prison, Pottsville, following a domestic dispute on Sunday.

Gregory M. Muffley, 27, who occasionally resides at 114 Patterson St., allegedly broke into the home at 5 a.m. on Sunday after finding all of the doors to be locked. Once inside he allegedly confronted resident Alicia Whah, a former girlfriend. Whah told officers Muffley used her purse to strike her in the face. There were noticeable marks and bruises on Whah's face.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A resident at the Youth Services Agency Camp Adams, located in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, has been charged with harassment.

State police at Lehighton said the minor, no age given, is charged for striking a 36-year-old male counselor from Tamaqua at the camp, in the head. No injuries were reportedly sustained by the counselor.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Two persons were arrested at a Carbon County inn. State police at Lehighton said the arrests occurred about noon on Feb. 8 at the Mahoning Inn located along SR443 in Lehighton.

Troopers said in the course of an unrelated investigation troopers learned that Amanda Lynn Longenbach, 23, of 55 Fairyland Rd., Lehighton, was a possible witness. A wants and warrants check revealed that Longenbach had an outstanding arrest warrant for felony retail theft out of Carbon County and a probation violation out of Fayette County.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers recently.

On Thursday, Feb. 10, about 8:30 p.m. troopers stopped a vehicle along Smale Lane at Kunkletown Road, in Eldred Township, Monroe County, for traffic violations.

The driver was identified as Robert Lloyd Manter, 43, of Albrightsville. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, troopers said.

He submitted to a blood test.

The DUI charge is pending the test results.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on three driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by officers over the past weekend.

On Friday, Feb. 11, about 12:28 a.m. officers were dispatched to A Pocono Country Place main gate for a possible domestic dispute. On scene officers made contact with Jesus Romero Ortiz, 22, of Tobyhanna, the driver of a vehicle. He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was then taken to the Pocono Medical Center (PMC), East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.

The DUI charge is pending the test results.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A driver escaped injury in a one vehicle crash that occurred about 7:34 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, along Sweet Arrow Lake Road, in Washington Township, Schuylkill County.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating a theft incident at a Schuylkill County location.

Troopers said the incident occurred along SR209, about two miles south of the old Swatara breaker in Reilly Township. Unknown criminals entered onto the property and began to remove about 200 gallons of diesel fuel valued at $660 from a 40 ton hauling truck and track drill. They also removed a first aid kit measuring about two by two in size and worth about $200. The property is owned by Whitey Wash Enterprises, troopers said.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating another theft incident at a Carbon County ski resort.

Joshua Hudson Breckinridge, 17, of New Tripoli, reported someone removed his Ride brand snowboard from near a ski lift at the Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Lower Towamensing Township. The theft occurred sometime around 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 6. The board is black and red in color and valued at about $700.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Weatherly police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the borough over the past weekend.

Police said a dozen rounds from two guns were fired at a home along Yeakle Street Sunday morning. Reportedly, police said the home was struck 17 times. The homeowners, Steve and Tara Barnic, and their three children, were not injured and were asleep when the shooting occurred.

Two other homes and a parked car were also struck by ricocheting bullets.

Police did not release any other details concerning the incident.