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Police Logs

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rush Township police have cited a Lansford man who allegedly harasseing a co-worker at the Hometown Nursing Center while both were employed at the home.

Thomas B. Mitchell, 48, was cited for open lewdness and harassement, for allegedly sending unwanted text messages to the co-worker, including a photo of his genetalia on Dec. 30.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Lehighton man is being charged with suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI).

Theodore Dwight Minnich, 55, of the 200 block of Carbon Street, was placed under arrest following a traffic stop on SR443 in Mahoning Township.

Chief of Police Ken Barnes said at about 2:43 a.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to the McDonald's in the Carbon Plaza Mall for a report of a male asleep behind the wheel at the drive through window.

Monday, January 9, 2012

State police at Lehighton are investigating an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle incident.

Troopers said a 48-year-old Lansford female rented a 2003 Ford Taurus from 903 Rentals, located along SR903 in Penn Forest Township, on Jan. 2 and has failed to return it in accordance with the rental agreement. The vehicle is valued at $3,500. Troopers did not identify the suspect.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.

Monday, January 9, 2012

A driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, in Carbon County.

State police at Fern Ridge said Joven Stlot, 29, no address given, was driving along Colville Trail near Meckesville Road, in Penn Forest Township, and failed to negotiate a turn. Stlot's vehicle left the road and landed in a ditch.

Stlot showed signs of intoxication, troopers said, and failed field sobriety tests. The DUI charge is pending blood test results, troopers added.

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Florida resident has been arrested and charged with assault stemming from an incident in Jim Thorpe.

Borough police said they arrested Scott Souders, 32, of 8787 Southside Blvd., Apt. 2412, Jacksonville, on Friday, Jan. 6, on a criminal warrant charging him with simple assault and harassment.

The assault allegedly occurred at 427 Center Avenue on Dec. 18, 2011, at about 10:30 p.m. Police said Randall D. Perry II, alleged that Souders struck him several times about the face which caused a laceration above Perry's left eye that required stitches.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mary Hill, 41, of 366 W. Bertsch St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place at 2:54 p.m. Sept. 23 at Water and Centre streets. Charges of three counts of driving under the influence (DUI), possession of a controlled substance, and careless driving were filed by borough Officer Jason Helmer.

According to an affidavit of probable cause:

Officer Chris Ondrus took a report of unauthorized use of an automobile from Mae Fredericks, who reported that her daughter, Mary Robyn Hill, had taken her 2000 Ford Taurus without permission and had not returned.

Monday, January 9, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on the following arrests made by troopers.

Troopers said James Calven Robbins Jr., 38, of Polk Township, Monroe County, has been charged with harassment. Troopers allege that Robbins threatened Wendy Sue Robbins, 38, of Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, and William T. Johnson Jr., 44, of Penn Forest Township. The incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, along Grassy Lane, in Polk Township.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Brian Dennis, 34, 370 W. Snyder Ave., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place at 1:58 p.m. Sept. 2 on W. Patterson Street. Charges of persistent disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, and scattering rubbish were filed by Officer Jason Helmer.

According to an affidavit of probable cause:

Monday, January 9, 2012

James Acevedo, 44, of 123 W. Blaine St., Apt. 2G, McAdoo, faces charges from an incident which took place at 7:13 p.m. Oct. 23, 2010, on SR902, in Lansford. Charges of two counts of driving under the influence (DUI), endangering the welfare of children, reckless driving, careless driving, driving vehicle at safe speed, and driving on roadways laned for traffic were filed by Officer Jason Helmer.

According to an affidavit of probable cause:

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Tamaqua area man was jailed over the weekend on assault and related charges.

State police at Frackville said Justin James Chickilly, of 63 Fawn Lane, Walker Township, was arraigned early Saturday, Jan. 7, before duty District Judge James Reiley, of Pottsville, on charges of simple assault, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint and harassment. He failed to post $25,000 percentage bail set by Reiley and was committed to the county prison.