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Police Logs

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Northampton County driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle and crashed. The accident occurred about 7:37 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, along Forest Inn Road in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said Joshua N. Melendez, 20, of Walnutport, was driving a 1999 Toyota Solora and negotiating a left curve when he fell asleep. The vehicle left the road and ran up an embankment along the berm.

Melendez suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Palmerton hospital by Palmerton ambulance for treatment.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

State police at Lehighton are investigating a theft from a vehicle incident.

John B. Hasili II, 30, of Bethlehem, reported his 2008 Pontiac G5 was entered while parked on a lot at Penn's Peak, along Maury Rd., in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, and removed as a iPod touch, GPS unit, fishing rod and various CDs.

The incident occurred sometime between 7:30 and 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 22.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on arrests made by troopers in recent days.

Troopers said Timothy T. Vanblargan, 25, of Kutztown, is facing charges following a vehicle stop that occurred about 6 p.m. on July 18 along SR209 at Ski Pike, in Towamensing Township, Carbon County. Troopers said Vanblargan was found to be in possession of a all terrain vehicle (ATV) with the vehicle indentification number (VIN) destroyed as well as the trailer VIN also destroyed.

Friday, July 23, 2010

A domestic incident has led to the arrest of a Slatington man.

Borough police said about 2:27 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, officers were dispatched to 230 E. Church St., Apt. 4, for a reported domestic incident.

As a result police said Brent Michael Koons, 46, of that address, was charged with simple assault and harassment.

Friday, July 23, 2010

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 3:27 a.m. on Thursday, July 22.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers conducted a traffic stop along SR940 just west of Stoney Hollow Road, for a motor vehicle code violation. The driver was identified as Aydin Matos, of Tobyhanna. Matos was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. She was then transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.

The DUI charge is pending the test results.

Friday, July 23, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing charges following an incident at a county restaurant.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Adam Sticker, of Pine Grove, is facing a charge of criminal mischief after he allegedly drove his vehicle through the parking lot of the McDonald's Restaurant in Pine Grove Township, and damaged a large flower pot nera the drive-thru window. The incident occured aobut 10:05 p.m. on July 16.

Friday, July 23, 2010

A Carbon County man was cited for an incident involving his dog.

State police at Fern Ridge said Erik Joseph Hertweck, 29, of Schoohouse Rd., Jim Thorpe, Penn Forest Township, was cited for confinement and housing of dogs for an incident that occurred on July 18 about 9:30 p.m.

Troopers allege that Hertweck permitted his dog to enter the property of Randy L. Knecht Jr., 32, Schoolhouse Rd., and it bit the victim on the right leg causing a minor injury.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported a vehicle stop has the driver facing drug charges.

Police stopped a vehicle along Rob Roy in Pocono Farms East development in Coolbaugh Township, about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, for careless driving.

The driver was identified as David Sweely, 18, of Coolbaugh Township. A further investigation with the use of narcotics K9 Niko resulted in a bag of marijuana being found concealed under the drivers' seat.

Police said Sweely will be charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Nesquehoning police reported on several citations issued by officers recently.

Officer Timothy Wuttke filed a non-traffic citation against Daniel Tristani, 1165 E. Catawissa St., for delinquent sanitation bill from December 2009 to April in the amount of $135 plus a $27 surcharge fee.

Wuttke also issued the following citations: on July 16, no passing zone SR209 and SR93; July 17, two stop sign violations at SR209 and Mermon Ave.; and July 18, stop sign, same location.

Officer Brian White issued the following citations: July 18 and 19, stop sign at SR209 and Mermon Ave.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

State police at Fogelsville are investigating a theft incident at a Lehigh County club.

Troopers said unknown criminals entered the property of the Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club, located at 8100 Gun Club Rd., in Lynn Township, and forcibly entered a small aluminum shed by breaking down a wooden door and breaking a set of deadblot locks. Inside the shed was a generator used to produce power for two water pumps that were placed in the center of a pond on the property.