Friday, July 25, 2014

Police Logs

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Lansford woman was charged after she was found to be intoxicated while behind the wheel of a vehicle.

According to Summit Hill police, at 1:15 a.m., on May 11, officers on patrol observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of the intersection not moving.

Police went up to the vehicle and found Nicole Comitino, 33, of 30 1/2 W. Abbott St., behind the wheel and intoxicated.

She was charged with two counts driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Two men from Monroe County will be charged with terroristic threats and simple assault as a result of an altercation that happened at 4:22 p.m. Wednesday at 1135 Red Fox Court in Polk Township.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said Ryan Bowers, 25, and Edward Fernandez, 52, were involved in a verbal altercation that progressed into a physical altercation in which a handgun was brandished.

Their residences were not provided by police.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a theft from a motor vehicle incident that happened between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday at 995 Hahn's Dairy Road in Lower Towamensing Township.

The victim is Michelle Kelhart of Palmerton.

She told police someone entered her unlocked 2013 Chevrolet Cruze that was parked in her driveway and stole a Garmin GPS and a pink wallet. The wallet was empty, police said.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dominic Chickilly, 23, of 684 Arrow Road in New Ringgold, has been cited by Tamaqua police.

Chickilly was driving north on Route 309 at 11:02 a.m. on July 9, in the area of Owl Creek Road, when an officer timed him traveling 64 mph in a 45 zone. The officer followed Chickilly's Volvo until traffic came to a standstill beyond the Hess gas station.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a retail theft incident at a Monroe County business.

Troopers said at 4:20 p.m. Monday someone took lawn chairs from an outdoor display at the Dollar General Store, located along Route 209 in Brodheadsville, and left without paying for the items.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Kunkletown woman reported to state police at the Lehighton barracks that she discovered items missing from her home on July 15.

The victim of the theft is Michelle Barrow, 40, of 107 Tioga Drive in Polk Township.

Police said she discovered the items missing after someone from a property security company was in her home between 11 p.m. July 13 and 9 p.m. July 15.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
@$:LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Crews on the scene in East Burnswick Township where Harry Zaprazny was injured when he was riding his mountain bike on the berm of Route 895.

A New Ringgold man was injured when a bicycle he was riding on Wednesday at 3:03 p.m. was struck by a pickup truck along Route 895 in East Brunswick Township.

Harry Zaprazny, 44, suffered a cut on his left elbow, according to state police at the Frackville barracks, who said the man refused medical treatment to a hospital.

Police said he was riding his mountain bike on the north berm of Route 895 and was traveling west when the passenger's side of a 2001 GMC 3500, which was also traveling west, struck Zaprazny from behind, throwing him onto a grassy area.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

At 4:58 a.m. on July 13, the Pocono Mountain Regional Police responded to a report of fireworks being set off at Hunter Drive and Winchester Lane in Pocono Summit.

The police observed a group of people at the intersection lighting off fireworks. Police made contact with the group, and observed they were the same individuals from a previous incident involving fireworks on Route 611.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tyrell James Rucker, 23, of 301 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, has been cited for disorderly conduct for using obscene language on July 3.

Borough police were dispatched to 12 S. Greenwood St. at 1:30 p.m. for a domestic dispute in progress. Once there they observed a woman crying on the front porch and a male with a bicycle heading north. The man was Rucker, who initially refused officers' requests to stop and put down the bike.

He also kept cursing and yelling, which earned him the citation.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Brooke Michelle Murphy, 23, of 306 Hazle St., Tamaqua, has been cited for defiant trespass by Tamaqua police.

Despite verbal and written warnings banning her from Fegley's Mini Mart, 30-32 Cedar St., Murphy entered the store at 11:40 a.m. on July 5.

Store personnel provided police with video footage of the incident.