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Two New Jersey residents arrested

Published December 01. 2009 05:00PM

Two New Jersey residents were arrested following a traffic stop in Monroe County. The two arrests were among several reported by Pocono Mountain Regional police.

On Nov. 24 about 1:07 a.m. officers conducted a traffic stop along SR940 and Spruce St., in Pocono Summit, Coolbaugh Township, for a vehicle code violation. At the stop officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver was identified as Johnny Colon, 30, and passenger Kishia Pena, 27, both of Jersey City.

Colon consented to a search of the vehicle and found was four plastic cigar tubes containing marijuana cigarettes. Colon was found to be under the influence of marijuana was placed under arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance. He was taken to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, where he submitted to a blood test.

Colon was also charged with criminal conspiracy to possess a controlled substance. Pena was also arrested and charged with criminal conspiracy to possess a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both were committed to the county prison in Snydersville.

On Nov. 25 about 11:18 p.m. officers observed a man standing in the parking lot of the Minit Mart of SR196 in Tobyhanna, urinating. The man was approached and identified as Samuel O'Connor, 18, of Tobyhanna. O'Connor claimed he drank a lot of juice and had to use the bathroom but the mart was closed. He was issued a citation for disorderly conduct and released, police said.

On Nov. 28 about 9:42 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle along SR611 at Bailey's parking lot for careless driving. Police allege that the driver attempted to throw out heroin and percocet pills out of the vehicle and while doing so struck another vehicle. Police also located several bags of heroin and pills along with crack pipes in the car.

The driver was identified as Jeremy Thompson, 26, of Long Pond, and passenger, Daniel Capece, 26, of Jim Thorpe. Both were arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal conspiracy and tampering with evidence. Police noted no one was injured in the accident.

The two were transported to the county prison pending arraignment.

On Nov. 27 about 8:39 p.m. officers were dispatched to 26 Knob Road, in Mt. Pocono, for what was originally a 9-1-1 hangup call, but upon arrival found a domestic incident.

Upon arrival officers spoke to Constance Hoppe, 46, of that address, and three juveniles. Hoppe related her boyfriend, Robert W. Edgcomb, 41, also of that address, had grabbed her by the neck and threw her to the ground knocking her unconscious.

Edgcomb left the residence prior to the arrival of police. A warrant was later obtained for Edgcomb's arrest charging him with simple assault and other counts.

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