Domestic incidents leads to arrests
Three domestic incidents led to arrests and jail for two men in Monroe County. Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on the incidents.
On July 20 about 12:53 p.m. police were called to assist a woman at 372B Hemlock Drive, Tobyhanna, after she called 9-1-1 reporting that her boyfriend had assaulted her and began throwing her belongings out of the home. Police arrived on scene and were met by Sonia Graniela, 45, and her 10-year-old son. She said her boyfriend, identified as Carl LaSerre, 43, became jealous of another male on her Facebook page. An argument occurred during which LaSerre allegedly grabbed Graniela by the throat, choked her and threw her against a wall causing a cut to her neck.
LaSerre was taken into custody without incident on charges of simple assault and harassment. He was arraigned before District Judge Anthony D. Fluegel, of Mt. Pocono, and committed to the county prison in Snydersville after failing to post $5,000 cash bail.
On July 22 about 10:46 a.m. officers were called to 1019 Vacation Lane, in Stillwater Lakes, Pocono Summit, Coolbaugh Township, for a domestic dispute. Through an investigation it was learned that Anthony L. Quinones, 24, of Allentown, was at the residence and allegedly picked up a kitchen knife during a dispute with his girlfriend, who was not identified by police. He struck the girlfriend and her dog, police said.
Quinones was taken into custody and charged with simple assault, harassment and cruelty to animals. He was arraigned before a district judge and committed to the county prison after failing to post $5,000 cash bail.
The third incident was reported on July 22 at 7:19 p.m. Officers responded to 5026 Hounds Ear Road, in Tobyhanna, for a reported domestic incident. Through an investigation police said it was determined that Michael Denny, 45, no address given, came to the residence of his ex-girlfriend, Charlotte Jackson, 45, of the above address, and assaulted her and a female juvenile.
Denny then fled the scene by stealing Jackson's car keys and a GPS unit.
The police report did not indicate if Denny has been found.