The following Poconos police blotter is a compilation of the police activity in Pennsylvania collected on January 26, 2009.
The man identified in a photo on the Stroud Area Regional Police Blotter has been arrested for the robbery of a January 21 daylight bank robbery at the M & T Bank in Stroudsburg, PA. The photo released by police was instrumental in the arrest of the suspect, Timothy James Frankosky, 42. Police received tips as to Frankosky’s identity and whereabouts after information about the bank robbery was released.
After receiving numerous tips, Stroud Area Regional Police were able to assemble a photo lineup which they showed to employees of the bank. The photo lineup resulted in a positive identification of the suspect. It was then learned by police that Frankosky was residing at a charity mission in Morristown, New Jersey. Police filed fugitive charges and are awaiting Frankosky’s extradition from New Jersey.
Police speculated that Frankosky chose the M & T Bank for a robbery because he was familiar with the area. The man depicted in the bank surveillance photos had once lived on Ehler Street in Stroudsburg, just a short distance from the M & T Bank.
In other Pocono police activity, the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department announced the arrest of Glen Roy Beckford, aged 35, at the Tobyhanna shopping center on January 23, 2009. According to the police press release, Beckford’s behavior was “suspicious” and conducted a records check. The police records check revealed that there were active arrest warrants with the Allentown Police Department for possession of illegal drugs and for giving false reports to the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police. Beckford waived his right to a hearing in Monroe County and was transferred to the custody of Berks-Lehigh Regional Police. Officer David Pozluscny made the arrest.
Pocono Mount Regional Police also filed a criminal complaint stemming from a barroom fight at Burke’s Tavern in Mount Pocono. One of the participants in the reported fight, Hector Hernandez, had fled when police arrived and was traced to a room in the Quality Inn on Route 611. Police believe that Hernandez was intoxicated when they spoke to him. Police then returned to Burke’s Tavern where they identified the other alleged participant in the fight, Myles Bodine, who had minor injuries. Charges of Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness were filed against the two men at the office of Magistrate Fluegel.
Sources: http://www.sarpd.com/sarpd-press-releases.htm; Ihttp://www.pmrpd.com/Fax_1896.pdf; Incident numbers 09-000945 and 09-000946