Police Reports
Simple Assault, Harassment

Ruth Konrad, 61, of 112 White Tail Drive, Mountain Top, has been charged with simple assault and harassment stemming from an incident that took place October 24, 2017. Ptlm. Joshua Deets of the Wright Township Police Department, filed the charges on October 25, 2017.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, on October 24, 2017 at approximately at 11:16 p. m., Ptlm. Deets was dispatched to 112 White Tail Dr., Mountaintop, for a report of a physical domestic dispute.

Ptlm. Deets arrived and spoke to the Victim, Richard Konrad, who stated that he arrived home a short time ago and the Defendant Ruth Konrad, began arguing with him the physically attacked him. Victim stated the Defendant struck him in the face and back with a closed fist, grabbed him by the neck, and when he attempted to call 911, she picked up the telephone received and struck him in the arm causing bruising and a laceration. Ptlm. Deets observed that the Victim had redness and swelling to the left side of his face/check and had a bruise and a bleeding laceration on his left arm.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled November 27, 2017 at 12 p. m. at Luzerne County Central Court.

DUI, Controlled Substance

Philip Tyler Guzzi, 22, of 10 Mystic Drive, Mountaintop, has been charged with two counts of DUI controlled substance and traffic violations stemming from an incident that took place on August 29, 2017. The charges were filed on October 5, 2017 by Sgt. Scott Rozitski of the Wright Township Police Department.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, Sgt. Rozitski was conducting a traffic detail in front of the Crestwood High School when he was advised by Chief Royce Engler to be on the lookout for a red Toyota Tacoma whose operator may be under the influence of a controlled substance.

While on patrol, Sgt. Rozitski was traveling south on S. Main Road when he noticed the red Toyota Tacoma turn north on S. Main Road from Pleasantview Dr. The Tacoma made a left turn onto Edward Street without using a turn signal and then turned left onto Powell Street without using a turn signal. Sgt. Rozitski followed the Tacoma to a stop sign at Pleasantview Drive where he made a right turn without coming to a complete stop at the stop sign. Sgt. Rozitski then followed the Tacoma west on Pleasantview to north on Anne Street to east on Division Street where the operator was driving at the high rate of speed. The operator made a left turn, north on South Main Road.

Sgt. Rozitski activated his lights and siren but the Tacoma failed to stop. He continued to follow the Tacoma until it finally stopped in the M&T parking lot. The operator was recognized as Philip Tyler Guzzi. He stuck his head and arms out of the driver’s window and he was crying and sweating profusely. The defendant was talking irrationally and incoherently. When Sgt. Rozitski asked for his license and registration, the Defendant was making fast, repeated movements, He was able to obtain the registration but could not find his driver’s license that was in the center console and in plain view, even after picking it up and putting it back twice. His behavior became more irrational and unpredictable with increased crying and heavy profuse sweating. The Defendant could not sit still and his pupils were dilated.

Field sobriety tests were not administered due to the Defendant’s erratic behavior. He was placed in the back of the patrol unit where he continued to scream, cry, and sweat profusely. He was transported back to the police station where he was advised of his implied consent warnings. The Defendant agreed to a search of his blood. While transporting the Defendant to Geisinger Wyoming Valley, they had to stop so the Defendant could vomit. The Defendant was then taken to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility where he was checked out by their medical staff. Results of the BAC showed the Defendant had Methamphetamine, THC (Cannabinoids), and Nordiazepam, all Schedule I controlled substances in his system while he was driving.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled November 16, 2017 at 10 a. m. before Magisterial District Judge Ronald Swank.

Dustin John Henrie

Drug Charges

Dustin John Henrie, 20, of 112 Blue Elder Drive, Mountaintop, is facing charges of drug use and possession stemming from an incident on September 23, 2017.

Ptlm. Joseph Benson of the Fairview Township Police Department filed the charges on October 19, 2017.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, on September 23, 2017 at approximately 11:45 p. m., Ptlm. Benson was on patrol on N. Mountain Blvd. when he observed a vehicle with an inoperable passenger side head light. Ptlm. Benson then conducted a traffic stop on a Honda CRV in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot at 34 N. Mountain Blvd. Upon making contact with the driver, Ptlm. Benson noticed that his eyes were glossy and he had eye drops sitting on his lap.

The male was then requested for his driver’s license which he provided. The male driving was identified as Dustin Henrie.

While back inside his patrol vehicle, Ptlm. Benson observed Henrie moving around inside the vehicle. Ptlm. Benson walked to the passenger side door of the and observed Henrie reaching on the back floor of the vehicle where it looked as if Henrie was trying to hide something.

Benson advised Henrie to stop reaching around the vehicle, the was then asked if there was anything in the vehicle to which he stated no and told Benson he could look around. Henrie was then asked if the vehicle could be searched to which he agreed.

Luzerne County 911 was then requested to send an additional unit to the traffic stop. Henrie was asked to exit the vehicle and once again was asked if there was anything inside the vehicle to which he stated he was going to be honest and that there was marijuana on the back floor of his vehicle under his passenger side seat in a black bag.

Officer Paulsho of the Wright Township Police Department arrived at the scene. A vehicle search was then conducted, finding the black zip bag containing a helix glass pips, a multi colored glass pipe, a metal/ glass pipe, raw rolling papers, drill bits with burnt residue on them and a plastic container with residue.

Henrie also stated he had marijuana located in a black bag on his back seat. A search was conducted finding a black grinder with marijuana in the bottom of it in a small zip lock bag and a digital scale.

Henrie was advised he could leave the stop. All paraphernalia and narcotics were confiscated from the stop.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled November 27, 2017 at 11 a. m. before Magisterial District Judge Ronald Swank.