Blog Posts in July, 2009

  • Monroe County Marijuana Arrest

    || 31-Jul-2009

    The Pocono Record reported recently on a Monroe County marijuana arrest. Police arrested a teenager at a Mount Pocono carnival and charged him with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, as well as with possession of drug paraphernalia. Marijuana is one of the most common and widely used drugs in Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of the United States. Though many people think that ...
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  • Stroudsburg Retail Theft Case

    || 31-Jul-2009

    The Pocono Record reports that a Stroudsburg woman who failed to appear for her formal arraignment in a retail theft case in Monroe County is now the subject of a police search. A bench warrant has been issued for her arrest, and Monroe County Crime Stoppers is asking anyone with information to call 866-370-1518. The woman in question has undoubtedly made her situation worse by trying to avoid the ...
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  • Scranton Fugitive Captured, Facing Multiple Criminal Charges

    || 28-Jul-2009

    Did you hear about the Scranton fugitive who was recently captured and is now facing multiple criminal charges? Yesterday, parole agents captured Jonathon Waiters, a fugitive on the run, after he crashed into two vehicles in South Scranton while allegedly attempting to evade arrest for a parole violation. The Times-Tribune reported that Waiters is now charged with crimes including resisting ...
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  • Northeast Pennsylvania RICO Charges

    || 28-Jul-2009

    Sometimes, I check local headlines using online news sources. If you use them, then you know that readers often post comments about the articles. I have noticed a pattern of comments lately about northeast Pennsylvania leading the country in terms of corruption among elected officials. It certainly is true that federal investigators have been looking very closely at our region and filing lots of ...
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  • Stroudsburg, Monroe County Appeal

    || 20-Jul-2009

    Some news broke recently regarding a potential Stroudsburg, Monroe County appeal. Last Friday, I learned that a Monroe County jury had convicted Hugo Selenski of robbery and kidnapping. The case was major news, as Selenski had already been tried and found not guilty in other well-publicized cases, including two murders and a jail escape. Selenski still faces charges in Luzerne County for a double ...
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  • Hazleton, Luzerne County, Immigration Crime

    || 20-Jul-2009

    Need help with Hazleton, Luzerne County, immigration crime charges? If so, then you are not alone. In 2006, Hazleton made national news when it passed its Illegal Immigration Relief Act, a law that discouraged hiring and renting to undocumented immigrants. In Hazleton, this mostly meant Latinos; the law had a chilling impact on the Latino community, including its many members who are American ...
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  • Scranton, PA Hit & Run Charges

    || 16-Jul-2009

    Earlier this week, I wrote about Charlotte Lewis' bicycle accident in Scranton, PA. I thought it might be helpful to follow up with additional information about Scranton, PA hit & run charges. When a person is operating a motor vehicle and becomes involved in an accident, he is required by law to stop and provide information to involved parties, as well as to provide assistance to anyone ...
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  • PA Legal Requirements for Motorists Involved in Accidents

    || 12-Jul-2009

    This morning I read some good news in our local paper. A Times-Tribune story reported that Charlotte Lewis, a young Scranton woman who was very seriously injured three months ago in a bicycling accident near Scranton High School, has recovered extraordinarily and unexpectedly well from her injuries. She is back to work and has begun riding her bike again - and has begun wearing a helmet every time ...
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  • Monroe County Juvenile Crimes

    || 6-Jul-2009

    This post about Monroe County juvenile crimes is really an addendum to an earlier entry. I recently wrote about two students from Monroe County who were accused of weapons charges. While the news media contained details about the first offender, it said little about the second, as he was 15 years old, and therefore subject to the juvenile criminal justice system. When juveniles under the age of 18 ...
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  • Monroe County Weapons Charges

    || 5-Jul-2009

    This past June, two students from the Monroe County Pleasant Valley School District were accused of weapons charges. An 18-year-old student was accused of bringing a.38-caliber handgun to the high school and leaving it in a parked car. During a metal detector search, a 15-year-old student was allegedly found with a 7.5 inch knife. Though neither student committed an act of violence or even of ...
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  • Charged with Violent Crimes in Monroe County

    || 1-Jul-2009

    It is not uncommon for people to be charged with violent crimes in Monroe County. But what causes some people to become violent while others never do? Following the recent, shocking mass murder at a Binghamton, NY immigrant center, the Pocono Record published and article about what triggers such killing sprees. Experts who were interviewed said mass murderers generally share certain ...
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  • Stroud Township, Monroe County Criminal Conspiracy

    || 1-Jul-2009

    Police are looking for a second suspect in a Stroud Township, Monroe County, criminal conspiracy. This past Sunday, the Pocono Record reported that police had arrested one Stroud Township man for allegedly trying to rob a woman and then, shortly after, robbing another. The man, who was placed in Monroe County Correctional Facility, was charged with robbery, theft, reckless endangerment, criminal ...
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