Blog Posts in 2011

  • Lackawanna County Men Charged with Theft

    || 5-Dec-2011

    Theft involves the unlawful taking of another's property and is one of the highest invasions of property rights. In some cases, a person you know and trust can take what is rightfully yours without any warning or indication. The most vulnerable victims of theft crimes are often property and business owners who leave valuable items unattended on their property. Even fences or gates keeping ...
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  • NEPA Man Arrested and Charged with Fraud

    || 1-Dec-2011

    Theft involves the unlawful taking of another's property and is one of the highest invasions of property rights. One form of theft is fraud. Fraud can be proven by showing that the suspect (1) made a false statement of a material fact, (2) the suspect knew the statement to be false, (3) the intent of the suspect was to deceive the alleged victim, (4) the victim justifiably and reasonably ...
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  • Drug Ring Bust Leads to Hundreds Being Charged

    || 15-Nov-2011

    Drug possession is a very serious charge and carries with it serious penalties including fines and jail time. According to American Jurisprudence Journal, the state may establish that possession is either actual or constructive. Actual possession is met when the person being charged with possession has the controlled substance on their person; while constructive possession is met when the person ...
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  • Gun Thief

    || 14-Nov-2011

    Weapons Stolen from Home in Susquehanna County. According to Pennsylvania statute, a person is guilty if he enters a building or occupied structure with the purpose to commit a crime therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or unless the actor is licensed or privileged to enter. The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that two black 9mm pistols were stolen from a Susquehanna ...
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  • Thief Arrested by Chief Duffy

    || 10-Nov-2011

    Theft involves the unlawful taking of another's property and is one of the highest invasions of property rights. In some cases, a person you know and trust can take what is rightfully yours without any warning or indication. The most vulnerable victims of theft crimes are often businesses which store large quanitites of valuables unguarded on their property. Desperate or opportunistic people ...
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  • Theft of Volunteer Firefighter Funds

    || 10-Nov-2011

    Theft involves the unlawful taking of another's property and is one of the highest invasions of property rights. In some cases, a person you know and trust can take what is rightfully yours without any warning or indication. The most vulnerable victims of theft crimes are often employers who trust their employees to carry out their jobs honestly. Employees handle large sums of money and ...
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  • DUI, Drilling, and Industry

    || 7-Nov-2011

    When the floodgates of industry opened to tap the natural gas resources of the Pennsylvania landscape, many towns saw a massive influx of machinery, out-of-town workers, and trucks dramatically change what were once peaceful rural towns. With the large economic boom that ensued, so too did a rapid increase in raucous behavior and even a spike in criminal complaints. The United States has a long ...
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  • When the floodgates of industry opened to tap the natural gas resources of the Pennsylvania landscape, many towns saw a massive influx of machinery, out-of-town workers, and trucks dramatically change what were once peaceful rural towns. With the large economic boom that ensued, so too did a rapid increase in raucous behavior and even a spike in criminal complaints. The United States has a long ...
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  • Are You Being Charged with Burglary?

    || 6-Nov-2011

    Local Men Arrested for Burglarizing Drug House According to Pennsylvania statutes, a person is guilty of burglary if he enters a building or occupied structure, with the purpose to commit a crime therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or unless the actor is licensed or privileged to enter. Burglary is a felony, and whether it is graded as a first degree felony or third ...
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  • Drug Charges Stem from Consent to Search

    || 6-Nov-2011

    Drug Charges Stem from Suspecting Consenting to Police Search Many drug arrests stem from the suspect consenting to a search by police officers. According to the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, police need a warrant based upon probable cause to search a person or a search is considered unreasonable and illegal. In order for consent to be valid, the suspect must knowingly and intelligently ...
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  • Police Investigate Alleged Rape

    || 2-Nov-2011

    Common law defines rape as the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force, duress or undue influence to engage in sexual intercourse where consent of the victim is not given or where the victim is incapable of giving consent. Pennsylvania statutes state that a person commits a felony of the first degree when the person engages in sexual intercourse with a complainant: (1) By forcible ...
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  • Physician Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

    || 2-Nov-2011

    Physician of Michael Jackson Accused of Involuntary Manslaughter. Under Pennsylvania statute, a person is guilty of involuntary manslaughter when as a direct result of the doing of an unlawful act in a reckless or grossly negligent manner, or of the doing of a lawful act in a reckless or grossly negligent manner, he or she causes the death of another person. The statute further defines that the ...
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  • Auto Theft

    || 19-Oct-2011

    Theft is defined as the unlawful taking of another's property and is one of the highest invasions of property rights. In some cases, a person you know and trust may take what is rightfully yours without any warning or indication. The most vulnerable victims of theft crimes are often vehicle owners who leave their vehicles unattended for significant periods of time or in remote places without ...
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  • Two Men Steal Cancer Donation Jar

    || 19-Oct-2011

    Theft involves the unlawful taking of another's property and is one of the highest invasions of property rights. In some cases, a person you know and trust can take what is rightfully yours without any warning. The most vulnerable victims of theft crimes are often employees inside convenient stores and small retail shops. Desperate or aggressive criminals target these stores, which have very ...
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  • Man Accused of Teen Rape

    || 5-Oct-2011

    Rape is the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force, duress, or undue influence to engage in sexual intercourse where consent of the victim is not given or where the victim is incapable of giving legal consent, whether because of age or because of incapacitation. A person is unable to legally consent to sexual intercourse when the age of the consenting person is below a statutory ...
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