Blog Posts in February, 2012

  • Robbery Suspect Identified One-Year Later

    || 29-Feb-2012

    Convenient stores are historically a very common target of robbers because of the low level of security and easy access to any member of the public. Convenient stores have instituted many methods to deter robbery, but are still routinely plagued by robbers using force to steal large quantities of money. If you have been arrested and charged with robbery; you need an aggressive Luzerne County ...
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  • Two Masked Men Burglarize Carbondale Residence

    || 27-Feb-2012

    According to Pennsylvania statutes, 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 the actor is licensed or privileged to enter. Burglary is a 2 nd degree felony if it is committed at night or if in the course of the burglary the actor is armed with a weapon or inflicts bodily ...
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  • Woman Hits Bar Owner with Beer Bottle

    || 27-Feb-2012

    Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or the intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. Weapons lead to more severe criminal charges and increased jail time. There are often defenses or justifications for assaulting another person such ...
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  • Machete Found Near Scene of Attack

    || 15-Feb-2012

    Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or the intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. Weapons lead to more severe criminal charges and increased jail time. There are often defenses or justifications for assaulting another person such ...
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  • Man Charged with Threatening Woman. According to Pennsylvania statute ( 18 Pa.C.S. Section 2706) a person commits the crime of terroristic threats, if the suspect communicates, either directly or indirectly, a threat to commit any crime of violence with the intent to terrorize the victim. The suspect need not actually have present ability to commit the crime and the victim does not have to believe ...
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  • Luzerne County Car-Thefts on the Rise!

    || 13-Feb-2012

    Theft involves the unlawful taking of another's property with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the useful enjoyment of the their hard-earned property. Theft is one of the highest invasions of property rights, but lacks the element of violence and forced removal of possession that is defined by robbery. In some cases, a person you know and trust can take what is rightfully yours ...
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  • 98-Year Old Woman Robbed on Christmas Eve

    || 11-Feb-2012

    Robbery is the unlawful taking of another's property by use of force, intimidation, or threats and is a very serious and troubling crime. Victims of robbery are often frightened by the severe invasion of their personal well being as well as deprived of their valuable property. Convenient stores provide ample opportunities for robbers to steal from a cash register or even a patron walking to ...
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  • 3 Arrested in Connection with Hazelton Burglary

    || 6-Feb-2012

    According to Pennsylvania statutes, 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 the actor is licensed or privileged to enter. Burglary is a 2 nd degree felony if it is committed at night or if in the course of the burglary the actor is armed with a weapon or inflicts bodily ...
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  • Natural Gas Industry Rebuts Contamination Claims

    || 3-Feb-2012

    No Evidence of Drilling Chemicals Found in Montrose Water 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 concern for our water supply ...
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