Recent Posts in Theft Category

  • Deadly Weapon Enhancement

    || 14-Feb-2014

    When tempers flare and physical violence occurs, people don't always realize the ramifications of their actions. What many people may view as a simple bar fight, prosecutors may view as an assault with a deadly weapon. Pennsylvania law defines different levels of "physical attacks" in terms of simple assault and aggravated assault. However, lingering behind as assault could be the ...
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  • Should You Let a Maintenance Worker into your Home?

    || 22-Mar-2013

    Investigators Continue to Search for Home Invader Posing as Gas Worker The Timeleader.com published a photo sketch of the man that entered a woman's home in Forty-Fort posing as gas utility employee and then assaulted her inside of her home. The owner of the home harmlessly let the man into her house and then suffered an attack from the imposter maintenance man. Investigators report that the ...
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  • Scott Twp. Theft

    || 8-Jun-2012

    Are you facing theft charges in Lackawanna County? Call ROGAN LAW today to fight for your legal rights! Theft is the unlawful taking of another person's property with the intent to deprive the use of that property by it's rightful owner. Theft is one of the highest invasions of property rights behind burglary. In many cases, someone you know and trust can steal your property without ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre Man Steals Oven From Church

    || 8-Jun-2012

    Thief Returns Oven to Rightful Owner! Is it a theft if you return the item? Theft is the unlawful taking of another person's property, without permission, and with the intent to deprive the owner permanently of the use of their own property. Theft is a property crime. Many business and organizations are targeted by thieves because of their large amount of valuable items and lack of security. ...
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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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  • 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 unless the actor is licensed or privileged to enter. The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that a Tunkhannock man broke into a Clarks Summit post office in an attempt to retrieve a package containing ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Golf Cart Stolen

    || 3-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 or indication. The most vulnerable victims of theft crimes are often property owners who leave valuable items in sheds and structures not connected their house. Sheds, disconnected ...
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  • Wayne County Arsons

    || 19-Sep-2011

    Third Arson in One Month in Wayne County. Arson is a serious crime classified as a felony under most statutes, punishable by severe imprisonment or even death where a fire has been intentionally deadly. Many jurisdictions impose prison sentences commensurate with the seriousness of the criminal intent of the accused. A finding, therefore, that arson had been committed intentionally would result in ...
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  • Bank Robbery

    || 6-Sep-2011

    Robbery is the taking of another's property by use of force or intimidation and is a very serious and troubling crime. Victims of robbery are often frightened and rattled by the severe invasion of their personal well being as well as by the deprivation of their valuable property. Banks are historically a very common target due to the nature of a bank holding large quantities of money. Banks ...
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  • Scranton Man Steals from Employer

    || 17-Aug-2011

    Man Steals From Employer. Theft involves the unlawful taking of another's property and is 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 ...
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  • Robbery and Theft Attorney in Scranton

    || 3-Jan-2011

    Robbery is defined as theft by use of force, whether with slight force or through the use of a weapon. It is a very serious offense, carrying a sentence of up to twenty years in prison. Penalties for a robbery offense have the potential to seriously disrupt your life, especially if you do not have an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you navigate the criminal justice system. Today's ...
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  • Why seek an attorney for shoplifting?

    || 13-Dec-2010

    If you are facing simple shoplifting charges, then you may wonder why you should seek the legal help of an attorney at all. Understandably, you want to do what is in your best interest. The penalties you could face may seem minor, but even where a plea bargain offered by the prosecuting attorney seems reasonable you should discuss the matter with an experienced Scranton criminal defense lawyer who ...
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  • Wayne County Burglaries, Home Invasion

    || 29-Jun-2010

    There are few crimes that generate more fear in their victims than home invasions. Breaking into an occupied home and forcing the people inside to comply with demands in a space most consider safe or even sacred suggests that the person committing the crime possesses frightening desperation and willful degradation. According to the Times-Tribune, Wayne County police are searching for three such ...
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  • Scranton Property Crimes, Scranton Violent Crimes

    || 24-May-2010

    NPR reported today that, despite our ongoing economic recession, crime rates continue to fall nationwide. This marks the third consecutive year of reported decreases in property crimes and violent offenses. Despite this great news, the unfortunate fact remains that plenty of individuals in our area still find themselves charged with Scranton property crimes or Scranton violent crimes that require ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre Drug Crime

    || 16-Apr-2010

    Today's Times Leader reports that a Kingston woman pled guilty to several charges connected with a series of residential burglaries she committed last year. She and her boyfriend apparently committed the crimes to support their heroin addiction. The real life consequences of committing a Wilkes-Barre drug crime are serious. In addition to the obvious physical risks of the drugs themselves, the ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Drug Lawyer

    || 18-Mar-2010

    Yesterday, a 21-year-old man from the Wilkes-Barre area allegedly mugged and injured an 83-year-old woman. The young man is charged with robbery, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. The Citizens' Voice reports that the man was already on bail in connection with previous accusations that he had committed theft - stealing from his mother - to support his heroin habit; he ...
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  • Old Forge Gunman Arrested

    || 25-Jan-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports that Old Forge schools were shut down and several local roads closed this afternoon while police worked to apprehend an alleged gunman roaming in and out of the woods in a residential and business neighborhood near West Oak Street Cemetery. Thank goodness, Old Forge pizza production appears to have remained unaffected. In all seriousness, a man with a gun trying to escape ...
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  • Scranton Juvenile Felonies Attorney

    || 13-Dec-2009

    "Juvenile" and "felony" are two words nobody wants or expects to see used together in a newspaper article, but in yesterday's Times-Tribune, we learned that ten young boys aged fourteen through fifteen from the Scranton area have allegedly committed a series of crimes that include robberies, armed robberies, burglaries and auto thefts over the last four months. Police say ...
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