Erie Crime

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  • Erie police believe shootings that injured 3 connected

    23 hrs ago | via Erie Times News 

    Erie police are investigating as connected a pair of eastside shootings on Thursday that sent three males to the hospital. Investigators said Friday that they believe a shooting in the 1300 block of East 20th Street late Thursday afternoon, in which a man was shot in the hand, is related to a shooting in the 1000 block of East 26th Street that wounded two males in a car on Thursday evening.

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  • Erie teen, shot and killed in June, remembered at vigil

    Thursday | via Erie Times News 

    Gary Horton, left, and Tiffany Page-Collazo hug July 28 following a vigil for Isiah Wiley who was fatally shot on June 6 near the corner of Lincoln Avenue and the Bayfront Parkway. Horton and Page-Collazo are cousins of the victim.

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  • Erie police investigate 2 shootings on city's east side

    Thursday Jul 28 | via Erie Times News 

    Erie police investigate a shooting July 28 at 1303 E. 20th St. Police officers said a man was shot in the hand and turned up at Saint Vincent Hospital following the incident. JACK HANRAHAN/ERIE TIMES-NEW An Erie man was shot once in the hand in the 1300 block of East 20th St., police said.

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  • Erie mayor, police promise thorough probe of Bolden ...

    Thursday Jul 28 | via Erie Times News 

    Sinnott, Police Chief Randy Bowers and members of Erie's African-American clergy, including Bishop Dwane Brock of the Victory Christian Center, addressed the incident during a Thursday morning news conference at Erie City Hall. Bolden suffered significant injuries during the arrest outside an East 12th Street tavern.

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  • Erie police recover more evidence in homicide probe

    Wednesday Jul 27 | via Erie Times News 

    Police said Wednesday that they have talked to more people and have recovered additional evidence in the ongoing probe into the stabbing death of 51-year-old Linda Gordon, whose body was found in the 1500 block of East 19th Street on Friday morning. An autopsy determined that she died from multiple stab wounds, Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook said.

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  • Erie councilwoman: city must explore body cameras, c...

    Wednesday Jul 27 | via Erie Times News 

    "We need to start having those conversations again," said Arrington, who said she plans to take a formal call for renewed conversation about body cameras and a citizen review board to her City Council colleagues soon. "And we need to find the money for these things."

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  • Erie 366: Mother, daughter dance at memorial cookout...

    Tuesday Jul 26 | via Erie Times News 

    Four-year-old Zaniyah Kirkland dances with her mother, Chawanda Kirkland, 33, at a memorial cookout at Bayview Park on Sunday. It was organized in memory of Erie teens Elijah Jackson and Shakur Franklin, Chawanda's nephew, who were killed in a July 24, 2015, shooting in Erie.

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  • Friends, family reflect on 2015 Erie double homicide

    Sunday Jul 24 | via Erie Times News 

    Pictured from left to right are Ogodei Bayet'e, 17, A'Keryia Knight, 18, Ogodei's cousin Shanti Bayet'e, 15, and Vanessa Belen, 35, all Erie residents. Belen is the mother of shooting homicide victim Elijah Jackson, and the three teens were close friends with Jackson and fellow 16-year-old Shakur Franklin, who were both killed by gunfire near the three teens at a 2015 party they attended on Summit Street in Erie.

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  • Ohio man waives hearing in Erie theft case

    Thursday Jul 21 | via Erie Times News 

    An Ohio man accused of stealing rings and a watch from a downtown Erie jewelry store in February is heading to trial after waiving his preliminary hearing on Thursday morning. Paul E. Smartt, 59, of Solon, waived his hearing before Erie 3rd Ward District Judge Tom Carney on third-degree felony counts of theft, conspiracy to commit theft and receiving stolen property.

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  • Search on for suspect in east Erie bank robbery

    Wednesday Jul 20 | via Erie Times News 

    Erie police said a black male wearing a mask and wearing a gray or white long-sleeve sweatshirt walked into an eastside bank and robbed it of an undetermined amount of money on Wednesday morning. The robbery at the Northwest Savings Bank Branch in the Grand View Plaza, which was reported at around 9:55 a.m., is the third robbery of a financial institution in the city in less than a week.

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  • Charges reduced against Erie robbery suspect

    Wednesday Jul 20 | via Erie Times News 

    An Erie man accused of committing an attempted armed robbery at a Country Fair store in the city in February faces trial on reduced charges in the case. Lavann T. Lewis, 35, waived to court a misdemeanor count of terroristic threats as prosecutors withdrew a felony count of robbery and misdemeanor counts of simple assault and possession of a weapon during a recent court appearance.

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  • Man grazed by bullet in Erie shooting

    Tuesday Jul 19 | via Erie Times News 

    Erie police said a 26-year-old man was treated at UPMC Hamot and released after he was grazed in the buttocks by a bullet during an incident in the 4300 block of Schaper Avenue on Tuesday morning. The victim, whom police did not identify, told officers that he was changing a flat tire on a vehicle when a red sedan drove by, turned around and came back toward him, and as the car passed gunshots were fired at him, Erie police Lt.

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  • Erie man pleads in home invasion robbery

    Monday Jul 18 | via Erie Times News 

    An Erie man who was set to face trial on charges in a June 2015 home-invasion robbery in the city entered guilty pleas to five of the charges in the case as he appeared in Erie County Court on Monday. Marcus T. Ellis, 31, pleaded guilty before Erie County Judge John Garhart to felony counts of robbery, criminal trespass and false imprisonment, and to misdemeanor counts of theft and possessing an instrument of crime, under an agreement with prosecutors in which five other charges were dropped.

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  • Erie police continue probe into weekend shooting

    Monday Jul 18 | via Erie Times News 

    Erie police continued their search on Monday for suspects in a Sunday morning shooting that wounded a man in an eastside neighborhood. Police said the 26-year-old victim was shot in the arm and in the lower extremities in the 900 block of East 10th Street.

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  • Man shot on Erie's east side

    Monday Jul 18 | via Erie Times News 

    The victim's name and condition weren't being released by Erie police but his injuries weren't believed to be life-threatening. The shooting was reported Sunday at 2:28 a.m. in the 900 block of East 10th St., police said.

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  • Victim's Husband Named as Person of Interest in Erie...

    Thursday Jul 14 | via WICU12 Erie 

    Police Chief Randy Bowers tells Erie News Now Billy Ray Gordon, 57, is their only person of interest in connection to the stabbing death of Linda Gordon last week. Bowers confirmed Gordon and the victim were married.

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  • Body found identified as Linda Gordon

    Thursday Jul 14 | via WICU12 Erie 

    We have new information to report in the most recent homicide case in Erie, the sixth this year. Authorities have been looking for answers since a the body of a white female was discovered on the city's east side Friday.

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  • Community Members Demand Action From City Council

    Thursday Jul 7 | via WICU12 Erie 

    On July 6th, the father of Montrice Bolden James Bolden made City Council aware of an altercation between his son and police. At the City Council meeting Wednesday night: family, friends, and concerned citizens addressed council demanding to know where this investigation stands.

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  • Police Search for Suspect in Northwest Savings Bank ...

    Thursday Jul 7 | via WICU12 Erie 

    A man walked into the bank at 1328 East Grandview Boulevard around 9:54 a.m. and demanded money, tellers told police. Investigators are trying to sort out whether he left in a burgundy van or ran from the bank.

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Erie Law

Can I be charged with DUI
Somebody said they saw me driving while intoxicated..Supposedly,someone called in and said I was leaving a bar Intoxicated and driving..The police showed up at my door Charging a DUI They did not pull me over they did not see me driving..My car was parked in the driveway, the keys are inside my house..they asked me to go get my keys and took me to go do a blood test
Yes, you can be charged. The question is if they can prove it. That witness would need to come to court to identify...
DUI for reason of reasonable control of vehicle.
A couple weeks ago I was arrested for DUI because I was sitting in the driver seat, with the engine running, at a park by the lake. About four hours before my arrest my daughter text me wondering where I was so I sent her a pinpoint location of where I was located through my iPhone. I also told her I had met some people and was going to be there for a while. The people I met gave me some drinks and I took a hit from a joint. I became sick to my stomach and threw up on my pants. I sent my daughter a message stating I wasn't going to be coming home until early in the morning. I told her I was too tired, but I was drunk and high. I went back to my vehicle to sleep off my intoxication when Pennsylvania State trooper's came to my window. My BAC was around .20 and I had a small amount of marijuana in my blood. They charged me with DUI at the highest tier and having a controlled substance in my blood. So two counts. I had no intention of driving. I was going to sleep it off. Will the fact that I communicated with my daughter the facts I had help me? everything is time stamped. My engine was running because I have a severe neurological disorder and I was freezing cold.
Sitting in the drivers seat of a running vehicle will get you charged with DUI. As to the defenses you may have some...
In Pennsylvania will you lose your driver's license for possession of a "small amount of Marijuana" ?
Caught with possession of less then a gram of marijuana
If you plead guilty or are convicted of Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana under 35 P.S. 80-113(a)(31), there is...
How much time could be given on a 3rd time dui in pa in 2001
He was given 12 years in March 2001 for a 3rd time offense. The judge told him he gave him to much time but he would have to appeal it so I'm looking for some kind of case law to show he was given to my time
DId you say 2001? why was he waiting so long to correct this. It is clearly an illegal sentence and a good lawyer would...
If I take a plea for a DWAI in New York with a PA. license is it possible to maintain my driving privileges in PA.
I need my Licence to drive in Pa. for my job.
No it will get suspended your best bet is occupational license.
Will he get deported and not be aloud to enter Canada ?
Wondering what will happen... A friend got pulled over last night and blew over here in Canada he is an American citizen though and was here with his company.
You would need to speak to a Canadian lawyer
Sentenced to last dui on 4/05/2006 being sentenced for another dui on 5/05/2016. Would this be my first in ten or second?
Charged with dui general imp./incapable of driving safely.
I just answered this question. see my prior answer.