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9 hrs ago | via The Citizens' Voice
The attorneys representing murder suspect Amir Edwards are seeking funding to conduct a competency exam, citing an aggravated assault case in which another attorney questioned his competency. Edwards, 22, of North Pine Street in Hazleton, is charged with criminal homicide in the death of his friend, Zachary J. Richards, 27, who was fatally stabbed in the back inside a home at 615 Cleveland St., Hazleton, in September. Comment?
Thursday Nov 12 | via The Citizens' Voice
In total, officers seized 520 bags of heroin and 2A1 2 grams of crack, according to a pair of criminal complaints. In Taylor, detectives waited for Julian Torrez Lopez, 21, of 226 E. Mine St. in Hazleton, to arrive at a parking lot on Keyser Avenue. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 27 | via The Citizens' Voice
A West Hazleton man was arrested after police stumbled on an alleged marijuana growing operation while investigating a Sunday afternoon shooting. Nixon R. Jaquez, 53, 117 W. 22nd St., was charged by borough police with felonies for conspiracy to manufacture, deliver or possess with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance and theft of services after police said they entered his home to investigate the shooting and found growing equipment. Comment?
Oct 22, 2015 | via The Citizens' Voice
An alleged serial robber who demanded money from a Wells Fargo Bank teller in October 2014 was arraigned Wednesday on charges of robbery and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery. A teller told officers that a male with an olive-colored jacket, sunglasses, a baseball cap and facial hair pulled out a piece of paper and slid it to her across the counter, according to an affidavit. Comment?
Oct 20, 2015 | via The Citizens' Voice
No one was hurt by gunfire, but a mother who was inside the front room with her son when bullets hit their home at 563 James St. fainted later. She went to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton by ambulance. 1 comment
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