Scranton Crime

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  • Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoid...

    20 hrs ago | via NBC29 

    To... Dakota Access pipeline protesters are ceremonially burning some of their living structures ahead of the closure of a longstanding camp in North Dakota. Dakota Access pipeline protesters are ceremonially burning some of their living structures ahead of the closure of a longstanding camp in North Dakota.

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  • Man who smashed Trump star to pay damages, serve pro...

    Yesterday | via The Times-Tribune 

    A Lackawanna County judge ruled a former Carbondale police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed man cannot claim self-defense but can argue he was justified in using deadly force in his role as a police officer. A 95-year-old Scranton woman who died in a Sunday afternoon crash in Roaring Brook Twp.

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  • Millions targeted for possible deportation under Tru...

    Tuesday | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • Mobile pet salon sells convenience to animal owners.

    Sunday Feb 19 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • Your Opinion

    Sunday Feb 19 | via The Times-Tribune 

    City police arrested a convicted con woman Thursday on accusations that she sold prescription medication from her residence. Bobby Soper's resignation Tuesday as president and chief executive officer of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority came amid a review of financial irregularities at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Twp.

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  • People on the Move, Feb. 19, 2017

    Sunday Feb 19 | via The Times-Tribune 

    A nurse from Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton told city council that the hospital has a nurse "staffing crisis" that compromises patient care. Scranton City Councilman Bill Gaughan raised more questions Thursday during council's meeting about legal fees from the $195 million sale of the sewer system to a water company.

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  • Geisinger CMC nurses claim understaffing

    Saturday Feb 18 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • Two charged in South Scranton bank robbery

    Thursday Feb 16 | via The Times-Tribune 

    For the second time this year, Scranton police detectives used surveillance footage to find and charge two men for robbing a South Side bank. Michael Vines, 42, and Anthony Lawson, 31, each face charges for the Jan. 30 robbery of Citizens Savings Bank, 702 Cedar Ave., city police said Wednesday.

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  • Scranton cops seek man for stealing ex-girlfriend's ...

    Thursday Feb 16 | via The Times-Tribune 

    Scranton police are looking for a man who they say stole his ex-girlfriend's car and ran over her foot earlier this week. Eddie Omar Gonzalez, 28, address unknown, is wanted on charges of robbery, theft, simple assault, receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to a criminal complaint filed by city Patrolman Michael Albert.

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  • Husband of woman killed by car sues driver

    Thursday Feb 16 | via The Times-Tribune 

    The husband of a Scranton woman killed in a hit-and-run wreck filed notice he intends to sue the driver. Frank Sawkulich filed a writ of summons against Tiffany Marie Timko of Hazleton for the Feb. 4, 2015 death of Betty Mae Sawkulich, 32, who was struck as she crossed the 700 block of South Main Avenue.

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  • Police: Man scrapped with cops investigating marijua...

    Wednesday Feb 15 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • Man convicted of killing Etan Patz, boy missing sinc...

    Tuesday Feb 14 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • Four charged for assault and kidnapping of Scranton man

    Monday Feb 13 | via Pocono Record 

    Scranton police charged four people they say plotted to kidnap and beat a man after a falling-out over a stolen PlayStation. Jancarlos Borrero, age unavailable, Alejandra Perez-Salgado, 19, Christopher Rosario, 26, and Roberto Vazquez-Baez, age unavailable, each of 1701 Church St., were charged several felonies and misdemeanors, including aggravated assault and kidnapping, Patrolman Michael Marino wrote in criminal complaints.

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  • Son of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandu...

    Monday Feb 13 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • Sranton police investigate armed robbery at Goodfell...

    Wednesday Feb 8 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • Lackawanna County Court Notes

    Wednesday Feb 8 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • There's no place like gnome

    Tuesday Feb 7 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • North Scranton bar fight leads to arrest

    Monday Feb 6 | via The Times-Tribune 

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  • Police often ill-equipped to deal with the mentally ill

    Jun 14, 2009 | via The Times-Tribune 

    Lackawanna County commissioners did not conduct a search for the human resources director tasked with serving 1,100 employees and selected a new department head with no HR work experience. Lincoln lovingly pounced on Annie Marcinko as she greeted him on his porch.

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Scranton Law

How can I get DUI charges dismissed?
My husband, myself, and our 10 year old son were involved in a car accident resulting, thank God, with no injuries other than the concussion I received that resulted in my complete memory loss of events. I was not drivong, my husband was but, considering he's on state parole and has no license, he apparently managed to put me in driver's seat. My son told me and officers on scene that this occurred prior to them arriving, and there are statements giving by two independent witnesses who stated I eas not driving. When I was taken for a BAC, which I don't remember signing for nor do I remember being read my rights due to head injury, the only thing found were my prescribed medications both within therapuetic levels despite officer claiming the Xanax was toxic levels at 102 ng/ml. Upon researching on my own and with my sisters help, we discovered that at least three well respected medical journals consider cut off for toxic levels for this particular medication is somewhere between 200-350 ng/ml especially for someone who has been taking this medication on a chronic basis, I.e. more than a year. I have been taking this medication for 4-5 years 3x a day three times a day, 7 days a wee
Ask for a trial, tell your attorney the names and numbers of the witnesses, and hope the judge/jury sides with you....
What kind of lawyer can help me get my license back. I'm in PA and Massachusetts has a hold on my license.
I just moved to PA. I have prior dui's in Utah. But Massachusetts has a hold on my license and wants records of a DUI in CT. I called CT. They have no record of a DUI. Massachusetts still won't lift the hold.
You need a traffic lawyer in Massachusetts to resolve the license hold there. Best of luck.
What happens when you get new charges and you're already out on bond?
I am out of jail on bond for misdemeanor drug charges. I have a hearing coming up to determine eligibility for ARD. I was just in motor vehicle accident. I did not take anything that day however I took two vicidon and a xanax the day before. I was not impaired while driving but refused a blood test knowing it would still be in my system. They did do a urine analysis and found both substances. The police said they will be charging me with a DUI. I'm trying to get into rehab because I obviously need help. I do have a lawyer from the first set of charges. I have a job with the state, a degree in criminal justice. I just can't seem to get my addiction under control. What do you see happening given the circumstances?
Why do you care what a bunch of random strangers on the internet think about your case? You have hired a professional...
What is the statue of limitations for a DUI in Pennsylvania?
I was arrested & charged with DUI 20 months ago. I got a lawyer who waived my preliminary hearing & pretrial conference, ( I think ). That was over a year ago. Thursday, December 1st, I received legal mail from my lawyer saying my final pre-trial conference is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7th. It also says if my case is not resolved at the conference, a trial is set for December 21st. This is the first I've heard from my lawyer & the first mail of any kind that I've gotten since my lawyer waived my preliminary hearing. My question is, how much time do they have to get me to court after my lawyer waived my preliminary hearing???
You were charged so now only speedy trial rule matters and your lawyer took the time. Ask your lawyer for more details
What happens when you get a DUI at 16 in PA?
I recently wrecked my car due to a deer running out in front of me. I was sober at the time of the accident, but i still had alcohol in my system. I got arrested for a DUI and was transported to the Hospital for bloodwork. I know it will come back positive. Ive been hearing mixed answers from 90 day suspension, suspension until 18/21... There was no alcohol in my vehicle, only in my body, and a small amount. What is going to happen and what should i do?
Based on what you've written, you may br able to beat the charge. To do that you need to hire a local DUI attorney ASAP....
What is the statue of limitations for a DUI in Pennsylvania?
It's been 20 months.
To be clear, you were not charged? The normal SOL would be 2 years. In my experience, I'd be surprised if charges were...
What liability if any is involved in signing for someone who has no income and needs a Public Defender?
I am trying to help a friend who has no income yet needs a public defender.
Not clear what "signing for someone" means. If your friend has charges and no income, then a public defender will be...